Sunday, March 22, 2015

My New Machine

 One day Google will allow me to put my pictures where I want them.
      My research tells me it is a White Rotary 77MG model.  It has a black crinkle finish. The machine is made of magnesium. It was made sometime during WWII. Someone took it out of the orginal case and gave it a new presser foot.


Stash Report Sunday March 22, 2015

Fabric In: yards 
Fabric In March: 21 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 29.83 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out March: 23 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  33 yards
Stash Reduction: 3.17 yards

Google is still giving me fits with placement of pictures!
 I don't know where this week went! I don't have much to report since mostly I worked on scrapyard items like my Wild and Goosey blocks and the string block from Reva. Scrap blocks and burp cloths to match receiving blanket.

     We put the first coat of shiny clear wet look seal on the studio floor. We are letting it cure b/c of the humidity. Monday or Tuesday we will put the second coat on. The floor is looking better but still not what I really wanted. Yet it will stay that way b/c I am ready to move on and it! Carpet squares will cover some of it. 

   Thursday I went to the guild meeting in BR. Joni did a presentation about making continuous prairie points. A strip, a ruler, an iron, scissors and math skills are all you need! 

   The Exit 11 Yard sale was Saturday and we went looking for a cabinet to put the machine Lisa bought me for $7 with all attachments.  We found the 1950 blonde veneer cabinet and in it is a White. It is quite old or made to look old. No chrome and the thread goes from top to front plate. I am quite curious to find out how old it is. We paid $55 for the cabinet and machine.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Progress on March Goals 3/18/15

     I finished the Yellow Disappearing Hour-glass Baby Quilt top and its backing. The backing for BH Grand Illusion is also pieced together.
    This month has been very interesting. DD#4 was in an accident and broke her jaw. She has surgery last Tuesday to put a plate with screws. Lots of early morning driving to Shreveort about 4 hours away.
DH had a bowling tournament in Alabama this past weekend and we went in truck so I spent hours sitting and watching.
      A friend is having his first grand daughter and has commissioned me to make her a quilt that is shabby chic. NOT my Style. But he and his parents are great friends and great grandma can't see any more due to bad eye sight. Top is done! 
I have made a self-binding receiving blanket to start and burb cloths. I have fabric for a satin button bonnet too.
     Next, the LQS recommended me to make a commissioned rag T-shirt quilt which I agreed to do. I am met with customer to decide on backing etc.  
    Then, when I went pick out "shabby chic"fabric for the baby quilt, the owner of the LQS asked me to help make six memory quilts. I agreed to spend time at the shop sewing. It seems that while I am slow, I do an excellent job w/o complaining. LOL
      Yesterday, I taught DD#4 how to make burrito pillowcases. She made 4 and started planning at least 3 more. She pulled fabric for 1 right before  she went home. DD#4 finished 8 pillowcases. 
       We bought tinted sealer and a sprayer to apply it so my dull black tile floor is now shiny orange. Next we will apply the shiny/wet sealer to finish the floors. We are painting the play wall with chalkboard paint in red, gold, teal, and orange. The three doors will be painted in black chalkboard paint and the peg wall a bright yellow. Then when all the paint dries we will put batting and flannel on the walls. As for the ceiling, well, don't look up it won't be done for quite a while. Why? Because I am tugging at the bit to get into my studio. So the ceiling and the office will get done  during the summer. The office will be the fabric storage and husband area.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stash Report Sunday March 15, 2015

Fabric In: 21 yards 
Fabric In March: 21 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 29.83 yards
Fabric Out: 23 yards
Fabric Out March: 23 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  33 yards
Stash Reduction: 3.17 yards
I finished BH Grand Illusion top and back. It is with DD#1 as is the top and backing for Yellow Disappearing Hour-glass baby quilt. I also finished the low volume Shappy Chic baby top for a friend. Not to mention the fabrics used to make receiving blanket and burp cloths and pieces of various pillowcases. 

Lots of fabric came in this week and lots went out! Lots of the fabric came in with a purpose so it got used up quickly. Some came in for a future project. A yard came in due to a win at the guild meeting. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Design Wall Monday, March 2, 2015

      I am working on the second Disappearing Hour-Glass item. It was suppose to be a baby quilt, but DGD #5 decided she needed it. So I will make it a twin size quilt possibly a long double as she is already 5'6" tall at 10. Or I may stick with the orginal plan and make it a baby quilt and make another for DGD#5. Or maybe I will only make two more blocks and stop. Then make 9 of the second color group and let her choose between the two. Too many choices!
I am preparing the first DHG item for quilting. It is a spring time table runner with a Christmas backing. A twofer as they say!

This week will be crazy as will next week. We are traveling for a bowling tournament which will take up lots of my quilting time. Then next week DD#4 goes in for jaw surgery on Tuesday. Helping her will be the priority for the month of March. It is always interesting here to say the least.
Just saying I want a pair!  Blogger is the pits some days!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stash Report March 1, 2015

Fabric In: 2.5 yards (prize)
Fabric In February: 5.5 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 8.83 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out February : 3.5 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  10 yards
Stash Reduction: 1.17 yards
  I am working on the Yellow Disappearing Hour-glass Table Runner, but haven't finished it yet. The backing fabric has been chosen - it is a Christmas print that has been in my stash way too long. This way I can use the table runner for Christmas and Spring. This will give me runners for each of the seasons. 
    This week has been interesting to say the least! As mush piecing as I want to do in March expected and unexpected situations will take up a large portion of my time, so I may not get much done. Life is always interesting around here!
     Today I recieved my winnings of 5 half yards cuts of really modern prints from Pile O'Fabric. I love them!
Lator Gators.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Goals

1) Backings! That's the project for March. I need at least 4 backings for completed tops and another 8 for UFOs. So March will be dedicated to BACKINGS! oh, and grandson's t-shirts.
2) Kitted Projects: Disappearing Hour-glass block. Then make those blocks into a table runner, baby quilt and sofa quilt. Red and white 4 patches and paper pieced BH Wild and Goosey as leader and enders.
3) Studio: Seal floor, cover walls, finish painting, and begin moving fabric. Providing weather co-operates. 
4) UFO: Finish Tom Kat face. Also begin closing biscuits on Xavier's quilt. We will be traveling early in March and these will be my sit and sew projects. Bowling Lanes are cold all the time!

Doesn't look like I will have much time for much else in March! Wish me luck.