Design Wall Monday, January 27, 2020

These are my new patterns/kits that I will be working on this year.  I've been working to change my Christmas theme to the truck and trailer that is popular now.  I'll let the patterns speak for themselves.  These are wool projects.  There is another coming a wreath ornament and a Christmas tree ornament.  And you can see that Halloween creeps in too!


This is a 12 month project.
These next ones will be made in cottons.

The mermaid might be for next year!  There are also a couple of patterns that are making their way to me that use the specialty Spider Web ruler by Creative Grids.  Need to find other uses for this ruler other than the recently made Krazy Kristmas Konifer table runners.  Coffee Break table runner and Krazy Hearts table runner both by Karla Alexander of Cut Loose Press will be fun to make.
As for my projects today.  On my Design Wall is #3 that is part of 2019-2020 Sunshine Quilt Guild UFO Challenge.  This is a charity quilt too.

I'm also working away at the Shamrock table runner that will be for my Mom.  Need to ask my Sister if she wants one too.  As you can see I'm in the very beginning of the applique stages.  The 1.5 inch 9-patches are done and the two rectangles attached to all 12 units.  Next comes the placement of the fusible transfer to the placement on the 9-patch unit.  There will be three clover units on each of the four blocks.  I'll machine stitch the units in place on the background next.

There is more in work that is a surprise for my grand nephew whose been named Greyson Thomas.  My niece is 20 weeks along at this point.  The parents got some distressing news recently that will require Greyson to have surgery soon after he come into the world.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Enough for this post.  "K" name suggestions accepted for any one of the many new projects that are planned.  Come hear what's happening in my sewing room on Sunday =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, January 26, 2020

This can be what happens at Road to California Quilt Show!  Guess what?  It did to me...  Kerry and I had a great time Wednesday evening through Saturday classing and buying at the 2020 Convention along with thousands more.  The atmosphere in Ontario, California was certainly one of sewing.

Wednesday night was our first class that was a mystery With Pat Yamin.  Here's me at work and what my project will end up looking like.  This was my first experience with a kit laser cut.  The edges of the fabric were scorched a bit, but this will be hidden in the seams.  The part that bothers me most is the smell of burnt fabric.  We were assured that this would go away with the "airing" of the pieces.  To open the box the kit came in is certainly a surprise.  The class was from 6pm to midnight.  Yes, we stayed until then =^.^=

Thursday we spent the morning admiring every one's work.  Very spectacular quilts stitched by some very talented women.  I hope that I will be among them with something from my sewing room soon.  After viewing the lovely quilts we shopped until we dropped!  This is the cotton and wool that I purchased.

Friday was our second and final class.  Jelly Roll Dresden by Anelie Belden.  I was at work cutting the units at this point.  My blocks completed and the layout I'll use called Split Blade.  The goal for the 8:30 to 6:30 instruction was to get four blocks completed which we were both successful.

So this week the status roll higher for purchased.  I won't be including any wool purchases.  My working with wool will mostly be through kits.  I will be more involved with in the coming years with this medium.  My whopping start to the year now has me in the red.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  10 yards
Purchased this week:  5.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  10.5 yards
Net used in 2020: -.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, January 20, 2020

Kofi Parts
Not much to share this week.  These are the parts needed for the Road to California Class that I will be taking on Friday.  I have been busy getting this far along with my sewing equipment, project, and myself for the journey.  There will be lots to share when next I post on Sunday's Stash Report.

Enjoy your week =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, January 19, 2020

Kofi is in full swing now.  The strip sets are figured out and sewing will commence later today.  There is still lots to be done before the class on Friday.  I have things well in hand to be done Monday.  (This should give you a hint to what you will see on my Design Wall or Design "Table" tomorrow.)
Part 6
Part 7

Kavort is up to the Reveal which took place on Friday.  There still remains lots to cut and plenty to assemble before it will be complete.
Part 8
Nothing this week to change the stats.  Looking forward to Road to California!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  10 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  5 yards
Net used in 2020: 5 yards

Design Wall Monday, January 13, 2020

So far these are the fabrics selected for my Jelly Roll Dresden project with Anelie Belden.  I have decided to call this one Kofi that means "born on Friday". 

This is one of the project samples.  The class will be at Road to California in Ontario, CA next Friday.

I selected this fabric to be the outer border, picked up the earth tone strip set that is all dots.

Black on black will be the background.  I will be looking to pick up a couple more FQs.  I may also end up with a white on black, but we will see as the project progresses.

From the 20 fabrics of the strip set these are giving me problems.  In what you see below some sets were figured out during lunchtime with Bonnie.

I did add the teal set in once at home.  I may look for another teal to replace this fabric.

Auditions and many of them...

These are the combinations I have decided on for now.

These dots might find their way in to the project if I cannot find something for the four strip sets remain.  So there is excitement in my sewing room at the start of the project.  I have strips to cut from the yardage and stitching the 20 sets together.  This is what awaits me during the week; homework =^.^=

Getting time for more on Kavort (Frolic) will also find time.  I have to catch up before the reveal which I think might be this Friday.

