Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stash a Report Sunday July 20, 2014


Fabric In: yards
Fabric In YTD: 65 yards
Fabric Out: 0 yard
Fabric Out YTD: 56 yards
Enhancement: 9 yards     

     I am still sewing scraps and finishing other people's projects. One day I will have something to report besides additions. LOL

    Lator Gators! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fabric In: 2 1/4 yards
Fabric In YTD: 65 yards
Fabric Out:  1 yard
Fabric Out YTD: 56 yards
Enhancement: 9 yards     
      We went camping so I missed last week's stash report but nothing changed from the last report.   
      This past week DD#4 and I spent our mornings sewing on various projects. I pieced together several "Geema 18" blocks and cut lots of bricks to do more. Also I spent time working on my English paper pieced diamonds handwork project and cut several more diamond shapes. 
       DD#4 finished her project and then we worked on a sample purse together. We used coffee themed strips that I had for bricks so I get to count that half yard. Then we used 4 fat quarters, cut into strips, to make a second purse for DGD#2. Only about 2 fat quarters were used and the rest went into scrap bucket but they came out of my stash as did the 1/2 yard lining. While she sewed on the strips, I finished putting the first borders on my muddy leaf quilt and began blanket stitching the stems. Then we worked on a sample bible cover. DD#4 and I always make a sample of each project before we make the one we really want to make. That way we can work out the bugs in the pattern and find our own short cuts. LOL
   We did really well until we couldn't find the black fabric for the straps so we went to the LQS which was closed. Never fear b/c there was another LQS 5 miles away. There we bought patterns and fabric. DD#4 came out with 3 yards and I came out with 9 fat quarters (2 1/4 yards). There was so much I wanted but restrained myself.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, June 29, 2014

Talley for week:
Swap blocks .25
Geema's 18: 3 yards

I am sewing but not counting yet. I finish my last project Tuesday and my muse hasn't picked the next so I am working on my "Geema's 18" scrap blocks. (My plan is to make one top for each of my 18 grandchildren and 7 children and any greats that come along as a reminder that they are loved.) So far I have 2 tops completed and enough blocks for 2 more! 
Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 62.75 yards
Fabric Out:  .25 yard
Fabric Out YTD: 55 yards
Enhancement: 7.5 yards     
     I hope my muse picks that next project soon!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, June 8-22, 2014


Fabric In: 7.25yards
Fabric In YTD: 62.75 yards
Fabric Out:  16.25 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 54.75yards
Enhancement:yards
Looks like I haven't posted in three weeks. The good news is that I finished 3 tops. The bad news is that most of my sewing for the last two weeks used mostly DD#4's stash and just a little of mine. 
     I finished two red tops. The first was my Red & White uneven log cabin and the second was Wanda's Red, black, and white pin wheels.  I get to count all the fabric on the uneven log cabin (8 yards) but only get to count the red border.(.5 yard) on Wanda's quilt.
 
   The last two weeks I have been  working on a coloring ABC quilt with DD#2's summer students. I used up the rest of the red fabric (1.5 yards) for the sashing and borders. Alas the backing was red Mickey Mouse flannel from DD#4's stash. I used 14 fat quarters(3.5 yards) from the stash to make each student a small pillow which they will stuff on Monday. The boys took over the pin basting and tie quilting much to my daughter's surprise.
    I bought a new ruler at the guide meeting to make pineapple blocks. It was suppose to be fool proof -NOT. That and my swap block took another 1/4 yard.
   I made a purse (1yard) and put 6 fat quarters (1.5 yard)in it as an early b-day present for my secret sister. 
     However, I did buy 1 yard for the purse, 4 half yard cuts(2 yards), 1 yard cut for the gift, and I won  13 fat quarters (3.25 yards). That totals 7.25 yards in this week.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Second Red Top Done

     The pieces for this top were given to me by Wanda. She didn't like the way the colors played together. I do! 
     Wanda gave me a box of different fabrics cut and bagged as separate quilts. She cut all the fabrics for a planned quilt out and then made a couple of blocks and decided she didn't like them. So Wanda bagged the pieces up and put them away. She was going to throw them but I asked for them instead. I have been putting them together and those I don't like, I am donating to charity. It is a win-win-win situation! Wanda wins since she gets to empty her UFO closet; I win since I am not buying or cutting fabric just piecing; and someone else wins when they get a warm quilt.
   Lator Gators. Off to piece the next bag!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Goals for June & Wondering Thoughts

Goals for June
1) Buy/ Make backings for "Strawberry & Cream" & Wanda's Red quilt
2) Put binding on Pape's Garden Maze
3) Make small purse with flap, pockets, and zipper.
4) Complete Muddy Leaves and make back for it.
Thoughts
Loving - the peace, sounds, and tranquility of the early morning.
Thinking - life is what you make of it!
Wanting - more coffee in my cup.
Needing - my meds to work.
Surprised -  at how much my youngest daughter loves to sew.  
Format copied from Susanne at Make Share Give. 
Because every post should have a picture from Bonnie Hunter
Outside my window...dogs barking and sounds of tree frogs.
I am thinking...life is good!
I am thankful for...time spent with DGD#2.
I am missing...sewing with friends and DD#1.
I am going...tournament bowling.
I am hoping...this hurting stops soon.
I am looking forward to...spending Weekend with grandson#9.
I am listening to...birds.
One of my favorite things...sewing with my daughters.

I am currently reading...blogs.
I am wishing...my new studio was already completed!
I am amazed...at people.

I am glad...summer is here.
I am inspired by....watching DD#4.
I wonder....if I will ever finish all my projects.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Design Wall June 2nd


  Borders on! Now I have to decide on backing. Do I want to buy backing fabric (it is a special quilt) or do I want to put my usual scrappy back? 
   Well, while I am deciding, I will work on the borders of my second red top and put red binding on garden maze.
Lator Gators!