Sunday Stash Report, March 16, 2014

Will you be having your St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage today like me or tomorrow?  I have to work tomorrow so the time needed to prepare would put us way too late eating.  I'll be putting everything to cooking in a few hours...  In the meantime...  I'm sewing!

Still trimming the flying geese for Kranberries.  I have at least this much more to go still.  I changed the way I was trimming which has cut out much of the time.  The flying geese Bloc Loc ruler works well for the top or point of the goose side; the part of the unit that needs most of the trimming.  Bloc Loc doesn't make this unit's size in one of their rulers so I'm making their 2" by 4" work.  My KAI scissors are being used for the dog ears.  That's pretty much all these units take before they are square.  I sure am happy I started working on this UFO before Marti of 52Quilts called for it to be done.  This Bonnie Hunter project Talking Turkey is taking lots more time than 30 days would have allowed.  Oh, did you pre-order her new book yet?  I did it through her website.  With a little luck in timing I should have my book the first week or so of April!
I mentioned yesterday that I was picking up two quilts from Kerry.  Here they are; Kwetzalcoatl and Kookaburra.  Plans changed on the thread for Kwetzalcoatl.  I wanted to use the glow in the dark green thread, but during daylight hours it is a very pastel green that just didn't look right.  Instead we used a bright green with a cute dinosaur quilting pattern by Ann Bright called Dinomite.  (For those who don't know Quetzalcoatl is a Mexican Dragon.)  Kookaburra got a very bright yellow thread.  The center of Kookaburra is very busy where the quilting no matter what the color would not show, but the black borders look awesome with the thread.  The quilting pattern is also by Ann Bright called Little Swirls.  I will be showing a full view after the binding is on.  Bindings for Kwetzalcoatl will be that bright starry green and Kookaburra the solid black used for the inner border.
Kwetzalcoatl and Kookaburra
Nothing to change my stash statistics this week, but maybe Konstituent will next week.  Check back tomorrow to see Konstituent...I have come across a great setting idea that I am working on today.

More to see through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  64 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  83.75 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  -19.75 yards

3 comments: said...

Kookaburra quilting thread is a nice bright yellow. You can see the brightness if you click on the photo. The Kwetzalcoti has some mighty bright dragons, they too stand out very nice, love the backing.

Sherrill said...

We had our corned beef and cabbage yesterday..put in crockpot in the morning (along with potatoes & carrots) and it was done for dinner! YUM!

Janet O. said...

Very pretty quilting pattern on Kookaburra! I really like that quilt!
DH lived in Ireland a while, long before we married (and he has some Irish ancestry). His St. Patrick's meal request is always potato soup and soda bread. At my grandson's request, for dessert we added a little green coloring to some ginger ale and threw in dollops of ice cream. We did it on Sunday when all the family could get together.