Design Wall Monday, December 6, 2021


Yesterday I worked on sewing Hocus Pocus.  This is one of my 2021 UFOs.  I finished all first steps of the 20 pumpkins and the stems.  Everything is cut for this project.  Anxious to have this one working.  I am not sure there will be a finish to any of the remaining 2021 UFOs, but there was lots of sewing this year...just not from my 2021 UFO list!  Tonight there are plans to trim off the excess and get this project on my Design Wall!

Today also came a delivery of Kofi.  Photos coming of this awesome custom quilting project done by Kerry.  She kept the blades 3D and added my favorite design of circles in the borders.  You will love this one!

Looking forward to Friday that is the annual holiday luncheon with BAE Quilters.  This year we plan to meet up at Yanni's in Poway.

Hope your week ahead are full of what you like most =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, December 5, 2021


I have Lori Holt's Autumn Love's Basket block completely done.  Week 4 of this project consists of pieced blocks.  There are 28 4 1/2" star blocks, four 10 1/2" Harvest blocks, and the wordy AUTUMN Block that will measure 6 1/2" x 26 1/2".  I hope to get to the cutting of this one during the week.  There is a lot to this segment of the project, but it should go quick once it is cut.

I also took a short detour to sew up Sunshine Quilt Guild's November BOM coordinated by Teresa.  Teresa supplied the four colored squares that run across the diagonal.

I finished Bonnie Hunter's Rhododendron Trail Part 1.  This annual mystery that quilters around globe are so thrilled to get free from Bonnie starts on Black Friday and usually lasts through the start of the New Year.  Here's the Introductory that lists the fabrics you'll need.  I have decided to change the pinks for salmon-oranges.  Salmon-oranges will look much nicer with my d├ęcor.  It isn't too late to get started.  The scrappy project can move fabrics in your stash to the tune of 25 yards usually if you make the queen size projects that she usually designs in her mysteries.

Part 2 was finished also so now I am on schedule for Part 3 that will be released on December 12th.

Nothing changes my stash numbers this week.  I have the next 2021 UFO that will be worked on my sewing table and Michigan ready for applique placement on my dining room table.  Check me out on my Design Wall Monday post tomorrow for glimpses at these two projects.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 195.0 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021: 11.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, November 29, 2021


Yes this would be another project that is not a UFO!  Darn working on my 2021 UFO List is hard when there are so many that inspire me to finish.  This is the Basket block of Autumn Love by Lori Holt.  Debra asked if I like this type of applique...well yes I suppose for larger units.  The basket filled with pumpkins is complete.  I had a heck of a time figuring out the placement of the bucket's handle.  The flowers, vines, and leaves are tonight's sewing in front of the TV watching to see if the Washington Football Team can win.

I did go as far yesterday to select the fabrics in orangish color to do Part 1 of Bonnie Hunters 2021 Winter Mystery Rhododendron Trail.  (OMG, could she have picked an easier flower name? LOL!)  The orange fabrics in the basket are what will be used first with the stack on the bottom when more is needed.  I do need to cut this one yet.  I love making HSTs!

Enjoy your week!