Sunday Stash Report, November 30, 2014

I had hoped to claim yardage today for Koncentric Konnection, but alas that won't happen until next report.  I have only to assemble the blocks to be finished.  It isn't looking good to have it done in time for the November UFO Parade with Aunt Marti of  I'm still sewing today, but the time available is running out.
Check back tomorrow for the finish.  Please remind me that these types of quilts take more than a month to finish from the beginning...
Collette (above) and Jennifer turned in their Midnight Flight Swap units on Saturday.  I can't say enough about how wonderful the variety has come to be.  I will be sorting out the swap a little later this week.  I hope to have them on their way back to participants later this week.
See more projects going on and quilters using fabric today through the links at Patchwork Times!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 225.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 170 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  55.75 yards

Friday, November 28, 2014

Here's what I'm working on today...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Debbie's Units
I received more swap blocks in the last couple of days.  Everyone has been great getting them to me on time.  A few still need to know who you are!
Janice, Joan, and Theresa's Units
I'm ironing my finished units tonight.  There was a lot of work in this swap!  Anxious to put together my Kamikaze from Bonnie Hunter's wonderful design Midnight Flight.

Speaking of Bonnie Hunter...are you ready for Friday's 2014 Winter Mystery - Grand Illusion?  I've yet to pull my pinks, but think my stash can handle the fabric requirements.

Tomorrow will see lots of work on my Pfaff with Koncentric Kommotion!  Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Families.

Design Wall Monday, November 24, 2014

I've finished stitching down all the birds, back has been found in my stash, batting is next to cut.  I'm ready with Krazy Koons for Kerry's Quilting!
When Krazy Koons was finished I turned my attention to Koliding Krosses.  The binding and sleeve are stitched down, label is next!
Finally my Sunday closes on the Midnight Flight swap blocks.  I had the first half done on all of the units when I started.  Now I have the remaining half done on half of these.  I will be running another seam to give me that extra bonus triangle.  Many in the swap have taken advantage of this.  Not only will I be putting together a Midnight Fight design, but have plenty of blue/neutral and purple/neutral HSTs for another project.
Koncentric Konnection awaits me...  Pfaff is back and purring...

Announcements have been delivered to me for my entries submitted to Road to California for the 2015 Quilt Show in Ontario, California.  I was lucky this year with Kookaburra to be accepted.  I'll be having it appraised by Julia Zgliniec today before I send it to off to the show organizers.  It needs to be in their hands during the first weeks of December.

Sunday Stash Report, November 23, 2014

I did a little bit of stash enhancement this week.  The top fabric was an end of bolt deal at 30% off uncovered at Paradise Sewing in Poway.  I have one more UFO to accomplish this year that I've not set aside any fabrics for so this will be the back!  Nothing like working from the back first...  In case you wondered my UFOs are patterns I've collected that need making.  Nearly all of them this year have been from start to finish.  That shows in the fabric in and out this year.  I have been using my stash, but still end up needing fabrics!
Kadabra Fabrics
These two greens will be used for Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery that is about to start.  I have yet to look through my pinks.  I do believe I'm set there, but more enhancement might be necessary.  These fabrics area also from Paradise Sewing in Poway.

Krazy Koons
I do have a completion to count this report.  My Krazy Koons is complete.  I've been hand sewing down the birds, but it's now ready for Kerry to do her magic.  Here are my numbers for this week.
Koncentric Konnection
I'm so happy to have my Pfaff back!  Repairing and servicing are a necessity, but what an inconvenience when your "buddy" is away...  Now back to my November UFO, Koncentric Konnection!

See more projects going on and quilters using fabric today through the links at Patchwork Times!

Used this week:  14.75 yards
Used YTD: 225.75 yards
Purchased this week:  4 yards
Purchased YTD: 170 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  55.75 yards

Friday, November 21, 2014

I came home last night to find Betty's Midnight Flight swap blocks had arrived from Maryland.  Nice job Mom!  There are still a few more to arrive before November 30th (including mine...).

I had fun with ten others after work last night at Buggy Barn Club.  This group gets together the third Thursday of each month at Paradise Sewing in Poway.  This is the first time I've been able to attend and I certainly will go again.  I had all my blocks sewn together for Krazy Koons but needed design wall space to lay it out.  I had a little trouble with which blocks looked best besides each other.  Fortunately I was in the right place to get all kinds of opinions and one that you see everyone agreed with.  I'm putting it together today!

Paradise Sewing just called and said my Pfaff was ready to be picked up...guess where I'm off to now?  Enjoy your Friday.

