Sunday, February 7, 2016

Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 25 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 37.75 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 37.75 yards used

My how time flies especially when you are being very productive! The cold has made me stay home and get some quilting done. Backings use up some serious yardage so while I am on a kick to get UFO's finished, the numbers will look good.
First up:

A Young woman whom I have know since she was 7 months old just finished a 13 year stint in the Navy. I am grateful for her service and decided she needed a quilt to celebrate that accomplishment. I used the #10 Mystery from the Quilts of Valor page and pieced the back with some "Navy" themed scraps. Quilted with loops and stars.


This is from Pat Sloan's Globetrotter for 2014 Mystery. A vintage back was found at Salvation Army and I just love it! I even fussy cut a few blocks. Quilting is a meander.

A baby quilt using color crayons and a coloring book page for the center. Stitch in the Ditch used for quilting. She just turned one and I hope she drags it around and wears it out! I will make her another one then!


I am a Tester for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and the last few issues I have made the blocks in all the same colorway in order to turn them into a quilt. These are all from Issue #11. This was quilted using a wave panto.


This is called "Take a Hike" for someone very special. If she reads the blog before she gets it (I am mailing it Tuesday), then the surprise isn't quite the same but she will know it is done and on the way. Quilted with a loopy leaf in variegated thread.

Allietare has taken a back seat to these and am hoping February is just as productive. 
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As Always,


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 12.75 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 12.75 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 0 yards used

Missed last week's report but then again it was just goose eggs. Cleaning up after the holidays and got the sewing room ready to go for a fresh start! 
I love that backings measure big usage.
This is the year of the UFO's and starting out gung ho!
Saw this on Facebook about a year ago and worked out the pattern. Had limited fabrics to work with but I think the sweet girl that is going to get this will be thrilled!

Finally a train quilt for DH, Missouri Star's Jenny Sloan's Slice and Dice for layer cakes. So not my style but quick and easy and big enough for him.

Allietare Progress:
It was put on hold to finish these two but will be back at it this week.
There are 2 corners completed. Bonnie suggested working from each end and only having one long seam to do at the end. Sounds like a plan to me.
My border selections are:
I actually pulled my colors from this but not liking the binding so that will change.
It is almost kick-off so better get going, appetizers made and half-time chili ready so headed to the TV to bind another UFO while I watch. We usually get together with friends to watch but we voted today to all stay home. It looks beautiful out but the windchills are 30 below, so DH and I will cheer the Vikings on in complete comfort.

I hope you check out the enthusiasm on Patchwork Times. I do.

As Always,


Monday, December 28, 2015


Christmas is in the books. Love and laughter remains. We are home again. 

Best present given:

Best present received: Fabric from Australia, pics next week.

This weekend saw Clue 4 finished and 1 of Clue 5. Today is for running errands before noon as we are under a Winter Storm Warning and I don't think it is going to miss us this time. They are calling for 6 - 8 inches of wet, heavy snow heading up from Texas. Sooo......this afternoon will be reserved for Clue 5.
When I started Clue 4, I wondered if I could find 30 different reds in my stash. I did. I started with the ones I had used already in the "Santa Hats", Part 2 and then went on the hunt. Even though I used many reds in my Garden Party, I found enough so that all 30 are different.
This quilt is almost done, 2 rows to go, although they are the long rows, plans are for this next.

Next up is to clean up the sewing room, put the UFO's in order to accomplish and work on some bindings. Hopefully this winter will see some finishes!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Late But Still Monday

Just a quick post to share. The countdown is here, 2 more small presents to buy and wrap and it is finished.

My progress on Allietare Clue #4. 3 sets complete and 27 to go
...all the pieces are cut and will get them done before the next clue arrives on Saturday! I am thinking Bonnie is being easy on us this year and I hope that has inspired some new quilters to join in! Or just maybe I am getting used to this way of piecing that makes it seem like it. We'll see...

Binding done on this one. Just needs the label.
I don't usually use just one line of fabric but this one was Lovely by RJR Fabrics. It is for someone special and I hope she likes it. As it was laying in queue for finishing, a friend saw it and quite literally coveted it. Alas, the line is several years old and I used up all the fabric. So I went searching and think I have found enough through several sources to make her one! 

A pic of the quilting, a meandering of loops and a flower. Hope you can see it. Turned out cute!

Finished and gave away 5 more rug mugs but forgot to get pictures but the giftees seem to like them. It is fun to have some small finishes.

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In case I don't have time before next week....

I wish for you a Merry Christmas, filled with love joy and peace!

As Always,


Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, Monday,

so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be.

Staying on track! I am loving this quilt. I don't know if it the colors or the the process but yup, lovin' this one! Thanks Bonnie!

Two quilted are having their binding sewn down. It is my favorite part! I love the relaxing rhythm of it and maybe it is because it is the part that connects quilters from the past to quilters of now. Or maybe because I get to sit, relax and just stitch, not thinking about the stitching itself and letting my mind wander.
And this one is next up. Binding sewn on just waitng for this evening.
Rainy, blustery morning, so unusual for Minnesota although there is still a chance for a white Christmas. So I leave you with this, my favorite.

Check out all the progress at Quiltville - Monday Mystery and at Patchwork Times -Design Wall Monday.

As Always,


Monday, December 7, 2015

Design Wall Monday

20 and 20! Got started on Allietare! Mystery Part 2 and wondered if I could do 20 different reds and 20 different neutrals. Started digging and NO PROBLEM. Used some neutrals that were kinda boring and have been in my stash f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
Someone on the Quiltville's Open Studio FB page mentioned that these look like Santa hats and they do. This is my 5th Bonnie mystery and finally feel that I have the hang of it. NO trimming on these babies. I knew that the Easy Angle was the way to go but there were always a few problems that needed to be trimmed but these came out perfect. Yeah me!

I also managed to get some shopping done, spent quality time with DH antiquing (no great finds) and a few "mug rugs" to have in reserve for that gift you need now. I have a gift drawer filled with little things I see on sale so I can put together a small present when needed.

Off to another busy week with a wedding thrown in Saturday. 
Check out what others are doing.....
Mystery Monday Link Up at Quiltville
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

As Always,


Monday, November 30, 2015

Design Wall Monday

You would think that I disappeared from the face of the earth but not so, just enjoyed the summer and fall with family, friends and fun! Throw in a couple of weddings and funerals, the time flew by.
I am trying to get back on track so the first order of business is to giveaway the prize from May...
Lee  Webs of Threads, contact me and I will get it right out.

Second, yes, there has been sewing and quilting going on in between obligations. Newest first:
The Bonnie Hunter Mystery is here! 
I have finished the first step. I changed up the colors a little bit. I have used black and gray for several quilts over the summer so the stash was looking a little thin. BUT I had brown and blue so here are my color choices. I'll admit my blue does lean a little gray.
Then I made a cheat sheet to keep myself organized because this season is so busy that I sew in spurts, I mark down what is done when I leave the machine.

Step 1 - Completed. I did mine with the Easy Angle Ruler. The first time I used it, several years ago, I almost gave up but have perfected it. It was worth sticking with and now would not do them any other way. Thanks Bonnie!

I am also in a Facebook group that is sewing the Farmer's Wife 1930's
Here they are so far.

Six quilts are out to the quilter so binding on those when they return!
Eight rug mugs for Christmas presents completed.
A tablerunner for an October Bridal Shower
..and I guess I will catch up with the rest next post.

So see, I have not been totally delinquent, lol!

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As Always,