Monday, May 4, 2015

Design Wall Monday

My alternate design wall has my Stashbuster UFO #88.  These were all part of the bag of 6" blocks.
As you can see the green and floral one needs one more block.  I pulled the scraps for that.
The 9 patch one needs 4 snowball blocks.
I need to go and pull those.
'Both of these are very doable. 
My main design wall project needs to be finished.
I need this wall for something else.
I just need to cut 6.5" squares and sew them all together.
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Sunday, May 3, 2015


Make 3 color guard pillows
Try and get the Laundry room back to normal.
Load and Quilt Lana's quilt.
Well, do not think I did all that great.
I got my pillows made.
I couldn't do the laundry room because I couldn't move the machines.  Not enough strength to do it.  So, instead I put the kitchen and family room back together by cleaning and adding the knick knacks back where they belonged.
Lana's quilt is partially loaded.

I will work on things as the week goes on.

last color guard pillo

DD suggested making it look like the top of his uniform/
I need to close the bottom and it will be done.
This is actually part of my Lovely year of Finishes.
The last two months have been down to the wire, so this is a welcome change.
I'm not sure if I'm making more of these or not.
These are all I NEED to make.

Stash Report

Judy has us keep track of what our stash is doing.

Used this Week:                            13.00 yards
Used year to Date:                       266.55 yards
Used this Month (April)           :       18.32 yards
Added this Week:                             0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                       12.00 yards
Goal:                                               300 yards
Yards to goal:                                33.45 yards
Yards to quilt goal:                         96.15 yards
Net Used in quilts 2015:               103.85 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:              359

Perimeter in inches                             5323
Number of UFOs finished this year:        26
UFO Yardage Used                                      76.57

I met my used in quilts goal, so I had to increase my goal to 200 yards used in quilts.
Tulip Trio put me over the top.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Two color guard pillows

These are made from our color guard fall uniforms.
the skirts/pants get cut off for the height of the guard.
I couldn't stand to see that much material go to waste, so I started to make pillows.
first I tried sewing them without stabilizing.
Not a good thing.
I saw something with ruffles and thought that would be fun to do. 
After playing with my machine, I think I got the ruffles down.
I need 2 female pillows and one male.
I'm working on the male one now.

Friday, May 1, 2015

weekend plan

So, we are having carpet and hardwood installed downstairs.  After seeing all the mess with that, I don't think I want my carpet changed out.  LOL

They have been short of both materials, so the days are not going great.  The hardwood is complete, except for the molding and putting things back.  Minor items, I know.

That being said, I will need to be home tomorrow for them to come back and fix things.

My list is going to be:
Make 3 color guard pillows
Try and get the Laundry room back to normal.
Load and Quilt Lana's quilt.

If I don't get distracted, I should be able to get these things done.

I've been sewing all day with breaks to check progress.

I've been productive.
Black and Bright top, back and batting done
Animal panel top, back and batting done.
Small orphan 6" blocks top done.
Laid out another small 6" block top.  I need to make 4 snowballs and I can sew it together.
Pulled my dolphin block and fabrics to make a large pillow.
Cutting 6" alternate squares for angel quilt.

No wonder I'm tired.  LOL

A Lovely Year of Finishes

OK, so it looks like a mess.
It is a mess.
I have to make color guard pillows for the three color guard seniors for the band banquet.
It is the leftover fabric from the fall costumes, so it is a neat idea.
The fabric is very slippery. LOL
I need to stabilize it.
They have been started, but not very much.
I have the idea to add some ruffles to them and thus adding some color.
I'm not sure what to do with the male senior.