Design Wall Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday I got two quilts back from Kerry.  What a lovely job she does.  The first one Koliding Krosses (another one named by my Sister) is made from the Earth and Sea design by Cheryl Malkowski at  I've had this pattern since Timeless Treasures featured it for their Tonga Batiks in 2010.  It was my #9 UFO this year.  I have the darkest of the blues for a scrappy binding.
Koliding Krosses
Next up is Konstituent my #4 UFO this year.  It is from the first of 12 Month Pattern Series called Building Blocks that Cozy Quilt Designs released.  Sharyn Craig was the Designer and Wendy Mathson the Pattern Architect.  While I was working on this project I thought so much of taxi cabs...wonder why?  I think this series continues today, perhaps this year on the third series.  Cozy Quilts would have them if you are interested.  I have more of the black outer border to use for the binding.  Speaking of the border; this is a design from our very own Judy from her 60 Pieced Quilt Borders book.  If you don't have Judy's awesome book put it on your Christmas or Birthday wish list.  This one is a favorite of my DH.  Kerry thinks it would make a nice baby quilt.  Check out the alphabet quilting design.
My wall still has Koncentric Konnection on it.  I'm hopeful to get back my Pfaff mid week from being repaired and serviced.  I need to get cracking if this project is to complete this month per the #3 UFO schedule.
Koncentric Konnection
In the meantime my Janome has been set up in my sewing cabinet.  Busy working on Midnight Flight Swap Units and Krazy Koons.  All the dogs are done; flowers are in progress.  Happy to have these bonus triangles for a future project.  There will be just as many after the second half of these units are sewn in place.
Midnight Flight Swap Units
Midnight Flight Swap Bonus Triangles
Krazy Koons Flower Blocks
Hope you have a busy sewing room...  See more projects through the links today at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, November 16, 2014

A mystery project...a trip to Rosie' the stash report numbers take a dive!  That's okay though; I know these fabrics have a home and won't be in my stash very long.  The Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery Project starts real soon and these fabrics just aren't in my stash...well until now.  How about Kadabra for a quilt name?

See more projects going on and quilters using fabric today through the links at Patchwork Times!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 211 yards
Purchased this week:  6.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 166 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  45 yards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Design Wall is totally cluttered with projects.  I can't start another thing until something comes down.  My Pfaff is still being serviced, so Koncentric Kommotion has to stay.  The dogs aka Krazy Koons will probably be what comes down first.  I have the Midnight Flight swap units to concentrate on now.  They are due real soon.  Speaking of which...Kerry and Bonnie Sue turned in their swap units last night.  Wow the variety is astounding so far!  Thank you Bonnie Sue for the nice Thank You gift...
Until next time...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - WINNER!

I learned yesterday that I was a lucky winner of Year of Red/White Quilt Challenges brought to us by SewCalGal.  You can see my blog post about the two quilt entries here.

My prize is a Corner Clipper Template by Prairie Sky Quilting.  With the endorsement by SewCalGal it should be a perfect tool to add to my tool box. 

Thank you SewCalGal for the opportunity and all the folks who voted for me.

Design Wall Monday, November 10, 2014

My Design Wall today.  I have the leftovers from Krazy Kookoos that will become a small wall hanging that my Mom wants.  Next the two dog blocks from my workshop this past Saturday that will become Krazy Koons. Finally, my November UFO Koncentric Konnection.  I've spent all Sunday working on the parts of the last nine dogs.  I'll be putting the four sections together tonight while watching Dancing With The Stars.  

These are my parts for the Midnight Swap project.  I have one side done now.  I plan to sew the extra stitching line so that I can end up with bonus triangles.  The due date is quickly approaching for these to be done.  This will probably be next to work on after the dogs.

I have to put Koncentric Konnection on hold until my Pfaff comes back from being repaired.  I sure hope Eddie can get to my machine quickly as the days of November won't wait for me.  Linking up today with Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, November 9, 2014

I purchased, but I had purpose with each one...promise.  Above FQs are from Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista, CA.  No it isn't affiliated with the Fat Quarters Shop that is online in case you wondered.  The black and white on the left will be for Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery.  The black print has already been used in the BOM for Sunshine Quilt Guild that is this Tuesday.  Here is my start, purple and brown come from my stash and the neutral came in the kit.

Here is the finish.  A very cute block indeed.  Wonder who the lucky winner will be...

Next from Paradise Sewing in Poway.  I ended up needing one more dark fabric for my Krazy Koons project so the fabric at the top was purchased.  While I was at the cutting table another quilter was purchasing that great red.  Well my stash can always use a red and then there in the basket was a remnant (the black), it was a Buggy Barn fabric that just jumped into my hands.  These both will work well in just about anything I sew up.  Now the two other fabrics are just because I like them...don't you? 

