En Provence Mystery Step 2

In the midst of piecing several other projects, I got 100 v-block units put together and pressed for Step 2 of the En Provence mystery! Then I realized that I wasn’t planning on making the full size quilt, so I’ve overmade blocks. Oh well – I suppose i can always make the size quilt I want and then throw the leftovers into another project.

My colors are a little different; rather than magenta I’m using a pinkish/coral color.

En Provence Step 2Check out some of the other Step 2 results in Bonnie’s linky!

Sunday Stash – Not Much at All

I feel like I’ve been sewing nonstop for days, yet didn’t actually finish anything. This week I finished up the latest Saturday Sampler blocks, the top for the Favorite Things BOM, and made progress on a charity quilt top.  I’m hoping to get that donation quilt done by Thursday so I can donate it at the last guild meeting of the year.

Here are the Saturday Sampler blocks:

 

It’s the last one for the 30’s sampler, so that’s also getting turned into a donation quilt in the next month or so.

And here’s my version of the My Favorite Things BOM:

I’m officially in Pile Up mode again with several quilts ready for basting and quilting!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 329.75 yards
  • Added this week: 10.75 yard
    • 2.75 yd for jelly roll
  • Net Used YTD: 187.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 116 yards (37% of total used)

HtbaS – Episode 291

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about the results of the Black Friday Sew-In, my thoughts on entering quilt contests, doing more quilting for charity, using scraps, and my minimal start on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery En Provence!

Books reviewed:

The next Virtual Stitch-In is December 9, 7-8:30pm US Eastern! Watch it on YouTube.

Today’s podcat was Jett!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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Sunday Stash – The Round-Up

As befitting a long weekend, I got quite a bit of sewing done. I also picked up quite a lot of fabric, so actually net negative for the week. Oh well!

In terms of projects, I did accomplish the first step of the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter! Of course, it was only cutting squares since I’m only use a single neutral for my version. Check out others on Bonnie’s “Step 1” Linky!

In addition to another bag and tablerunner, I also finished another sample of the Candice bag for a proposed class at Red Hen in Marietta GA.  Stay tuned for their website on the workshop date in early 2017!

  • Used this week: 9.25 yards
    • 3 yd for diaper bag
    • 1.5 yd for tablerunner
    • 2 yd for Candice Bag
    • 0.75 yd for purse insert
    • 2 yd for pillowcases
  • Used Year to Date: 329.75 yards
  • Added this week: 10.75 yard
    • 2.5 yd for diaper bag
    • 9.5 yd for quilt sample
    • 0.25 yd for wallhanging
    • 2 yd for Candice bag
  • Net Used YTD: 190.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 116 yards (37% of total used)

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 207 Audio

In episode 207, Pam and Lynn gear up for Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt season! It kicks off on November 25 over on her blog Quiltville.

We also talk about why fabrics feel different if you by them from local quilt shops versus a large chain store, and the merits of quilting for the journey and quilting to finish quilts, and how that relates to driving and grocery shopping.

This is the audio-only version of the video on YouTube. See show notes, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

Pam and Bonnie Hunter

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Sunday Stash – Quilting for Good

My sewing this week moved along some community service quilt projects; Stargyle is done, although I’m posting photos over on The Stitch site as other instruction steps go up officially as part of quilt-along.  I also made a storage bag for the Quilt of Valor I finished last week, and some luggage/carrier tags for Good Mews.

I’m pretty close to finishing my challenge quilt for The Stitch for a late December reveal. I’m using a wool batting, so there’s lots of floofy bits floating around the sewing room.  That means the decks will be clearer for the start of En Provence, wrapping up the 30’s Sampler from Tiny Stitch Saturday Sampler, and the #MyFavThingsBOM (latest block shown).  All those come together in the next couple of weeks!

 

  • Used this week: 6 yards
    • 4.5 yd for Stargyle
    • 1 yd for QoV storage bag
    • 0.5 yd for luggage tags for Good Mews
  • Used Year to Date: 320.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 191.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 114 yards (36% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

HtbaS – Episode 290

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I reveal The Project That Ate September, gear up for the Black Friday Sew In, recent hand quilting work, some community service sewing, and review some books.

Behold, the Transform quilt (update: alas, our quilt did not make it as a finalist):

Books discussed in this episode:

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow. Join us for the Black Friday Sew In by using #BFSI on social media to share what you’re working on!

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WIP Whoopsday – Handy

Progress this week has been on finishing a couple charity projects – one for Quilts of Valor and another for DFACs (Dept of Family & Children’s Services) through one of my guilds.  I also finally got my Diamonds in the Sky quilt basted and started hand quilting on it.

I’m doing some big stitch quilting on it with Perle cotton and other thick threads from my thread stash.  With the wool batting, it’s quite plushy and squashy. It’s also between a twin and full sized quilt, so quite warm as well when I’m working on it!

I started quilting it yesterday and have 5 stars and 10 hexies quilted on it. I think there are 117 stars total, but at least I should make decent progress on it during the Christmas road trip to visit my family in December!

I also finally got my colors picked for the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter! I’m using a pinky/coral in lieu of the magenta constant and an aqua/blue in lieu of the lavender.

Sunday Stash – Moderately Timely

This week was another positioning week, it felt like.  I picked up some stack and whack stars from Lynn on Saturday and turned them right around into a quilt top by pairing them when some striped blocks made from jelly roll strips, sashed with some narrow navy blue fabric scraps.  This will get donated to Quilts of Valor.

Morelli very helpfully gave me a scale guide in this photo of the top, which is now quilted and bound, and waiting to be washed to remove the obvious cat hair:

I’ve got a legitimate pile-up happening elsewhere; there still a pattern sample for The Stitch waiting to be quilted, my Tula Pink EPP quilt to be handquilted (still not based!), my Stargyle quilt, and the quilt for the challenge Lynn and I did for The Stitch.  Next I’ll baste the Tula Pink, then quilt the Stargyle quilt, I think, since it’s smallest.  And if I need a break, I’ll mark the top for the challenge since it needs some prep before quilting.

  • Used this week: 5.5 yards
    • 5.5 yd for Quilt of Valor
  • Used Year to Date: 314.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 185.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 114 yards (36% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 206 Audio

In this episode of The Stitch TV Show, we stay sharp on scissor types and uses, and bring the science behind why you shouldn’t cut paper with your beloved fabric scissors. Lynn also share the benefits and elements that go into documenting a quilt; it’s more than a label! Hit play and let us keep you company in your sewing room!

This is the audio-only version of the video on YouTube. See show notes, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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