Design Wall Monday, February 22, 2021

 

Binding sewn down on Krooked Kreek (2021 UFO).  Sleeve and label next.  Loved this 2020 Winter Mystery Grassy Creek by Bonnie Hunter.  This finish makes me eager to attack another of her projects I have in my queue to finish....Appalachian Autumn and Winter Blues.  Appalachian Autumn is on the 2021 UFO list.


These two are ready for trimming down and finishing them off for Mom.  Kupid's Kisses (on the bottom) is a 2020-2021 Challenge with Sunshine Quilt Guild.  Its number hasn't been called, but I'm ready.  Kadbury (on the top).

These two fabric purchases came in the mail today.  Very satisfied with the pink FQ bundle.  Kadbury used up my pin stash so of course I had to reseed :)  I am trying to match the green and the yellow to the John Deere panel.  Satisfied with the yellow, but the green is too blue and dark.  Will need to try again :(

So what is going on in your sewing room?


Sunday Stash Report, February 21, 2021



This week I have two finishes.  This first one is a 2021 UFO that will be called Kwestion.  Pat Yamin pattern called It's A Mystery.  Kerry and I took one of her Mystery Classes at 2020 Road to California.  I have a long time batik fabric, from either Melissa or Loretta, that ends up perfect for this project.  I'll use the same blue in the front for the binding.  Kerry has this one now for quilting.


My second finish is a second Cupid's Bow.  It appropriately will be coined Kupid's Kurtsy 2).  With a little ingenuity there was enough between scraps from the first Cupid's Bow (Kupid's Kurtsy) and my meager red stash to pull it off.




I also had fun every day heading to my mail box...  Starting from the top the yellow FQ bundle arrived from Fat Quarter Shop, wools from Midway Wool, a promo cute sewing container and the Acorn pressing product from Stitchin' Heaven, and Arizona Hatch Pepper seasoning from Kerry that came in the box that brought back Krooked Kreek all quilted.
Sunshine's February BOM is coordinated by Hallie.  She has us making Bonnie Hunter's Little Monkey blocks.  I dug through scraps and found HSTs that Debra gifted me some time ago that were perfect (see the monkey fabrics?).  Hard to resist making more of these blocks.

In the meantime I am reading the sleeve, binding, and label for Krooked Kreek and several nights in front of the TV.  More to share with you tomorrow on this project.  Right now I am thinking of what project to tackle next!  Kupid's Kisses and Kadbury are on their way back from Kerry after being quilted.  There are lots of TV nights ahead.

Before closing wanted to share a photo of Kamel Kountry (Old Tobacco Road by Bonnie Hunter) that was gifted to Ty and Sharon this past week.  It was meant and is perfect for their brown/tan travel trailer.  They were so surprised and thrilled to receive it.

Used this week: 9 yards
Used YTD:  34.25 yards
Purchased this week:  3 yards
Purchased YTD:  53.25 yards
Net used in 2021:  -19 yards

Design Wall Monday, February 15, 2021

 

On my Design Wall is a project started at 2020 Road to California Quilt Show last January.  It is the year's Mystery Project, well one of two offerings by Pat Yamin.  The purchase of a kit was a must.  Our choice of red or blue.  Mystery Projects leave us completely in the dark :)

The pieces were all laser cut, a first for me.  The first time opening the container the fabrics smelled distinctively burnt.  We were promised the smell would eventually go away, which it did.  Upon first inspection too there were burnt marks on the edge of the white that were very distinctive.  These marks didn't go away, but ended up in the seams.  Both of these were a bit of a shock when we got the kits.

After finishing the Valentine's Day projects my next project to work on became this one called It's A Mystery (not too clever Pat Yamin...).  The trick for this one is to make certain to pay attention to the layout diagram as it is real easy to orient the units the wrong way.  Rows together is what remains besides finding a back that will make this project a bit more interesting...  Oh and a mysterious "K" name =^.^=   It happens to be a 2021 UFO too!


