Design Wall Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm moving right along now...  All the cats were finished by mid day on Sunday.  These were the quick and easy blocks.  
Then came the snails trail blocks that are making up the cats tails.   There are a lot of pieces in the block that make it a bit slow going.  I have a several more to go.
I still have enough time to get this UFO done in July.

I had to cut the stripe fabric and try it out.  I'm really liking what I see.  The corners have to be lined up correctly and you can see they are to be assembled the miter way.  

Hope your projects are moving along.  Can you believe this week marks the end of July 2014?  See other projects through the links of Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, July 27, 2014

I'm writing right now to the sounds of thunder and rain.  So unusual for this time of year in San Diego.  The humidity has been high too.  The storm brings in a nice breeze and no one is upset for rain in San Diego!  We are in a mandatory water cut is needed so bad around here.

I have a little bit of stash used to count this week.  I was able to finish lots of projects last week and cut the pieces for my July UFO.  Yesterday I put a bunch of quilts into Kerry's quilting queue too!  I also stayed away from the quilt shops, but this doesn't mean I'm not still in the hunt for fabric...  I have to find a 1/2 yard piece of brown plaid for a binding.  Then there is 12 yards of 3/4" and 6 yard each of 1 1/2" two colors of rick rack to find.  I'll need to start pulling what I can from my stash for the Buggy Barn Bird Brain workshop that is in the middle of August.  Once I know what I have I'll decide on the colors of rick rack.  I do have some pink rick rack that I may work; we'll see about that.

Two nights this week I spent time weaving on rug 2.  I'm making a matching one for in front of the kitchen sink.  I figure right now that I'm about a third of the way.  I'm determined to use every 2 1/2" strip FIRST before I cut into yardage.  Kerry has offered her browns and greens; it would be a delight for her to count a bit more used on her stash report as well.  I'm not ready to claim fabric used yet, but these rugs take 17 yards.

I did end up finishing off the stars in the border of the Retreat Quilt.  This is one that went to Kerry's on Saturday.  I'm going to guesstimate on yardage used for this project.  I provided all the blue that will also include the binding and the brown except for the block Shelly made.  The background and back came from Sue.  So let's say 1 1/2 yards for this project from my stash.

The San Diego Humane Society Fur Ball Donation was finished.  Kerry probably has this one quilted now.  It was on her long arm yesterday with two rows complete of the cutest stitching design that looked like Hello Kitty in yellow thread.  Kerry provided the backing on this project that we do annually so my used stash is 3 3/4 yards.

Time now to get working on my July UFO...time is NOT standing still...

Used this week:  5.25 yards
Used YTD:  138 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  114 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  24 yards

Koko is hiding under the bed!  I think my cat is a chicken...  It's still raining YIPPEE!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I decided to finish off the star border.  So another round of 2 1/2 " sashing with the finishing star tips has been sewn into place.  The quilt measures 47" square.  I think it's perfect for the space we planned for it to go; on the wall in the dining of the retreat facility.  Sue brought in more of the neutral for the back during the week.  Kerry will get it next for the quilting.  When she is done Bonnie will get it for the binding.  Blue that matches the stars is still set aside for that.

I've been working the last couple of nights on my second rug.  The breeze by the window as I weave is wonderful during these last few very warm San Diego evenings.  One more day this week before the happy dancing can start.  After all the time I've been taking off lately with family visiting this has been one very long five day week.  I'm sure glad tomorrow is FRIDAY!