Progress Last Week

I make some progress last week on my quilt along with my stitching, so it was a win/win week for me. At the beginning of the week I had five blocks completed on the En Provence Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter. By Sunday night, I had five more blocks finished so that leaves me with six blocks left to stitch and a whole bunch of sashing strips. I also have the feeling that I will have to make more blocks before I am finished with this top.

I have enough of the sashing finished to be able to lay it out and get a glimpse of how the quilt is going to look when it is finished and I think I am going to like it. I hope the borders temper the purple some, and I think it will since it is all neutrals.

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I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Terry

Monday Happenings

Well I had nothing to show for what I had been doing until I sewed on it today. Today I sewed quarter square triangles and now I actually have some of the pieces made so that I can lay out a block of En Provence to see what it is going to look like when it is all together.

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I changed yellows after seeing the completed block, I went from a dark gold to a muted yellow, and I still was not sure if I liked it with the yellow. After seeing it with the yellow, I decided to lay some of the completed four patches in the spot where the yellow went and see what it looked like too. Here is that result.

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It looks a little washed out compared to the yellow, maybe I should lay the gold out too to see what it looks like in the block. Anyway that is where I stand with this block, but at least I have enough parts sewn so that I can play with the block and make it my own.

Today I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy quilting!

Terry

Stash Report 1-8-17

Good morning, I hope everyone has had a good start to their new year. Mine started out with a good amount of stash usage because I was finishing up several quilts while trying to continue reach my goal of quilting 10 quilts. I did not meet the goal of 10 by the time my Christmas Break was over, but I am still working to get that goal met. I am going to take two quilts over to Missy for her to finish, so that will relieve me of having to do those two.

I got the borders on the Fourth of July quilt and it ready for binding. I am about to have a binding party because I will have many that need binding after finishing quilting of those 10 quilts. I also made progress on the En Provence mystery quilt, but I still have a long ways to go before I am ready to start putting it together into blocks.

I am linking with Patchworktimes where others are also linking up to show how they are doing using their stash.

Fabric out week 8.26
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 8.26 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total  8.26 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

What’s Happening 12-26-16

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday. I know that this is a hard time for some people, and for you, I hope the Peace of Jesus Christ will come over you and make it an easier time for you.

I am slowly making progress toward my goals of getting quilts quilted and I am still slowly working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt En Provence. I have managed to get to the halfway point on all of the clues except for the first clue, which I have intentionally not worked on, and the one that came out Friday, which I have not started yet.

Here are some pictures of what is going on in my sewing room.

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Here is my lone star that I put together while playing. At this point, I did not have enough of the purple triangles to make the complete square, nor did I have any other pink triangles to balance the star out so I called it my Rogue Warrior.

More pink blocks in process

More pink blocks in process

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And last but definitely not least, my reminder to myself to line up the bottom of the triangle. I cut these with the Accuquilt go die and they seem to work best when they are lined up at the bottom of the triangle. I hated making these for so long because they would never come out right. My seam allowance was correct, but for some reason they would come out wrong. I now know that I part of the problem was that I was lining up by the top, rather than the bottom of the triangle.

I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Have a Blessed Holiday!

Terry

Sunday Stash Report

After attending a surprise birthday party for my mother, yesterday was spent cutting parts for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence Mystery. I almost have all of the parts cut out to make the long legged triangles for both colors.  I am way behind, but that is okay, it what I am able to do at the time. I have about 80 of these sewed and that is all the sewing I have completed.

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I also spent some time working on my ufo project and it is slowly making its way closer to completion. My last day at work for the year is Wednesday and I am sure looking forward to it. Then I am going to catch up on reading and commenting on blogs that I like to read.

I also hope during this time that I am off to do a major amount of quilting, and of course finishing the UFO and finishing up another top that I decided to enlarge as a gift to my sister. I think I already have more than I will be able to finish before I go back to work, but I hope to give it a good try.

This week has been good for stash busting and sewing, I have been in the sewing room working every day and for most days, several days. After the early push of getting baking done and stuff ready for Christmas, I am taking the time to relax, do some sewing and enjoy the Christmas season. Days with 15 minutes or more 7 out of 7. Go see Kate’s blog and see how many days she was able to get in.

I did a horrible job of keeping up with what I am cutting so this is my best guesstimate on what was used. I think I did good enough that it is pretty accurate because of trying to figure out how many strips to cut for the En Provence Mystery. If I don’t write it down and count it right then, it would never happen because I forget. I would like to get to the 100 use mark, but that would have me using 24 yards before the new year, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Here is my stash report, for my link-up with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 4.56 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 76.506 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  25.436 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

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

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