Sunday, January 18, 2015

Stash Report

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 3 yards

So we are are at -1....can I keep it going this way?
I am trying to get back on track with this accountability and am already several weeks behind. 
And this is just where you saw it last. Some block testing and projects other than quilting has occupied my time. Winter Retreat will be this Thursday thru Sunday and hopefully, lots more to report next time.
We did present the quilts for the family for the Habitat for Humanity house. Mary, our President and two others, holding the parent's quilt.
This is based on a quilt by Becky Wright, The Civil War Quilter, called Jacob's Cot Quilt. She did a Trunk Show and Workshop for us in 2012. We all loved the block and just about everyone in the guild contributed a block. The sashing was from my stash and another member quilted it. 
One for the oldest daughter.
One for the middle son.
..and for the youngest son.

I have been working on The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Swap with a Facebook Group. These are the hardest blocks I have ever done. I did an original Farmer's Wife Quilt and loved it. These blocks finish at 8 inches and there are less of them, so I thought they would be easier....not. Here is January's minus mine because I used up all the fabric I had with redoing them that I will be using something similar but not the same. In my group, we make 7, send 6 and we receive 6 each month. These were paper pieced.
And finally, doing Pat Sloan's Vacation Time Mystery BOM Quilt . Wasn't gonna, didn't have time, did not need another sampler type quilt.....but when I saw the block, just no resolve in me and it will all come from stash!
The background is actually a dark plum. Who can resist a star, not me!

Check out what everyone else is accomplishing at Patchwork Times.

As Always,


Monday, January 5, 2015

Link Ups

"Baby, it's Cold Outside" is an understatement. It is now a balmy -6, started at 24 below at 6 am. 

Here is what was on my design wall for the last 2 weeks, have not had the heart to move them. My Granddaughters were working on these as I worked on Grand Illusion. Love those girls!

I finally had all day yesterday to sew,(yep, also got 4 loads of laundry done) and no cooking or cleaning due to entertaining the day before. Cleaned up after the party and called it good! 
It was a baby shower, birthday party and our belated Christmas Celebration with our Breakfast Club friends.

The happy family from Japan where he is stationed with the Army.

The birthday girl aka as Grandma, the guest of honor and his new hat.

So on Sunday, I turned on the TV and went to town but instead of a brisk pace, it ended up being only a stroll. The fast pace of the holidays finally caught up with me. I only put three rows together but in my defense all the parts are done, still had 23 blocks to assemble.

The first 3 rows:
The parts:
The borders:

Everything is ready and should not take too long. Want this quilted and bound by the end of the month! I am sending this one out as it is too big for my mid-arm Juki. I think a simple panto will be enough and letting my long-armer choose the thread.

I was going to cut the inner border and realized I did not have enough, what? I knew I was cutting(no pun intended) it close but where did all that fabric go? Oh, right....I misread a clue and had twice as many of these as I needed. They will be worked into the back along with 1 extra broken dishes block.

So now I will have to make a decision, when I get that far about the inner border. I'm thinking my choices are black, neutral or purple. We will have to have auditions later and pick the leading role.

I am linking up twice today so don't forget to check the out:

Design Wall Monday Patchwork Times

Mystery Monday #6 Link Up Quiltville Quips and Snips

Happy Browsing!

As Always,