Design Wall Monday, April 24, 2017


The pillow sham is done now too.  Time for these two items to be in the hands of my parents.  I am excited to see how they will look in their sewing/office room.


As if I needed yet another project or two in this case to start.  This one is a Bonnie Hunter design that was featured in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 13 that is called Dawn's Early Light.


Bonnie will be featuring this in her new string book coming out soon.  All the pieces are ready now with the exception of the blue HSTs.  16 blocks will be made and then wait to see how the borders come together.


The second project is for me to work on during the long flight for the wedding that soon takes place.  Fit to Frame: Pattern 6 by Lori Smith, block 1.  A quilter has to have something to stitch...right?

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Sunday Stash Report, April 23, 2017

Nothing changes this week :(

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 52.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  32.75 yards


Kourtepointe
88" x 88"
The binding was finished on Kourtepointe.  I am pleased with the pink binding.  Bonnie Hunter's design En Provence is one of my favorites.

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Design Wall Monday, April 17, 2017


More than best friends sisters at heart!
Happy Birthday Kerry

I have been busy in my sewing room all Sunday with the exception of brunch.  DH and I went out to one of our favorite places to watch the NBA Playoffs.  The weather was perfect in every way.  I don't have much to show and share.  The garters are done with the bride to select which to use.  You must agree that she should see them first =^.^=


Kourtepointe is my next project to conquer.  Binding, sleeve, and label are in place with hand sewing to go.  I worked on the later for a bit before getting ready for the work week.  Tonight will see more done during Dancing With The Stars.

See other projects today at Patchwork Times and stop by Kerry's Blog to wish her the best of birthdays!

Sunday Stash Report, April 16, 2017


Happy Easter!  Nothing to change my fabric stats this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 52.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  32.75 yards




Kloggs arrived at my sisters home.  Here it is on her bed...perfect!



I was busy with Kozy Korners when stitching was going on.

Kourtepointe came back from Kerry so there was some prep work happening with the trimming down, sleeve, and binding.  Today the plan is to work on it and a garter!  I am having fun with these.

More quilters using up their stash this past week.  Enjoy the quilting through the links at Patchwork Times.  

Design Wall Monday, April 10, 2017


The biggest finish on Sunday was the binding for Kloggs.  This quilt gets to travel as soon as I can find a box large enough to hold it!  It measures 120" x 103".  It was such a happy sight to see the other end of the binding!  DH thinks we should look for an area rug in these colors as it brightens up the living room.  Maybe the drapes need changing, because I will not be covering up my new carpet.  Karen is going to be happy with this quilt.

I am working to finish up the sham that will match the twin quilt I made for my parents guest room.  Kerry will get it tomorrow to put some quilting on the top that matches what was used on Kozy Korners.

Kanton Kull is next on the table.  Chapter 4 is in progress...  See other projects through the links at Patchwork Times.


Sunday Stash Report, April 9, 2017

Kissin' Korner 2
2017 UFO
Kissin' Korner 2 is complete.  This second project that I have put together from scraps is Bonnie Hunter's design Kiss in the Corner!.  I changed it up a bit with blue setting triangles.  I'm still out on what the binding fabric will be.  It is ready for quilting.
Kissin' Korner
2016 UFO
In case you missed the first project...  So this week there is a change of 10 yards to my stash.  A good day!

Used this week:  10 yards
Used YTD: 52.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  32.75 yards

More quilters using up their stash this past week.  Enjoy the quilting through the links at Patchwork Times.


Design Wall Monday, April 3, 2017


The day was just to beautiful to stay home...  We went out for Brunch instead!  I did get a few rows of Kissin' Korner 2 sewn together though while waiting for dinner to cook.

Kanton Kull is back out of its storage to be worked on after Kissin' Korners 2 is complete.  I have all pieces cut out for Chapter 4 and the first of the units sewn.  Still quite a bit to go to close the "chapter" on this round.

Mom likes having a sham on the beds in her home.  These are the scraps from Kozy Korners that a sham is planned for.  It won't be identical to the design of the quilt, but it will have the color and some of the fabrics for a 24" x 32" sham.

There was also time to stitch the binding around Kloggs.  Let me say that took a bit of time for the 103" x 120" quilt for my sister.  I started to do the hand work, but became too involved in the last of the remaining episodes of Downton Abbey to do much more than a little over 18".

