Sunday Stash Report, August 18, 2019

This does look like a Design Wall Monday post, but it isn't!  I finished the last block today with merely threads left of the background fabric.  No I didn't have to sort through the trash 😊😊😊

Believe it up until now when I am about to figure out the borders Kalypso has been made from my stash.  I have plenty of the light blue used as my "spark"  I actually put more in it than planned.  Looks like I may need to move one of them to the bottom row so that they are scattered around a bit more.

The Bloc Loc rulers are put away for now unless I can find a suitable neutral that will play nice with background.  This is going to be tough.  A visit to Rosie's is in my future.

I may just finish off Kalypso with a light blue binding.  What do you think about this idea?  I sure would like to give the circle pattern a finishing touch on the outside edge.  Tomorrow I will be sewing the blocks together and next Stash Report I will claim Kalypso as a finish.

For now no change to my numbers.  I hope you are using your stash!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  97 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  57.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 12, 2019

Well what do you think about Kalypso so far?
Here is a close up of the Polaris Block.  I'll be using a lot of variety, but the corners of this block make a secondary design that creates a circle around the Mariner's Compass Block.  Can you see it?
Here is a close up of the Mariner's Compass Block.

The design called Magic Mariner's Compass by Janna Thomas comes in two block sizes; 9" and 12".  It takes the KISS and TIS rulers of Bloc Loc.  The 9" quilt finishes at 59.5 square and the 12" quilt finishes at 74.5".  I am making the 9" blocks.  If you wish to pick up the pattern go to Janna at where she will be happy to get you the pattern (#2417) and rulers for the size appropriate for the block size you want to make.

It was great to see Kerry on Sunday.  I brought to her my purple stash to select for a project she plans to work on soon.  I thought I had more carmel stash but turns out not.  She was able to use several pieces.  I certainly will miss robbing each others stash...  Kerry has for quilting two of my recent projects Kreate and Kardinal.  I will look forward to quilts coming in the mail =^.^=

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday Stash Report, August 11, 2019

The fabrics of Kalypso.  This all comes from my stash that is being used up to the tiniest unit!  The inspiration of the fabrics comes from that arigle print in the middle of the stack.  The background is the first up after the light blue.
This one is a Bloc Loc project which makes me happy.  It uses a bunch of rulers as you can see.
These are the units left for me to work with currently.  I have nine more blocks and an outside border to add.  There are many more hours of cutting and sewing ahead.

I may have to add in this goldish fabric because my variety is starting to wane.  Going to dig around my stash a bit more for possible dark blues...

For this week nothing changes.  I'm off now to visit with Kerry who is in town for a couple of days before she heads back to Arizona.  Gosh I miss my buddy being close.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  97 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  57.5 yards

Check out Kalypso tomorrow on my Design Wall Monday post.  =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, August 5, 2019

Do you remember these?  These were the results of a class with Janna Thomas called Magic Mariner's Compass.  Janna is Ms. BlocLoc!  
Kerry and I love taking using these rulers and taking her classes.  We took Janna's class two years ago a Road to California.  I'm just now getting them out of "storage".  My version will be quite scrappy.  I have loads of the light and dark blues and the background.  
I'm having to dig deep in my stash for more fabrics that play along.  I have found some as you might be able to see from the last photo.  They are peeking out from the yardage at the top left.  There is more too that I'll share later this week as I move through the making of the project.  The two block patterns are Magic Mariners Compass 9" block and Polaris 9" block.  Both blocks use the TIS (Triangle in a Square) and KIS (Kite in a Square) rulers.  The KIS ruler was brand new at the time we took the class.

Stay with me and watch the progress unfold with Kalypso.

