Monday, November 28, 2016

Design Wall Monday

It is that time of year again and so it means I post on the blog! I sure wish I was better at blogging but the sewing machine usually wins the time allotment!

Not only did I start Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery but I had someone to sew with!

My 13 year old granddaughter, Abigail wanted to stay the weekend and sew. So we did! We had shopped my stash several weeks ago and she had chosen her fabrics and set them aside.
Quarter inch being mastered.
Pressing, so far, so good.
Top Complete! She also has the binding cut and made for me. BTW, she did all her own cutting too!

I did very little on it, I would show her a step and then let her go at it. Watching her plan it  very carefully choosing where she wanted to place each piece almost brought tears to my eyes. This girl will someday make more quilts, I know it in my heart.

I was so impressed with her, she kept at it, only checked her phone once in a while, paid attention and we got to do more talking and sharing than we have in a long time. LOVE that girl!

Her first quilt. that is her on the left, 7 years ago to the day. and she still has the quilt.

.....and I accomplished Clue One of Bonnie's En Provence! 

I usually really go all out on my neutrals but I want them to be the calming effect in my quilt this time. They may seem boring now but it is one of Bonnie's quilts and I know they will sing.

I changed up the colors as I had used purple in several quilts this last year and stash was short. My goal for the Mystery is always to use stash. During the year, when I shop I look for inspiration fabrics and this year found this floral that called my name.
I don't know if the floral will become a border or backing, we shall see. It has given me the chance to use up some greens that I have had "percolating" in the stash for a bit. 

Ready for Clue 2 and the goal is to have this one done by February!

Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times

As Always,


Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 88.25 yards
Fabric Used year to Date:131.25 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 12 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 119.25 yards used

Can it really be 9 months since I looked at this blog??????????? Apparently so. I am going to catch up on my Stash Report because it is substantial. I have been working on reducing stash since that time so I have not been idle at the machine. Lots of finishes! For this report I will just do November.

 Grand Illusion, Bonnie Hunter Mystery. Top counted already but 9 yards for backing and binding.
 Celtic Solstice, Bonnie Hunter Mystery, 8 yards for backing and binding.
 Coloring book and crayons quilt. 11.5 yards for everything.

  Baby Quilt, 6.5 for all.

 Library Quilt for my best friend. 14.25 for all.

 Chloe's Quilt, our Cairn Terrier, for her chair. 5.5
Toddler Coins Quilt, 7.5 for all.

 Supernova from the Late Night Quilter, 12 yards
 Quilt of Valor, 5.5 for backing and binding.
Easy Street, Bonnie Hunter Mystery. 8.5 for backing and binding. The binding is now sewn down.

Check back next week, some more finishes!
Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times.

As Always,