Sunday Stash Report, February 14, 2021

 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day

    1. St. Valentine Wasn't Just One Person
    2. Valentine's Day Became an Official Holiday in the 1300s
    3. Cupid Has Its Roots in Greek and Roman Mythology
    4. Americans Send 145 Million Valentine's Day Cards Each Year
    5. Nearly 6 Million Couples Get Engaged On Valentine's Day
If you didn't send a card I probably have you covered.  I love sending cards.  They must have a cat on them of course to make them "sendable" from me =^.^=   I really looked hard for a 1st Valentine's card for Greyson, but no luck.  It was a big disappointment for me.  Perhaps if I'd been able to get to all the stores where the cat cards are in abundance it would have been there for me or should I say Greyson.
This past week I finished all three of my planned Valentine's projects.  I was very excited this could happen.  All three are in need of Kerry's Quilting touch.  Each will be ready for future Valentine's Days.
Stitches from the Heart (yet to be named) by Fat Quarter Shop (this one was completed last week)

Kupid's Kisses, Crazy Hearts by Karla Alexander of Cut Loose Press

Cupid's Bow (yet to be named) by Fat Quarter Shop

More of my online shopping arrived that allowed my third project to finish.  This is the back, background, and binding fabrics.  The pattern designer was pretty gracious with fabric requirements.  I almost have enough for a second project. 

I'm not sure how long it will take me to get back in the black.  I was good this week and only ordered one FQ bundle of solid pinks from Fat Quarter Shop.  Crazy Hearts project depleted all this particular shade of pinks.

My shopping arrivals this week included a fabric kit for Little 4 Patch.  


Kellie Willey of Little Quilt Creations was Sunshine Quilt Guild's guest speaker on Tuesday.  She was really great.  All things miniature.  The Mice Fabric Kit was too cute to pass up.  Kellie does have an online course that you might want to check out on the making of her miniature project.  I also purchased two of her "must have products for miniatures".  The first by Acorn - Easy Precision Piecing Starter Kit and Schmetz 70/10 machine sewing needles.  The needles arrived yesterday and the Acorn product is on its way from Stitchin' Heaven.

No other fabrics arrived, but they have all shipped and should be arriving this week.  I need a BIG project to help get out of the red.

So for my stash report this week all stats change...  Tomorrow I'll be sharing my It's A Mystery project.  Come back and check it out.

Used this week: 8.5 yards
Used YTD:  25.25 yards
Purchased this week:  4.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  50.25 yards
Net used in 2021:  -25 yards

Design Wall Monday, February 8, 2021


 This is the background for the Crazy Hearts table runner.  The ruler is the Spider Web by Creative Grids.  I like to use specialty rulers more than once.  This will be the third project to use it.  I am about to cut two units that will form the sides of the table runner with this 10" x 11 1/2" rectangle.

The hearts have already been cut out and rotated about.  My project consists of five hearts instead of six.  Six hearts makes it pretty big and Mom has a smaller table.


The cutting of the fabrics leaves quite a bit of scrap.  I'd rather have more like what is in the second photo than the first.  This is however how the pattern comes about.  I will be cutting down the scraps and adding to my scrap bins.







These are parts of the cutting sequence.  The rest of the pieces are cut; border and inner border along with more background pieces.  Time to press, cut, and sew!  Just before stopping for the day this is how my Design Wall looked.


I'll move the border units around a bit to even out the two patterns.  The binding will be the same as the inner border.  I hope to have this one done before Thursday.  How about Kupid's Kisses?

Sunday Stash Report, February 7, 2021


I have a finish in Stitches From The Heart.  This is not a UFO, but it is always fun for me to work on the holiday theme projects when that time comes.  I have two more I'm working on that will be ready for next year.  This one goes to my Mom.  It finished at 35" x 35".  I purchased a light pink print for the backing and a bold pink solid for the binding.  It will be off to Kerry soon, but will not make it in time to Mom for Valentine's Day.  Maybe she'll have it for decorating during the month of February!  Heart "K" name ideas welcome...

Early in the week I received a table runner kit for Springtime Bunnies.  I will be looking into this Riley Blake Table Runner of the Month kits a bit more.  This is the first I knew about them.  Anyway the pattern and fabrics are just too adorable.
This is a add to my stash, but will quickly be a used.  I hope to get this one done before Springtime.  Mom once again will get this project when it is finished.
Buttons arrived for the two Lori Holt projects I have in work.

Month 3 arrived for one of the Lori Holt projects, Vintage Christmas.  I'm only sewn up through Month 1...  These are too cute, lots of little pieces for these 6" finished blocks.

So some to add and some to claim used this week.  I'm sure anxious to get into the black!  It is oh so fun to shop...  Tomorrow I'll be sharing my Crazy Heart Table Runner project.  Come back and check it out.

