Design Wall Monday, August 8, 2022


All the units to build the 20 blocks are complete, plus two extra.  Wonky Wishes also needs sashing.  I figured out 2 1/2 yards should be enough.  Next sale will get what is needed.

This will be used for the Wonky Wishes back and binding.  $3.00 a yard clearance...awesome!

This is the remaining 2 1/2" squares.  They will go back in the strip stash.  More 2 1/2" squares could be cut from strips that are on hand, but this pattern is too labor intensive for more.

These are the next 1" finished HSTs to prepare.  There are lots more that will need to be done even after getting this batch done.  O Say...Can You Sew! has all month to finish Clue 5.

Have a wonderful week =^.^=


Sunday Stash Report, August 7, 2022

 

Continue working on O Say...Can You Sew!  Right now I have about a third sewn and cut up.  I did mention my target for Clue 5 is 1152 1" finished HSTs.  I do have a bunch more from scraps pulled out of my strips stash.  I still have the 3 1/2" strips to look through.  There will be more on this tomorrow.

My Ukraine support quilt (aka, Hearts of Hope) made it to Long Beach International Quilt Show drop off over the weekend thanks to Candi.  Here she is with quilt in hand at the booth.  Thank you ever so much for helping out with this Candi!

Friday night was a night for starting all the wool ornaments of 2021 UFO #4.  There are a bunch of ornaments that make up this UFO.  We were watching Gray Man on Paramount+ while this Polar Bear was being prepared and stitched.  The most stitching will be on the sweater.

Most of the week was spent working on Wonky Wishes blocks.  There are a lot of 2 1/2" units to be made that turn into 6" blocks.  It takes four 6" blocks to make one 12" block.  I will be making a total of 20 blocks.  I am nearly there!  More on Wonky Wishes tomorrow!

Lots to see tomorrow if you have the time.  Until then have a great Sunday=^.^=

Used this week: 0 yards 
Used YTD: 131.5 yards 
 Purchased this week: 2 yards 
 Purchased YTD: 48.5 yards 
 Net used in 2022: 83 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 1, 2022


So how many 1" finished HSTs do you think are in the photo?  I will give you a hint...it is less than a 1/3 of what is needed to satisfy the units necessary for Clue 5, O Say...Can You Sew!  If I had sewn another 72...  Now that is two hints!  Don't fret, the answer is on Lisa Bongean's blog post today for Clue 5.  Let me say there are a whole lot more to go before the next Clue is released a month from now (the first Monday of the month).


As I video spoke to my parents from the floor of my sewing room yesterday more blue was pulled from my stash or mistakenly called trash by my Dad.  (The three of us got quite a laugh by his honest mistake.)  The fabrics on the right are new blues from my sewing room stash.  Next to look for anything in my 2 1/2" strips stash.  Pretty sure I have already taken from here, but worth the look!


Wonky Wishes was in my look too.  It took most of the evening to pull for it.  I will be making a size similar to Hopscotch Butterscotch.  Doing this will make the back a little easier to achieve from my stash or if needed purchase on a good sale.  Wonky Wishes, no matter how many I make, will be for charity too.  What you see makes the 20 12" blocks.  It gets sashing and a border as well.  At the rate you see above it will take a lot of Wonky Wishes projects to use up my 2 1/2" strips.  I may need to rethink a project that uses up more fabrics!


Not a year goes past that Steve isn't remembered on his Birthday.  He has been celebrating in Heaven for many years now, but it doesn't change a thing when August 1st rolls around.  I believe Steve is celebrating with the angels this day!