Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stash Report - Feb. 28, '10

Fabric in this week: 6.5 yds.
Fabric in YTD: 16.5 yds.

Fabric out this week:  6.5 yds.
Fabric out YTD: 17.25 yds.

Stash busted:   .75 yds.

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

So far I am keeping ahead of the curve, still in the black but I really haven't busted much stash. I may have to do a couple of stash quilts to help those numbers. My 6.5 yards in are for the pink in this quilt. The 6.5 yards out are for the backing of my Grandmothers Diamond Ring. Woohoo. Finish #2 for the year.

I didn't report last week because I was in Arizona for my niece's wedding which almost didn't happen. The bride had a panic attack just before the ceremony. She called her dad in and he was able to settle her down. Later she had hubby went to the airport to leave for their honeymoon only to find out the tickets were for the next day. It all gave us something to remember.

I was able to live one of my fantasies. I've always thought the best vacation would be to stay home with everyone thinking I was gone. We came back from our trip a day early and I didn't let anyone know. I was able to quilt in peace and finish the Grandmothers Diamond Ring.

Yesterday I threw on one of the quilts for a customer. It was a simple panto. She made this out of the Dick and Jane fabric because of the memories it invoked.

I hope you have a great week. Can you believe it will be March tomorrow? 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big and Small

A long time ago (back in the olden days) I made a crib size quilt and patterned it after an antique quilt I saw somewhere. Somehow it was named Big and Small. It is a simple quilt made of 4-patches. In this quilt the large squares are 3" finished and the small squares are 1 1/2" finished. They can be made any size just so long as the big is twice the finished size of the small.

My mom is interested in doing one of these quilts from her scraps. So mom, this one is for you. Have fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stash Report - Feb.14, '10

Happy Valentines Day. I hope you are feeling the love.

Fabric in this week: 0 yds.
Fabric in YTD: 10 yds.

Fabric out this week: .75 yds.
Fabric out YTD: 10.75 yds.

Stash busted:   .75 yds.
If you would like to see how others are doing on their stash check out Judy's blog. It is great fun.
I have my FIRST FINISH for the year. Woohoo. I quilted up the Flowers Forever top and got it bound. It is now hanging in my front entry way. Someday it may actually make its way onto a bed. Because of the binding I am able to say I am 3/4 of a yard ahead of the game. Here are some pictures of the finished quilt.
I am not too happy with the background fill I used. I think it is too dense. I hate overquilted quilts and I think this just about qualifies as one. I am learning. I have my Grandmothers Diamond Ring on the machine and I am having lots of fun using my Circle Lord to do a motif in the hexagons. It reminds me of the spirograph I used to play with when I was a kid.

I don't know how much quilting I will get done this coming week. We are going to Ariz. for a wedding and will be there for a week. I wish I could take my longarm with me. Now that would be fun. I should prep a couple of blocks that I could do hand applique on. We'll see.

Have a great week of busting stash.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stash Report - Feb. 7, '10

Fabric in this week: 2.5 yds.
Fabric in YTD: 10 yds.

Fabric out this week: 2.5 yds.
Fabric out YTD: 10 yds.

Stash busted: 0
If you would like to see how others are doing on their stash check out Judy's blog. It is great fun.
I was able to finish the Grandmother's Diamond Ring top. But to do so I had to buy 2.5 yards for the borders and the binding. I used the fabric for the borders and I cut and sewed up the binding. So fabric in equals fabric out. So far I haven't busted any stash but I haven't added to it either. I did sew the backing for this quilt together but I am not going to count it until I have the quilt quilted. A little incentive there. The color is a little washed out in the picture. I was shooting with the sun peeking around the house. There also was a slight breeze so the quilt is not flat.
I also finished another one of my mother's quilts. It looks quite good far away, but there are a bunch of pleats and tucks on this puppy. My mom's enthusiasm far out distances her accuracy, but hey, she has fun. She believes that magenta is a neutral. I just did a panto over the whole thing.

I have my Flowers Forever back on the machine and am almost done with all the background fill. My goal is to have that quilt completely finished by next week. Stay tuned and see if I make it.

I hope you have a very productive week....and have fun while doing it.