Used this week: 5 yards
Used YTD:  16.75 yards
Purchased this week:  7.25 yards
Purchased YTD:  45.75 yards
Net used in 2021:  -29 yard

Hope the team you want to win does!  I'm rooting for the young guy...


Design Wall Monday, February 1, 2021

 

Doesn't look like much yet...  Stitches From The Heart by Fat Quarter Shop is on my Design Wall starting this second month of 2021.  I'm a bit concerned at this point that its business will be a bit of a problem.

These are the units that make up a heart shape for this 35" square project.  I was anxious to use up some of my Triangles-on-a-Roll papers.  To give the variety the 3" finished papers were cut into units of two.  This is the "tv" part...removing papers =^.^=

Until next time!


Sunday Stash Report, January 31, 2021

 

Krooked Kreek is complete!  My first 2021 UFO finish and surprisingly during the first month!  Terrific...do you think I'll be able to keep this up :)...of course not although you know I'll give it my best.  My Grassy Creek, Bonnie Hunter's 2020 Winter Mystery finished smaller than hers.  Krooked Kreek is half the size, only using 12 blocks for the top coming to 64 1/2 x 80 1/2.  Now that is the size just perfect for my wants.

I had thought to make this like Kerry's with 16 blocks, but when hers finished at 80 1/2 square I made adjustments.  My four made, but never forgotten blocks and their associated sashing along with other units will become parts of the back along with the yardage you see at the top of the photo.  I can't tell you how long the yardage has been in my stash just waiting to be used.  I will not be needing all of it so you will likely see it used again.  It may be used in Appalachian Autumn also by Bonnie Hunter with lots of grays.
Kassy is certainly not as impressed as me with my January Christmas!
These all came on Saturday.  I also got two packages earlier in the week so my Stash Stats are going to blow out the paper this week =^.^=  
Earlier this week came the back for Vintage Christmas. 
The next day came the red FQs that for the most part will be used in Cinnamon Spice. 

Then although I checked, sometimes in the rain, the post person did not bring me anything until Saturday...

From the left, another ornament, the last BOM from a 12 month project, stash enhancing, and yellow FQs...
The ornament is a gift from Mom and will be added to the nearly a dozen to be made for a 2021 UFO item and of course our Christmas tree starting this year.  Thank You Mom!  This one came from #StitchedModern and is a Polar Bear with the cutest blue vest.

This is the last BOM for Beware! It's Halloween!  I have not even started this project.  Thankfully it isn't a 2021 UFO.  Midway Wool coordinated this BOM from Pin & Proper Designs by Vickie Higley.  Midway Wool has a Stitch-a-Long going on now that I'm very interested in participating.  It appears to be designed for us beginners trying wool stitchery.
These are stash enhancements.  Quite a lot of FQs from RebsFabStash.  On the left is a new line called Colete.  I was drawn in by the grays and the white grays.  For these I'm thinking once again of Appalachian Autumn.  The low volume whites on the right are the new Bee Background fabrics by Lori Holt and Riley Fabrics.  I am low (no pun intended) on these types of fabrics.  I'll use the warmer colors for Sunny Side Up and the cooler ones for Winter Blues.
StitchesnGiggles is a new fabrics shop for me.  I saw this FQ bundle and gave the fabric shop a try.  I will use them all in due time.  The warmer ones for Sunny Side Up, Appalachian Autumn, Cinnamon Spice just to name a few.  The only cool one that I have planned is Winter Blues where there are a possibilities.
Last but not the last of what is yet to arrive are yellows from The Quilt Basket.  These will be for Sunny Side Up.  Sunny Side Up will be on my table before too long.  It is a baby girl quilt that will be arriving in June.

All said and done...my stash brimith over with some wonderful fabrics.  17.5 yards in just one week.  Hey maybe this is the replacement from shopping at Road to California Quilt Show that was all done online this year.  It would have been this weekend.  Sure miss my annual quilting weekend with Kerry.  Fortunately, I got Krooked Kreek done so some of sting for my purchases is reduced.  Later today I start on my first of three Valentine's projects.  Check out my progress tomorrow on my Design Wall Monday.

Used this week: 11.75 yards
Used YTD:  11.75 yards
Purchased this week:  17.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2021:  -21 yard