Design Wall Monday, October 15, 2018


This is my Design Wall at the moment.  It is one of my 2018 UFOs.  I am way behind on these :(  I shared with you the quilt, Night of Indigo Blue by Bonnie Hunter yesterday.  For those who missed it here are some of the images again.
Just finished quilting.  A white scrappy border is planned.
Ready with the four square-in-a-square borders
Attaching the borders
Back selection
I know I have the border unit sized wrong.  I will be fixing that!  Must be a larger blue square in the middle and still finish at 4".  Back to the drawing board on this unit.  Originally it was decided to make a smaller project, but now I'm leaning towards a full size one.

Sunday Stash Report, October 14, 2018


I have been working this past week on a new project.  It is part of my 2018 UFO line up!  It has been called 9-Patch Snowball until yesterday.  I am still not entirely sure that I have it called correctly.  This design by Bonnie Hunter appeared this time last year.  When I went back through her blog it appears to be called Night of Indigo Blue.  Until I have a clever "K" name for it...so it will be called.
The stings so far have come from a block swap from a few years back.  The participants were to make several neutral string blocks.  I have used them for two different projects, but need to make more to get my project requirements fulfilled.
This is what I will be aiming for.  When Bonnie discussed this project she did not provide measurements...so I am taking a guess at it.  I have a fair portion of it complete so check back tomorrow to see my progress.  Enjoy your week!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  121 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  82.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 8

Sharing the project I had to keep quiet until a Show and Share took place in Maryland!  I mentioned in a post just after my visit to my parents that I attended my Mom's quilt guild meeting and workshop the following day.  We learned how to make these flowers.  Mom prepared the flowers and I sewed.
I brought the completed flowers home and arranged them into the two projects pictured.  The fabric that we had was enough for 12 blocks.  Mom went back for more fabric to finish the borders.  Don't they look lovely?
I am not partial to yardage only for borders so I created the smaller flower that started with the template from the yellow center of the larger flowers.  I just could not continue the stitch process on the black center...notice the black ink?

These should make for a nice gift don't you think -

Sunday Stash Report, October 7, 2018


Happy to have this UFO complete.  Caleb came up with the name for this one.  Couldn't resist Kreepy Kins!  I put the back together today and it is ready for quilting.  Now to pick out the next UFO to work on...

This block is Sunshine's BOM for October.  It was hard for me to find Fall fabric in my stash.  I think this will work.

Excited to see some numbers change this week!

Used this week:  12.5 yards
Used YTD:  121 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  82.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 1, 2018

The first three borders are finished.  Everything is still needs to be assembled, but the flying geese need to be made for the last of the borders.
I have started!  The gray corners need to be cut in pairs.  I doing the stitch and flip method to attach them to the orange geese.  There are many more to be cut and stitched yet...this week's sewing =^.^=

I hope this first day of October has been good for you!  Happy sewing -

Sunday Stash Report, September 30, 2018

I've still not come up with a name for my Punkin' Patch Bonnie Hunter project.  I have had a few suggestions, but nothing seems to fit yet.  The photo above captures half of the #2 border (pieced green/gray) that is sewn and the units yet to attach.  The gray strips are what will be #3 border.  I only have one more side of the #3 border to assemble and this is it.
These units are the start of the last #2 border.  It takes 56 units for the top or bottom.  I haven't counted yet, but think a few more will be needed.  I'll work on assembling with darker green patches.  I have exhausted my green 1.5" strips except for more lighter shaded green.  No worries the darker green is easily had in my stash.
Here's the project right now.  I'm getting close to the #4 border which will be orange flying geese with gray corners.  Will be making a bunch of them.  I hope to get this last border started tomorrow while watching Dancing With The Stars.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  70 yards

Nothing changes my numbers this week.

Design Wall Monday, September 24, 2018


Punkin' Patch (yet to be "K" named) is moving right along.  I have all the pumpkins done now; paper removed and all.  I did make one extra that I might use versus one of the medium gray background blocks...we will see.

The #2 border will take some time to sew.  Total there will be 214 finished 1" x 4" units of green/gray.  I have about half of them done.  Besides #1 and #3 gray finished 1" strip borders there is a #4 border of orange flying geese with gray background.

