Design Wall Monday, October 15, 2018


This is my Design Wall at the moment.  It is one of my 2018 UFOs.  I am way behind on these :(  I shared with you the quilt, Night of Indigo Blue by Bonnie Hunter yesterday.  For those who missed it here are some of the images again.
Just finished quilting.  A white scrappy border is planned.
Ready with the four square-in-a-square borders
Attaching the borders
Back selection
I know I have the border unit sized wrong.  I will be fixing that!  Must be a larger blue square in the middle and still finish at 4".  Back to the drawing board on this unit.  Originally it was decided to make a smaller project, but now I'm leaning towards a full size one.

Sunday Stash Report, October 14, 2018


I have been working this past week on a new project.  It is part of my 2018 UFO line up!  It has been called 9-Patch Snowball until yesterday.  I am still not entirely sure that I have it called correctly.  This design by Bonnie Hunter appeared this time last year.  When I went back through her blog it appears to be called Night of Indigo Blue.  Until I have a clever "K" name for it...so it will be called.
The stings so far have come from a block swap from a few years back.  The participants were to make several neutral string blocks.  I have used them for two different projects, but need to make more to get my project requirements fulfilled.
This is what I will be aiming for.  When Bonnie discussed this project she did not provide measurements...so I am taking a guess at it.  I have a fair portion of it complete so check back tomorrow to see my progress.  Enjoy your week!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  121 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  82.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 8

Sharing the project I had to keep quiet until a Show and Share took place in Maryland!  I mentioned in a post just after my visit to my parents that I attended my Mom's quilt guild meeting and workshop the following day.  We learned how to make these flowers.  Mom prepared the flowers and I sewed.
I brought the completed flowers home and arranged them into the two projects pictured.  The fabric that we had was enough for 12 blocks.  Mom went back for more fabric to finish the borders.  Don't they look lovely?
I am not partial to yardage only for borders so I created the smaller flower that started with the template from the yellow center of the larger flowers.  I just could not continue the stitch process on the black center...notice the black ink?

These should make for a nice gift don't you think -