Cathedral Stars Coming Together

I am posting late so just a quick pop in to update my progress. I am just about to make it to the finish line getting the interior of Cathedral Stars completed. Here is where I am at the moment, I am so excited that it is almost finished!

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I have no idea what I am going to do for borders at this point, I think I am thinking about a very narrow neutral and then maybe a pieced scrappy border of brights. I will have to lay it out and see how it looks and see if I like it. I am glad that I carried on with this quilt even though I was not sure that I was going to like it. The brown helps to contain the brights and gives the eye a place to rest.

I managed to get 15 minutes or more 6 out of 7 days this week.

Linking with

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy Quilting!

Terry

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Fabric Management Report 11-27-16

I hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving, I was planning on a post that day but we ended up going to my mother’s house on Wednesday afternoon rather than Thursday. After getting there, the day was filled with cooking and visiting with family.

I managed to get some sewing done this week, but not as much as I had hoped, Cathedral Stars is still not together, but it is getting closer.

I managed to get a little stash movement last week thanks to cutting a backing for 2 quilts that I will load on the machine at the same time. I had planned on having it loaded already, the top is ready. I also cut the setting triangles for the Cathedral Stars quilt and part of a Carpenter’s Star quilt for Quilts of Love.

Here is my stash report, I thought I was linking with Patchworktimes, but she did not post.

Fabric out last two weeks 6.076 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 65.726 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  14.656 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Terry

UFO Update 11-22-16

I managed to get some sewing in the last few days and it has really showed. Saturday I just had the setting pieces cut out, but now I have two of the corners stitched together. I decided I would do the four corners and then do the inside just like it was a square quilt. That way I don’t have to sew two long pieces together. I do not like handling large pieces or sewing long seams. It is a challenge to me to figure out how to put the quilt together sewing the shortest seams until I get to the last seam of the quilt. It doesn’t take much to entertain me 🙂 The picture below shows how I am setting it together.

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This is where I am at so far, I don’t think I am going to get this finished before Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery starts. I think I will work on that as my leader ender while I finish this quilt. I have made great progress finishing up my Bonnie Hunter quilts during this challenge and I want to thank Jo for hosting the challenge. The strip twist quilt was given away last Sunday to a person who was in great pain caused from bulging disk in his back. The pain was so severe that he is in a wheelchair right now.

Today I have to bake a cake for a birthday and I think I am going to bake some cookies for Thanksgiving also so I guess I better get to it. I am linking up with Jo’s Country Junctions’ Bonnie Hunter UFO challenge.

Happy Quilting!

Terry

Design Floor Monday

It was a busy weekend, but I did make a little progress on getting Cathedral Stars laid with the setting triangles. I even commenced onto sewing them together. I took several pictures of the top laid out so that I might even get it back together how it was laid out, lol.

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The lower left is partially sewn together, but that is all that I managed. Today I did a little shopping preparing for DS’s birthday which happens to fall on Thanksgiving this year. I have one more day of work then I am off until Monday so there might possibly be a chance of getting it together before Thanksgiving, but it is not looking very likely.

I cut backing for a couple of quilts over the weekend, so I will have outage to show for next week’s Stash Report. Hopefully by then, I will have a couple of quilts quilted before I go back to work on Monday too.

My sewing last week took backseat to reading, but sometimes you just have to read. I think I read four books in the last week so I failed miserably at Kate’s 15 minutes challenge but I made up for it over the weekend.

Linking with

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy Quilting!

Terry

Stash Movement! 11-13-16

Woohoo, I had movement in my stash! It happened quite by accident yesterday. I realized that I needed a couple of strippie quilts for Quilts Of Love that was happening yesterday. We had a good time at Quilts of Love and made some progress on several quilts. Three of the ladies also took their quilts to work on them at home.

After Quilts of Love was over my friend Missy came over and we loaded one of her quilts on the machine and she worked on getting it quilted. We had a great time laughing and playing while the quilt was being quilted.

Along with Quilts Of Love happening last week, I also finished all of my blocks for Cathedral Stars and I finished the binding on the Batik Wave. I forgot to finish my Friday post so I am showing it now.

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Here is my stash report and linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out 3.166 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd:59.65 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  8.58 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Terry

 

More UFO Progress

I managed to get three more blocks made Tuesday night while avoiding the election results for a little while. I counted the total I had and I only have 5 more to make so I should have all of my blocks completed this week. Hopefully by Thursday at the latest, then to shuffle the blocks and figure out which setting triangle color calls out and says “Pick Me, Pick Me”. Here is where I am at this point, I need two down the side and three of the corners.

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I am linking up with Jo’s Country Junction UFO challenge trying to finish as many Bonnie Hunter UFO’s as possible before the mystery starts. I am just trying to get this one the flimsy stage. I have already completed two other Bonnie Hunter quilts since we started.

Happy quilting!

Terry

UFO Update

Some more progress has been made on Cathedral Stars, a free pattern by Bonnie Hunter. I managed to get 10 more blocks done between Saturday and Monday. I stopped on Monday and made some blocks for the QOV block drive going on. Here is where I got to when I stopped. I see that I turned a block wrong, but this was just for picture taking purposes.

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And here are a couple more of the fun novelty pieces that have made their way into the quilt.

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I know how to rotate a picture, but for the life of me, I can’t remember right now.

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Orange slices, eggs and lobster print, what a combination! LOL

Go see what Jo and the others are working on over at Jo’s Country Junction. I hope you have a great rest of your week!

Happy Quilting!

Terry