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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stash Report - Week 47

My quilting was minimal this week - worked on binding a small top and have that done, just need to add the label and sew down the hanging sleeve. This week, I am hoping to finish quilting the one that has been on my frame all month and making a back for the next one to go on the frame. I did get in some time for stitching this week and finished up this little project that will go in my kitchen window. I also have another one that says "Pie" so they will be put in opposing corners of the window....although it may be a while before I do the other one. 

Fabric added/used this week:  0/0
Fabric added/used year to date: 46 3/4 yards / 100 3/4 yards

Net fabric used: 54 yards

Patterns in/out year to date: -3

Hope you had a good week with your stash! Stop by Judy's blog and check in on the other reports too. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stash Report - week 46

Just a quickie report this week - not much news and I spent the morning napping and the afternoon on a girl scout trip with Jenna. I finished the quilting and added the binding to one of Lois' UFOs this week, so had a small amount used. Pictures to come soon when the binding is sewn down.

Fabric added/used this week: 0/ 1/8 yard

Fabric added ytd: 46 3/4 yards
Fabric used ytd: 100 3/4 yards

Net fabric used: 54 yards

Hope you had a good week with your stash!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

October Report

I know, it is already the middle of November, but I haven't yet posted my monthly recap (or the quilt show).  I was all ready to write a post about how October really wasn't a good month between quilt show, busy at work, and being the GS troop fall product sale coordinator, then I looked at my list of accomplishments, and guess what? I got a lot done! Here's the list: 

- Finished my Convergence top, which was my UFO for October. Still need to make a back and quilt it, but I am happy with the progress I made. 
- Made my Lovely bag which is intended to carry my computer but has only carried stuff to bee and guild so far. 
- Loaded and quilted my blue stars charity quilt. I have decided after using the panto "Sorrel" on two or three quilts that I really don't like it. I am looking to trade it for something else, at least 8" wide. There is nothing wrong with it, but it just isn't my style. If you have a panto you don't care for and would like to do a swap, let me know! 

- Finished my Halloween quilt in time for it to get into the show and on TV! 

- Made labels and sleeves for all my show quilts. 
- Bought fabric, quilted, bound, and gifted a baby quilt for my niece and nephew's baby shower. 
- Picked a jelly roll and sewed together my strips in preparation for the Jelly Roll challenge with my bee. 
- Made a quickie baby blanket for a co-worker's shower. 

I had 22.75 hours of quilting, plus three full days at the quilt show and it was one heck of a fun month. I hope November brings me just as much to blog about (if I can get on the ball and actually write up the posts)! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stash Report - Week 45

Before we did our Jelly Roll Challenge this week, I wanted to get a UFO marked off my list (before adding a new one!), so I put the binding on my charity quilt. It feels really good to have this one finished, and I will donate it this holiday season to a local women's shelter. I already have my sights set to make another one next year and know which pattern (and which size of Lois' pre-cut scraps) I am going to use. I am already looking forward to it. 

The rest of the week followed the same theme and I continued to work on UFO's. The first was adding some blocks to my red & white quilt -- with these, I am 25% done (not bad for two years...maybe I will get this one done for one of the kids' graduation!). 

After that, I pulled out my UFO for this month, which was partially quilted. I finished all the quilting inside the borders, so another night at the machine (I am quilting this one on my Janome 6600) should finish it out. I am really hoping I can get this one done in the month of November. 

Next up, actually up simultaneously, was loading my Q4 UFO on the Avante so I could quilt that one. I have challenged myself on this one to quilt a different pattern in every 1/2 block. I have 50 to fill and finished 20 yesterday in just about 2 hours. I am using patterns from Leah Day's blog for this one and learning which shapes and styles are easy on the longarm and which are not. 

All that setup to tell you that I didn't use a lick of fabric this week, nor did I add any, so my year to date totals remain: 
Fabric added year to date: 46 3/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 100 5/8 yards
Net fabric used: 53 7/8 yards
Net pattern usage year to date: -3

One last thing before you leave....I entered a quilt in the weekly themed quilt contest on The Quilting Gallery. My entry is a quilt I made for my nephew to celebrate his return from Iraq. Please stop by and take a look at all the quilts and vote for mine (Nick's Swirling Stars) if you like it. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Off to the races

At our bee workday on Monday, we had a jelly roll challenge/race. We had planned for a while and were set to start after lunch. In advance, we prepped our strips by sewing them all together and winding a couple bobbins. I decided to use a Bali Pop for my challenge, I pulled out the brightest one I have, as last spring I was really wishing to have something bright and cheery on the couch by about the middle of March. Jack was our photographer during the race. 

Here are all the strips ready to go! 

Round one....sewing the longest strip sets we've ever sewn! 

Somewhere in the midst of the frenzy of sewing! 

The finished tops :)
Here's a full album of pictures from the afternoon so you can see up close if you want. Please remember that our photographer for much of the afternoon was a first time camera wielding 4 1/2 year old! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stash Report - Week 44

Wow, 6 days into November already! I still need to go through and post my quilt show pictures and my project recap from October, but today is for the stash report and it is always nice to have a little good news :)

I prepped a Bali pop for the Jelly Roll challenge quilt that I am going to make tomorrow at our bee workday (we're all doing them!), and while I was working on that, remembered that there was a baby shower at work the next day - yikes! I threw together a quick baby blanket (cotton top/flannel back) and was ready to go in time for the shower -- this is where a stash comes in really handy! 
I didn't get too much done the rest of the week, except for quilting the second Girl Scout quilt for my mom (and third I've quilted overall). I had a little fun on this one and quilted words into the bottom border. It only became hard when I had to dot the "i"! 
My mom and I took a quick trip to Illinois with the kids yesterday to visit Threads of Time, a shop and retreat center. I found a great book there to make clothes for Jenna's dolls, so my pattern purchases took another hit, but I do plan to get back to neutral by year end. 

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 4 3/4 yards

Fabric added year to date: 46 3/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 100 5/8 yards (woo hoo - past 100 yards!)

Net fabric used: 53 7/8 yards

Net patterns bought/used year to date: -3

Hope you have a great week with your stash!