Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stash Report Week 22

Stash Report for week 22:

Fabric bought this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 3 1/4 yards for blue scrap quilt

Fabric bought YTD: 105.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 118 yards

Stash busted: I have used 12.17 yards more than I have bought.

Next week's report will be a good one... I almost have the top finished for Judy's Stash Project #2 :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's on your design wall?

This is what is on mine:

Another scrappy quilt! This time in blue. I was thinking about doing it as a class for the quilt shop, but might just do it as a mystery. One week we'll make the components and if they don't finish, they can have them done by the next class, then the quilt will be revealed and they can put the blocks together... it a scrappy mystery :)

Here's the story behind my design wall. We designed our house, but when designing the quilt studio, I had all my storage space mapped out, but didn't even think about a design wall. I'd stick batting up on the wall, but there was never enough room for the quilt or I couldn't stand back far enough. My husband came up with this brilliant idea. We hung a cheap plastic shade over the closet door and pinned batting to it. When I need to get in the closet, it just rolls up! It was the perfect solution to my dilema :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stash Report Week 21

Oh, what a week. I did manage to finish my purple lap scrap quilt so that means I used some fabric, but boy, did I buy fabric for my birthday!

Stash Report for week 21:

Fabric bought this week: 61 yards
Fabric used this week: 3 1/3 yards for backing and binding

Fabric bought YTD: 105.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 114.83 yards

Stash busted: I have used 9 yards more than I have bought.

Which means I am still in the positive, but not by much!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Birthday Fabric

My Tuesday group came over yesterday and Teresa made me a cake! Such wonderful friends I have :)

This is it for the birthday fabric.

I spent my entire store credit and a little more on this 29 yards of fabric. I'm done... unless I NEED something for a quilt. Now that I have my birthday over with, it's back to stashbusting! I am really happy with my fabric purchases and can't wait to start a new quilt, but first... finishing up some of my UFO's and getting a bunch of my tops quilted.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthday :)

I turned 58 today and did some stash building. This is the fabric I bought at Busy Bee Quilts in Edgewood. I get a 20% discount for shopping on my birthday, but this fabric was 30% off so I bought 3 yards of each.

Then I went into Albuquerque and went to Quilt Works where I get a 25% discount when I shop on my birthday and had a $100 gift certificate from my son and daughter-in-love. I bought this lovely assortment of fabric which adds up to 26 yards... so much for stash busting, but, after all, it IS my birthday and it only comes once a year.

Since I worked at Busy Bee Quilts while the owners were at Quilt Market, I have a lovely store credit of $240... which I will spend at a later date. Too many other things going on today to be able to spend the time I needed to adequately shop till I dropped :) Received phone calls from Marilyn in Portland, my sister Pat in Sebastapol California, my brother Dan, my daughter Jess, my friend Barbara and my dad.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stash Report Week 20

Nothing in... nothing out. Worked 4 days at the quilt shop and just didn't have time to do anything for myself. Tomorrow is my birthday and my son and his wife sent me $100 gift certificate to a quilt shop that gives a 25% discount on your birthday so that is one place I will be tomorrow! I'll also be at Busy Bee spending some of the money I earned since I get a 20% discount there on my birthday for anything in the store.

Stash Report for week 20:

Fabric bought this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 0 yards

Fabric bought YTD: 44.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 111.5 yards

Stash busted: I have used 66.67 yards more than I have bought.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My purple quilts

I have had a lot of wonderful comments about my purple scrap quilts and the pattern. This is the first one I made:

Then I changed direction and made this quilt for Amy...

The first purple was much too large for a lap quilt and I had tons of 5" squares left over so I made a smaller one...

It is a two block quilt using the 54-40 or fight block and the cups and saucers block. Amy's quilt and the purple lap quilt are variations of the first quilt. It had so many flying geese blocks, which I can't make using my 5" squares so I substituted 4 patches to create a different look.

If you have EQ6 and would like a copy of my project file, send me an e-mail.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stash Report Week 19

Got stuff done, but bought fabric too :)

Stash Report for week 19:

Fabric bought this week: 6 yards
Fabric used this week: 6.75 yards

Fabric bought YTD: 44.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 111.5 yards

Stash busted: I have used 66.67 yards more than I have bought.

I bought 6 yards of background fabric for use in my baby quilts... the end of the bolt and didn't know if it could be reordered. It seems a lot of times, fabric manufacturers discontinue fabrics as quickly as they create them so you buy it when you see it because it may not be there next time!

I used 2 yards in the backing and binding of the community service quilt for guild.

And I used 4.75 yards in another purple scrap quilt, lap sized, which has now become my favorite pattern!

This coming week will probably not be productive since I'm working in the quilt shop Wednesday through Saturday while Mike and Cheri go to quilt market. But all the money I make will go to buy fabric for my birthday, which is the 18th!!!!!

Happy Day!

I'm a new honorary grandma! Lucas Emmett Fletcher was born on May 7th, 2009 weighing a whopping 9 pounds 3 ounces. He is the son of my tall daughter, Amy and her proud husband, Jesse. Congratulations to the Fletchers!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Top almost finished!

Got the sashing all done on Judy's Stash Project and I am loving this quilt!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stash Report Week 18

Nothing in, nothing out... maybe this week will be better.

Stash Report for week 18:

Fabric bought this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 0 yards

Fabric bought YTD: 38.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 104.83 yards

Stash busted: I have used 66 yards more than I have bought.