Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stash Report - Nov. 28, '10

Fabric in this week:     1.25 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     124.5 yds.

Fabric out this week:   4.25 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      121 yds.

Stash busted:   -3.5 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (those in the U.S.) with lots of food, family and fun. Mine was very nice. It was the usual and that is a good thing.

I was able to get most of one pink quilt put together. It still needs the border but I am going to have to purchase yardage for that. It is supposed to hit the stores this week. That was the 4 1/2 yards busted. The pattern is Ashcombe from Miss Rosies Quilt Company.
Saturday I went with DD#1 to a cross-stitch store and we stopped in at a quilt store on the way. I admit it. I was weak. I saw the Wild Thing pattern by Thimble Blossoms and the Bliss charm packs and I was a goner. I bought the pattern and two charm packs. That is my 1 1/4 yards in. This will be a quickie. Maybe I can get it put together this week. I need to figure out what background fabric to use. My Kona Snow is too light and my muslin is too yellow. Oh no! I might have to go to the fabric store. I really want to end the year in the black. If I don't do better I may borrow a page from Vicky and have a give away. Stay tuned for more info on that.

Speaking of being tempted have you seen Charlevoix by Minick and Simpson? Oh my gosh. I want that. The good news is that it won't be available until January.....that means next years stash report. 

I have been quilting on this Christmas quilt for hire. The owner (JB) is making a queen sized Christmas quilt for each of her five children. She is making them from her stash. So many of the fabrics she has used I have in my stash. I feel like I am quilting one of my quilts. I should finish this tomorrow.
One month to go before the end of the year. I need to sew more and buy less. I know, I know, I have said that before. I have found that when I quilt for others I can't sew for me. (duh)  I have decided that when I quilt  for others I have more money for more fabric. Seems like a good idea to me. (VBG) Have a great week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stash Report - Nov. 21, '10

Fabric in this week:     0 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     127.25 yds.

Fabric out this week:   0 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      120.75 yds.

Stash busted:   -6.5 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.

It snowed last night. Sheesh. You would think it was the end of November. Oh, wait. It is the end of November so I guess I really should not complain. But I think I may whine.
Nothing in, nothing out to count. I was able to get two quilts cut out of the Quite Contrary fat quarter bundle and the pink I bought last week. Then I sewed up a bunch of blocks. Hopefully I will have something that I can count next week.

I thought I would get some sewing done yesterday but I was distracted again. This time by cupcakes. While in Las Vegas I picked up a half dozen cupcakes from Retro Bakery. A couple of flavors I wanted to duplicate. So I made the cupcake from this vanilla recipe.  The frosting is Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and the coating from a Martha recipe. The cupcakes on the right are dipped in Butterscotch topping (Retro calls them Hopscotch) and the ones on the left are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with salted peanuts. (Retro calls them Drumsticks after the ice cream treat). They are both very, very tasty.

One member of my quilt group has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The out look is very good since it was found very early. She will still undergo chemo and radiation to be safe. Our group is making a comfort quilt for her. It is based on the French Roses pattern only we are not doing the raw edges. Here are the three blocks I am appliqueing.
I quilted a queen size quilt for hire last week and I have another one to do next week. My buds are getting their Christmas tops done and need them quilted. This is working out for all involved. Hopefully I will get more sewing done this week. I hope you do to.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stash Report - Nov. 14, '10

Fabric in this week:     4 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     127.25 yds.

Fabric out this week:   4 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      120.75 yds.

Stash busted:   -6.5 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.
I was able to finish quilting the Bricks quilt but I didn't get a picture of it. The back was 4 yards. A friend took it to bind it. That is a really very good friend who will bind a quilt.  I bought 4 yards of a plain pink to go with one of the fat quarter bundles I bought the week before. Now I can get sewing on that project.

Near the first of the week I quilted six table runners for hire. They are a Christmas gift for her children. Here is a picture of three. I think they turned out very nice. I didn't get a close up picture.

Most sewing came to a screaching halt because on Thursday I went to Las Vegas for a family reunion of my siblings and parents. I have a brother who lives there and we all descended. One sister was unable to get off work so there are five sibs plus spouses and parents. Being a non-drinking, non-gambling group we saw a lot of sights and the Cirque du Soleil Love show which featured the Beatles music. For being a recession there sure were a lot of people in Las Vegas. This is a picture of just some of us.
I go home tomorrow and I have a quilt for hire that I need to get done. I don't know how much of my own sewing I will get done this coming week. Hope you have a great week sewing up your stash.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stash Report - Nov. 7, '10

Fabric in this week:     26 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     123.25 yds.

Fabric out this week:   5.5 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      116.75 yds.

Stash busted:   -6.5 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.
I guess you could say I was side tracked this week. First from sewing and second from not buying fabric.
The first distraction was Indulgence in Death. It came out on Tuesday and not much of anything got done for a couple of days. I love this series. 

The second happened when I purchased two fat quarter bundles. Luckily they have only 20 and 24 fat quarters. I need to make three similar quilts that measure about 60 x 80. When I saw these collections I grabbed them. They are both from Riley Blake and are Quite Contrary  (L) and Isabella (R). Then I picked up a bolt of green flannel for the backings. All total that was 26 yards. I am thinking of using Miss Rosies Ashcombe pattern.

On Thursday a plea went out for twin quilts from a local humanitarian center. Since I was feeling a little bad about being in the red I pulled out stash and quickly cut out a Bricks quilt and started sewing the blocks together. The blocks are all finished and now on my design board. I will get it put together and then quilted this week. The backing is sewn up but I won't count that until next week.
I hope you have a great week sewing up your stash.