Sunday Stash Report, August 9, 2020


A completion this week in Kandi.  This project is a 2020 #6 UFO.  Frankly I didn't think it would finish so quick.  The pattern is called Sugar Sand Beach by Atkinson Designs.  All the fabrics were gifted to me (thanks Mom and her guild).  I brought this down to 1 1/2 inch strips from the jelly roll.  This is the layout for a lap size, but when brought down in size it finished at 36 inches by 42 inches.  My sister offered several ideas with Kandi as the first word for a name.  I decided it only needed one name!


These are the the fabrics for the binding and back.  My stash is not strong with yardage pieces so this one will be 8 1/2 inch squares sewn together.


This project will be a Sunshine Charity quilt for one of the kids at Becky's House.  There are two sets of orphan blocks that make most of this project.  My friend Bonnie gifted me the pink kitty fabric that worked well here.  The basic pattern is comprised of 2 inch finished 9-patches.


These fabrics will be used for back and binding.  More will be needed from my stash!  It is there just waiting for me to find it!


Saturday three projects arrived quilted from Kerry.  I will be getting the binding ready and look forward to some patio time and/or relaxing in my family room chair.


So the stash numbers change this week with the finish of two projects.  I'm one step closer to having all 2020 UFOs done =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards (still calculating...)
Used YTD:  86.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14 yards
Net used in 2020: 72.5 yards
 

Design Wall Monday, August 3, 2020


Fit to Frame is 2019 UFO #12.  This is my seventh block of 12.  There are five more for me to stitch.  I have been using needle turn method for the applique on this project.  The project started as a convenient one to travel from West to East coast simply because it is small.  I do think with the change in more stay at home time this year...there is a very good chance it will finish in 2020!
This is what it looked like before the ring was appliqued in place.  With the help of Kerry the selection of fabrics worked out nicely.  My applique is far from perfect, but practice makes perfect =^.^=
The ring is a bit off its mark, but not too bad.  I will be prepping the next block sometime later this week.  Selecting the right fabrics and colors can be just as challenging as the stitching.
This is the next project to sew.  It is necessary to take a break from applique.  Another 2019 UFO, #7 Starry, Starry Nines.  It is the project on the cover top left.  Those Halloween themed fabric squares at their smallest are 1" unfinished.  Tiny work with this project by Pam Buda.
At the same time as I work to get the delinquent 2019 UFOs done, I am trying to work the 2020 UFOs too.  That's what this one is #6 Sugar Sand Beach by Atkinson Designs.  I picked up this pattern at Road to California earlier this year and was thrilled to learn that in my possession already is the speciality ruler needed for this project.  These fabrics were all gifted to me.  My Mom through her guild provided the FREE Table white and the jelly roll is just 1 1/2" not the usual 2 1/2".
I will skinny down the design from 2 1/2" strips to the 1 1/2" strips.  This will be a bit of a test as you go project.  The background (white) was to be cut to 1 1/2".  Yes, was, but because of the smaller jelly roll size it is now just 3/4".  No not krazy!

Hope everyone has a great week ahead.

Sunday Stash Report, August 2, 2020


Kadaddle is finished!  This 2019 #4 UFO is complete.  Pam Buda is the designer of this project that she calls Nines in Blue.  Once it was going there was no stopping...  This is a cute quilt that finishes 18 x 20.
This is a result of having extra units...and making a few more!  I'm going to call the smaller version Kadaddle Kopy.  It finished at 13 x 16.
Yep you aren't seeing double!
Beware! It's Halloween! project brought me another month.  This will make two patchwork pumpkin blocks.  Already Month 8 without a start.

So the stash numbers change this week with the finish of two projects.  I'm one step closer to having all 2019 UFOs done =^.^=

Used this week:  3.75 yards
Used YTD:  86.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  14 yards
Net used in 2020: 72.5 yards