Above is a photo of the layout.  There is still quite a bit of sewing to do =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, September 23, 2018


I mentioned that I'd share a photo of Kastaway with my last post.  Isn't it cute?  The bling didn't make it, but to the San Diego Quilt Show over the weekend it did.  The design by Paula Ashworth Lewis called Catnip Trip Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is adorable.  I hope in a couple of months to get Picnic a second one of her designs when the pattern is back in print.  If you are interested in having one of Paula's designs you can inquire at Sweet Darling Quilts out of Lutz, Florida at 813-994-2994.



As many of you already know I earned a Blue Ribbon at the San Diego Quilt Show with KurryKurry took 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced Quilt category.  I hope Kurry will make the cut for 2019 Road to California as I will be entering it this week.

While offering chances on Sunshine's Opportunity Quilt at the San Diego Quilt Show I was working on Bonnie Hunter's Punkin' Patch design.  These are about half the finished 1" by 4" units that will be used in the border.  This one just makes me happy to be working on now that Fall and pumpkin season are on us.  I'll have more to share about this project tomorrow on my Design Wall post.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  70 yards

Nothing changes my numbers this week.

Design Wall Monday, September 17


Sunday was the day to finish the binding and add the label to Kastaway.  Sue will be helping me today add a few rhinestones here and there.  Yep certainly cutting it close to turn in time for the San Diego Quilt Show event.  Turn in is today at Rosie's between 1 and 4 pm.  It is with great fortune that once the rhinestones are applied there will be no setting time required.  I will share a photo once the rhinestones are in place. 

The other two quilts and one of Kerry's are in the car waiting for the trip today.  If you find you can go to the show it is a good one that runs Thursday 9/20 through Saturday 9/22.  I plan to be there on Friday to help with selling chances on the Sunshine Quilt Guild's Opportunity Quilt, white glove a bit (helps display the quilts to admirers), along with looking at all the quilts being displayed.  Of course let me not forget shopping!

Have a wonderful week.

Sunday Stash Report, September 16, 2018


This week I have been working on Punkin'Patch.  I find myself happy working on the string project.  I am still thinking about a name for this one so if you have any ideas please share.

I have several more pumpkins ready for their stem and background along with lots more of all pieces to cut.  Thanks to my sister I have not needed to dig in my yardage stash quite yet.  The gray/green 1" checkerboard border looms.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  70 yards

Nothing changes my numbers this week.

Kosmo is waiting for his breakfast =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, September 10, 2018


The first four blocks of Punkin' Patch project are finished.  I have quite a bunch of orange strips to make more of the pumpkin unit along with 18 more gray sections cut to size.  Tonight I'll be sewing strings!
This project was fun!  They are raw edge flowers...hopefully the look like sunflowers 😊  There was a workshop this past Thursday with my Mom's guild.  This was the project everyone was working on.  It was fun working together, Mom and I, on the project.  We finished six of them during the time.  They should ravel to the 1/4" stitch line once washed.  The plan is to use nine of them for a small wall hanging and the other three for a table runner.

Today is my first day back to work!  It should be a very busy day.

Sunday Stash Report, September 9, 2018

These fabrics are mostly a gift from my Sister.  The grays and oranges will be used in the Bonnie Hunter project called Punkin' Patch.  Punkin' Patch is one of my 2018 UFOs.

The neutral was a great freebie that Mom picked up for me at her Quilters by the Bay monthly meeting.  It worked out that I was in Maryland for the September meeting.  I've been there once before so it was real nice to see many familiar faces.
These charm packs were gifted from Mom.  No idea what to use them on right now, but something will come along.  I only purchased one yard of fabric so that will be all that is added this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  1 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  70 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 27, 2018


Strings are what I want to work with next...  Punkin' Patch designed by Bonnie Hunter is just the right answer.  From my 2018 UFO List, this one is #7.  Mom gifted me grays and oranges earlier this year.  I'll be using that fabric and a bunch of my own to put this one together.  Foundation pieces have been copied and the first two of 49 string pumpkin units have been sewn.  Kerry is also making this project so there will be some sharing of fabrics likely.  I will be taking this on my trip...that leaves tomorrow!

Looking forward to spending time with my family for ten days.  Scott (BIL) picks me up close to midnight.  I will be spending the night at their home.  Breakfast with long time friend Teri the next day.  Mom and Dad pick me up around 11am.  It will be a busy couple of days.  Karen will be joining us on either Friday or Saturday for the weekend.  This time of year is hard for her since she works with the school system and its the first days of the school year.

