Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Make A LIst

I'm going to be a little more realistic this week
1. Finish Test Quilt (I finally got the full pattern with the instructions)
2. Finish up the Charm Tote
3. Quilt Kailey's T-shirt Quilt.
4. Layer the GS canvas quilt (I have been trying to do this for weeks)

Check out other's lists at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Design Wall

Secondary design wall has the patriotic UFOs (3 different ones) that I'm trying to use together. 
My main design wall still has the blue blocks on it.
I need to get the backing made and start on the new t-shirt quilt.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stashbuster numbers for October


Frog & Flowers baby quilt is going to be cute.
That is my UFO #59.

My UFO #9 will NOT be finished this year.
It is the twin to my UFO #8.
#8 is the boy baby clothing quilt and #9 is the girl baby clothing quilt.

I am working on them as leader/ender because they are not my favorite thing to work on.
Even though I love 2.5" squares, it is not fun to fuse and cut out baby clothing. :(

How have I done?
Small numbers - 7
Large numbers - 7

I've done more than I would have, so I'm happy.
I doubt I would have pulled them from the cabinet if it were not for the Stashbusters numbers game.


Stash Report

Judy has us keep track of what our stash is doing.
Used this Week:                                      1.10 yards
Used year to Date:                              167.32 yards
Total out of stash this Month (Sep)       12.38 yards
Added this Week:                                   0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                             39.00 yards
Goal:                                                   200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                        32.68 yards

Net Used in quilts 2016:                     120.14 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:               458
Perimeter in inches                               8846
Number of UFOs finished this year:   49.16
UFO Yardage Used                              106.25
Amount of yardage used in UFOs          88%

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Piecing

Finished the small quilt from leftover blue blocks.
I used up the blocks I had, so that is nice.
I'm not sure about the outside borders, but we shall see when I get ready to quilt it.
I have a number of patriotic UFOs that are hanging around.
This one has 3-4 UFO pieces that I was going to finish up individually, but then decided to put them all together.
I have no idea what I'm going to use or what will be left for something else.
I do not like the dark two panels with it right now.
I know I'll finish up the blue stars.  I have some of the background fabric that I could make a few more stars too.
I think the strips will be pieced together for the size of the two blocks, which I think are 12 inch blocks.  Then, I'll cut them into 12" blocks.
After that, we shall see what other fabrics I'll pick to use.
I don't think I'll be using scraps in this one for additional fabrics.
It feels good to get the dark blue blocks off the alternate design wall. :)
I'm still working on the test quilt.
I need to focus and finish it up.


Tote

My Mom is in a nursing home and they use music therapy.
The headphones, Ipod and charging cords all fit in here.
They wanted to be able to hang the items, so I added handles. 
I embroidered her name on the bag too.
See all the pink items?
Oh, this was made from the leftovers from Mom's quilt.
I had some strips sewn together, so I used them to make the bag.

I'm adding this to Elm Street Bag It, go join in.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dark Blocks

I've had these block up on this wall for awhile now.
Finally I got the T-shirt quilt top done and took a break to play with this one.
I decided on the yellow, but didn't want it to be taking over the quilt.
The corner blocks are basically the same size, so that is easy to deal with.
I think I am going to need to make two more purple and white 4 patches and that will be the center.
Everything for this quilt has come from my UFO cabinet or scraps.
So, the purple and white 4 patches will be from the scrap drawers too.