Design Wall Monday, May 28, 2018


I mentioned last week that a secret birthday quilt was being made for my DH.  He seldom ever goes into my sewing room.  Well at least that is what I had thought.  He apparently does roam the house...  He let me know that he liked the quilt that I was working on.  Yep the secret is out!

I have been working on Mom's projects, but did put Drink Up (not yet named) on my Design Wall when I returned from the sewing retreat.  It has been up all week and not until today was it noticed.

The remaining sashing is all that's yet to be sewn.  Kerry knows that this one is coming with a short need date.  June 24th is not too far away for it to be finished.  Now if you have any ideas for a "K" name I am all ears...

Remember those who sacrificed for our freedoms.

Sunday Stash Report, May 27, 2018


This week has been using up fabric that could be used as backings for the many UFO projects that Mom brought with her this trip.  Besides the retreat sewing, anything she brings with her is hopefully finished before she leaves (less the quilting).  Kerry will get all the projects next.  I'll put the appropriate bindings on and send them back to Mom.  She saves and I find a little more room in my stash containers.  This year she brought and finished four table runners, two charity quilts, and on family gift.  A fifth table runner is about half complete that I will finish.  These are the last few days of her nearly three week stay hence not much of my projects were worked on.  There will always be time for my sewing.  If you have time check out all her projects on her blog at Sew What Else?

As for my stash, hard to calculate, but I'll call it 7 1/2 yards.

Used this week:  7.5 yards
Used YTD:  52.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  15.75 yards
Net used in 2018:  36.5yards

Time to get back to Mom!

Design Wall Monday, May 21, 2018



Let me start from the last units finished.  This is Kandiyohi Part 7.  It took previous parts and put them together.  There are 200 of these units!


Kandiyohi Part 6.  Once again a previous unit was assembled to the melon triangle that was cut in this part.

I worked on a birthday project for DH, but can't share it until after he opens his gift.  It is "toast worthy"!


These are trinkets that are often times left at the retreat on each of our sewing areas.  Many creative gals in and attached in some sort of way to our group.  The photo in the frame was last year's retreat group photo.  This item was shared by my Mom for everyone...from the hands of my Sister's scrap booking talent.  I'll be replacing it with this year's group photo that I shared yesterday. 


I also was lucky to win not just one, but two door prizes.  Candi our guild's retreat coordinator always keeps us happy with fun sewing notions and games.  I've always wanted a finger pressing tool and the strip pack will make up into something wonderful.  Until next time =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, May 20, 2018


There was a bunch of sewing going on during the quilt retreat, but nothing finished.  Of course I did need more fabric when it came to a quilt shop run to Primitive Gatherings.  I also had to have a pattern!

Chrome yellows are hard to find so four FQs of them and the two purples were all that came home with me.  I am working very hard not to purchase since I have so much awesome fabrics in my stash.

Now don't say OH NO Another Crazy Project!  Good Golly! by Susan H. Garman tickled my fancy.  Not sure when this one will start, but Kerry says she'd love to swap units with me.

Bonnie won the seven Candy Cat blocks she's sure to be excited when her project is completed.  Lot's of very wild and crazy cats!

Janet won the Candied Pineapple blocks which there were plenty.  I made four, but by far the one I added sunglasses to was the talk of the blocks turned in.



I'll share progress on Kandiyohi on my Design Wall post tomorrow.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  1.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  15.75 yards
Net used in 2018:  29 yards

Design Wall Monday, May 14, 2018


Kandiyohi Part 5 is complete.  Once again pressing should take place.  Oh do I dislike the iron!

Part 6 was easy to cut.  It is already for the teal/brown Part 4 pieced triangles.  All of this project is headed to the quilting retreat that starts Thursday.  Mom and I will be enjoying the company of 24 others for the weekend.  The weather promises to be nice which is a plus.

This is a recent pattern I picked up from Tina Curran called 100 Houses.  Hey Janet want to make a bunch and swap?  This project finishes at 24" x 24".  The units (houses) finish at 2".  Going to use a bunch of scraps on this one.

Have a great rest of your week!

Sunday Stash Report, May 13, 2018


Last week I shared progress on Kandiyohi aka Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake.  I was at Part 3 at that time.  Besides the ironing, the stitching is done.



Next I set out to complete Part 4.  It's done now too!  Aren't these rich and yummy?  The teals with the dark chocolate brown.  They are the setting triangles for the block.  Pressing these is on my to do list along with Part 3.



Today I finished up the stitching of Part 5.  These are flying geese units in that dark chocolate brown.  I have one wing on each of the 200 units to trim...and then it's ironing time.  Can you tell my least favorite part of quilting making is ironing?

No change to stash numbers this week.  I'm lucky to have my Mom with me today.  We'll be spending the day together a real treat for both of us!  The day started with a nice breakfast, a very light lunch, and then a big Phil's Barbecue dinner.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you.  

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2018:  30.5 yards

Friday, May 11, 2018



A special someone is coming to visit!  Every year I anxiously await my Mom's visit...  This year she's in time for Mother's Day.  Not too much has been planned for the nearly three week stay.  That's just fine, being together is what's most important.  Mom has some furry grand-kids to meet for the first time too.  Saturday evening can't come quick enough =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, May 8, 2018


Part 2 of Kandiyohi is finished.  I had it done on Sunday.  The melon colors are very soft on the eyes.  I have been busy until just last night working on Part 3. 

As I suspected the seams are pressed down differently than usual.  I still have lots of finger pressing to do yet.  I sure am anxious to be working with the turquoise and brown fabrics of Part 4.

I have a trunk full of things to bring to the Sunshine Quilt Guild May meeting that is Tuesday.  The quilting retreat isn't too far away now; just next week =^.^=.  The best news of all is just five days until my Mom arrives!  Hoping you have something special planned this weekend...

Sunday Stash Report, May 6, 2018


This is where I was on Friday with Kandiyohi.  That pile of Part 2s under the needle and about the same amount still moving through.  This was the first side of the Flying Geese unit.

Saturday came time to trim and ready for the second side of the Flying Geese unit...

Here they are with the second side ready for me to trim this morning.  The weather has certainly been lovely in San Diego.  I've moved the marking and trimming out of my sewing room to enjoy it more.  I would move everything outside because I could but the breeze would make it a bit difficult.

Part 3s units have the diagonal line on the neutral 2" piece.  I will be making this part of the On Ringo Lake Winter Mystery today.

It is a bit difficult to tell but these two similar units are to be sewn.  120 of each kind.  Can you see that the sewing lines on the top are headed left and the bottom one is headed right?

So I leave with a day of sewing ahead and nothing to change the Stash Report for this beautiful day in San Diego!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14.25 yards
Net used in 2018:  30.5 yards