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