Design Wall Monday, November 30, 2020

It has been all Rainbow Radiance this week.  I have been putting together this last UFO for 2020.  I really struggled with the fabrics for this project.  I really liked the basic color wheel fabrics from the designers sample, but wanted something more that I would use in my home.  Mom suggested batiks...taking a look at what was available in my project was created.  My first obstacle and still one is having enough of the neutral to get me through.  I pulled every neutral that could work and came up with enough for the blocks.

The next obstacle is figuring out what to do with the two borders.  I have enough for the inner border, but will there be enough for the outer border beyond the 2 1/2" square border that happens after the inner border?  My next cut into the yardage of the inner border fabric you see already will be tricky.  Need to preserve enough to go the 5 1/2" outer border.  Wish me luck!

p.s. the colors of the first photo are more like what the fabrics are.  Funny how they came out so different=^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, November 21, 2020


This is a completion of #9 UFO for 2020.  Just one left to go and UFO 2020 List will be complete.  YIPPEE!  It has been awhile since I have been able to finish all 12 projects in a UFO year.  I'm still looking for the right "K" name for this project...think spools, variegated, thread, batiks, antique...  These are the thoughts behind this project.  It is Variegated Thread by Laundry Basket Quilts scaled down to a smaller size.

The next project in my queue is the last UFO for 2020.  #11 Rainbow Radiance.  This one is by Donna Lynn Thomas and finishes at 56" x 66".  I plan to make it the full size as a thrown for the family room.  

My color choices use batiks where I had at least a FQ.

I will substitute a bunch of neutrals for the requirement.  Unfortunately I do not have enough of one fabric for the entire project.  I will worry about the borders once the 9" blocks are stitched.

The project uses two rulers Omnigrid On-Point Ruler is one of them and the standard ruler in my case by Creative Grid.  I do have to learn again the ins and outs of the On-Point Ruler since I have not used it in awhile.  There will be more on this project tomorrow.

Today though I turn the dial on my Stash Stats!  Always a good day =^.^=

Used this week:  2.75 yards
Used YTD:  142.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  23.75 yards
Net used in 2020: 118.75 yard 

Design Wall Monday, November 16, 2020


I have the pieces mostly figured out for this next UFO project.  It is #9 on the 2020 List.  Variegated Thread by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I decided to use the colors in my home from scrap stash.  The background has been a wonderful gift from someone at my Mom's guild.  I have used it and used it and used it for many projects.  It was a lot of yardage.  My spools will be three colors; oaky brown, gray, and a darker brown.  

Some of the "thread" will be variegated shades of the same color and other "thread" will be a mix of two colors.  This will be interesting!  The fun of 1/2" finished pieces eight of them on a spool will be a challenge for sure.

Next post you'll see how I'm doing =^.^=