Sunday Stash Report, October 31, 2021


I had just enough fabric to make this miniature version of Kristmas Kollection.  I have lots of small pieces of the fabrics in the blocks and a good amount of the background in the blocks, but that's it.  I'd say I got my moneys worth from this BOM from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop.  This one finished just 35" square.

After finishing Kristmas Kollection Mini sewing started in earnest on my version of Cinnamon Spice.  Certainly disappointed that the Sew Along didn't happen, but it wasn't going to derail me!  This is the main block; one of 12 needed for the project.  I won't be sewing the blocks together until I am happy with the color placement.

So this week I have a bit to claim as used with Kristmas Kollection Mini.

Used this week:  3 yards
Used YTD: 186.25 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021: 3 yards

I hope you had a spooky Halloween!  Check back tomorrow for progress on Cinnamon Spice.  Happy quilting =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, October 25, 2021


The decision has been made!  DH pulled Cinnamon Spice from the jar.  I've got this project cut into strips right now.  I will be putting it together over the week.  Funny that I would have been working on this project starting last Thursday if Westwood Acres stood good on the promise of a sew along.  No matter =^.^=

Here is what pattern I will be following except I plan to make mine 2" units versus 2 1/2".  The hope is to make the project smaller.  Expect that you will have a wonderful last week of October =^.^

Sunday Stash Report, October 24, 2021


Kristmas Kollection is finished!  Wish I could say a 2021 UFO is complete; although I spent much time working on it...not one on the list to finish this year.  The bows in the outside border added a very nice touch.  I will come back to this idea in the future.  This project that is also known as Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet was lots of fun to make.  I have enough of the bottom right block and fabrics to make something more, which I certainly will be doing.  Kristmas Kollection goes in the mail to Kerry tomorrow!

Oh and those who wanted to participate in the Westwood Acres Cinnamon Spice Sew Along it never happened.  At least this is from what I have been able to find.  I have checked the YouTube channel since 10/21 when Amanda claimed she'd start...but nothing.  Suppose I will be doing this on my own.

Now with so many project I want to work on next...I will be choosing from a pull from the hat by DH.  Not sure what you will see me working on next!  Will it be:  Winter Blues, Cinnamon Spice, Bringing Home the Christmas Tree 2021 UFO, Hocus Pocus, Koastline (Michigan), or Autumn Love?  What is most real exciting is changing my stats this week with the finish of Kristmas Kollection!  Finally in the BLACK.

Used this week:  25.75 yards
Used YTD: 183.25 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021: 0 yards

Check back tomorrow to see what DH selects for me to work on next =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, October 18, 2021


Winter Blues isn't on my Design Wall yet, but it won't be long before it is.  Mine will be pretty scrappy.  It uses 1 1/2" strips or 1 1/2" squares.  Love being able to free up some space in my 1 1/2" container.  It has been more than full for awhile now.  Bonnie Hunter designs to the rescue!  Speaking of Bonnie...will you join in on the fun of her annual winter mystery?  Not too much time before she shares her colors, should be right around November 1st.
Likely Cinnamon Spice will be on my Design Wall next, after Kristmas Kollection comes down.  A Quilt Along starts Thursday with Westwood Acres for this project.  I'll not be able to watch it live, but Amanda is putting it out on YouTube making it easy to check it out when my time is right.

Hope your week is full of everything you want.  Until next time=^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, October 17, 2021


Kissing Kristmas is finished.  I just love how it turned out.  Now I'm anxious to get busy on the applique of Michigan, the other Laundry Basket Quilts project in blues that I worked on about the same time as Kissing Kristmas.  This one is sure to be displayed this year during the holidays.

I did get two packages this week.  The first came with Aurifil threads that I had been waiting on from Red Rock Threads located in Pahrump, NV.  The second from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop.  A fun Spooky Box with all kinds of goodies inside.  Not likely that I will make the pattern that came with FQs and what you need more to make it.  I have several Halloween projects coming up from patterns and fabric kits already purchased.
Vintage Christmas which I will be calling Kristmas Kollection has all its embroidery done.  I have some block pressing to do before each row is assembled.  I will be working on it this week for...hopefully a completion this time next week.

Friday there was a lovely Birthday lunch given me by several of my good friends.  I was so surprised how many were able to be there.  I am really blessed to have such wonderful friends. 

