Monday, June 29, 2009

Design Wall Monday

It seems I can only find time to work on my New York Beauty blocks on Tuesdays, but there are 3 more than last week and tomorrow is Tuesday so maybe there will be 3 more! My plan is to make at least 16 blocks for this wallhanging.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stash Report Week 26

The year is half over and it's been interesting keeping track of how much fabric I use. I don't really think it matters how much I buy... we need to support the economy in our own little way :)

Stash Report for week 26:

Fabric bought this week: 1 yard
Fabric used this week: 7.08 yards backing and binding mostly for the Big Star Quilt.

Fabric bought YTD: 115.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 144.08 yards

Stash busted: I have used 28.25 yards more than I have bought.

I had set a goal of using 300 yards and I think that's a goal I will be able to achieve. Classes have picked up at the quilt shop so that means store credit for buying fabric, but buying doesn't count in the busting when I am so addicted to quilting and it keeps me out of therapy and the looney bin.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Not much here, but this is what I am working on...a New York Beauty quilt! I've been wanting to do one of these for a very long time. I have collected a bunch of internet patterns. I'm using the Laurel Birch FQ's I was gifted and then supplemented with my stash :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stash Report Week 25

Didn't get to do much sewing this week. I plan on getting one of my quilts on the Voyager frame so I'll use backing. The quilt tops drawer is full so I better get cracking finishing some of these quilts! Think I'll put Judy's Big Block Stash Quilt on the frame... it's big!You can find the free pattern here, but with a different border.

Stash Report for week 25:

Fabric bought this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 2 yards backing and binding

Fabric bought YTD: 114.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 137 yards

Stash busted: I have used 22.17 yards more than I have bought.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Design Wall Monday

The Willowberry Basics FQ's that I posted about last week are perfect for the BOM we are working on in guild. I finally got caught up and those blocks are on my design wall this week.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stash Report Week 24

Didn't buy any fabric but...

Was gifted 2 yards of Laurel Birch FQ's.
Won 7 yards of Willowberry Basics FQ's.

Used 3 1/3 yards of backing on Teresa's Flutterbye quilt.

Stash Report for week 24:

Fabric bought this week: 9 yards
Fabric used this week: 3 1/3 yards

Fabric bought YTD: 114.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 135 yards

Stash busted: I have used 20.17 yards more than I have bought.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm a Winner!

Received an e-mail last week from Anilee's Treasure Hunt that I was a winner in a random drawing and would receive an appreciation gift from Quilter's Roost. The package arrived today and in it was a Willowberry Basics Fat Quarter Bundle... that's 28 FQ's which is 7 yards I have to add to my stash. Oh GEE! Bummer :(

Actually doing a happy dance because I love winning anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Stash Report Week 23

It was a productive week :) I used 1 2/3 yards binding 5 charity quilts for the quilt shop, 1 yard on another Uncle Sam wallhanging, and 11 yards on Judy's Big Star stash busting quilt #2.

Stash Report for week 23:

Fabric bought this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 13 2/3 yards

Fabric bought YTD: 105.83 yards
Fabric used YTD: 131 2/3 yards

Stash busted: I have used 25.83 yards more than I have bought.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What's on my design wall today


Judy Laquidara's Big Star Stash Quilt. I opted for pieced border #1 and it took a bit of figuring out with Electric Quilt. I had just enough of the border fabric and that was a challenge! It's very directional and I cut one of the strips wrong and had to piece it, but you'll never see it! I had to figure out how to cut 4 borders with 2 pieced strips to each border and make sure I had enough fabric to do it! Took me most of yesterday afternoon. I'll have to find a different fabric to bind it with... nothing but scraps left :)