Monday, March 30, 2015

Design Wall Monday 03/30/15

I did some sewing last week and got a great start on the table runner shown above.  We had house guests this weekend, so I did not get to do any sewing, but the runner is still on my design wall.  Other than that, just a few old (but not forgotten) projects so the wall doesn't look too neglected!  Tonight is the final quilt class of the winter session, which is always a fun night!  We have a pot luck, door prizes, and block lottery drawing.  The class is small this session, but still a lot of fun.  I get a break next Monday, then the class starts up again in April with the spring session.  That will take us into June.  I just need to finish up a couple of projects and write the patterns and I'll be set until fall.

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on today!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday 03/16/15 and Stash Report

Above is my Design Wall for this week.  The three blocks on the right belong to my sister.  She is also doing Pat Sloan's mystery quilt along, and she is ahead of me!  I still need to make March's block (the one in the middle above).  I love her fabrics and can't wait to see how it turns out.  The blocks on the left are still where I left them a few weeks ago!  These are from the Mystery Monday project.  I'm a bit behind on everything, but at least I have my sister's project to show -- it's on my design wall so I can show it! :)

I also need to report a stash enhancement.  I was out of town and was lucky enough to have time to stop by one of my favorite quilt shops, Quilter's Paradise in Clovis, CA.  I only had a few minutes to stop in to buy a background fabric for a table runner I am making, but I got mesmerized by the display right at the front door.  I couldn't stop looking at the leafy print on top.  It has a wonderful peach background color (it is a little washed out in this picture).  I love it!  Had to buy a piece.  Then I couldn't decide on the shade of the actual piece I went in for, so I bought two that I thought would work.  I ended up using the lighter one.  I'll probably use the darker one on the back of the runner.  So hopefully those two will be out of the stash soon!
Fabric added this week:  3.00 yards
Fabric added this year:  7.50 yards

Fabric used this week:  0.00 yards
Fabric used this year:  2.75 yards

Total net usage:  4.75 yards added

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone has on their design walls today!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Design Wall Monday 03/09/15

Life has put a serious crunch on my sewing time lately!  Lots of things going on that are taking up all my spare time.  I did get a few things sewn recently.  The brown/green/gold stars are for the Mystery Mondays project.  I'm woefully behind on those.  My friend Lori has hers all up to date and sewn together.  I'll get there eventually.  The giant half-square triangles are for a new project I'm working on.  I'm kind of designing as I go, and right now I think those blocks are way too big and chunky for what I have in mind.  I may trim those down to a smaller size later, but for now I'm just getting them made.  I need a lot for  what I want to make.  The colors are off in that picture.  The blues are a little darker and not so neon looking in real life.  I'm using a Moda layer cake that I got for Christmas.

I didn't get around to posting my latest purchases.  Last week my sister and I checked out a new fabric shop in Tracy, CA, near her home.  It's very small, but had some nice fabrics.  I managed to add 2 yards of fabric to my stash!  The fabric at the top is actually shades of grey, even though it looks tan in the picture.  I have some pink projects in the pipeline, so I picked up a pink I thought would work nicely.  And a wonderful teal print that I can definitely use.  We have a couple of teal walls in our home and I've been trying to design around them.

Fabric added this week:  2.00 yards
Fabric added this year:  4.50 yards

Fabric used this week:  0.00 yards
Fabric used this year:  2.75 yards

Total net usage:  1.75 yards added

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone's design walls today!