I got all my goals made last Monday done.  Now to put Kristmas Kollection together and begin Cinnamon Spice on Thursday with Westwood Acres Quilt Along.  For me it is back to the office full time starting tomorrow.  No changes to the numbers this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 157.5 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021:  -25.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 11, 2021


The rest of Sunday and this week I will be working on cutting fabrics for several quilts along with some embroidery and binding of Kissing Kristmas.  Now that is a jam packed week=^.^=

These first two photos are fabrics being considered for Cinnamon Spice a project by Amanda Woodruff of Westwood Acres also known as Sonnet.  Amanda will be running a sew along on Instagram and Youtube starting October 21!  Get on Westwood Acres mailing list if you are interested to get more about her kit and pattern.

Next up is Bringing Home the Christmas Tree a 2021 UFO.  I've finished what fabrics will be used for Kristmas Kollection so the scraps are bounty for the trees in this project.  I'm going to make it a smaller version by sizing the pieces 1/2" smaller.  My cars will be red and black textured prints...or at least that is my plan.

Winter Blues by Bonnie Hunter is one of her new patterns.  Mom has been giving me scraps and along with mine there should be no shortage of blues and neutrals.

I shared with you Hocus Pocus by Joanna Figeroa of Fig Tree Fabrics.  I have it all cut so who knows some pumpkins might be on my sewing table before the week is out.  It is after all the month for pumpkins!

Finally you know that Kristmas Kollection embroidery will be going on and perhaps the borders complete with the red bows!  This one is by Lori Holt called Vintage Christmas.

Yep it does sound like a lot, but one must set their goals high!  Enjoy your week and sew to your hearts content=^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, October 10, 2021

Komplex Kontents is a project started in April 2017.  It was intended to be a long term project from the start.  I would stitch two blocks going and coming from trips to the east coast.  The first two blocks were the trip to celebrate Tiffany and Matt's wedding day.  I'm thrilled by how it turned out.  I made the border with mitered corners to create the "frame" affect that is designers name Fit to Frame by Lori Smith of My Heart to Your Hands.  It is a 2019 UFO.

Kissing Kristmas arrived this past week from Kerry.  I just love all the hard work she put into it.  Pebble and berry quilting design patterns are my favorite and this one has hand guided pebble designs throughout the border, in and around all the applique.  You may remember that I used the Avery labels method first time on this design called Mistletoe by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  It is a 2021 UFO.  I'll be sure to share the finished quilt once the binding/sleeve/label are in place.

Kristmas Kollection has all the blocks sewn with the exception of the touches here and there on some of the blocks that need embroidery.  I will be working on this during the week ahead.  The first photo shows half the project and the rest of the sashing from Month 7.  The next photo shows what still needs to go on the wall!  Finally, the blocks of Month 6.  I have all the fabrics now from Stitchin Heaven BOM now.  Once the embroidery work is done the rest is not too far off.

Finally a few yards to turn the numbers this week.  Thanks to Kerry I have a gift card to get something fun from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop...wonder what that will be =^.^=

Used this week:  6 yards
Used YTD: 157.5 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021:  -25.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, October 4, 2021


Month 5 blocks were easy ones.  Not sure the one on the bottom left is a poinsettia, but that is what the designer says it is =^.^=

Up until the Toy Soldier block the Puppy block had been the most difficult!  I have a Toy Train to stitch next.  Two more blocks to finish before Month 6 is done.

During TV watching, we are currently watching Star Trek Discovery, I have been cutting out for Hocus Pocus.  Friday evening was marking the lines on what will be HSTs.  Lots of them, all done now.  This will be my next project after Kristmas Kollection.

Have a wonderful week ahead!  Happy Birthday today to my twin nieces Leah and Sabrina.  Mine is tomorrow and my Sister is Thursday.  October is a busy month for my family!

Sunday Stash Report, October 3 2021


This is the last block, Toy Soldiers, that has been made.  I have Month 5 blocks finished and four of Month 6.  Only one more month of blocks to stitch before adding the sashing and borders.  Here are a few of what were stitched in Month 5 and now Month 6.  Oh I have decided on a name for this project, Kristmas Kollection (Vintage Christmas).  According to my website searches collection is associated to vintage.  

To add to my stash is one yard of fabric for the borders of Fit To Frame.  This project now has a name too. Komplex Kontents...well it was complex and contents are what will be in my frame.  Since I was away this past weekend I didn't get to sewing the borders on.  I will be doing that this week.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 151.5 yards 
Purchased this week: 1 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021:  -31.75 yards