Sunday Stash Report, October 22, 2017

Well Kutarug is taking shape.  I have about 23 rows stitched/arranged.  I will be needing 35 according to rough calculations.  Before anymore rows can come together more green, red and orange pinwheels need to be made. 
Of course that means taking strips from my stash.  Then there's the marking and trimming.  I feel like a broken record =^.^=




Nothing to change the stash this week.  Enjoy the week ahead :)

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  48 yards
Net used in 2017:  62.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 16, 2017


I am sitting in my wing back chair while these two are taking over my sewing chair!  Sorry about the glare and the red eye.  Kosmo is on the seat and Kassy is on the back.  She has been trying to figure out how to get to all my knick knacks that are on a shelf up high behind the sewing cabinet.  I hope she never does =^.^=

Kosmo
Kassy
There is sewing going on.  Still working on Kutarug when my kitties are sleeping.  Enjoy the week.

Sunday Stash Report, October 15, 2017

Kutarug assembly has begun.  What you see is about half the size of the project.  Right now calculations are estimating 35 rows across and 33 rows down.  It is evident that the entire project won't fit on the design wall.  To keep the colors varied throughout, I will be sewing half of the project then fold it over to continue to see what's close around each row.  Besides it keeps the kittens from being overly interested in pieces that are within easy reach.
I have many prepared setting units ready.  More are ready for trimming.  These are the easy units.
In the front are what remains of finished pinwheel units.  The back is the growing hour glass units and to the left are orange, red, and green soon to be hour glass units.  There is still a lot here to keep me busy.

No changes to stash once again.  But when it becomes time Kutarug is going to make a very big impact!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  48 yards
Net used in 2017:  62.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 9, 2017

I received a couple more Birthday gifts.  The first one is from Kerry.  The spool chimes is so darn cute.  Also in the box some cute cat flower pins and a wordy neutral fat quarter pack.  Also some of my favorite cosmetic products.  Wow what a bunch of treasures came out of this gift bag!  Thanks Kerry.
Mom and Dad gifted me with a very nice top.  I like both the style and the color.  It's a winner!  The greeting card was quite touching.  I know my Mom spent a bunch of time finding the right card for me.  Love you and thank you Mom and Dad
Kutarug is moving along.  I had a friend do the math on how many pinwheels would be needed for the size of quilt that's in the plans to make.  Are you ready to hear?  Somewhere around 980!  I have about 200 made right now.  The 1.5" four glass units are taking lots of time to assemble.  There are certainly lots more to go.  A 2.5" square of the color fabric and a neutral makes two.  Red, orange, and green are going to come from my 2.5" scraps container.  I have been readying the neutrals...

Sunday Stash Report, October 8, 2017

This week I finished the binding on my Mom's new quilt.  Can you see how creative I was with the last of the blue stripe?  I had enough for the front but notice the inside of the binding...
I had lots of help =^.^=

I only had this much left.  Now that's using every bit of fabric to its fullest!  Nothing changes my fabric statistics this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  48 yards
Net used in 2017:  62.5 yards
Sunshine's BOM was assembled.  We were provided the white.  The second fabric was to be a Fall color, no Halloween we were specifically directed.  It is a large block.  I am anxious to see how it makes up into a project.


A couple of events took place this week that kept me from sewing.  Both my Sister and I celebrated birthdays.  I received a few nice gifts and cards.
Tim's brother was married to his long time partner Rita.  The wedding took place in Riverside by the Mission Inn.  The reception was held at the same location with about 40 celebrating the newly weds.

Have a great week.

Design Wall Monday, October 2, 2017


I have binding ready to press and attach to Mom's quilt.  Looks like I will be standing over the iron later tonight.

#6 UFO was called upon by Patchwork Times to finish this month.  Luckily for me I have this one done already.  Kountry Kollection was worked on before Kutarug found its way to my sewing table.  The was part of a challenge with Jo's Country Junction making Lori Smith's Designs from her patterns Quilt Squares #1, #4, and #6.

On my Design Wall remains units of Kutarug.  These are more of what will soon be HSTs.  This project will be around for some time to come =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, October 1, 2017


Sunshine Quilt Guild Members may have taken first in the Sew Off for Charity.  The San Diego Quilt Show was this past week.  It ran Thursday through Saturday.  Many of us were there early to set up for the 9am start.  Our mission for the next eight hours was to make as many completed quilts as possible for our charity.  Winner gets $250.00 for the guild.  We were teamed up against Friendship Quilt Guild.  It was a very fun and just a little bit stressful!  Our group completed 21 quilts with the last one just being able to scoot in before the buzzer.  We will find out the results Monday or Tuesday.
I will be off soon to Rosie's to pick up my six quilts.  Three were judged which leaves me anxious to see what was said about them.  Kerry and I split the fabrics for a Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern we picked up.  It is called Mini Pumpkins.  It will finish at 36" x 36".  These are the orange fabrics that will be shared with Kerry.  For now two yards as an add.
Kerry had a quilt for me to bring home.  It is the quilt for Mom that we worked on while she was here earlier this year.  I have just enough strips of blue to work for the binding.  Right now I am sharing the lovely quilting.  It is a yellow and blue variegated thread.  When I get to sewing down the binding the front will be shared.  First I will need to make room on my sewing chair...this seems to be their new favorite place when I am in the sewing room =^.^=
Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  2 yards
Purchased YTD:  48 yards
Net used in 2017:  62.5 yards

Hope your first day of October is perfect!

