Design Wall Monday, April 13, 2015

 I have a quilt back from Kerry's Quilting!  Always excited to get one.  Wanted to share the quilting because this is one of the reasons it has taken so long to quilt.  We were searching for a zinnia design to match the border fabric.  One finally came along recently and Konfidential went almost immediately on the quilting frame.  The thread is called Rainy Days and looks awesome on both the front and the back.  Below I'm about to trim it up.  I have the binding prepared, sleeve and label ready.  Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow while watching Dancing With The Stars?  Konfidential was a Lakeside Mystery Workshop at Road to California Quilt Show I did with Karen Sievert and her design Expect The Unexpected.
 Most of my sewing over the weekend was on the Clue Challenge for Sunshine Quilters that is due in June.  Won't be sharing anything until after the reveal, but these two publications include part of my design...  
Do you have sewing plans this week?  If you do I hope you find time to make them happen.  See other fine projects through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, April 12, 2015

Kamikaze Fabrics
2015 UFO
 A trip to Rosie's on Friday had me bringing home two pieces for Kamikaze.  The fabrics will be used for the 4-patches that run across the quilt in two directions.  Each red will have a neutral, likewise with the orange.  This project is Bonnie Hunter's Midnight Flight design.  It happens to be on my 2015 UFO list; a number to be called yet.  I figure as big and involved as it is I best get further along.  If you find this project familiar it's because I coordinated a unit swap of the blue/neutral and purple/neutral blade units that are for it.  During the week I pulled scraps and readied the neutral 1 1/2" strips that will be used in the 4-patches.  The last unit to complete the center are HSTs of black/neutral.  As always there are a gazillion units...=^.^-=  I'll share more on this project soon.

These five 1/2 yard pieces came from Sew Batik.  Always need neutrals and what better fabric than a batik?

April 2015 UFO
I do have a couple of completions to account for (which helps offset the purchases).  Kurosity is done and so is Kwill.  I added them to my quilting queue at Kerry's Quilting yesterday.  I have a feathery pattern for Kurosity in a variegated black/purple thread.  The back for it is a small scale gray print.  Batik is going to get a feathery pattern as well.  It will be a custom quilting project using several quilting elements that are similar for the blocks, setting triangles, corners and the two borders.  I ran with the suggestion for a tan thread.  The tan will match the color of the setting triangles.
So for this week, a good one I might add, I have changes to both the stats.  Hope you were able to both too!

Used this week: 25 yards
Used YTD: 116 yards
Purchased this week:  6.25 yards
Purchased YTD: 49.25 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  66.25 yards

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

59"x 59"
I have Kwill done!  I'm excited about how it has turned out.  

Now my attention is turned once again to finishing up Kurosity which is my April UFO.  All blocks are sewn.  Time next for pressing and row assembly.  A black border is planned.  Its looking like two finishes on Sunday's Stash Report.

Hope you have time to sew this week.