Sunday Stash Report, August 4, 2019

Final decision made to use the red string border.  I agree that it does move the eyes to the blocks.  The Sawtooth Flutter block is really busy which needed to be kept in mind.  Bonnie Hunter might come up with something else when she gets her layout designed.
I used all the neutral sting sashing that remained from a 9" Neutral String Block swap from 2012.  The swap units have seen me through two projects and very well could get me through another.  I have this left.
From another swap that was designed to make Talking Turkey I used what reds were available to me.  I've got lots left to do something else.  I already have made Talking Turkey that I called Kranberries.

So now comes the difficult calculating part of how much my Sawtooth Flutter project took.  All from stash :).  I am still pondering a name for this project...

Used this week:  12 yards
Used YTD:  97 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  57.5 yards

Check out what I'm working on that's new tomorrow.  =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, July 29, 2019

The top is together.  It finishes at 43" by 57".  Now it is time to calculate the outer border.
I really want to use this triangle design.  Right now the units are 3" unfinished.  What I need to figure out is if the triangle design can be made smaller or the string outer border be trimmed down so that it will fit.
I have upon the wall two border possibilities.  The triangle design which follow the flying geese design in the block.  Of course I could take the easy way which might be the best.  I'll be giving the triangle design a bit of thought...

Sunday Stash Report, July 28, 2019

Kreate is complete.  This one was a fabric challenge.  From the start I knew I wanted to use the Christine Graf 2012 FQ fabric bundle Sausalito from Quilting Treasures that was gifted to me a long time ago.  There were a lot of darks in the bundle, but coupled with black on white and primary colors it could be done.  Well, not quite so easy!

The design is called Happy Place by Swirly Girls.  Kerry and I took a class at Road to California this past year where we took the class.  It was a techniques class given by Swirly Girl herself Susan Emory.  One of the best takeaways from the class was the learning of the product Barely There (can be purchased at Swirly Girls).  It is a printable fusible web.  Kerry and I will both be using this product in the future.  It truly is barely there.

So for this week my stats can be changed.  Increase the yardage used and nothing purchased for this project that I'm happy to see finished.  It also happens to be a 2019 UFO =^.^^=

Come back and see progress on Sawtooth Flutter tomorrow!  Happy week ahead.

Used this week:  5 yards

Used YTD:  85 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  45.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, July 22, 2019

This is one of my favorite blocks.  I love the font and the background fabric.  
I have one block more to assemble that will go next to the purple spool of thread at the bottom.  I am seriously thinking to remake the nine-patch block.  It just sticks out way too much from the others.  Possibly a change from the green to the black/white check that is in the arrow block.  It reads darker than the whites that surround it and might just balance the use of the fabric from other parts of the top.  I also might change out the white scissors on the black background.  Why didn't the white in the scissors stand out as envisioned...but it is pretty clear it did not happen.  As I mentioned yesterday the trick with this project has been the fabrics.

Happy Place is a pattern by Swirly Girl Designs from a class taken at Road to California earlier this year.  Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, July 21, 2019

There are many block techniques which has made this a fun project.  The paper pieced Exclamation Points is the last block to make.  There are two of them.  Can you guess which one will be the background?
Selecting fabrics for Happy Place has been the biggest part of this project.  Do suggest a name if something comes to mind =^.^=

I have decided on Sawtooth Flutter's layout, but during my pondering I picked up Happy Place.  It is easy and was a good diversion in the border/sashing decision making.  You know how at times we overthink things!

This week nothing changes in either USED or PURCHASED.  Come back and see progress on Happy Place tomorrow!  Happy week ahead.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  80 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  40.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, July 15, 2019

Sawtooth Flutter 12 Blocks
Today is a real Design Wall experiment!  Are you ready to help?  I'm looking for the best sashing option (there are two) and the best border option (there are a bunch =^.^=).  Here we go...
Sashing 1
The small star could work, but not the larger one that is identical in size to the one in the block's center.  It would make for too large a sashing.  I didn't take a photo of Sashing 2.  It is vertical strings with a 2" red square at the unions.

