Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week 17 Stash Report - 2011

Fabric in this week:     3.5 yd.
Fabric in YTD:         32 yds.

Fabric out this week:   9.25 yds.
Fabric out YTD:         85.75 yds.

Stash busted:    53.75 yds.

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

After slacking for a couple a weeks I am reporting again. I bought some yardage to go with my Halloween quilts. I was excited because it was 50% off. I have already got it cut up and ready to sew but  I am not counting it yet.

I cut out and sewed up the center of my Christmas Trees quilt. Now I need to work on the applique border but I am not counting it yet.

I did manage to finish up the last of the Ashcombe quilts. That I am counting which is the fabric used. That puts me at half way to my goal off 100 yards busted this year. So far so good.

In case you are interested I did post some pictures of my Easter basket quilt. Speaking of Easter I hope you have a wonderful day. Family is coming here for dinner. It will be lovely.

Hope you have a great week QFF*!

Remember, we do this for fun..

Monday, April 18, 2011

All Ashcombes finished

FOUR, count them, four Ashcombe quilts are finished. I am also finished with that pattern. It was a great one for simplicity and it was easy to sew up but making four of the same pattern did get a little monotonous. I don't plan on doing that (repetitive quilts) again soon. Oh wait! I have already started working on two quilts (Christmas gifts) that are the same. Doh! I really don't learn very fast.

Two are made with Riley Blake's Quite Contrary (the pink and green) and the other two with Riley Blake's Sweet Divinity (the pink and blue). I think I like the pink and green the most. I find that interesting because when viewing the fat quarter bundles I was sure that the pink and blue would be my favorite. Not so.

I was able to blow a bunch of stash out the door with this completion. I need to get caught up with my stash report. I haven't been buying but I have been lazy and not reporting. The numbers are even great. Maybe next week.

Now onto my Christmas tree quilt. This should be a pretty easy one. Thanks for dropping by.

Hope you have a great week QFF*!

Remember, we do this for fun..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Basket Quilt finished

I finished my basket quilt about 10 days ago but I was finally able to get some pictures. It seemed like when the sun was shinning I was not home and when I was home it was snowing. We have had a very wet spring. So without further ado here are some pictures of my basket quilt.

A friend said this quilt looked like Easter baskets since the color palette is pastels. I didn't set out to do that but I think she is right. I now think of it as my Easter basket quilt. It is currently hanging in my front hall to help celebrate the season.

I learned how to do the scalloped border which was a challenge rounding the corners and getting that to line up.

I used the bias bars to do all of the vines. They go from an 1/8" vine up to a 1/2" vine. The pattern called for yo-yos but I didn't want the texture they add so I just did circles. I think there are about 200 circles.

I did a leaf and loop background fill around the border applique. I wanted a more open fill. I really like how it turned out.

On the basket blocks I did stitch in the ditch around all the pieces then did some line dancing in the basket body.

For the chain blocks I quilted some arcs then did some fill in the arcs of leaves and c-curls.
I did machine applique and machine quilting of this quilt. It finishes at around 70" x 90". I used Hobbs 80/20 bleached batt so I wouldn't get background shading.

Check out the back. Isn't this print wonderful? It has miniature pastel quilts printed on it. I really love it. I got it on sale at 75% off. Hard to beat that.
It feels good to finish a project. And can you tell where I had to use a different green for the vines? I didn't think so.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week 14 Stash Report - 2011

Fabric in this week:     3 yd.
Fabric in YTD:         28.5 yds.

Fabric out this week:   9 yds.
Fabric out YTD:         76.5 yds.

Stash busted:   48  yds.

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

The fabric I ordered for the Tumbling Triangles came in (3 yds.) and I put the borders on (2.5 yds.). The half yard remaining is for the binding. Then I put the basket quilt on the machine and quilted it up and got it bound. It is all finished (6.5 yds.) but I don't have a picture of it.  I hang my quilt off the back deck but this morning when I got up we had 3" of snow. For Pete's sake, it was 72 degrees yesterday! Crazy. I believe it will melt fast and I hope to take pictures later today. Check back for pictures of a very pretty quilt.

I don't know how much quilting I will get done this coming week. On Friday morning my sweet mother-in-law passed away. She certainly fooled us all. She was 91 and very happy to move on. Her brother-in-law passed away last Sunday and she knew they were going to be partying in heaven and she didn't want to miss it. Now it is an even bigger party. Lots of family stuff will be going on this week but not much quilting.

Hope you have a great week QFF*!

Remember, we do this for fun..