Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday

This pass weekend I taught the Lil' Twister class at my local quilt store. It was the first class of the year for me and I had nine students sign up. The best part everyone showed and enjoyed it. For one person taking the class it was her first quilt class. I told her I was honored as I was.

I had a a charm pack of Valentine looking fabric so I made yet another example. I do not need it I ask my quilting friend to quilt it so we donate it to your guild's monthly mini. These are pictures of the various stages of the top being made. I can not believe I forgot to take a picture of the top completed. I will have to make sure I ask my friend to take one and then again after it's quilted.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stash Busting Report

It's that time of the week to report how the stash busting is going. Mini group was at my house this week, one person was making something out of western fabric. As it was scrappy, I offered her my western scraps as I knew I'd never need them. She took them and other pieces I offered her. I figured between what I gave her and another friend I am 1 yard less in my stash. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I did pull fabric from my next project but can not count it as it's not been cut out. That's when I count it.

Used this Week: 1 yards
Used year to Date: 59.25 yards
Added this Week: 3.75 yards
Added Year to Date: 5.75 yards
Net Used for 2012: 53.75 yards

Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday

This is one of my first quilts I made over 10 years ago. It is on my design wall so I could take a picture of if. I was the newsletter editor for my old quilt guild and this was a mystery quilt I'd put in the newsletter. I did it a few months before and after the renewal of dues so if someone one wanted to finish the quilt they needed to renew their dues. Not sure if it worked or not.

As I did not report my Stash Busting yesterday, I thought I'd combine the two. More for my records than anything else. Still going down.

Used this Week: 6.25 yards
Used year to Date: 58.25 yards
Added this Week: 3.75 yards
Added Year to Date: 5.75 yards
Net Used for 2012: 52.75 yards

Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Several years ago President Obama for this to be a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday. I spent today with 3 other friends working on quilts for a local children's shelter. It was a team effort as I ironed, one cut out and still another sewed and the fourth person sew on labels of already completed quilts that will be donated next month. A total of 15 tops were cut out using Mary Johnson's Quick Strippie pattern she has so graciously posted on her website as a free pattern. One top got completed and two more were started.

This is only some of the fabric that was cut up for the tops.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stash Busting Report

Still doing good. Gave a friend 5 yards of Halloween fabric I just didn't want plus 4 yards for Christmas from my stash. Next week might be different as I was a quilt store today and got fabric for a back that was on sale and matched the front of the quilt.

Used this Week: 9 yards
Used year to Date: 52 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 2 yards
Net Used for 2012: 50 yards

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stash Report

So far so good. I pulled lots of fabric to be used next Monday for our day of service a group of us will be doing. As it is no longer in my stash I am counting it this week. I also did a class sample for an upcoming class at the end of the month. I actually have a sample in the store and this is just showing using yet different fabrics. I did add 2 yards but with what I pulled out of my stash I am doing so good.

Used this Week: 43 yards
Used year to Date: 43 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 2 yards
Net Used for 2012: 41 yards

Sunday, January 1, 2012

First post of the year

New year new quilting goals. My main goal is to reduce my stash yet more this year. Last year I started to keep track but fell off the wagon for some reason. I have more fabric that I will ever use plus I keep seeing new stuff I want. I did go into a fabric store today for a zipper and walked out with the zipper and no fabric. Very proud of myself.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2012: 0 yards