Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 5.25 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 43 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 43 yards used

My Godson applied about 18 months ago for his Eagle Scout and submitted his project. I went searching for fabric, lucked out and found 2 panels but no coordinates. Apparently it is out of print and terribly expensive. After all how hard can it be to match the panels, um yea, VERY! Last month he submitted his paperwork and it was accepted. Guess I better get going on that quilt. I thought I got this! After all I have a sizeable stash, I would just start digging. Found some and started cutting. What I learned: 1. I have a lot of greens and none of them are BS green. 2. If all panels are printed like this, I will never use another one. 3. I finished the top and am grateful I have to do only one.
I am sure he will love it and any "little" puffiness from the panel stretching or whatever it did, I can quilt out. I used the other panel whole and as part of the backing. I'll show it to you when I finish it. His reception will be at a Firehouse on March 5th and we are so excited to go and watch this wonderful young man receive his award.

Have you all heard about Pat Sloan and the "Splendid Sampler". Many Designers and 100 blocks (6 inch). Well here is my first, Hearts Aflutter by Pat Sloan.

I have been collecting batiks for a bit now and have only made one quilt from them and that was made using a jellyroll. This looks like the perfect project for them. I used variegated thread for the buttonhole stitch but did not show up as well as I would have liked. 
Linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times, maybe....yup for Design Wall Monday!

As Always,


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week: 25 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 37.75 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 37.75 yards used

My how time flies especially when you are being very productive! The cold has made me stay home and get some quilting done. Backings use up some serious yardage so while I am on a kick to get UFO's finished, the numbers will look good.
First up:

A Young woman whom I have know since she was 7 months old just finished a 13 year stint in the Navy. I am grateful for her service and decided she needed a quilt to celebrate that accomplishment. I used the #10 Mystery from the Quilts of Valor page and pieced the back with some "Navy" themed scraps. Quilted with loops and stars.


This is from Pat Sloan's Globetrotter for 2014 Mystery. A vintage back was found at Salvation Army and I just love it! I even fussy cut a few blocks. Quilting is a meander.

A baby quilt using color crayons and a coloring book page for the center. Stitch in the Ditch used for quilting. She just turned one and I hope she drags it around and wears it out! I will make her another one then!


I am a Tester for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and the last few issues I have made the blocks in all the same colorway in order to turn them into a quilt. These are all from Issue #11. This was quilted using a wave panto.


This is called "Take a Hike" for someone very special. If she reads the blog before she gets it (I am mailing it Tuesday), then the surprise isn't quite the same but she will know it is done and on the way. Quilted with a loopy leaf in variegated thread.

Allietare has taken a back seat to these and am hoping February is just as productive. 
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As Always,