Monday, September 28, 2009

Design Wall Monday

I finally have a design wall and can post on Design Wall Monday. The top is now done just needs to be ironed. It was a mystery class I took last month. We used a Jelly Roll and two other fabrics.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What's on Your Cutting Board

I am hooked on cutting squares for the green quilt I am going to make. I did have to take a break and cut out my homework for a class on Tuesday. It's a mystery so I have no idea what I'll be making. This picture is from cutting the green squares. Now I need to cut out lots and lots of white squares.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday update

I go 30 5" squares cut out with 4 2" square to go with each square. I also got the 6 large bird blocks cut and 4 medium and 2 small.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Cutting Has Begun

My friend Kerstin has made six green quilts this year alone. Her last is my favorite. I have decided to make one of my own. She has a stash of great scraps which to pull from. As I do not, I had to purchase some additional green fabric. I had coffee with another friend today and she too like that quilt. I challenged her to make one. As always with any type of diet, I ending blowing it. This month was a quilt show and bought just one Sweet Treat pack. That was was equal to 2.5 yards of fabric and today was 2 1/4 yards of more fabric.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

Went to a wonderful quilt show yesterday in Eureka CA. Nice to see what different quilters do. Took pictures and can not wait to go home and sew. Did help out the local economy a bit. Went shopping today and helped out some more. I am trying to do my best to hellp out when can

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th

Well it's been close to almost a month since I Blogged. Not much sewing going on. I fell off the fabric diet so bad I'm not sure where I am. I did make a few thread catchers and been working on this years cat quilt. Decided to use flannel this year using the BQ pattern.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday's Report

I have the three labels made and sewn onto their respective quilts. I need to put a sleeve on my Earth, Wind and Fire quilt by Friday for turning in to the fair. The next project to be made is this years quilt to be donated to the Marin Cat Connection. I have the fabric all washed and ready to go. It's going to be in flannels.

I finally found the perfect fabric for the background fabric for the Bird quilt I am going to make after the cat quilt. Hmmm I seem to be on an animal theme here. I went to the Santa Rosa Quilt Show today with some friends and a had a fun time. I was good at the show only adding 3 fat quarters to my black and white stash. Then on the way to dinner, we stopped at a local store that had recently moved and I found it, the perfect fabric. I knew it would be right when I saw it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Storm at Sea

I was able to get a good picture of my quilt after it was so beautifully quilted by Kerstin. I just love the quilting. The only thing let to do is to add the label. Oh wait I need to make it first.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just Can't Cut It

I was looking for fabric in my stash the other day for a class I'm taking, when I came across and came upon penguins fabric I just couldn't cut into small squares. So I pulled out a pattern, looked to see what I needed and was able to pull from my stash. I think it took longer to cut it out than to put it together. I made the lap size.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I fell off the wagon

Between yesterday when a friend gave me about 25 yards of fabric and tonight when I got a jelly roll and 2 2/3 yards fabric for a class, I blew my diet. I went through the boxes of fabric and did not take it all. Then when I was putting it away, I pulled out some of my older fabric I was no longer in love with and out it in the box it went. Right now I'd say I'm up about 10 yards from my down 11.5 yards. I did get another top cut out today that used 4.5 yards from my stash. I hope to have it made this weekend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

I finished my oldest ufo on Sunday night. After a nice dinner with my sister and brother in law, I showed her the two different border choices and we picked one. I came home, cut them out and they are sewn on. Yet another one off the list and onto the to be quilted list. I am okay with that list being long. Next on the list to be completed is the binding on my Storm at Sea.

This is a picture of Take Five. The pattern is by Linda Ballard.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Loss

One way to lose more fabric is to give some to your friends. I was cleaning a shelf of fabric and found 3 fat quarters I can live without. I brought two to one friend tonight and the other will be given to another on Monday. So that is now a total of 11.5 yards. Sure doesn't see like that much as I still have a lot of fabric.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chickens on my quilt

Once again I used fabric from my stash to make this top. It was a package of 13 fat quarters. I decided to use the yellow Brick Road pattern. Twelve fat quarters were used in the top and the 13th was given to a friend today. I am procrastinating against working on the ufo sitting waiting for me to finish. I figured as long as I was working on my fabric diet, I was ok to start a new top. Plus it's done. So far I am down 10.75 yards of fabric from my stash.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fabric Diet

Last Sunday I decided I had to much fabric and was not allowed to buy any until I lost 50 yards. Of course, the exception to the rule is if I need some to finish up a project or for a class. Since I have made the decision, I have used seven yards. Four and a half yards for the Bento Box, and gave a friend two and a half yards. I figured the latter counted as it was out of my stash. What I need to do is take pictures of the fabric before I use it and then of the completed top.

Year of the UFOs

I have decided this was the year of the UFOs (UnFinished Objects). So far I have three off my list, binding on my Earth Wind and Fire, Aunt Lizzie's Choice and Storm at Sea. The last are tops that have been completed. To me that takes them off the ufo list and on to the to be quilted list.