 Here are the two block I finished in the workshop yesterday.  As you can see the top dog used that fabric just purchased.  
Krazy Koons
This is dog block three ready for sewing.  It is in the pizza box which stores the pieces quite well.  When I get down to the sewing the pins will come out making it very convenient to keep track of all the pieces.  I've got some great dogs prepared.  This project should go together quickly.  On the right of the photo above is Koncentric Konnection on hold till I can get my Phaff back.  My portable Janome just can't handle the sewing on this project.  Sure hope the Phaff is ready soon this project is my November UFO...eek...

Now to lessen the sting of the purchases...I have a finish!  Krazy Kookoos is ready for Kerry.  I have three leftover blocks that will become Krazy Kookoos 2!
Krazy Kookoos
Krazy Kookoos 2
Last but not least, Debra turned over her Midnight Swap blocks to me.  Debra takes third spot to turn in her blocks.  

My numbers are looking good.  My have I really sewn 211 yards of fabric this year?  See more projects going on and quilters using fabric today through the links at Patchwork Times!

Used this week:  17.5 yards
Used YTD: 211 yards
Purchased this week:  4.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 159.5 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  51.5 yards

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Koncentric Konnection
Here's where I've paused for a bit.  I have all the designs made now.  Only one I'm not too crazy about is the small orange block on the far right; may have to replace it.  In the meantime though I'm putting the rings together I have about a third of them done.

Today is Buggy Barn day, YIPPEE!!!  These are the fabrics that will go into my PIZZA BOX!!!  I'll be making Crazy As A Bird Dog.  I'm going to thoroughly miss the designs the two sisters of Buggy Barn won't be creating in the future.  I'll show photos tomorrow on what I was able to create after my five hour workshop today.  (I only had to purchase the two of the blue felted wools...excited about this.)
Krazy Koons

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Koncentric Konnection
November 5, 2014 5:20pm Pacific Time
Tonight's mission...finish the three flying geese pieces for the 4-of-a-kind center....  I've got a bit of an early start.  Maybe, just maybe I'll be getting to the top small block before the night is out.  Have spaghetti sauce simmering and pot of water ready to boil.  It is a late night for DH...

Design Wall Monday, November 3, 2014

Koncentric Konnection has lots of progress.  I'm pretty certain I'll be making three more to complete the center block.  Take a good look and let me know if you think a different block design should go there instead.  I have two small blocks to make yet.  One of them will be the #3 design.  I want to get more of the checkerboard design in the project.  Not sure if the final small block will be #1 or #5.  I will be sharing my decision soon with pictures.  I had this project selected as my October UFO, but couldn't get it done so it was switched with #3.  Then #3 was called for November.  So once again I'm pushing to have this more switching!!  The pattern is called Beauty 'n Check by Janice Ellertson and Jodel Yover.
These fabrics are the start of what I'll need for the two Buggy Barn designs that I will use in a workshop on Saturday at Paradise Sewing in Poway.  I have more fabrics to dig out of my stash yet.  Both of the designs Knick Knack Paddy Wack and Crazy As A Bird Dog are in this book,  Fortunately I have two pizza boxes!  More on these two projects next Monday.  Oh, I have some great names thanks to my sister.  Knick Knack Paddy Wack was just named today Kanine Karnivores  and Crazy As A Bird Dog will be Krazy Koons.

Have fun sewing!

Sunday Stash Report, November 2, 2014

I'm busy working on Koncentric Konnection...still...  I have more progress done since this photo was taken.  It is a doosie and a half for sure!  All said and done it will use up quite a bit of fabric; right at 13.75 yards.  But, I'm getting ahead of myself...  Must get it done first =^.^=

Today I'll be pulling fabrics for two Buggy Barn designs.  I will be in a workshop on Saturday to make Knick Knack Paddy Wack and Crazy As A Bird Dog.  If you know Buggy Barn designs, they can be a big fabric user.  I'm just hoping most of it will come from my stash.

Soon I'll be looking through my stash for suitable Grand Illusion fabrics.  This is the new Bonnie Hunter mystery.  Fabric requirements are already posted on  First clue goes live the week of Thanksgiving.  I will not miss that start!  I purchased the FQ of the teal just recently with a nice discount coupon.  Teal is something I'm always running out of because it's at the top of my favorite color list.

This week I'll be putting together my Krazy Kookoos project.  I'm anxious to claim the yardage for this one...

Until next time.  Happy Quilting!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 193.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0.25 yards
Purchased YTD: 155 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  38.75 yards