Monday, September 27, 2010

Design Wall Monday

A friend of mine LOVES the color green and makes most of her quilts using green fabric. She does amazing work and her quilts are wonderful. One of them I love so much it has inspired me to make one using the same pattern. I started last year cutting out different green squares. The white in the 9 patches are all the same fabric. This past Friday, we laid it out on my design wall. This quilt is outside my box as I do not do scrap quilts which this one is. I am enjoying doing this one but still struggling with the scrappy part of it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stash Report 9/26/2010

Not a bad week. I did go to a quilt show and bought one Sweet Treat pack and then one yard of a wonderful red for the center block of a log cabin quilt I plan on doing soon. A friend come over to help lay out Green Quilt #6 (pictures tomorrow). As she is going to make a purple quilt , I went through my fabric to see if any of my purples would work. A few did, so I shared. In going through my stash, I found some other fabric that really wanted to go home with her, so I let it. Fabric neither one of wanted will be saved and given to my quilt guild's cast off off table to find a new home.

Used this Week: 7.25 yards
Used year to Date: 121.25 yards
Donated/Gifted this Week: 5 yards
Donated/Gifted year to Date: 26.75
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 32.5 yards
Net Used for 2010: 115.5 yards

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stash Report 9/17/2010

Since I am working on the same project from last week my numbers were small. I did gift 3 yards to someone in a sewing group I belong to for her birthday. She loved her new fabric.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 114 yards
Donated/Gifted this Week: 0 yards
Donated/Gifted year to Date: 21.75
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 29.5 yards
Net Used for 2010: 106.25 yards

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday 9/13/2010

This past week I had not one but two irons give up the ghost on me. I liked the Rowenta and wonder if it's worth repairing. Tried calling the service center as it's close enough to drive to but so far no call back. So I broke down and bought new iron. I finally sat down and worked on my Halloween quilt from last week. Not much progress was made as I've been trying to finish the binding of the red, white and blue quilt so I can send it off. I did take a fun class put on by my guild on Saturday. It's a different was of doing Storm at Sea. You use rulers instead of templates or paper piecing. That's what the funny shaped blocks on the right hand side of the design wall. The top two are the diamond ones that are completed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Haven't had much to show on design wall Monday for a few weeks as I did some quick quilts. I thought I'd post pictures of them and what is on my design wall for today. The red, white and blue quilt is for my Aunt. My Uncle recently passed away and this is in honor of him being in Korea years ago. At the funeral, there was 2 honor guards and taps was played. I could tell his service time was important to her so I made this in these colors for that.

The next three tops are donation tops. I try to make a donation top every other month. Some one had a link to this pattern from The pattern is called Quick Strippie and it sure is.

For this weeks design wall Monday, I have the beginning of a Halloween quilt. I bought the kit years ago and as I am trying to really use my stash this year I pulled it out. Got it all cut out and even started. This the pile of fabric before I started cutting and the second photo is it all cut out with the center panel.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stash Report 9/5/2010

Added a bit of fabric this week. At least some was for the backing and of a quilt for my Aunt that is completed and at the quilters. Some was just because my local quilt store was having a sale and I love it.

Used this Week: 3 yards
Used year to Date: 111.25 yards
Donated this Week: 0 yards
Donated year to Date: 18.75
Added this Week: 7 yards
Added Year to Date: 28.25 yards
Net Used for 2010: 100.5 yards