Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kerry and I are responsible for making the bi-monthly opportunity quilt for Sunshine Quilt Guild May/June.  These are the fabrics, well half of them, that we will be using.  Kerry had some scraps from a quilt she made for her newest granddaughter.  We took advantage of them.
Here's the design.  Should be a good fundraiser for the guild!  Make sure you pick up a ticket for your chance to win.

Design Wall Monday, April 16, 2018

Took time from the mystery project to trim down and get the binding and sleeve on Kurry.  I got this beauty back from Kerry last Tuesday.  I just can't get over how beautiful it has turned out.

The solid looking purple in the first photo is the border so I selected a purple to be the binding too.  I used the yellow of the back for the sleeve.




I love the Tiara block, border, and corner motifs.  With the quilting in a variegated purple thread.  Once I have the binding in place I will share Kurry's full view.  Until then there is some stitching to do, all 297" of it!



Sunday Stash Report, April 15, 2018

Just one of the blocks from the mystery project that I've been stitching this week.  Can't show you the design yet.  The reveal isn't until June or is it May?  Well whichever month it turns out to be I will be ready!  This project is also one of my 12 UFOs this year.

These are some of the fabrics I'll be using.  Hope I haven't shared too much...

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  30.5 yards

Nothing changes my stash this week, but something is coming soon =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, April 9, 2018


Right now I can't show much more than this basket full of fabrics...  You see I'm working on a mystery project that Sunshine Quilt Guild has going on.  This week I'll be making this project come to life.  It will use all the scraps from Konsititution.

Sunday Stash Report, April 8, 2018

I am happy to have the eleventh UFO of 2017 done.  Konstitution (Pam Buda's Union Blues) is ready for quilting.  It's a pretty big project.  I love the blues and browns.  It was a challenge to make sure the sashing was placed appropriately.  Now on to the twelfth UFO.
My crazy Candy Cat block is done now too.  It is always a pleasure to foundation piece.  It can be a bit messy, but by far not nearly as messy as string piece sewing.  There are several string piece projects waiting for me in the 2018 UFO list!  How do you like my wild eyed kitty?
So another stash busting week!

Used this week:  23.25 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  30.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, April 2, 2018

Lots of assembly today to share.  The top six rows are sewn together.  Row seven and eight are sewn but are yet to be sewn to the first six.  Are you with me still?  Row nine and ten are laid out and ready for their next step.
There is still a lot to assemble.  There is a total of 21 rows.  After all this a dark blue one piece border and Konstitution will be finished.
Other sewing this week included the April BOM for Sunshine Quilt Guild.  The meeting is a week from tomorrow so I am set.  I hope to find time to work on this year's guild mystery project before then.  I will use some of the scraps from Konstitution.  There will be more on the mystery after Konstitution completes.

Finally I'm sharing the fabrics selected for Candy Cat block that is being made to swap with several Facebook friends.  The design shows crazy wild bright fabrics.  What do you think?  The red is for the larger parts of the cat's eyes...

Fun things being created in my sewing room!

Sunday Stash Report, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter Everyone!

I've been busy this week on the flying geese units that become the sashing units (SUs) for Konstitution.  Above is SU 2 being assembled.  I'm stitching on the second half of the flying geese.
Here is SU 3 with both sides of the flying geese attached and ready for trimming.  The square at the top completes the SU.
These are SU 4 and SU 1.  Kerry's warned that keeping track of placement of these SUs can be difficult.  Therefore, I am taking extra attention to them as the project is being built.
Here is where Konstitution ended up on Saturday evening.  It is hard to tell, but the sashing is right so far.  SU 1 on the top - SU 3 on the left - SU 4 on the right - SU 2 on the bottom.
Mom sent a bunch of grays and oranges for use in Bonnie Hunter's Pumpkin Patch design.  Kerry and I will both be using them.  Variety is everything!  These won't be added to my stash since they aren't a purchase.  Thanks Mom =^.^=
I did sort of go crazy with a recent shipment of batiks to Memory Lane Quilt Shop.
These are the fabrics lined up for cutting.  Yep they are all mine!  A yard of each Chris...
You do know I am fooling you!  Chris said she'd be more than happy to fulfill my request.  If you have a need or you just want to add to your stash there are some awesome additions added this week to Memory Lane's shelves.

Used this week:  21.5 yards
Used YTD:  21.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  7.25 yards

Fooling aside the numbers stay the same this week.  I hope you enjoy today.  Dye an egg, hide it, and find it for me.


Design Wall Monday, March 26, 2018

I am pretty excited to be showing something new today.  This is Konstitution a design by Pam Buda called Union Blues.  It was started in 2016, but didn't get too far.  I took it with me to the Sunshine Quilting Retreat that year and got through the blocks.  Part 5 is where I put it back in storage.  I took it with me to the Sunshine Quilting Retreat in 2017, but never took it out of the ziplock bag.  It was on my 2017 UFO list...but then Kutarug took way more time than expected.  Now it's time!
The setting triangles were finished on Sunday.  There are 22 of these.  The HSTs were already stitched; assembly and cutting of the dark blue triangles were all that was necessary to finish these.  I thought it odd that there were two short blue HSTs.  Guess they got misplaced somewhere down the road.
Next came the work!  Drawing diagonal lines across 720 2" neutral squares.  Notice just above the mat the Flying Geese unit to be made. 
There are four different varieties, 30 each.  These units make up the sashing.  The rest of the week I will be making Flying Geese units.  A big change from Hour Glass units that were in Kutarug.