The four of us travel to the Richmond area for a visit with Tiffany (niece) and Matt.  It will be the first time my parents and I see their new home.  Well got to go and pack =^.^=.  Hope you have a great week.

Sunday Stash Report, August 26, 2018


This is the one of the final table runners of Mom's to finish.  I had it done Friday while sitting in the waiting room for a DH procedure.  I thought it funny that I was the only one not staring at a cell phone 🤣


This is the gift quilt.  I have it ready to load up in my suitcase for binding while I'm in Maryland.  There is a table runner that will go with me as a carry on project.  I also have loaded up an audio book and if these two don't fill my cross country, one stop, flight there is always my work lap top...no probably not this!

Nothing to change my stash, but I have a new project that has had me with a little bit of Violet's help, rummaging through my 1.5" and 2" strip containers.  I'll have that to share on Monday. =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  71 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 20, 2018

This one just finished.  Steady progress on all Mom's table runners and charity quilts now that Janet's are done. 

Over the weekend I finished this charity quilt.  I'm sharing both halves so you can see all the parts of this once panel print.  The black with white polka dot and the red binding set off the project nicely.  Wait until Mom shows the whole project on her blog.  The quilting done by Kerry is perfect!
These are two of the three left to bind.  The other one is a big one that will be a gift...no sharing yet.
This one is next to be finished.  There are some tricky corners to maneuver.
Hope your week is terrific.  Just four work days this week YIPPEE!

Sunday Stash Report, August 19, 2018

More of the binding projects are complete.  Bonnie helped me with the three on the right.  These three are my Mom's projects.  The two on the left are Janet's projects.  I have the ones that I helped her with finished.  I will be ready for September 10th with the three quilts needed for that date.
I also have Violet Anne's quilt complete.  It really came out cute.  I'm sure her grandson will adore it.  There are a few more to bind yet that are my Mom's.  Sue helped me out with one of them that I hope to finish tonight yet.

No new projects started until all this binding gets done!  Stash report today is unchanged from last week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  71 yards
I'll leave you with a photo of Kassy.  She was being very photogenic this morning.  Perched on the top of the cat tower.  Love my girl! 💞 

Design Wall Monday, August 13, 2018

Today and for the nearterm there will be nothing new started.  I have binding to do!  No photos to share this week.

Hope your week is terrific!

Sunday Stash Report, August 12, 2018


I have been working on the binding of this beauty all week.  Finished the last stitches on the sleeve just a bit ago.  Soon I will make time to put my quilt rack up and give you a better glimpse of the 2018-2019 Sunshine Quilt Guild's Opportunity Quilt.  Tickets are being printed and should be available to everyone soon.  The goal is to have it available for those who want to take a chance at winning it during the San Diego Quilt Show.  The quilt is 97" x 97" a good queen size custom all work done my members of the guild from piecing and applique to the custom quilting.

I am also helping out Janet with some binding projects.  The one pictured above is the current one being stitched.  What you see is the back and the pieced sleeve.  I'll wait to hear from Janet if she wants me to share any of her projects before I do.

These are the ones yet to bind.  Plus my friend Bonnie has three more that she hopes to finish before a package is mailed to my Mom's home later this month.

No new projects started until all this binding gets done!  Stash report today is unchanged from last week.

Used this week:  60 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  71 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 6, 2018

Today and for the nearterm there will be nothing new started.  I have binding to do!  No photos to share this week.

Will be enjoying a four day work week.  YIPPEE!

Sunday Stash Report, August 5, 2018


Sharing Kontingency again.  I'm so happy to have all 2017 UFOs done!  This design s one by Lisa W. Norton and Lora W. Zmak called Double Arrow.

For yardage used I am going to guess it at about half the size of the Throw yardage.  It is about that.  Today I spent all my sewing time preparing binding.  I'll share all of what I have to bind tomorrow.

Used this week:  6.75 yards
Used YTD:  108.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  71 yards

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


The setting pieces are cut and sitting next to the finished blocks.  The pattern called for setting triangles and corners to match the star backgrounds (white), but this deep blue batik called out to me instead.  Well really the fact that I bought the last of this fabric (white) and only have about 3" WOF along with some scraps left made me think of alternatives!  I think this works for Kontingency.  Hope to have it done for Kerry when we see each other for sewing on Saturday.

A special Birthday shout out to Heaven today.  My brother Steve would have celebrated his 59th this year.  Sure miss him and the happiness he brought to us.👼