Design Wall Monday, December 30, 2019

There is nothing on my Design Wall to share, but you could say that I have been busy!  Part 1 of Kavort (Bonnie Hunter's Frolic Winter Mystery) is finished.  A few new blues and raspberry fabrics were added from my 1.5 inch stash.
Part 4 was also finished.  The four HSTs that were part of the Part were stitched.  This by far has been the largest of the parts to accomplish.  The cutting oh my!  I don't have the best variety, but it should work or I'll redo some of the groupings.
Part 5 was more HSTs to finish.  The second time to use the raspberry fabrics.  I did use some new neutrals.  I get a tickle out of the dancing ladies.  Can you spot them?
The Sunshine 2019-2020 UFO Challenge #7 project has all its layers together and ready for for my best quilt in the ditch stitching.  The backing comes from the free table at my Mom's guild.  The colors work real well with the top.

Hope you are doing what you want these last couple of days before 2019 closes =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, December 29, 2019

Lots of time working on Kavort...when Kosmo allowed me=^.^=  He has made himself comfortable in my 1.5 inch strip stash.  I'm looking for that scrumptious raspberry shade to finish that last few units of Part 1 and Part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Frolic mystery.  I also pulled out some of the two blues just for a bit more variety.  Notice the two groupings by my iced coffee.
During my search I looked through this much so far that don't work.
I do still have this much more to look at when Kosmo makes it possible!
Here's a photo of Kats' Kall all finished.  The eyes were the last to attach.  The buttons were difficult to find; a little white one with an even smaller black one.  One can hardly see the eyes on the cat bottom left from the dots!

This is the week when we can purchase to our hearts content without it counting.  Anyone taking advantage of this?  There are those end of year sales going on!  I'm staying away to spend my week sewing.  I'll end with my stats for 2019, which aren't too bad.  Wishing you a wonderful New Year =^.^=

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  142.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  68 yards
Net used in 2019:  74.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, December 23, 2019

These are the aqua fabrics along with the blues that will be the units of Part 4.  Bonnie Hunter with her 2019 Winter Mystery Frolic has us guessing still!  This part takes a lot of cutting and we are only tasked this clue with half of the sewing.
So far I have 27 of the 41 sets sewing yet.  I may have to get more aqua fabrics to add to my collection =^.^=  I am so hoping to get more cutting in this week and its sewing.  The next part will be coming to us soon.

Sunday Stash Report, December 22, 2019

Kwenched is all done except the quilting.  Sorry for the San Diego sunshine :)!  This one by Nancy Rink called Bountiful has been fun for me.  It has both the piecing and the applique elements combined.  My next 2019 UFO has both again, but a tad bit smaller than Bountiful.  I will be sending this off to Kerry for some lovely quilting just after the crazy Holiday "sending" has calmed down.

I finished Sunshine Quilt Guild UFO Challenge #7 too.  This is the third to finish of the Challenge that has seven months of quilts to be finished.  I found a back for this one and will do stitch in the ditch quilting.

Used this week:  8.75 yards
Used YTD:  142.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  68 yards
Net used in 2019:  74.25 yards

So excited to have a change this week in my report.  I will claim the completion of Kwenched and the back along with the binding of #7.  Since I am busy with Bonnie Hunters Frolic (my Kavort) likely this will be the last change for 2019.  All stats go to zero on January 1, 2020.  Tomorrow I will give you a glimpse of the next 2019 UFO and my progress on Kavort.  Hope you have time to sew and Merry Christmas!

Design Wall Monday, December 16, 2019

Kwenched is on my Design Wall today.  On my sewing table just finished putting down the binding is Kats' Kall.  I wanted to get this project ready for Thursday Night Football!  I have binding, label, sleeve, and eyes to hand stitch before this one is finished.

I also have sewn many of the units, but not all, of Kavort.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 have a great start; enough to get me into the project when Bonnie Hunter gives us the last parts of Frolic.  Part 1 needs to be made into 4-patches yet.  That sewing will take place Wednesday night.

Hope you have a wonderful week =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, December 15, 2019

Today I finished the applique on Kwenched (Bountiful by Nancy Rink).  I put it up on my Design Wall, but yet to put it together into one piece.  I plan to look at it without the change of fabrics in the outside corners; just to see what it looks like.

Can't quite claim a completion...numbers stay the same for one more week!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  133.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  68 yards
Net used in 2019:  65.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, December 9, 2019

I have been working on Kwenched (Bountiful).  This one has made it to just one piece of applique x2 to sew into place.  There is the pink fabric you see in the berries that goes into the middle of the big tulips.
This one isn't too far behind.  It needs the tulip outsides sewn x2 into place.
These two are at the same spot.  Once the first two are done they are next for hand sewing.

My friend Sue shared a great paper piecing free pattern website Fandom Stitches.  The link takes you to Christmas.  You can navigate to Halloween or explore on your own.  These are some pretty large blocks which will make it easy.

Tomorrow night is the Sunshine Quilt Guild Holiday Party.  It is a potluck affair and games that the organizers dream up.  Anxious to attend this fun event.  So what's going on in your sewing?

Sunday Stash Report, December 8, 2019

Introducing Kardinal just finished entirely!  I like how all my orphan neutral strips fit into the busy block (Sawtooth Flutter) created by Bonnie Hunter.  Turns out Bonnie hadn't thought further on a setting for the project so I did.  I like the way it turned out.  It will be of interest to me if Bonnie ever does come up with a setting.

