Design Wall Monday, January 14, 2019


My Design Wall this week remains with Kyanite.  A 2018 UFO that will be finished soon.
I have many of the units done, but still have more of the 2 1/2" triangle in a square to get done.
I'm hopefully on the last batch of them.  These have the aqua/blue sewn to the foundation waiting on trimming and then the white side pieces.  I might cut the entire project back to four blocks by four blocks.  Kerry plans to make the project so she might get a head start above and beyond the blocks that were swapped nearly two years ago.

I have some purchases to make this week in preparation for RD2CA workshop Happy Place with Susan Emory.  I pulled many FQs from my stash, but need to add in some very bright "look like solids".  I plan a visit to Paradise Sewing in Poway, CA, on Thursday.  There is sure to be an add with my next Sunday Stash Report.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, January 13, 2019

Still working on Kyanite.  This one is a 2018 UFO.  The design was out from Quiltville when I first organized a block swap of the aqua string unit section.  I added it to my 2018 UFO List.  Hoping that I could finish the main blocks and learn when the String Frenzy book was released whether I'd have to figure out the borders or not.  Fortunate for me the complete design is in the book.
I've been working on the borders since I got the book in hand.  My version of the project Straits of Mackanic is slightly smaller, but it still takes a lot of unit sewing!  I'm nearly done now, but this week no claims to make in the used category.

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

In case you might be wondering I haven't yet created my 2019 UFO list yet.  I'll be sharing it soon =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, January 7, 2019

Kyanite continues to occupy my design wall today.  I'm making a gazillion 2 1/2" units that finish off the storm at sea design that runs through it.  I just keep making them right now.  When the feeling comes to me that the end is near I'll step back and count.  I certainly don't want to make any more than what's necessary!
I did take time to make the Sunshine BOM for January that I'll need for tomorrow.
In the mail recently came the Princess pattern that is to be made for my Sister-In-Laws grandchild.  It will be a twin size with this design in the center.  I plan to make more of the flower and add hearts in borders to get it to the finished size.  This one will finish by May.
Happy Place is the project I will make at the workshop with Susan Emory at Road to California.  It should be something fun for the sewing room.  I have to bring 12 FQs of various colors and patterns.  I will be rummaging through my stash and add if needed.

So I have a busy sewing room right now =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, January 6, 2019

Kyanite
2018 UFO
Welcome to the start of another year of keeping track of my stash!  Finishes that are always exciting can be found in the "Used this week".  I'll keep the running total in the "Used YTD"; this is where you can see how much I've been sewing.

"Purchased this week" show that I've had fun bringing fabric home!  Yes, as you guessed "Purchased YTD" is a measure of what has been added to my stash.  Certainly, the last metric "Net used in 2019" is always good to be a positive number!  This first report is all zeros.  Not surprising really.  Kyanite is keeping me busy using all scraps.  I'm hoping I can pull something together from my stash for the back and have a whopping start to 2019!

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

In case you might be wondering I haven't yet created my 2019 UFO list yet.  I'll be sharing it soon =^.^=


2018 At A Glance, January 1, 2019

Projects coming out of my sewing room in 2018 are really too few to mention.  This trend for the last two years may have something to do with my family. 
Kosmo and Katastrophy
These two in particular, but don't think that DH didn't have his moments too.
Kutarug
Kutarug finished with over 4,000 pieces.  We use it as our bed cover so I am reminded of all the work that went into its making each and every day.  Nine other projects were finished and three others (all at once) on my sewing table. 
Kreepy Kins
Kaffe Kisses, Konstitution, Kandiyohi, Kontingency, Kreepy Kins, and Knightley are with Kerry's Quilting.  Just this past Saturday I saw Kreepy Kins on the long arm with witches and spiders being stitched across it.

Continuing the trend of using the fabric I have in my stash, 138.75 yards of cotton moved under my needle in projects throughout the year.  There were a few yards purchased, but only to get projects done.  If one were to compare 2017 to 2018 it would be surprising to note 2018 came out better.  I am shaking my head about this reality as I write.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 138.75 yards (2017, 110.5 yards)
Purchased this week: .25 yards
Purchased YTD: 44 yards (2017, 64.75 yards)
Net used in 2018: 94.75 yards (2017, 47.75 yards)

Eight 2018 UFO projects are still to complete.  2018 has by far been the worst at working off my UFO list. 
Florence Flamingo
These not completed projects are at the top of my list for finishes in 2019.  A UFO list for 2019 has not even been thought out yet.  Maybe I will just add four projects and call it my 2019 UFO List...

2018 UFO "and still" List 

  1. Kyanite
  2. Kilkenny Kat
  3. Florence Flamingo (yet to be named)
  4. Clover (yet to be named)
  5. Winter-ific (yet to be named)
  6. Rebecca's Needles
  7. Checkerboard Stars
  8. Starburst

Kurry
Kurry sits at Ontario, CA waiting for judging that will take place in January.  I was doing a happy dance earlier this month when word was received that it had been accepted into the 2019 Road to California Quilter’s Showcase.  Kourageous didn't do as well as I had hoped in the 2018 Road to California Quilter's Showcase, but there is promise with KurryKurry was presented a Blue Ribbon in its category at the 2018 San Diego Quilt Show.  Keep your fingers crossed for me! 
Koldplay, Part 6
Today has Quiltvillians at Part 6 of Bonnie Hunter’s 2018 Mystery #GoodFortune.  This year I opted to make half the size of the project that will be called Koldplay.  Depending on the reveal I may be tempted to make the other half!


For portability in my sewing three purchases were made that included a SewEzi sewing table, a Container Store Bungee Office Chair (you wouldn’t believe how comfortable sitting in it is), and a Janome 3160 QDC sewing machine.  Each of these will get lots of use for years to come.

So again I ask, which"K" name is your favorite this past year?  I'd sure be excited to hear your suggestions for projects yet to be named.  My parade of finishes in 2018 for your viewing pleasure.

Kurry 5/18
Kutarug 6/18
Klever 6/18
Kongure 5/18
Kraft 6/18
Violet Anne's Tractor 8/18
Kastaway 9/18
Kapricorn 11/18
Kanton Kull 11/18

I close this year hoping there are more finishes in 2019.  Happy New Year!