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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday, February 23, 2015

I am choosing border colors for my Spring Table Runner using Missouri Quilt Co. Disappearing Hour-Glass #1. MQC DHG#2 will be a sofa quilt. 
I think I need a brighter green maybe a spring green or lime green to bring out the green. If I have it in my stash, if not this one will be it.
Now I need to make 20 #2 blocks for the sofa quilt. Then 7 more blocks for the wheel chair quilt. Ummm - I think I will make a baby or small quilt instead.

Lator Gators! I got piecing to do.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stash Report Sunday February 22, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In February: 3 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 6.33 yards
Fabric Out: 1.5 yard
Fabric Out February : 3.5 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  10 yards
Stash Reduction: 3.67 yards
 I completed the bindings on both of DD#1's quilts and made both dog dresses from my stash for a half yard about fat quarter each. Perfect for larger scraps!
     Border is on Soccer Beauty. All the soccer ball fabric was cut but not all was used. Rest will be used to bind the quilt and counted then.
     Friday, we tried to get crayfish for my grandson's birthday but were unsuccessful. They were out by 5:30pm after opening at 4pm. It was very disappointing! We will try again next Friday or March 13th or so. Because...  

That says it all!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras -Updates 2/17/15

1) Tom Kat - Binding is done. Lucy stole eyes and nose so I am stalled there again. Appliqué is not my thing so it may go back to the UFO pile or be called done w/o the embellishments.
2) Soccer Beauty - Block made into flimsy and borders put on. It is in quilting pile.
3) Disappearing Yellow Hourglass - more blocks made. I am getting bored with this project so I need to complete it soon.
4) Sweatshirt to jacket - Both are done.
5) Studio Floor - ready for next step. The studio was used for Marie's party Sunday and there were two sticky spots that need fixing/scrapping/ stripping. DGD#2 suggested to just ignore the biggest spot and cover it with a rug. I am thinking! DH does not like the black squares. He wants me to repaint it solid dark grey. That won't happen. I will put protective covering on it and call it done as far as color goes. I am thinking I will clean the floor that is good and put the protective coat on that part. Then decide what to do with sticky spots which are not as big as two squares. I so want to be in my studio!
6) DH has fixed the Premier. I haven't sewn on it hey b/c projects are bulky and Premier doesn't like bulky.
 7) DD#1 gave me jobs to do by Thursday. I am working on binding and should be finished by Thursday. As for second job, I am stalled. Picking colors for dresses is the hard part not the construction.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday, February 16, 2015

Nothing new to report except belt was found for Premier; first sweatshirt was completed; and

birthday party was held in studio. 
Design Wall: 
 Soccer Beauty ready for borders.

  I got hooked on making Wild and Goosey blocks.
This Week's Goals are:
1) Borders on Soccer Beauty.
2) Finish Dog dress
3) Finish binding on DD#1's quilt