Every Quiltvillian is busy working on Frolic.  Part 1 and Part 2 are released now.  I have the pieces cut for both parts.  My project will be called Kavort.  It is a 2020 UFO.  Need time to sew =^.^=

Here are my fabrics so far.  The aqua will be the last of the fabrics to pull from stash.

I have been working on Kwenched in the evenings.  I have the first of four applique units done.  Return tomorrow for progress on Kwenched.  Nothing changes my stats this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  133.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  68 yards
Net used in 2019:  65.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, December 2, 2019

Kurling is all done...ready for displaying this holiday season.  I see it possible to get into more of this type of sewing.  Yes right now I do a little bit of grumbling as I stitch the new frontier, but it's looking better and better with each project.  Kurling is a 2019 UFO that is now marked as DONE!

Kwenched is coming along nicely too.  I stepped back after gluing down several of the next fabrics to applique.  There was binding to do and you know how much I enjoy binding.  My thumb is showing the abuse =^.^=  Kwenched is another 2019 UFO that I would like to see in the DONE category.
As for Frolic's Clue #1.  My project will be called KavortKavort starts my 2020 UFO List!.  Does it count that I pulled from stash the blues and printed out the instructions?  There is already some catching up to do!
Apparently Maverick knew about this before I did.  I learned that I was to become a first time Great Aunt from Tiffany and Matt just this past weekend.  Congratulations to you both and Maverick of course!

Sunday Stash Report, December 1, 2019

Sunshine UFO #4 Finished!

Summers Past Craft Show items.
Stuff for me...
A new ruler for me...
Stuff for Mom...
Notions from Memory Lane and a little stash enhancing.

The next one to claim used is Bountiful that I will share with you tomorrow.  I will also share progress for Part 1 of Frolic.  Enjoy your week ahead =^.^=  Can you believe it is December 1!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  133.5 yards
Purchased this week:  6 yards
Purchased YTD:  68 yards
Net used in 2019:  65.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, November 25, 2019

Are you getting ready?  My cookie cutter pilgrims are and probably Mimi's for our dinner.  No family this year at my home, but thanks to Mimi's there will be leftovers!  Besides I will be getting ready for Frolic and the very first clue on Friday.

So let me remind you of the applique units that I have been working on for Bountiful.  I prep'd all the taupe fabric units.  All are being appliqued down first.
These are the first two blocks with applique done.
The vine portion has been stitched, but the leaf units are just with glue.
The other project that I am eager to finish, one with a due date, has been pinned.  This is my Sunshine UFO Challenge #4.  I will be practicing my stitch in the ditch.  Hope you are having fun this week as you get ready for your Thanksgiving Dinner and maybe Frolic Clue #1.

Sunday Stash Report, November 24, 2019

This is Sunshine UFO Challenge #4 that is to be finished before the next meeting.  Happily I am well ahead of schedule.  I sewed with Kathy and Kathy at Kathy's home yesterday.  I headed out for my second time to the monthly 3rd Saturday Sunshine Quilt Guild Sew In.  It was in part set for getting cuddle quilts sewn.
There were gifts for attending.  Selecting something from a basket of goodies and one large piece of fabric.  The larger piece will become a back for a charity quilt that will be made in the future.  I plan to use the FQs myself :)
Moving along on the applique for Bountiful (not yet named).  This is the first of four identical applique sections.  This is it for this fabric color.  There is more to prep in the other fabrics which there are four before they can be sewn in place.  In the back are the next three sections with the first vine in place and ready for stitching.

During the week the holiday table runners were received by Mom, Karen and Rita.  All were thrilled with their early gifts.  I think Rita is already decorating!

My special order of Autumn Love templates arrive at Memory Lane.  Trying to fit my visit there to pick them up along with a new square ruler and some Pelon my Mom uses to make purses.  I don't know if that trip can fit in until Friday.  A trip to Jennifer's (or her to my place) will need to fit in next week too.  The last of the craft items arrives on Tuesday from Kerry.  The craft fair is December 7 and 8 so time is important to have them in Jennifer's hands.  Time for me to get back to my happy place in the sewing room =^.^=

Nothing changes with my stash, probably won't for awhile.  The next one to claim used is Bountiful.  Enjoy your week ahead.

Used this week:   0 yards
Used YTD:  133.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  62 yards
Net used in 2019:  71.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, November 18, 2019

Bountiful applique!  I have the freezer paper papers traced and ready to apply to fabrics.  Starting with the lower right corner fabric.  The two stems start the applique, so they will be first.
On the left is the applique placement and on the right what it should look like when done.
Here are all the pieces temporarily fused down with the freezer paper.  I use both by the roll and by the sheet for the freezer paper.  The sheets are a bit easier to manage, but both work equally as well.  Trimming these units down to a width about 1/8" from the template then liquid starch and a good press between the Teflon sheet will make the edges crisp.
The background fabric is laid over the applique template on a light box and finally the prepared units find their place.
Here is the first applique to stitch.  My thread color is not what I would want, but I will hide the stitches such that it will not show.  Hopefully I will have a lot more to share with the next blog post on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week.   =^.^=