Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday February 28, 2011

Happy Monday to All! 

This week I am going to try to get my Roll Roll Cotton Boll finished and off the floor. It was to big for my Design Wall, so it is sitting on the floor of one of the bedrooms. This is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt that started in November and ended in January. I especially liked making the string blocks and am looking forward to making them for another quilt.

I still have to sew the blocks together in rows, add a green inner border and then a pieced outer border.
Will use up fabrics from my stash for the backing and binding.

So what are you working on this week?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Stash Report February 27, 2011.

This week I was good and I was not so good.  I did use more than I purchased. As I have posted before I am collecting fabrics for a future Dear Jane and could not pass up some great browns that I needed.

Have you seen Bonnie Hunter's new Book?  It is the second of her book s using recycled shirts and fabric. I love all the quilts and have already made the Carolina Christmas as a Raffle quilt with my friend Sandi for Sunshine Quilt Guild. This was a Mystery Quilt in Quiltmaker Magazine. See button on sidebar.

See below for the first Quilt I will attempt to tackle, called Fair and Square. Lots of string pieced blocks which use up a lot of the stash.

Used this week: 4.75 yards
Used YTD: 33.75 yards
Purchased this week: 1.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 10.75 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2011: 23.5  yards

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

After much sewing of all those little pieces-972 to be exact- the pumpkin is done. Still looks a little elongated, but I like the way it turned out. It is on the Longarm as I speak, and will be quilted with a pumpkin/leaf pattern.

I am now caught up on the UFO Challenge as this one was from January! Looking forward to seeing what number is pulled for March.

Next up: finish Roll Roll Cotton Boll.

Have a great weekend all!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Monday to all!

On my design wall this week is the Pumpkin Quilt that was my January UFO. I am really hoping to get it finished by the end of the week so I can share something else next week. This quilt is all 1.5 inch squares and, while it is not very big, it has been time consuming sewing all those little pieces together!  I currently have 8 rows sewn together with only 28 more to go- If I sew 4 rows a day I will have it finished on Saturday. Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stash Report February 20, 2011

Have you seen the new Keepsake Quilting Catalog?  On page 41 are some yummy Double Pinks that I would love to purchase for the Dear Jane Quilt that I will be making in Pinks and Chocolate Browns. But I am gong to restrain myself and try to use up what I currently have first.

This week I sent 18.5 yards of fabric from my stash to my Mom. She and a group of ladies are making quilts for school children in Africa. So even though I did not personally use it, the fabric is getting used up for a great cause.

Used this week: 18.5
Used YTD: 29.0
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 9.25
Net Fabric Used in 2011: 20.25

Check out more Stash Reports at Patchwork Times!  Have a great week!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stash Report February 13, 2011

Well here it is Sunday and the start of another week! It was another beautiful weekend in San Diego where we celebrated 100 years of Naval Aviation with a spectacular air show at North Island Naval Air Station. I think half of the City showed up for the festivities! Below are the famous Blue Angles.

On a much needed vacation this past week, I was able to spend some time finishing one of my UFO's and reducing my stash!  Below is a picture of the finished quilt top. It will now be added to the quilting que.

Heritage Trail

Used this week: 10.50
Used YTD: 10.50
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 9.25
Net Fabric Used in 2011: 9.25

Check out more Stash Reports at Patchwork Times!  Have a great week!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stash Report February 6, 2011

This is the start to my weekly stash report.  I started recording on January 1 2011. So far I have not reduced my stash, but I am working hard on a couple things that should be finished soon.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 0 yards

Purchased this week: 9.25 yards
Purchased YTD: 9.25 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2011: -9.25 yards

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 UFO Challenge Feburary 2, 2011

One of the main reasons for starting this blog is to join the UFO Challenge with Judy over at Patchwork Times. I will be adding my name after I create my list. I am starting about a month late, so will have to finish two projects in February to catch up. Each month Judy picks a number and that is what you work on for the month. January was #6 and February is #10. So lets get started on the UFO list!

#1 Monster Quilt, a block of the month, but can't remember how long ago I started. All the blocks are finished, just need to stitch around the appliqued and put the blocks together.

#2 Feathered Star. Started in workshop with Jodi Barrows at Road to California Quilt Show about 3 years ago. Have four of the blocks done. Need to make 8 more.

#3 Happy Birthday. A Lynn Mann pattern to celebrate that milestone birthday that will happen this year.

#4 Wine Country. A Cozy Quilt Pattern that uses 2 1/2" strips.

#5 Ruby Slippers. The fabric is from a trip to Houston International Quilt Show in 2006. It is time to use up these fabrics!

#6 Pumpkin. This was a more recent purchase from the San Diego Quilt Show in September 2010, and as you can see already in progress on my design wall.

#7 Blue Trees. Started in fall of 2009. This one is all cut out and ready to go.

#8 Dove in the Window from Sew Batik. I love this quilt! Sandi made it in Red and it is awesome.

#9 Sugar Plum Stars- Tonga Batiks-need I say more! Purchased at the Independence Hall Quilt Show in Murphy's California in Oct of 2010.

#10 Heritage Trail. A patten by Pat Speth in her Amazing Nickel Quilts book. Started in January of 2010.

#11 Scrap Happy. I love scrap quilts and have been cutting pieces for this one for the last couple of years. It is time to get this one done!

#12 Lillibets Garden- This is a Beth Ferrier Block of the Month from 2006. The top is all put together, just need to finish all the applique.

My friend Sandi (kwiltnkats) has also encouraged me to get started with this blog and has been a great help in getting this up and running! Thanks Sandi!!

Looking forward to sharing my progress each week!