Monday, August 26, 2013

Design Wall Monday

It appears that nothing much has changed.  I have made a few more QST and another block for my design curtain quilt

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stash report

My stash report is nothing has changed.

Between school activities before school starts, parental activities because of health and birthday parties, I have not finished anything.

I've done a little sewing, but no completing

Monday, August 19, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I had a busy morning and now DD needs to go to the doctor again for her knee.  Wish I had some experience to know what to do.  Rest does not seem to matter one way or another.
Anyway, I didn't get much done this weekend, but here is my design wall with the quilt coming together.  I do like the way the blocks are lining up.
 Here are the design curtains.  I have 4 more blocks to make for the center of this quilt.  Then to making more blocks with smaller hst.  I have lots of bonus triangles I'm using.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stash Report

Used this Week: 12.76 yards

Used year to Date: 139.05 yards

Added this Week: 0.0 yards

Added Year to Date: 42.25 yards

Monthly usage: 12.76 yards

Net Used for 2013: 87.30 yards

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My to Do List

If I don't get stuck elsewhere, I think I could get much of this list done.  That's a big IF, so this might go into next week.  LOL

1.  Sew numbers in Corbett Band Pants
2.  Mend some Clemens Band Pants
3.  Make Prototype Music holder
4.  Continue with testing blocks
5.  Make 2 Hayes Corner blocks
6.  Make QST for batik quilt
7.  Keep going through files on my computer to delete duplicates and not needed anymore
8.  Continue cutting baby clothing, and maybe even sew some together?

My son says I'm reaching the capacity on this hard drive.  The computer is only about 11 years old, so that is not surprising.  LOL

I really want to get some of these done so I can focus on the baby clothing quilt and get it done.  My hands hurt from cutting all those little pieces and I tend to only do a little at a time.


This is my BOW quilt where all the blocks have flower names.  I just loved the blocks, and the setting The Sampler Society came up with.  This is a large quilt.  My finger is sore from binding it.  We took a ride yesterday and I was able to finish the binding.  Not one of my UFOs, but I love it.  It came completely from stash!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Slow day

Started my off with parent duty, then came the prep day for school. I have a high schooler -- first class per-AP Physics.  Yikes!!!  Won't be able to help there.
I did start loading this quilt.  Need to reroll it, but now I need to figure out what color of thread to use.  It keeps changing its mind with me.
so, you've seen the design curtain quilt changing over time.  It can be seen in the photo above too, but the sun in shining through the curtains and washing it out.  Anyway, I was using bonus hst to work through to see what could be made.  I made an ocean waves with the batch and still had leftovers, so I started this one and this is what is left.  I have one block hung to copy off of for placement.  I have one I've just finished sewing the rows together as a leader/ender project, I have one laid out to be sewn when I can and then this is enough for another block.  To even out my rows, I need 4 more blocks.  I have them.  This might not be as big as I might wish, but it is a good use of 2.5" hst and they will soon be GONE!!  Amazing, I never thought that would happen.  I do have more that will end up being pressed and trimmed, but they are not done at this point.  
I have been thinking about how I could actually make this larger.  I want to try and see if I can use my 2" hst to make this quilt larger.  Think I can?  Should I use the same design and just make it larger?  Time will tell.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Slow progress

I have a couple of other things going on that I won't be able to show for awhile.  I so want to finish this one.  It is one of my older UFOs and I have struggled with how to set it.  Then, I found the magazine in with the blocks with this setting.  I couldn't find a dark batik, so I love using this kona.  I added a few more QST units to the design wall.  I'm needing to move some of the blocks around to make sure the 9-patches are in the best spot.
I did finish 4 blocks of the other quilt. 

I'm working on loading the floral quilt.  The backing fabric I want to use seems like it might bleed, so I am going to wash it first.  If it is still bleeding, then I will have to find the stuff to set it better.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

working on an old UFO

this one was from at least 2006, so I know it needs to be finished.  I couldn't figure out what batik to use in the QST, and then I didn't have any dark batik in my stash.  So, I'm using Kona and a multicolored batik for the QST.
So, this is the start.  I need to make a few more of the QST and make sure that the dark blocks are outlined by the lighter fabric and the lighter blocks and close to the light fabric are outlined by the black.  I hope I have a good assortment to make that happen.

what a week

Not much going on here.  But, it is the middle of the day and I'm ready to do something!  I have some band pants to fix, but first I think I will make a Quarter Square Triangle for the design wall quilt.  After that I hope to work on the quilt I'm testing.  I'll be able to show you the design wall stuff and then for the other we will have to wait a bit.
Wish me luck.  I have not sewn in a long time now.

Stash Report

Very busy week with the doctor appointments, medical issues with my folks, Junior High band uniforms, High School band uniforms, exercising, and being exhausted.  LOL  I've not touched the sewing machine for any quilting, just mending this week.

Used this Week: 0.0 yards
Used year to Date: 126.29 yards
Added this Week: 0.0 yards
Added Year to Date: 42.25 yards
Monthly usage: 0.00 yards
Net Used for 2013: 75.54 yards

Missing my small group today because my folks need my help different times during the day. I'm now trying to catch up on e-mails and then will do some sewing in-between house cleaning and parent duty.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I sewed the baby quilt together from last week.  Didn't press it, so don't have a photo of it yet.
Need to quilt the baby quilt on the machine and then the other 2 I have ready to quilt, but need backings for them first.
This is the UFO that needs done for Liz' UFO Challenge.  These are 9 inch 9-patches that I worked on during a retreat in 2006.  So, it is an old UFO.  I randomly put the blocks up on the wall.  Looks like I need a bigger wall.  LOL  I see a few spots that I need to rearrange, but from here I want to make hourglass blocks to frame the 9-patches.  So, that is one of my August projects.
I have a baby quilt on to quilt that I won't be able to show you.
I have a quilt to piece that I won't be able to show you.
I have a couple of other projects that need attention after those other things are done.
All along I have the band boosters to work with.  LOL  I think August is going to be gone before I know it.
Throw in 3 birthdays in the next month and life is like normal.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stash Report

It's been a busy week for medical appointments for my family, so there was little time to be in the studio.  Stress should put me in here more, but I've been un-stitching a quilt and not stitching much else.  Oh well, I did make a water bottle holder and that is something.  :)

Used this Week: 0.19 yards
Used year to Date: 126.29 yards
Added this Week: 0.0 yards
Added Year to Date: 42.25 yards
Monthly usage: 8.92 yards
Net Used for 2013: 75.54 yards