Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 UFO Challenge

Ringing in the New Year also means getting together my UFO list for 2012. I will again, be joining the UFO Challenge with Judy at Patchwork Times. This year my goal is to quilt, bind, and label the quit tops from 2011, along with a couple of others that have been hanging around for awhile. I am also adding Lillibet's Garden to finish next year. (This one is for you Sandi.)  Below is the list for 2012.

#1 Blue Trees

#2 Dove in the Window

Heritage Trail

#4 Lakeside Mystery

#5 Monsters

#6 Ruby Slippers

#7 Roll Roll Cotton Boll

#8 Sugar Plum Stars

#9 Wine Country

#10 What Goes Around

#11 Scrap Happy

#12 Lillibet's Garden
I will still be mixing in a few other quilt projects that were started and not finished: Two block of the months, Bonnie Hunters newest mystery quilt, Orca Bay, Feathered Stars, Churn dash blocks for a swap, due in February and new quilts from 4 workshops I will be taking in 2012.  This is turning out to be a pretty busy new year!!

Happy Sewing in 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stash Report Thursday, December 29, 2012

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!!

It seems hard to believe that 2011 is almost done and we are almost off and running in to 2012. Needless to say, I have been super busy the last few weeks, with working all those crazy retail hours and still trying to have a little fun during the holidays. 

So here I am finally posting my last Stash Report for 2011. I just realized that I have not posted a stash report since November!! This month, I did use up some fat quarters that were donated to Sunshine Quilt Guild for a fund raiser. Will not be able to claim any usage, as I still have unfinished projects waiting for me in the sewing room. Being super busy at work does have it's advantages, as it has kept me out of the Quilt Shops. The only purchase I have to claim are the last two blocks for the Medallion Quilt. See photo below. This one will be on my UFO list for 2012.

Medallion Quilt
So here are the final numbers for 2011. Not to bad, but would like to shoot for 200 yards for 2012.

Used this week: 11 yards
Used YTD: 240.75 yards.

Purchased this week: 1.0 yards

Purchased YTD: 84.0 yards.

Net fabric used in 2011: 156.75 yards

Looking forward to continuing Stash Report for 2012. Check our Judy's blog at Patchwork Times if you want to join along.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Design Wall Monday December 5, 2011

Happy December All!

Have not had a chance to post in the past few weeks. My day job is in retail and this is a crazy busy time of year, where I am working 6 days a week. This, unfortunately, this leaves little time for sewing.

This week finds me trying to work on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery in between all the crazy work hours.  I am happy to say that I have completed the first two steps and with a little luck will be working on step three this week and be caught up. Below are the hour glass units, all 224 of them, and the 72 string blocks.

Orca Bay Step 1
Orca Bay Step 2
 I also decided on a lay out for the Happy Birthday quilt, which was my UFO for November- will probably not get that one completed until the end of this month.  Decembers UFO will have to wait for 2012!

Birthday Quilt final layout.
Have a great week and don't forget to get in some sewing time along with shopping time!

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