Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Earlier this week I showed these two quilts with binding ready to be sewn down.

Here they are with binding in place and ready for hand stitching.  I will be taking in my sewing machine for servicing while on vacation.  Today is the day it goes to Paradise Sewing for its spa treatment =^.^=  It should be running smoothly after all the attention it will receive!  I will be ready for sewing when I return.

Two days and counting!  My boys are going to miss me while I am away...

Design Wall Monday, August 22, 2016

Kloggs so far.  There is still much more to cut for this king sized project!

It needs a little green...

and some warm colors...

there is a bunch of blue already cut, but I found another to add in.

Like most projects there is always a place for neutrals.  Hope to get to cutting these fabrics tonight.  Only a few more evenings until it will be time to pack!

What's going on in your sewing room?  See more through the links today at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week.

Sunday Stash Report, August 21, 2016

The quilts that are back from Kerry.  These are the first to have the binding stitched in place ready for hand sewing.  Aren't they going to put a smile on a child's face.  Project Linus is the destination for these.  The one on the right is glow in the dark fabric.  How fun will that be for a child as he falls off into dreamland.  Mom put these together when she was at the quilting retreat we attend in May.

These two are waiting for their turn.  The top one will be a donation to the Veterans Home.  Not sure what will happen with the red and white quilt.  Kerry has another four to finish.  It is possible to get them before my trip.  The plane takes off on Thursday with me aboard!

As for stash this 35th week of 2016. 

Used this week:  25.25 yards
Used YTD:  146.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  87.5 yards
Net used in 2016:  58.75 yards

Kalvery finished and it is a big project that you'll notice from my statistics.  Hope you had or soon will have a finish!  See others using their fabrics through the links at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It certainly is difficult photographing these large projects.  Kalvery finished at 89" x 90".  Next a back will need to be figured out.  There is very little of the fabrics left except for the eagle panel, inner border/sashing red, and navy border; possible perhaps!

Now it is on to Kloggs.  I took my evening hours to rotary cutting the blacks.  In the top left corner are my next grouping of medium-to-dark fabrics to be cut.  I plan to tackle some of these during my lunch break.
Cats can sleep anywhere!  This is Koko on the edge of my sewing table sound asleep.  He had been soaking in the sun at the window, but apparently got to hot.

I'll be back at Kloggs later this evening.  I would like to have as much of it cut as possible and started before I leave next week for my Parents home.  I'll be taking the project with me =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, August 15, 2016

This will be the last time you see Kalvery in pieces.  There just was not enough time to sew on the last border.  As you might see the two side borders are cut and at the ready for stitching...

but the top and bottom are still just at the correct width waiting for the measurement when the two sides are in place.  There will be a UFO finish this week!  (To read more about Kalvery click on the link under labels.)

To see more of what other quilters are doing see the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week.  I'm at ten days and counting before my trip to visit my parents and family.  =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, August 14, 2016

Added Stash 1
There was some purposeful shopping going on yesterday.  Kerry and I took a trip to Rosie's for reproduction fabrics.  I needed to find a red for Kalvery to get it moving along again.  I had hoped to use a red print that I had, but just not enough to do the job.  You can imagine my excitement to find more of the same print!  I thought I'd picked up the fabric from the now closed Fat Quarters in Vista, CA.  Either I did or not didn't matter as Rosie came to my rescue =^.^=  You best believe I got enough for any eventuality!  I have decided Kalvery will be my UFO completion for August.  I have a trip planned to my parents home later this month where I'll raid my Mom's stash building my original UFO for the month.

Added Stash 2
More reproduction fabrics were were acquired from Rosie's for Kloggs.  Kloggs was the original UFO for August.  I'll make headway on it this month for certain.  This will be the first of two king size quilts that will run across my Phaff in the coming months.  I had intended to make this a smaller project, but the pattern included king size directions (102" x 120").  This being the case it was meant to be for one of the two projects.  There will be more on Kloggs once Kalvery finishes.