So much I want done like yesterday...  Hope you have a wonderful first week of April =^.^=.  Hook up with the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, April 2, 2017

Kissin' Korner 2
2017 UFO
Today I am putting the units together for my second Kiss in the Korner project.  Bonnie Hunter designed this one that is made with 2" squares.  I had a head start on this project due to an oops when I made the first one.  Kissin' Korner 2 will have a fun blue for its setting triangles and happily there is enough for the binding.  This is a 10 yard project all from my stash.  Not quite ready to claim a finish; I will leave that to next week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 42.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  22.75 yards

More quilters using up their stash this past week.  Enjoy the quilting through the links at Patchwork Times.

UFO Finishes #3, #9, #5, and #1, April 1, 2017

I sure haven't been successful posting my UFO finishes on Patchwork Times before the link up closes.  Some of this has to do with getting them finished during the appointed month.  So this post catches up.  All these are waiting their turn at Kerry's Quilting.




March 31, 2017

I am thrilled to have my April UFO finished.  April is going to be a busy month for me.  With this news from Patchwork Times I am doing a Happy Dance!

Kourtepointe
April 2017 UFO
Kourtepointe finished towards the end of February.  There is an entire collection of lavender 10" squares that made up the back.  Kerry has it in her quilting queue next to her same project.  Kerry already has one of these projects finished.  She'll be quilting three.  Funny how different they all turned out.  Each one has a different pink shade that makes up the star.  All three are being quilted in different designs and different thread.  Here is a link to my finish.  I really enjoy the few weeks worth of clues the annual Bonnie Hunter Winter Mystery brings us.  This past year's project En Provence was ooh la la.

Design Wall Monday, March 27, 2017

Kissin' Korner 2
2017 UFO
This post is a bit late, but Dancing With The Stars was on last night.  Not to mention that DH had pulled out a new recipe from the Sunday paper that I had all ingredients to make.  Time slipped by...

The second Kissin' Korner 2 (design by Bonnie Hunter, Kiss in the Corner) is on my wall.  The sashing and setting triangles need stitching to finish this project.  I have 120 of the 168 finished.

Using nothing but Stash is awesome!  Likely these last 2" strips will get me to that 168 unit requirement.  Kissin' Korner had yellow setting triangles; thinking about blue for this project.

On Saturday from Kerry's I brought home two gift quilts.  Karen needed a new king for her bed, so Kloggs was made.  Black binding is planned for this one.

Don't you just love the feather quilting design?

Mom needed a twin for her multi-purpose room (guest/office/sewing room).  My parents love a patriotic quilt so Kozy Korners was made.

I'm not so certain what color the binding fabric should be at the moment.  Red, gold, and blue are all options...

I hope your week goes exactly as you hope it will.  Check out more projects through the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, March 26, 2017

Kissin' Korner 2
2017 UFO
Saturday I spent the afternoon with Kerry.  After lunch at Dudley's Deli, thread and quilting designs were selected for four different projects that I added to her queue.  Next I cut into units some three 2" wide strip units that I had stitched earlier.  These will go into the making of another 2017 UFO one by Bonnie Hunter called Kiss in the Corner.  It will be the second project using this fun design.  When I made the original project by accident twice as many Shoo Fly blocks were made.  With Kissin' Korner 2 only the sashing that includes the "kiss" and the setting triangles need stitching.  It should go together real quick.
Kourageous
March 2017 UFO
I had a finish in Kourageous this week.  Thankful I get to change the USED stats this week.  For all the work put into the project, not to mention the many years from start to finish, not much fabric was used.  Suppose it's the little pieces as the project finished at 39" x 39".  Happy that I didn't have to purchase all the variety these fabrics consisted of at one time!

Used this week:  4.5 yards
Used YTD: 42.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  22.75 yards

More quilters using up their stash this past week.  Enjoy the quilting through the links at Patchwork Times.

UFO Completion, March 24, 2017

Kourageous
March 2017 UFO
39" x 39"
2,293 pieces
I am so excited with this finish.  It has been many years in the designing.  Before that, many years in my bucket list.  Again it became many years in the designing.  This project was started back in 2009 when I thought how cool it would be to make exotic flowers out of animal skin theme fabrics.  Then the hunt started for both fabrics and foundation pieced patterns.  Two designers came up with the flower patterns and countless quilt shops had the fabrics.  In 2011 I made the making of the flowers a UFO project.  One flower was made each month of the year.  Challenge met!