Design Wall Monday, September 25, 2017

My progress on Kutarug.  Each of these pinwheel blocks finish at 2 1/2", yes the pinwheel are that tiny.  I still haven't a clue how many are needed to have this project finish to a king size quilt.  I'm just continuing to make them.  The difficult part for measuring is that assembly will take place vertically not horizontally.  Anyone who can help me figure this out would be most appreciated.  From the original pattern that used 3 1/2" pinwheels, 234 were needed.  This resulted in a project that finished at 59 x 81.  Guess I'll have to see if my DH can figure out the math.
These are the 1 1/2" hour glass units that are used to create the pinwheel blocks.  Each pinwheel block requires four of these in like colors.
Here are the next batch of hour glass units in the making.  You might know the time consuming part comes into trimming these down from the bonus triangles they started from.
These are what is left to add to the growing project on the design wall.  Then there's the easy blue/yellow half square triangles to make more of.  I just might get this project done by the end of 2017!

Sunday Stash Report, September 24, 2017

I'm able to count some stash used.  Although these four kits aren't sewn they will be on Saturday.  A contest to see which quilt guild can complete the largest amount of inches with charity quilts is to be held at the San Diego Quilt Show that starts on Thursday.  The prize cash for the guild.  Kerry will be doing this along with me and several other guild members.  There are four two hour long sessions.  Kerry and I will be doing two of these sessions so we shall see how quick we can assemble.  The design is simple 6" squares five across and six down.  There are sure to be photographs taken.  Wish our guild luck!
I also finished the binding, sleeve, and label on the guild's opportunity quilt.  If you want a chance on winning let me know.  I have six quilts being displayed with three of them in the getting a "good look" by the show's committee.  The other three are offered for sale.  Kerry was kind enough to turn them in for me on Monday; otherwise a mad dash during lunchtime down Interstate 15 would have consumed my lunch break.

Used this week:  12 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  46 yards
Net used in 2017:  64.5 yards

Sunday Stash Report, September 17, 2017


I found some time to get the sleeve and binding prepared for Kourageous.  Both kitties decided to explore the sewing room.  What discoveries they made!  Kassy found the TV where a college football game was happening.  Does it matter who was playing?  =^.^=


The setting fabrics started turning into settings!  A start on the design wall for Kutarug.  These hour glass units are 2 1/2" (finishing 2").  I will leave this discussion for tomorrow's Design Wall post.

Kosmo's found the best place in the house!  Where Mom wants to sit and stitch...


This week there is an add to my stash that you can read is already being used.  14.75 yards total from Fat Quarters in Vista, CA and Erica's in South Bend, IN.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 98.5 yards
Purchased this week:  14.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  46 yards
Net used in 2017:  52.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, September 11, 2017



Remembering those who perished on this day 16 years ago.  This day changed so many things that we do each and every day.


Not much change in Kutarug.  I'm still working on the approximately 400 (this is a guess) hour glass units that finish at 2".  Kerry will be looking in her bonus triangle stash for reds or greens that I can use.  I hope she finds a bunch!




I did purchase fabric for the setting triangles today at Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista.  I sure like this shop.  I don't get the chance to visit as much as I would like as there is a distance involved, both from work and home.  It has lots of fabrics and patterns tucked within the small converted home that interest me.  There is always laughter filled in the shop when there is a workshop going on.  I purchased about half of what I need of the blue (Conestoga Crossing Navy Diamond).  I will be online purchasing the rest from Erica's Craft and Sewing Center in South Bend, IN.



The mustard fabric at Fat Quarters Quilt Shop had all the yardage I think that will be needed. Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics Design 3322.




I also came across One S1ster Design books!  Janet Nesbitt from half of what used to be Buggy Barn has six books out now.  I couldn't resist for the pattern Crazy Busy Bees.  I have another coming to me arriving Friday via Amazon called Completely Crazy that I'll share once I have it.

Tuesday is Sunshine Quilt Guild first meeting of the new membership year.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone.


Sunday Stash Report, September 10, 2017


Today has been a pretty day in San Diego.  I wish that were so for Florida.  My brother and sister-in-law are in Tampa.  They are staying put in their home unless an evacuation order is released.  As I write Irma is just south of Tampa.  Another couple of hours of the wrath should see them clear of the Category 2 Hurricane.  Don't know about any of the conditions in their home, but my brother has his wife and dog prepared for just about everything.  Pine trees in the back need to stay put.  It would have been far less scary if Irma chose a different time of day to move through Tampa.

89 more finished
Kutarug
2017 UFO August
I did get in some sewing today while the kitties slept.  The routine is eat, play, play, play, sleep...repeat.

214 finished
There are many more to sew, but the completed hour glass units are growing.
trimming to 1.5" next for these units
You might notice that the red and orange are not that many.  Probably need to make more of these colors as there are no bonus triangles to get me through.  I still have lots of purple and black ready to use.  There is a long way yet to go.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 98.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  31.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  67.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, September 4, 2017

Kutarug
2017 August UFO
The progress is slow...spending quality time with my two new kittens.  They get lost in our home pretty easy.  I am up to 125 of these hour glass blocks.  Very few orange and red.  Seems there weren't too many projects that I had bonus triangles in these two colors.  I have lots of the other colors to make.  Depending on the setting triangle fabric I may make more orange and red; we shall see.  I still haven't found the two main fabrics needed for Kutarug.
Kosmo
13 Weeks
Katastrophy 'Kassy'
13 Weeks
These two have been occupying my time!