Sashing 1 Border 1

Sashing 1 Border 2
Sashing 1 Border 3
Sashing 2 Border 1
Sashing 2 Border 2

Sashing 2 Border 3
Sashing 2 Border 2 corner needs something in the corner.  Sashing 2 Border 3 corner needs more options.  Maybe with any of these pieces (Sashing and/or Border) you have another option for me to try.  Anxious to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, July 14, 2019

I have two completely finished (except for the labels) projects to share with you.  First up is Knightley.  The pattern is Bonnie Hunter's Indgo-a-go-go.  Mine finished at 84" x 95".  It is a 2018 UFO.
Kika is the next one at 41" x 41".  This is a Pam Buda pattern, Rebecca's Needles.  It is a bonus pattern that comes with A Prairie Gathering (my project is called Kanton Kull).  The yardage from making A Prairie Gathering gives you enough to make this one too.  You know I couldn't resist to use up fabric!  It is also a 2018 UFO.

These two along with all my other projects can be found on my website if you have an interest.

Using up my stash is what I aspire to in each and every project that comes under my needle.  There are those times when purchases are a must, but for me everything (including my Mom's and Kerry's stash) comes from inventory first -^.^=

This week nothing changes in either USED or PURCHASED.  Sawtooth Flurry promises to change this in the next couple of weeks.  Come back and see progress on it tomorrow!  Happy week ahead.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  80 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  40.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, July 8, 2019

I have been busy working on my Sawtooth Flurry blocks.  Monday had me at four blocks finished.  As you can see there's more.  I asked the question of Quiltville's Open Studio on FB and have learned that a layout has not been designed for this block yet.  With my orphans in the same color scheme, there are four different arrangements, something will surface.  I tried the four patch units and as sashing and they are certainly not a go.  Way too busy!

So I'll keep on making the rest of the 12" finished blocks for now.  My next thought is to split or maybe even third the 3 1/2" vertical red string strips as sashing.  They will appear like a solid red.  Might be to harsh...we'll see.

Have a terrific week =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, July 7, 2019

Klover is done now except for the label.  That will come when I have enough which is four ready to print.  Klover shows real well.  I had thought the binding would look better at an angle, but frankly I like that it is straight with the rest of the look of the project.
Sawtooth Flutter is a 2019 UFO.  One of Bonnie Hunter's designs.  I have the question out on the Quiltville's Open Studio to learn if anyone knows of a layout designed using the block pattern.  So far the answer is no :(!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  80 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  40.5 yards

Nothing changes the numbers this week.  I've been binding and working in a block here and there.  Hope your week is wonderful =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, July 1, 2019

Time now to get a new project started!  Just love this time, seeing a new beginning to what has such promise of a great finish =^.^=.  This project doesn't have to be hurriedly assembled like the last two.  If you hadn't guessed this is a design from Bonnie Hunter.  It is called Sawtooth Flutter or block #1468 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15, Summer 2017.
I plan to use all these orphan units in the project.  I don't know of any layout that Bonnie has shared to date.  I will be creating my own unless I can find something she's already created.  The orphans come from several of her project and parts of it even from a swap that I coordinated years ago.  There are 12 blocks already kitted up in the baggies shown at the back of the photo.  Just a few more neutral squares and rectangles along with the center red squares yet to cut; everything to sew these busy blocks together is at the ready.

Now that I have all 2018 UFOs is time to tackle 2019.  Hope you have a happy Patriotic Week.

Sunday Stash Report, June 30, 2019

DH and I went to his family get-together in Carlsbad on Sunday.  I was to bring the deserts.  I also know how everyone likes deviled eggs.  There were two under ten so the cupcakes took half the confetti cake batter.  Made both my brother-in-laws and nephew very happy with the banana cream pie.  It was a great day.

I did end up at Rosie's Calico Cupboard on Saturday.  Kerry and I selected the back fabric for Sunshine's next year Opportunity Quilt.  While I was there two gift certificates were used by me for these neutral/blue batiks.  There are plans to use them later this year.  I also exhausted my supply of white perle cotton.  I have found that I really like these spool stoppers.  They fit perfect over the thread I use most frequently.