From there it sat for how to arrange the blocks into a setting.  My friend Shelly came up with the setting block idea.  It was ready for my 2017 UFO project list.  This month it was called to complete...Kourageous was finally going to be a reality.  Fabric choice for the setting blocks and border #2 were a big consideration because I wanted to keep the flowers the focus.  After all when each block had an average of 100 pieces emphasis to them was foremost.  As Janet O commented the setting blocks have a glow to them...  Perfect I accomplished my idea =^.^=

The flower, designer, 2011 UFO month, and how many pieces.


Lily by Linda Causee, UFO #6 January, 146 pieces
Cranesbill by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #10 February, 82 pieces
Bellflower by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #1 March, 81 pieces
Meadow Clary by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #4 April, 99 pieces
Lily of the Valley by Linda Causee, UFO #9 May, 150 pieces
Larkspur by Linda Causee, UFO #8 June, 188 pieces
Flax by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #2 July, 74 pieces
Iris by Linda Causee, UFO #7 August, 169 pieces
Pansy by Linda Causee, UFO #11 September, 232 pieces
Meadow Buttercup by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #5 October, 89 pieces
Heartsease by Claudia Hasenbach, UFO #3 November, 61 pieces
Violets by Linda Causee, UFO #12 December, 169 pieces

The setting block is Wild Goose Chase and it has 57 pieces.  It sure was delightful to have the last three borders be solid pieces!  I have enough of the black animal theme background to use for the binding or maybe it will be just a solid black.  It is off for quilting tomorrow.  Kerry will come up with something grand I am positive.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I'm looking for opinions on the borders for Kourageous...


This is the solid piece 2nd border.  What you see are the unfinished measurements.  It would be skinnier when sewn together.  The finished size will make it closer to the measurement of the finished units in the setting blocks.

This border option would finish:
Border 1 = 1.5"
Border 2 = .75"
Border 3 = 2"

The one below is the pieced HST 2nd border.  Again you see unfinished measurements.  The HSTs would finish at 1.5" that is the same size as the corner HSTs in the setting blocks.  I would make these units similar in color as the few I've sewn together.  The white three are really a very pale green (the lighting not so good).



This border option would finish:
Border 1 = 1.5"
Border 2 = 1.5"
Border 3 = 2"

I think once the HSTs are seen at the finished size they will look very different.  Can you picture them being the same size as the setting blocks HST corners?  I could also change the orientation of the HSTs with the black towards the center.  Didn't think of this when taking the photos urgh!

So what do you think...

Design Wall Monday, March 20, 2017

Kourageous
2017 March UFO
The setting blocks are finished...  Loving this project.  The blocks each measure 6" finished.  I will be calculating the pieces it took to put this project together you can bet on it.

These are just a couple of close ups.  Next up deciding on a border.  My friend suggested the one below.  I tried to look at it with the fabrics "not cut".  The spacing isn't exactly correct, but a good idea can be realized.

I'd like to try something a bit more pieced.  So I went to a Bloc Loc Border Book picked up at Road to California Quilt Show this past January.  I really like Rocket to the Moon.  It is the top quilt layout that has me excited.  I did a couple of blocks to see how it might look.  More would need to be sewn before I can tell.  I am thinking at the moment that the scale is off.  Opinions?

Of course there is always just a single green border, but this just isn't my style =^.^=
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Sunday Stash Report, March 19, 2017

Kourageous
2017 March UFO
I started off my day with six setting blocks complete.  I have been admiring how Kourageous is looking while stitching the last seven blocks.

No fabric either in our out this week.  Lots of moving stash under my needle though.  Looking forward to the possibility next week in an update under the USED stat.

I learned that Kozy Korners has finished quilting...  One to get from Kerry's Quilting and three to add to the queue.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 37.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  18.25 yards

More quilters using up their stash this past week.  Enjoy the quilting through the links at Patchwork Times.

Design Wall Monday, March 13, 2017

Kastaway
January 2017 UFO
By golly I think I have my January UFO finished!  It took all day Sunday with mono filament thread and stabilizer, but the deed is done.  I will go over it tonight to make sure I caught everything just to be certain.  I am catching up...  You will have to enjoy the back as I have been doing.
Looks like a skeleton image.  Too funny!


So now on to March UFO.  These are all the throwaways from just one of the setting blocks.  I'm having a debate on the greens to use.  I want the flowers to be what strikes; so I am hoping to down play the setting blocks.
I am leaning towards the darker greens.  I think the tones being cooler offer the pop I'm looking for.  Maybe I need to make a bright green one just to get more visual.
Kourageous
March 2017 UFO
I have been moving the one block around between the flowers that have all the greens. One block is complete...tell me what you think please.

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