Design Wall Monday, July 22, 2024

By the end of Friday all of the HSTs (400) had been trimmed down.  As I was trimming them they went up on the Design Wall.  Next I started off by sewing together the left side HSTs together on each of the blocks.  Then the top of the HSTs and the corner completed.  Finally the two HST sections were attached to the larger HST.

Today all 56 A and B units along with four C units that make up Kache are complete.  Next up cutting the setting triangles and arranging the top in an on point fashion.  I am confident this 2022 UFO will be wrapped up by the end of the week.  Oh does that feel good to say.

This is what the project Secret Stash by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts looks like.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday Stash Report, July 21, 2024

Star of Hope is finished.  This one was started in October 2023.  It was a free pattern by Bonnie Hunter in support of the Israel invasion by Hamas.  My plan was to donate and still might be if I can find a place that will accept the quilt.  It was every bit the project making the secondary block.  This is a paper piece project.

I also worked on two iris BOMs for my Mom to turn in at her next guild meeting.  Also a paper piece project.  The black iris is special to my Mom as she recalls her eldest brother, Kenneth, had one he was proud of.

Thursday brought these three projects to my door from Kerry.  I have them prepared for several evenings of binding work.  All three are finishes from BOMs that I won at Sunshine Quilt Guild.

All the binding can get going now that the airplane block finished.  Just one more of the several cross stitched blocks a part of the Transportation project.

Friday I spent a good part of the day working on Kache, but I will let you read more about the project tomorrow on my Design Wall Monday blog post.  Hope your week is terrific.

Used this week: 9 yards 
Used YTD: 134.5 yards 
Purchased this week: 3.25 yard
Purchased YTD: 73.5 yards
Net used in 2024: 61 yards

Design Wall Monday, July 15, 2024


Soon this will be my Design Wall, but for now this is Edyta Sitar's design called Secret Stash.

Instead this is my Design Wall!  Nothing to share here, but look at the top of my sewing cabinet...

I am using the same grouping of fabrics the Neutral and Warm FQ bundles from the Secret Stash Line by Andover Fabrics.  Of course I waited a bit too long to pick up the Neutral FQ bundle so I had to purchase what I could find.  Fortunately I stumbled upon two Neutral Layer Cakes which has been just enough so far.

I have already marked the center line on Unit 1 and Unit 2 neutrals.  There are going to be lots and lots of HST units to make.  Just 28 (makes 56) of both neutral and warm for Unit 1 and then 200 (makes 400) of both neutral and warm for Unit 2.  Yes, you did hear me correctly, 400 HSTs =^.^=  I recall someone mentioning how they dislike making HSTs...not me!  I am just loving stitching these fabrics together.  The neutrals are amazing in a selection of colors I wouldn't consider neutral at first glance.  They are for the most part subdued, but wild in pattern.  This pattern was a free download should you wish to make one of your own.  My project will be called Kache.  A 2022 UFO soon to be marked off my list of UFOs.

Yesterday was my first Book Club event.  Thought I'd share the feast that we enjoyed.  Thanks for the cooking Christine, Ellen, Kayleen and Grace.  There were other cooks in the group who brought appetizers and desserts.  A couple others had to leave before the group photos were taken.  The discussion of the book, The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden, was engaging.  We all agreed this is a book worth the read.

Happy week ahead everyone.