I failed to take a photo of the Opportunity Quilt when it was together, but trust me you are going to want to purchase a chance on it when the tickets are available in late August.  Kerry and I finished off the wool vines and spent time sewing on yo-yos.  Kerry will quilt it once her longarm is set back up in her new home.  It will come back to me for binding, sleeve, and label.  Jennifer has all covered with entry into the SD Quilt Show.  Connie has what she needs to get the tickets printed.  Backups are Kathy and Kathy, but I'm feeling pretty comfortable all will fall into place.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  80 yards
Purchased this week:  2.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  39.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  40.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, June 24, 2019

I've been working on getting the binding and sleeve in place on these three.  Don't you love how the quilting design shows on Kika?

This week is devoted to assembling Sunshine Quilt Guild's next Opportunity Quilt.  Enjoy your week ahead =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, June 23, 2019

These three came home with me from Kerry yesterday.  You that know me know that I'm happy as a lark to have the binding!  From the left is Knightly, Klover, and Kika.  I'm thinking a scrappy dark blue for Knightly, I have a green/tan stripe for Klover, and Kika has a red of course :)
I'm assembling my guild's 2020 opportunity quilt today and hope to get to the many yo-yos that need to be hand stitched in place during the week.

Winter-ific finished this week.  Still struggling with a cute name.  So I'll claim yardage for it!

Used this week:  2 yards
Used YTD:  80 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  43 yards

Design Wall Monday, June 17, 2019

Yes it is Thursday, June 20...  I've been working all week getting Winter-ific finished.  I wanted to show it to you done.  Tonight is the night that happened.  Finally my 2018 UFO List is complete.  This little one at 22" square needs a "K" name still.  I'm going through my list of saved up names to see what might work; unless you have an idea...
The rest of the week Sunshine Quilt Guild's 2020 Opportunity Quilt will be assembled.  I examined the layout that was at the retreat in May and believe I have it just the way it was (with a few changes).  I trimmed down the wool applique blocks and the 1/4" seams are going to be a challenge without having to remove any of the work.  I will prevail =^.^=.  Jo has offered her help and I still might reach out to her.  Forgotten about all the yo-yos that need attaching between the seams of the outside border!  A back needs to be procured yet and then Kerry will work her quilting magic.  It shows at the San Diego Quilt Show late in August when it will also have tickets offered.

DH is celebrating a birthday Saturday.  At least half of his gift has arrived.  Enjoy your week what's left of it.

Sunday Stash Report, June 16, 2019

This week has been a fulfilling one with Karol.  I thought this was a fitting name for this Little Bites Whit #03 project.  The charms are by BASICGREY for moda.  The line is called 25th and Pine.  Not sure where the two charm packs came from, but I'd say I gave them a fit appearance.  All the fabrics are from my stash, so a nice yardage used this week comes.

Used this week:  2.5 yards
Used YTD:  78 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  41 yards

Several gifts and cards came my way this week.  First off on Monday morning these came to me from Ty.  Ty sits next to me at work and came across these at Home Goods over the weekend.  His wife thought him crazy picking up something so silly to give to me.  I love them, tie raps with the end of the tie extending outside the kitties mount.  Ha Ha!
Next came some goodies from the existing Sunshine Quilt Guild President Jennifer.  How thoughtful is she?  I'm anxious to try out the threader.  The candy ended up with my coworkers although they were quite tempting...
Finally came a few cards.  One celebrating Kosmo and Kassy's 2nd birthday.  It is from  Just today I learned of another customer service response from this company.  I can't say enough for this old school company.  Check them out!  The other card is from Mom expressing her thanks for a wonderful visit...warms the heart to get an old fashioned note included (I'm glad the printer was out of ink!)

Hope there is time in your day to wish your Dad wherever he may be Happy Fathers Day!