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.