Laundry Basket Quilts Mystery 2021 project that starts soon. It is a race to see if the fabrics can arrive in time. I'll be sewing the blue and white fabric option.
I have been in love with the blue/white FQ Bundle since I first saw it and well...
I received two quilts today from Kerry's Quilting. Kerry never disappoints me. The first quilt is the John Deere tractor quilt with tractors in the quilting design done with a light green thread called Willow. Oh my Violet's grandson is going to love getting a new tractor quilt to replace the one he lost. Thanks again Mom, Dru, and Kerry for making this possible.
The second is Koney 2 my bunny quilt with a carrot quilting design using bright light green thread. The tail was stitched down a bit different and I like the result. I will be sharing these again once the binding is done.
During the week the last of the fabrics I had on order arrived. These are 1/2 yard cuts of the Secret Stash neutrals. I am building up to having all of the fabrics needed for the Secret Stash project that is a future project. The two button packs will be used for the Lori Holt projects, Autumn Love and Vintage Christmas, that are in work. I'm still negative so far in 2021, but the projects I have planned this year should soon get me back to positive.
Hope your week is terrific! I'm anxious for the mail to arrive today...I think more fun awaits me.
Kanary turned out. I'm am very pleased and know that Cara will be for Emma. I love all the low volume neutrals that have gone in to its making.
I have nothing to claim as used this week, but once again I am adding. I have a few more fabrics to arrive this week and then I plan to seal up my wallet unless I positively need something! I have been pulling cat novelty fabric from my 2 1/2" strips to create the piano key border for the Kandy Katz project that is fully in work now that my commitments are satisfied for the time being. The new sewing machine is in use. I have some learning to do and a bit of a wait on the insert for the sewing cabinet to arrive.
Everything needed is in my sewing room today to work on until I finish Kandy Katz. I'm getting my thread ready and the project bag opened. Everyone wants to see this project finished =^.^=
There will be a short intermission to finish and put in the mail Kanary that is expected to arrive on Tuesday from Kerry. Remember there is a race to have it to a baby shower in Texas by April 24th. I also have Sunshine Quilt Guild's April meeting tomorrow night.
May sewing commence on Wednesday!
When Kerry was here we discussed that I might not have enough florals to make the April Sunshine Quilt Guild BOM. Florals just aren't that abundant in my stash. Kerry mentioned she would send me some. Well she sent me enough to make two and then some. Turns out in my scraps I was able to scrape up enough for another and before long I had made four. If I win these blocks, chances are good with four entries, a scallop border is planned. I might add a bit of lace to the border too.
No this isn't something on my Design Wall :) Just thought it was really funny...don't you agree?
Koney 2 is on my Design Wall...for real :). It was fun working on my smaller bunny project yesterday between dinner preparation and dessert making or our Easter Feast. I have the units sewn into rows. All of this with my Professional 5.0.
The rows to rows and all beyond will be sewn with my new toy, Professional ICON. Tomorrow I'll be taking my Kola insert to be sized to Paradise Sewing. From this measurement Paradise Sewing will work with Kola to get me a new one going. What you see now is not the final arrangement, but it will work for a time. If it doesn't I can always put the 5.0 back and wait to use the ICON until the new insert is in my hands. There is some learning ahead for me...just to wind a bobbin and thread the machine=^.^= I think it is going to be a late dinner tonight!
Kerry is in town and we met up at Rosie's Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop on Friday. I continued to drain my wallet. I purchased a whole host of fabrics and a couple of goodies. These two fabrics are for Kanary. The top piece for the back and the bottom for the binding. I didn't want a white fabric for either parts of the quilt because it is for an infant and needs to be forgiving.
Before I go into more purchases from my shopping spree with Kerry... I treated myself to a new machine on Thursday. The Phaff I had been using was a Professional 5.0. I'd had it since 2015 and you know how much I sew. It was definitely time, especially after a careless meeting of needle to point of a scissors. This is the cremedelacreme of a quilters machine. I need the insert to use in my Koala cabinet that is to be part of the deal along with the Professional 5.0 being a trade-in. So for now I'm using the 5.0 and the ICON is waiting to start its time with me.
Friday is Rosie's special deal off FQs so these three came home with me to use in Winter Blues by Bonnie Hunter. I'm just now starting the collection of fabrics for this project.
I need to get quite a bit more of the Secret Stash fabric collection by Laundry Basket Quilts to complete the fabric requirements for Secret Stash. I've been adding in the neutrals to reach free shipping requirements for my online purchases. There's two heading my way right now. I'll be looking for a good deal on the FQ bundles of the Neutral and Warm colors.
I should also be receiving the backing for the tractor quilt and another of the patterns that use the All Hallow's Eve fabric collection called Pumpkin Trio. And now I'm on the hunt for more of this fabric to make Witch's Night Out another using the All Hallow's Eve collection. Yes I do like the collection =^.^= So all said and done I have a fairly good size to report as used in Kanary and a huge size to claim as purchased. As you can read though...there are plans to use it all with only one frivolous purchase.
I'm away to the sewing room to make progress on my bunny project which is yet again a bit smaller than the original project for Greyson pictured above. Koney 2 will be ready for my Easter 2022. Hope your Easter basket is as full as mine has been this week!