Design Wall Monday, September 20, 2021


I am definitely happier with the pink and red berries for Block 2.  After correcting the fabrics of Block 2 I moved on to Block 11.  

The last of twelve blocks for Fit to Frame a 2019 UFO and my only UFO to finish except those of 2021 that remain.

I have my hands on the awesome new designs from Bonnie Hunter.  Can't wait to get my needle into these two.  I ordered more Aurifil thread this week.  I really do like using it for the applique.

Finally this antique top came my way last week.  I as does the giver, Christy, hated to see it not finished.  It is entirely hand sewn, but that's where it will stop :(.  Kerry will stitch it up close to what would be used for a lone star at that time.  There are a few spots that I may try to remove or maybe not.  I plan to pick up a piece of muslin for the back.  It really is lovely and a stitched well piece.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, September 19 2021


Finally a finish!  Kofi is done and ready for quilting.  I really like the look created in the border with the blades.  I have a bunch of blades left that might end up on the sleeve =^.^=  This project was started in January 2020; about time its done.  Now on to picking another 2021 UFO to get finished!

In the meantime stitching continues with Fit to Frame, as of yet not named.  Once Kofi was down I moved Fit to Frame over so that I could work more with block placement.  I have tried to keep the backgrounds mixed up along with the color choices in the blocks.   One thing for sure the berries in the third row down on the far right must change.  I've been preparing some darker pink and a red fabric instead.  

The last to stitch is Block 11.   I next need to figure out if I was sashing or not.  Kerry used a cheddar fabric for her version.  I really want to keep this small so I'm thinking no sashing as the designer intended.  These blocks are trimmed down to finish at 6" in the quilt.  I will definitely have an outside border so we shall see after some Design Wall magic.

Used this week:  8.5 yards
Used YTD: 151.5 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 182.25 yards 
Net used in 2021:  -30.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, September 13, 2021


Block 7 is in work for Fit to Frame..  I will be using this block to share with a couple of friends the use of Avery Labels for applique.  Becky McDaniel who was a guest speaker in May brought the idea of Avery Labels versus freezer paper.  This method has been around for awhile with Google search telling me perhaps 2013.  Anyway I love it!  The sharing of process is scheduled just before the Sunshine Quilt Guild meets on Tuesday.

Here is where I am today.  I'll have to say that it has been hard to stop working on this project now that I am so close to a finish.  I started this project in April 2017.  Only one block left after this one.

Have a great week!