Design Wall Monday, November 29, 2021


Yes this would be another project that is not a UFO!  Darn working on my 2021 UFO List is hard when there are so many that inspire me to finish.  This is the Basket block of Autumn Love by Lori Holt.  Debra asked if I like this type of applique...well yes I suppose for larger units.  The basket filled with pumpkins is complete.  I had a heck of a time figuring out the placement of the bucket's handle.  The flowers, vines, and leaves are tonight's sewing in front of the TV watching to see if the Washington Football Team can win.

I did go as far yesterday to select the fabrics in orangish color to do Part 1 of Bonnie Hunters 2021 Winter Mystery Rhododendron Trail.  (OMG, could she have picked an easier flower name? LOL!)  The orange fabrics in the basket are what will be used first with the stack on the bottom when more is needed.  I do need to cut this one yet.  I love making HSTs!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, November 28, 2021

Kumin is finished.  Thanks to my brother-in-law, Scott for this name.  The pattern is designed by Amanda Woodruff of Westwood Acres called Cinnamon Spice or Sonnet.  I will be using this on the living room couch.  

I have a pretty good collection of the orangish/salmonish fabrics that will be used instead of the pinks ready to cut Part 1 of Rhododendron Trail.  I will be starting out with half the size of Bonnie Hunter's project.

I also will be working on glue basting the Basket Block of Autumn Love project from Lori Holt.  I was able to turn all the units on the drive to Idyllwild on Thanksgiving.  I plan to share a photo of it tomorrow on my Design Wall.

So happy to turn the numbers on my Stash Report today =^.^=

Used this week: 8.75 yards
Used YTD: 195.0 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021: 11.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, November 22, 2021

These are the fabrics for block 3, Bucket Block, of Lori Holt's Autumn Love design.  This quilt takes on a country charm and it is fun putting it together.

It starts with using the templates, tracing them onto a light weight interfacing.

With right side of the fabric to the wrong side of the interfacing, sew along the drawn lines.  Trim close to the sewn line and clip along the curves and "Vs".  Cut an "X" just big enough to turn the units inside out.  Push the seams against the interfacing side so the pieces are flat.

I will need bias pieces for this block.  So using the bias maker, green for the flower stems and blue for the basket handle are needed.
The bias maker does a great job.  Starching is a must and keep your fingers away from the hot iron!
I need bias strips for the vines on Michigan so while I was at it...
These are the two blocks done so far for Autumn Love.  I'll be working on block 3 as we head up to Idyllwild to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends who live there.   Wishing each of you a thankful day however you choose to celebrate.

Sunday Stash Report, November 21, 2021


Looking forward to working on this project!  I'll be changing out the pinks for these shades of rhododendron flowers.  This of course is the Bonnie Hunter 2021 Winter Mystery, Rhododendron Trail.  First clue is set to release on Black Friday...less than a week away.  I am anxious to use up some of the leftovers from my flamingo quilt and several of the quilts where pumpkins were in the design.

No other finishes to claim.  One day soon Cinnamon Spice will be done.  Too much happening between watching Mandalorian and new movies on Disney+.  We also had weekend fun with sewing room has been calling me =^.^=

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

Design Wall Monday, November 15, 2021


Kristmas Kollection is finished.  I just love how the bows and ricrac with the stripe made this project even more special.

 Here is a close up.  Don't you agree?

I finished Komplex Kontents too!  It looks perfect in the space I made it to fill.

Now just need to get Cinnamon Spice off my design wall and in to the hands of Kerry!  Hope you are having a very special week.

Sunday Stash Report, October 14, 2021


The last three blocks were finished and row assembly has begun.  Currently the name for this project is Kumin.  Any other ideas out there?  

DH and I did a lot of fun things this weekend.  Friday it was La Jolla beach walking and lunch.  Saturday it was Pt. Loma and lunch.  Sunday was set aside for binding and football.  Needless to say little machine sewing, but I did get Kristmas Kollection finished!

This was after the ric rac was sewn in place.  The binding was ready to sew next.  A photo of the finished project will be next for you to admire.

There's nothing this week to change stats.

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

Design Wall Monday, November 8, 2021


Cinnamon Spice is further along than this photo shows.  I have another three blocks almost done, but can't get on the design wall to share with you.  I had thought to finish this yesterday, but no.  This one will finish this week.  Excited to change my stash number next week.  Any suggestions for a name?

I realized much later than I'd wanted that the Sunshine October BOM was needing to be sewn for the meeting tomorrow.  I whipped it up in no time.  Thank goodness it worked out that way.  

As it turned out not many participated in the BOM, but I WON!  I even drew my own name as the winner.  Surprise, surprise =^.^=.  I have made the Bonnie Hunter project using different backgrounds (Kreppy Kins) so this will be fun to make something smaller with, well we shall see, black print backgrounds.  Wish there had been more participation...what's going on Sunshine Quilters?

DH helped with the math to make a version of Bringing Home the Christmas Tree by Lori Holt into a 3/5s scaled down version.  I just don't need another big project!  I have test blocks of the trees and the car with the trees on it's roof.  If they work out, which I'm pretty certain will, I'll be making my project in red and black cars and the same bright trees that are in the original design.  I'm quite anxious to get this one going.  Another one needing help with a name...

There has been a question in my mind about using the pinks in Bonnie Hunter's 2021 Winter Mystery.  I like pinks, but think I might be happier with another color way.  I don't often veer off from her color selections, but may happen this time.  I surfaced a backing from my stash and found that most of the colors except the pinks are present.  Instead of the pinks are salmon and orange.  The Quiltville Blog shows other going in this direction so that's my present thinking.  I'd love to use up this backing from a purchase on a SD Shop Hop so many years ago.  It from a purchase a shop since closed in Chula Vista, CA.  This one too with a "K" name!

Skip forward a bit to Tuesday night when I had a chance to purchase chances on Beach Cities Quilt Guild 2022 Opportunity Quilt.  Isn't this a lovely?  I've got my stake entered...wish me luck!

So this week has me working on the scaled down  Bringing Home the Christmas Tree and binding Kristmas Kollection.   Next week I'll share the recently completed Komplex Kontents and hopefully the bound Kristmas Kollection (rick rack and all).

We've turned the clocks in San Diego...getting darker so early now.  Although we will be in for a hot weekend the weather for the most part is cooler.  Hope you have a terrific week whatever you choose to do.  =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, November 7, 2021

I had thought it possible to have my Cinnamon Spice done during the week, but not!  Lots of progress though.  The photo shows as much as I'll be able to put on my design wall.  The floor comes next for making sure my colors are mixed up real well with the remaining three blocks.  My binding will be one neutral used in the top.  The backing is a neutral I've been holding on to for awhile now :)

I had it in mind that nine blocks would make my project complete.  Then considering that I want it to go behind my sofa figured that the entire 12 blocks would be better.  So sewing the last three blocks together has been my weekend project.

I'm just about there...  So nothing to claim in our out today.  Hope to share with you tomorrow all the other things that have been keeping me busy.  Something new and a few things just needing final touches.

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

Design Wall Monday, November 1, 2021


Cinnamon Spice takes a lot of neutrals!  I have them rest assured.  I have been getting ready for this project for sometime now with lots of the creamy neutrals that will be used. 

This one is going to be sewn together quick.  The bottom row is the first of the sashing.  These units are all sewn together so it looks a bit off from the rest of the project.  Same is true of the two sashings between the blocks.

Anxious to receive mail from Kerry!  She sent a package my way on Saturday...come on Tuesday=^.^=  Enjoy your first day of November.