Design Wall Monday, February 26, 2018


I will be starting this week off with not too much more to go on Kutarug!

There must be more units made as you can see no more orange or red and very little black remain to build more rows.  I don't want to make more than what is needed for certain!  I have estimated the need for 980 pinwheel units that finish at 2" in the quilt.  This means making four hour glass units for each pinwheel unit.  Calculating this comes to 3,920 1" finished hour glass units for the project.  WOW!

Today at lunchtime I'll be cutting the HSTs (blue/gold) units in half and finger pressing the seams open.  Minimizing bulk with this treatment of the seams.  The stack that is white/red is also ready for cutting in half and finger pressing the seams towards the dark; you guessed right to think these are for more hour glass units.  Bonnie sometimes helps so I will have a stack of white that need a pencil mark on the diagonal.  These will be for more orange and black hour glass units.  Looking forward to another two rows being sewn together.

Sunday Stash Report, February 25, 2018


Do you see that the end is drawing near?  Kutarug will soon be making its way to quilting!  Oh you can see I'm getting very excited; can't you?

But first more units need to be sewn.  First this week was to get more blue hour glass units ready.

Next black hour glass units ready to come together.  Realize that this will only give me 12 hour glass units!

Let's close this week with the start of yet more HSTs of gold and navy.

Check in tomorrow and see how much there is left for Kutarug =^.^=

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Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, February 19, 2018


Finished up the blue hour glass units...for now.

Next it was time to take down the big portion of Kutarug and arrange the next rows.

Wow this is one of the firsts!  Hour glass units left for more rows!  Starting to get a little light on red and black, but should be enough for a row or two still.

More HSTs are needed so yardage out and cutting. 

Next it was marking and sewing the 3" squares together.  All sewn and pressed open.  To the iron they go.

The last ten something to be trimmed.  Along with all the trimmed waste.

Closing this post with what one can find on my Design Wall today =^.^=


Sunday Stash Report, February 18, 2018


So what's missing?  Certainly by now you know the colors of the hundreds of hour glass units I've been making.  Did you figure it out yet?  Come now...think about it =^.^=.  Got it?

Well it isn't red.  During the week reds were completed.  At least for the time being.

Blue!  I am sure you guessed this favorite of many color.  What's not to like about blue?

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Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards

Nothing changed the stash, but each day I am getting closer to claiming this monster quilt, Kutarug!  Today I will be taking Kutarug down from the design wall and stitching on more rows.  Check back tomorrow for how close I am getting to being finished with this project.

Design Wall Monday, February 12, 2018


Not yet up on the wall, but getting closer with each variation of color with the hour glass units.

Starting now on red...

I will be needing these shortly too.  Time to trim next.

Hope you are have a great week.

Sunday Stash Report, February 11, 2018


This past week has been all about making more hour glass units.  I started with green.  This should be enough to get me through a couple of rows!

Can you believe all of this (except for the black) was needed to make the finished greens first shown?  Wait until this projects piece count is calculated!

Next up was orange.  There were a few more HSTs made to end up with this batch of orange.

These will go fast!


Black next...

Today I have been working on purple.

I am still working on purple!

I leave you with Kassy enjoying a gift from Grandma =^.^=

Nothing changed stats this week.  On to the week ahead and a few more rows finished on the monster that is also known as Kutarug!

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Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards

Friday, February 9, 2018


I don't recall sharing the cute Piano Cat Scratching Post that I purchased while at the Cat Show a couple of weeks ago.  It is nearly 3' tall.  For Kosmo and Kassy with their long bodies it is just perfect for them to get a real good stretch on.

Karduus was finished not long ago.  It was one of my twelve 2016 UFOs.  I plan to share it on Tuesday with my Sunshine Quilt Guild Sisters.  Check out the beautiful quilting Kerry accomplished.

I don't have the best camera for quilting closeups.  Kerry has lately been providing the stitch count; this one at 70" x 89" is 243,288.  Now that is a bunch of quilting stitches!

If you are interested in seeing more of my finished projects check out my website www.kwiltnkats.com.

Design Wall Monday, February 5, 2018


Design Wall is full up with Kutarug.  You can see the next three rows in motion.  Usually I do four rows at a time, but I ran out of the blue/yellow HST units.  There is just enough to finish three rows; so three rows is what it will be for this time around.  It is quite a lot of work taking down and putting back up Kutarug on the design wall, but so well worth the colors of the hour glass unit placement.
Yesterday I mentioned the green hour glass unit shortage.  You can see these are ready for ironing.  One step closer to a 2 1/2" hour glass unit...well really several of them...  Guess what I will be working on this week?  I'm certain you don't need any hints!  Enjoy your week =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, February 4, 2018


Continuing with Kutarug this week.  Oh there are so many other things that I'd rather be working on...  You will notice the green hour glass units are a bit small.  Well that is changing today.  Head back here tomorrow to see the next day of Kutarug!

No stash movement this week again.  Soon something is going to change.

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Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2017:  -14.25 yards