Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 UFO Challenge February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!!!

This month I was able to finish my February UFO, which was to quilt my Blue Trees Quilt. Below is the finished quilt and a couple of close-ups of the quilting. The quilting pattern is from Anne Bright and is called Goldilocks.

March is #8 which is the Sugar Plum Stars Quilt. Not sure yet how I will quilt this one- will have to sleep on it a couple of nights and see what pops up. I still have to circle back to the January UFO-Monsters and get that one quilted and bound.

Visit Patchwork Times to see how everyone else ended up for February!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday February 20, 2012

This week I am back to working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt from December, Orca Bay.  I am finally making progress! My color choices were purple/green/gold and I used only fabrics from my stash.

All the string blocks done, the Ohio Stars complete and most of the other components ready to go. Just have to sew the triangle pieces to the purple strip triangles and then start sewing the rows together.  This one has been fun-but a lot of small pieces. Below are all the pieces ready to go.

Have a great week and if you need inspiration, check out all the other design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Stash Report February 19, 2012

This week I was able to complete the baby quilt for William. This was a very simple pattern and went together in a couple of hours. I ended up adding a couple of borders as the quilt was a bit smaller than I wanted.  Purchased 2 yards for the two borders and binding. Now, just have to quilt it, bind it, and send it off. Hope to have that done by next weekend.

I am almost in the black!!! So here are the numbers for this week:

Used this week: 5.0 yards
Used YTD: 14.5 yards.

Purchased this week: 2 yards

Purchased YTD: 15 yards.

Net fabric used in 2012: -.5 yards

Have a great week and check out all the other reports at Patchwork Times.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday February 6, 2012

This week I will be working on a quilt for a new baby grandson that was born into our family in November. 
The pattern is a called Looky-Lou, by Pressed For Time Quiltworks and is super simple. The backing is the yellow minkie- I really love using minkie for baby quilts.

What are you working on this week? For inspiration check out all the other design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Stash Report February 5, 2012

This week I am happy to report some usage and no additions! I was also able to complete all the churn dash blocks for a block swap with 15 other quilters.  These were fun blocks to make and very addicting. I made the 30 I needed for the sway and will be making another 31 to complete the quilt. This is another free pattern from Bonnie Hunter called Chunky Churn Dash. 

So far, still in the negative- but making progress!

Used this week: 1.5yards
Used YTD: 9.5 yards.

Purchased this week: 13 yards

Purchased YTD: 13 yards.

Net fabric used in 2012: -3.5 yards

Check out how everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times, and have a great week!