Sunday Stash Report, January 12, 2020

My first adds for 2020.  The fabrics on  the right are for Kavort (Bonnie Hunter's Frolic 2019 Winter Mystery).  I needed the raspberry fabric to continue and the aquas were too hard to pass up.  My niece has these colors in her nursery and there will definitely be a quilt coming from Great Aunt Sandi to be made.  The fabrics to the left are in part what will be needed for one of the classes that I am enrolled in at Road to California that happens in a couple of weeks.  Six yards for backing of the three UFOs

Used this week:  10 yards
Used YTD:  10 yards
Purchased this week:  5 yards
Purchased YTD:  5 yards
Net used in 2020: 5 yards

I have the UFO from Mom #2 complete now.  This will be in the mail shortly to Kerry along with the UFO from Mom #1.
This one is the UFO from the Flying Geese demonstration parts that I gave at Sunshine Quilt Guild a few years back.  It has finish smaller than I would have liked but have no more fabric except the background to do more with.  I am trying to piece together enough of the green for the binding.

I was also able to get complete through Part 7 of Kavort.  We had DH's brother and sister-in-law over the weekend visiting so Part 8 didn't get a chance.  That will be rectified tomorrow, at least in part.  Come back and see how much was done along with the units of Part 7.

Sunshine Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting is Tuesday night.  Looking forward to it!  Pam Hadfield has a Trunk Show and her Dresden Runner Workshop that will take place on Saturday.  Until the next time enjoy your sewing!

Design Wall Monday, January 6, 2020

Yesterday the mail delivered the border fabric for the UFO from Mom Charity 2 project.  I will be cutting and attaching this once Part 7 of Kavort is complete.  I am excited by how it looks.
Here is Part 7 second step in.  Cutting these matching sets of 41 is tedious.  The raspberry is on the top since I'm a righty and the blue is below.  Four of the eight units will be sewn into HSTs followed up by a pinwheel.  The remaining four are as yet left unsewn.  Bonnie Hunter has certainly mixed up this Frolic 2019 Winter Mystery!
I will be seeing Kaitlyn on Tuesday for a hair styling which happens to be near Paradise Sewing.  I just might need to check out the under new ownership fabric shop before my 4:30 appointment for more raspberry and a darker blue or two!  Oh that sounds very much like the first purchase of 2020...

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, January 5, 2020

I have been super busy this week in my sewing room.  I have lots to share!  This block is Sunshine Quilt Guild's Dec19 BOM.  The middle green and the background were provided.  We were to add a medium green.  This is a nice block that was easy to assemble.  Guild is a week from this Tuesday so I am ahead of schedule.
I have Sunshine 2019-2020 UFO Challenge #7 completed.  I am finding pieces of binding left from previous projects.  I like the look the bright blues look on #7.
I pulled out two UFOs not on any list or challenge.  The red/black dot 4-patches along with the red solid came from my Mom several years ago.  She misplaced the pattern so I needed to come up with one.  The design for the Challenge #7 as perfect.
The next goal to achieve was to use up all the 4-patches.  There was some red and black dot fabric, but not much if needed to complete a particular number of blocks to get to a finished project of 40 x 60.  Turns out there was enough to make two projects if within my stash an alternate block fabric could be found that would work.
At first I thought this was way too busy.
Then it started to grow on me.  A real good pirate fabric that was only enough for borders worked...
The first project finished.
The second project will use fabric from my Mom's stash that is in the mail to me now.  It is a white with a larger dot in colors that when we shared images over FaceTime looks like will work well.  I am very happy the white black fabric held out through both of these projects.
I was a Hobby Lobby and found this Micky Mouse fabric for a back to bring the "kid" theme into the project.  You will find this as funny as Mom and I...just today Mom was organizing her sewing project; low and behold the missing pattern showed up.  A little too late :)!
The second UFO is from a "How to Make Flying Geese" demo that was presented to the Guild several years ago.  Enough fabric to do something with the many units that were made.  I presented five different ways to make FG, there are sure to be even more, that resulted in lots to do something with.
Stars are always a favorite.
Found this raspberry in stash to become the center.  (Some of this fabric will find its way to Kavort.)
Now to come up with a design.  I used up all the FG and sewed five more to make this design.  I have a little left of the raspberry and lots of the background.  What do you think of this use of fabrics?
I did find time to work on two 2020 UFOs that count from my list.  I cut the units for Yule Glow for the first.  The second is Kavort...

Lastly before I head back to work tomorrow Kavort Part 6 was started and finished.  This part has been the most of the work so far.  Part 7 is out making blue/raspberry HSTs.  I will be at this tomorrow to get it done by Friday when the next, possibly last part is released.  We only have one more piece cut in Part 4 that has yet to be sewn with anything.  My guess is that we are probably nearing the end of Frolic, Bonnie Hunter's 2019 Winter Mystery.

Stash all at zeros as we start 2020!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  0 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  0 yards
Net used in 2020:  0 yards