Sunday Stash Report, March 25, 2018



Konstitution is my next project to finish.  It is a 2017 UFO that sat waiting to be stitched until Kutarug was finished.  Konstitution is a project that Kerry and I started in January 2016.  We broke it down into parts and at that time attempted to stitch a part a month.  Yes, both of us set our targets too high!  Kerry did finish hers (scroll down a bit to June: Union Blues), of course she didn't have a project like Kutarug going on!  I will be starting with Part 6 which is to make 22 Pieced Triangle Blocks.  The HSTs are made already with some cutting for the setting triangles.  I may just be on to Part 7 before today is done.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 and 5
Well some of you know that Kutarug completed this week!  YIPPEE!  Can't wait to share my stash change with you...

Used this week:  21.5 yards
Used YTD:  21.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  7.25 yards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kutarug
2017 UFO
103" x 101"
I'm done!  It has only taken me since August last year to complete Kutarug (with a little work started in February 2016).  

The project is called Winning Combination designed by Tammy Vonderschmitt.  It was in the American Patchwork and Quilting April 2016 magazine.  It published at a size of 59 3/4" x 81 1/4".  Tammy designed this quilt to use up a plethora of 2" square finished HSTs that she received in a swap.  

Tammy's idea got stuck in my head.  I too had a plethora of bonus square triangles from various projects that screamed out to be used.  Unlike Tammy's unfinished 3 1/2" pinwheel units, mine would be 2 1/2".  Crazy as this is beginning to sound the project was to be for a king, 103" x 101".  Indeed the stage was set for an overwhelming project.  A little help with the math from Ty and the journey started to make 3,920 1 1/2" unfinished hour glass units for the 980 pinwheel units that would be needed.

The Design Wall with Kassy overseeing...doesn't show the magnitude of Kutarug!  I'm planning on a baptist fan quilting stitch with a neutral thread.  The binding will be the same dark blue.  The back will be whatever is left from the same dark blue.  I don't think it will be enough so I will get creative :).

Thanks to Janet for coming up with the name Kutarug.  More thanks to Debra and Kerry for helping me with some of their plethora of bonus triangles.

Are you as ready as I am to see something different under my needle?

Design Wall Monday, March 19, 2018


Look what I found today!  On the wall are two row sewn groupings and the last five rows to assemble.  I have all the pinwheel units ready.  A few hours more and Kutarug will be ready for quilting.

Sunday Stash Report, March 18, 2018

Will this be the week that Kutarug finishes?  Oh my!  I have more gold/blue HSTs to make today that should get me through another few rows.  I'm pretty certain there will still need to be more made before the corner is reached.
The pinwheel units are thinning out...darn it!  Yesterday I put together more blue and green.  Looks like red, orange, and purple will need to be made before that corner too.
Hope your St. Patrick's Day was a fun one.  I leave you with my Stash Report that just hasn't seen a change for several weeks.  Let's see how the week goes with Kutarug =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  0 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, March 12, 2018

Here are the four Candied Pineapple blocks Mom and I made.  They will be for the quilting retreat we attend in May.  Someone is going to win all that are made by the attendees at the retreat.  Which one do you like?  It is hard to pick a favorite don't you think?




The brightest of the bunch is the favorite of Mom, Dad, and Karen.  Soon it will be back to Kutarug =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, March 11, 2018


This is the BOM for Sunshine Quilt Guild.  It is up for winner take all at the meeting on Tuesday that I won't be able to attend.  I will be flying back that day from my parents home.  The greens are scraps from Mom's stash so nothing comes from my stash.  I have been making the cute Candied Pineapple block.  I have pulled these fabrics from my stash and rounded some of them off, particularly the greens from Mom's stash.  Mom just loves to have me use her stash...how many of us wouldn't like that!

Monday afternoon my sister returns to her home with me in the passenger seat.  She will drop me off at the airport for my trip home Tuesday afternoon.  We have had a terrific week doing all sorts of things from seeing a movie to rolling crab balls for the local church's biannual fundraising dinner.  I leave my parents with an impossible table puzzle!  So happy to leave it behind...

Check in tomorrow and see the various Candied Pineapple blocks Mom and I have been making.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  0 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, March 5, 2018


Kutarug today.  That corner is looking closer all the time.  I have enough pinwheel units to get the one row arranged.  It isn't sewn together until there are two rows done.  I find it quicker to stitch two rows at a time.

I have been working on more hour glass units.  I think I can do this in my sleep =^.^=

You can see why I was working on blue and green.  Purple will be next when I get back from a visit with my parents.