2017 At A Glance, December 31, 2017

This wasn't a particularly prospersous year in my sewing room.  Mind you there was a whole lot of sewing, just not as many finishes as usual.  Kosmo and Katastrophy arriving in early September had much to do with this as a single project, Kutarug, which still occupies my sewing room since that same time.  Throughout the year there were some finishes and many more starts that will become my next year's goal.
Dawn's Early Light
I have been keeping myself accountable for my fabric use and purchase through the year although Patchwork Times dropped the linkups on Sundays.  Since the last day of the year falls on the stash report day it will be included here.  As you can see I finished the year using 110.5 yards and purchased 64.75 yards.  My net used during the year is still on the positive side which is great to see.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  7.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  64.75 yards
Net used in 2017:  45.75 yards

The year had me working on several projects new and dusted off.  I helped my mom finish off a couple of her very dusty projects as well.  I didn't purchase like in years past, using mostly scraps in these projects.  I don't understand why there never seems to be more room in my tote bins...
Micky's Quilt 
Tiffany's Quilt
Nothing outstanding in the names assigned to any project except perhaps Kakes in the Kribyard.  I know some will understand how the name came to pass.
Kakes in the Kribyard
Koncentric Konnection and Kourageous were dusted off projects that finished.  Both were entered along with a couple others to the San Diego Quilt Show.  These two went on to entries at Road to California with Kourageous being accepted into the show.
My 2017 UFO goals have yet to be met.  Kutarug is still under the needle and Konstitution along with Kontingency are in that queue as well.  I have set my 2018 UFO goals that you can see HERE.
Today has Quiltvillians at Part 7 of On Ringo Lake.  With help from blog friends a name has been identified for this teal, melon, brown, and neutral colored project, Kandiyohi (Kan e ohi).
Kandiyohi Part 2
So I ask like years before, which "K" name is your favorite this past year?  My parade of finishes in 2017 for your viewing pleasure.

Koncentric Konnection 2/17
Krosscheck 2/17
Konstant Konnection 2/17
Kolada 2/17
Kloggs 4/17
Kalvery 5/17
Kissin' Korner 2 6/17
Knikknakk 6/17
Kakes in the Kribyard 7/17
Kompass 8/17
Kourageous 9/17
Kapture 11/17
Kilimanjaro 12/17
Kountry Kollection 12/17
Karduus 12/17

I close this year with hour glass units being sewn and trimmed.  Another wonderful year of sewing.  Thanks for helping me discover "K" names for my projects.  There will be plenty more opportunities in 2018.  Happy New Year!

Design Wall Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!
Today we traveled to Riverside, CA where we spent the day with DH's brother, sister-in-law and their families.  SIL prepared a fabulous dinner for the seven of us.  I spoke to my family via telephone.  I was there a week ago for my family's early celebration.  I hope Santa brought you what you'd hoped for.  The evening had me watching the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  Kosmo and Kassy who'd been home alone all day had Mom's attention too; a white and gray feather wand toy with a jingle bell!  There is a Christmas present from Grandma that waits for them in the morning...=^.^=

Kutarug continues progress with more hour glass units for the pinwheel blocks.  I think tomorrow will have me working on Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery.  It will be a nice change of sewing that is needed right now.

Sunday Stash Report, December 24, 2017

Let me start with a photo of a Christmas gift from my Sister's family.  A kitty play that Kosmo and Kassy have been enjoying since getting back home.  
It is just like one that you could find for a child.  They have already managed to remove two of the four grommets used to fold it up when not in use.  I can't wait until this teething stage ends.
Kutarug is still in production.  All the pinwheel blocks were used and yet another batch is in assembly.  All colors are needed!
Green, red, and black on the left are done.  Purple, more green, blue, and orange ready for trimming on the right.

All caught up on hand stitching with Kilimanjaro and Kountry KollectionKilimanjaro was finished on the flight to Maryland and Kountry Kollection was finished on the way back to San Diego.  Kerry - ready for the next one =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  57 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.5 yards

Today time will be spent sewing my On Ringo Lake, but for now nothing to change stash numbers.

Design Wall Monday, December 18, 2017

Today I am flying home from an early Christmas celebration with my family.  We were all there accept Morgan.  We missed her a bunch.

So nothing on my design wall has changed for this week.  I have a short work week with lots of mandatory training to accomplish.  Making up the three hours between the two coasts will be tough tomorrow morning when the alarm goes off.

Mom didn't have much in the way of melons and turquoise for On Ringo Lake.  Another Part (3) behind on...darn it!  Friday Part 4 will be released which means soon I will be three Parts behind.  This seems to be a trend lately =^.^=

Perhaps I will find time in my sewing room this week.

Sunday Stash Report, December 10, 2017

What is becoming the most posted about project ever, Kutarug.  You can't notice but the last two rows on the wall are sewn together.  Still have them to stitch to the main piece.  These two rows and the next one might be the longest of the entire project.

As you can see I have more on the way...  I need all six colors to keep the mix consistent.  These two stacks are green and black with of course the neutral ready for cutting and marking.

The group to the left are greens, blacks, and reds all waiting for the final press before sewing into a row.  In the back are more purples, greens, and a few blues.  As you can see in the beginning photo more gold/blue HSTs are going to be needed.  I still don't see an end to this project =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  7 yards
Purchased YTD:  57 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.5 yards

Nothing changes this week.  I'm headed to family gatherings this week.  Plan to raid Mom's stash for melons and aquas for On Ringo Lake project.  For more variety I will be gathering anything that will work for Kutarug!  Until next time -

Design Wall Monday, December 4, 2017

This week I will be sending off Kourageous to the Road to California Committee.  Judges will look at it sometime before the show in late January 2018 to score it with the rest in its category.  The blue fabric is to hide the label so there isn't any bias during the judging.
Still working through the hour glass units that eventually become pinwheel blocks for Kutarug.  I'm hoping to use up some of Mom's stash during my visit there next week.  Not that I don't have enough, but variety is always nice.
On Ringo Lake for me is at Part 2.  These will be coming with me to Maryland in case I feel the need to sew.  Mom's stash will certainly be scoured for these melon colors.  I will be using the new ruler pictured.  I am sort of old school, but one never knows until a new way is attempted.  It promises to take a step out of the process.  No name yet for this project...suggestions always accepted.  Keep the "K" in the name :)

Sunday Stash Report, December 3, 2017

Friday was one of the rare opportunities during the holiday season to share the day with Kerry.  She's in retail and spends most of this the time from Thanksgiving through the new year at her store.  We swapped stash fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake and eventually found our way to Rosie's to get more teals and a couple of melons.  We each purchase an equal share of half yard cuts then split them.  Our projects will end up with many of the same fabrics, but you'd never be able to notice!
These are the 50 9-patch blocks that make up Part 1.  The Simple Folded Corner Ruler that I ordered for the Mystery showed up on my doorstep on Friday just in time for Part 2.  I haven't yet started, but anxious to give the ruler a try with the Flying Geese in this Part.
Next came assembling the pieces for Sunshine Quilt Guilds December BOM that Joan coordinated.  Joan supplied the neutral.  Participants were to add a medium and dark Christmas fabric.  I won't be at the meeting so it was left with Kerry to turn in for me.
So I have a change this week due to the new project On Ringo Lake!  I working my way still through Kutarug too.  All the units I shared with you last week needing to be trimmed before assembly were trimmed throughout the week.  Now I'm hoping to get to that half way point with this project.  Did I make enough to get through the three largest rows?  Stay tuned for tomorrow's Design Wall post.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 110.5 yards
Purchased this week:  7 yards
Purchased YTD:  57 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.5 yards