Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stitches West 2014

This past weekend I attended Stitches West 2014. I've been before but never took any classes. I took two classes. One was making socks from the toe up with an afterthought heal and the other was intarsia. Enjoyed both. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Ok this is not my design wall but it is my quilt I've made. As it's completed I wanted to show it one last time. It's a gift for a friends brand new granddaughter.

Red and White Challenge

On Saturday I met my quilting buddy at my LQS to look for yet more red fabric. I found eight more I thought will look good in this quilt. So I got a quarter of a yard each.  I need to add it into my stash report even though I'm going to take it right out. I'm trying to decided how to even count all this fabric. I pulled 9.5 yards out of my stash but some will be going back as I do not need it all.  I think I'm going to count all the red out then add back in once I'm completed. I have a friend in Oregon who loves to quilt. I ask if she would like to accept a mission of looking for red fabric. Of course she jumped at it. So I'll have one more picture of fabric. I have started cutting out and do a little bit each day.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Red and White Challenge

We all need a friend in our life who is an enabler. Mine is my friend and quilting buddy Kerstin.  Yesterday at mini group, she was talking about the red and white challenge that she had read about. I've have always talked about doing a red and white quilt. I've been collecting red fabric and know the pattern I want to use. The pattern does not have a name except I call it Green Quilt Number 6 as it was the sixth green quilt Kerstin made. I too made one and it's called Green Quilt Number 6 even though it's my first green quilt.  I made one in pinks and it's called Green Quilt Number 6 in Pink. We ended up on the phone later and we talked about the challenge.  I knew I had white squares cut out I was planning on using. To make sure I'd have enough, she figured out how many I'd need to make it queen size. I had to only cut about 25 more and I'd had enough. Total squares are 570 give or take a few.  I then pulled red fabric and have 20 different fabrics. There is a total of 9.5 yard.  Might need to trade with my enable to get more variety. This is a picture of the fabric prewashed. I have learned to wash fabric.

This is what 570 white squares in a box to contain them looks like.

Design Wall Monday

I have been plugging along on my class project. Not a lot done but progress has been made. I'm making a game plan so I can get it done. Kerstin, my friend and fellow quilter has me excited to do this years red and white challenge. I think I'll just called her an enabler. But I digress. So this is a picture of this weeks progress