Along came my third and last (for the time-being) Quilty Box.  This stash isn't quilt fabrics in my opinion so I won't add it to my counts.  The are a denim intended for more crafty type projects.  The "Box" came with matching heavy weight thread, denim sewing machine needles, and two patterns.  I think I'll take this with me when I travel so Mom can assist with the making...she is the crafty one!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  121 yards
Purchased this week:  4.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  87.5 yards
Net used in 2016:  33.5 yards

So lots to add, but soon to be used this week.  Do you realize there are only 40 days until Fall officially starts?  See others using their stash through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week!

Friday, August 12, 2016

63" x 63"
I have a complete finish with Katchaklaus today.  Thanks to Jean for a great name!  Kerry did the awesome quilting that I know is difficult to view.  It is a pattern called Jovial Feathers by Anne Bright.  The design looks like wind blowing and swirling across the snow.  Kerry and I both agreed on the gold thread.  Just awesome!  This is a Buggy Barn design called Believe! in the book Stir Crazy.  This one is ready for the holidays that aren't too far off!

Enjoy your Friday =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, August 8, 2016

Kalvery as I finish my sewing for Sunday.  I have all blocks stitched now.  The next step is sewing the neutral sashing to the blocks.  The block column on the left has all the neutral sashing sewn to the small blocks.  I still have to sew that sashing to the large blocks in the column.  There is a puddle of red sashing all set in a heap on the floor.

Due to what's left of the red I have to change paths for the outter red sashing.  I am thinking the red pinned at the left might be the ticket.  After the red comes a tan sashing and finally a larger blue border.  I need to make sure my eagles work out to be the correct length...not much margin for error on these.

I will be back at Kalvery tonight.  Hope your week is excellent!  See other quilting project through the links at Patchwork Times. =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, August 7, 2016

Saturday when I had anticipated working on Kalvery...

I found myself driven to the cork birdhouse that has been sitting on my pantry table for the better part of a week.  It needed some remodeling!  Needless to say it took all morning.  I'm not really one to work on this type of "crafty" projects.  No Mom I'm not going to convert =^.^=  It was fun, but there must be a better glue gun than the one I have.  Talking about glue; this project used more than you could possibly guess.  I even fashioned a perch with a cooking skewer for the birdies to rest on before they make their way inside.
Next I sewed down the binding on Katchaklaus.  (This is one of the fun names to say along with Kwitcherbitchin' and Kookoo Katchu.)
Small Stars
Block 12
Block 11
I did cut out all the pieces for the last two large blocks and six stars.  I made one extra star just because the fabrics were handy and nearly the right size.  It may either replace one that is in the project now or make its way to the back or the sleeve.
Inner Borders
These pieces separate the blocks.  The two fabrics are for the inner and outer border.  The red goes next to the eagles and then around the entire pieced center.  The tan will go next and finally a dark blue outer border.

Today I sew!  See how much I get done when you return for tomorrow's Design Wall Monday.  Oh...no change to my stash stats this week.  See other quilters using their stash through the links at Patchwork Times.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  121 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  83 yards
Net used in 2016:  38 yards

Design Wall Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday I spent time working on Kalvery.  I am very close to a finish on this project.

I have two large and six small blocks yet to stitch.  I have the pieces all cut out now.  My plan for tonight is to sew them up.  It would be nice to have Kalvery done before I start August's UFO.  There is a parade today of finishes at 52Quilts.com if you have time to see who was able to get their July UFO finished.  This is also the announcement of what August's UFO will be.

Over the weekend I got a quilt back from Kerry's Quilting.  Katchaklaus has been trimmed down from excess back and batting.  The sleeve has been readied.  Next will be selecting a binding fabric.  I hope to find something in my stash; keep your fingers crossed for me :)!

Let me close with a Happy Birthday to my brother, Steve.  He's been looking over us from above for several years now.  We all miss him each and every day.

See more projects today at both 52Quilts.com and PatchworkTimes.com.