Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stash Report Sunday October 11, 2015

Fabric In: 5 yards (Gifted Halloween Fabric)
In October: 5 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 62.705 yards
Fabric Out: 0 yards

Fabric Out October: 0.5 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  60.705 yards
Stash Enhancement2 yards

   I know that fabric is going out b/c the empty comic boards are adding up! Each board had no less than a yard of fabric on it. I know how much is coming in, but I have no idea how those boards are emptying without showing on my count. Our ghost must have found the studio and is hoarding fabric in the spirit world. (Heaven help me when she brings it all back. There are at least 15 empty boards!)
  This past week I worked on finishing the 5 bindings that I needed done. I am very happy to say that all 5 have been completed on time!
  When I was finished with the binding, actually while working on binding, I made Reva blocks and Wild & Goosey blocks. I also worked on the commissioned T-shirt quilt. The back of that quilt needs color. I think I will use a royal blue and gold piece from my stash or I may go buy fabric. Don't know yet.
Plans for this coming week besides leaving Thursday morning to go to Glenda's and cut binding, & spend Friday and Saturday with Dee working on Secret Sister gifts:
1. Work on commissioned quilt. I need to have all the blocks interfaced and sewn by Thursday if at all possible.
2. Work on Bella's diaper bag. This also needs to be done by Wednesday night to possibly be delivered next Sunday.
3. Get several cell phone props ready to stuff and a few ready to sew. I'll finish them at Dee's.
4. Work on Krotz Springs' blocks. I am way behind. I need to kit up 3 blocks to work on while at Dee's.
5. Work on J&B's BOM. I need to cut parts and kit.
6. Make more Reva Blocks and Wild & Goosey blocks.
7. Cut Churn dash blocks etc on Dee's machine.
 I over plan my activities for the week but going to Dee's is like a mini retreat. I can sew all night in the camper if I decide to do so.
 Well, time to go. Lator gators!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stash Report Sunday October 4, 2015

Fabric In: yards Fabric In October: 0 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 57.705 yards
Fabric Out: 0.5 yards
(binding for Daphne's baby quilt) 
Fabric Out October: 0.5 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  60.705 yards
Stash Reduction: 3 yards 
This past week my goals were all about BINDING!
I had 5 quilts to bind.
1st: The commissioned quilt -Done
2nd: Cheryl's Purple Quilt -Work in Progress. It has to be done by Thursday 
3rd: Guild Charity quilt #1 -Done.
4th: Guild Charity quilt #2.- Done
5th: Daphne's Baby quilt. -Waiting. Binding cut and pressed. I will be excited when this quilt is done since it is all out of stash!

I worked on the second commissioned project. That one has a due date of October 20th so that I can get paid and have money to spend in Houston. I need solids & scissors & rulers!
   But instead of working on the binding like I should have been doing, I played with Reva Blocks and other side projects. It felt so good to sew w/o a purpose in mind. It also helped me figure out how to solve the problems I was having with the commissioned project.
  Goals for this week:
1.  Cheryl's Purple Quilt-finish hand binding
2.  T-shirt commission - finish cutting, interfacing, and preparing blocks.(5 per day)
3.  Reva Blocks - complete 5 blocks by Saturday.
4.  Wild & Goosey blocks - complete 2 blocks by Saturday.
5. Bella's Diaper Bag - interface and fuse pieces.
6. Secret Christmas Project - pick fabrics and buy play sand.
7. Butterfly Baby Quilt - start quilting.
8. Krotz Springs BOM - make 2 blocks.
   I don't know if I will complete all my goals but I sure will try. I do know that #1 will be completed. I know I won't be doing them by the numbers, but as my mojo moves me. Sometimes a piecer just has to be spontaneous.LOL
   I have a KS guild meeting on Thursday, but DH will be with DGS#9 at a JROTC competition on Saturday giving me a whole day for quilting.
Lator Gators! Have a wonderful week.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Design Wall Monday, September 28, 2015

This week my design wall is all about BINDING!
I have 5 quilts to bind.
1st: The commissioned quilt started in 1987 by the customer's mother. It will be the hardest since the edges are very wavy. It will be sewn down by hand.
2nd: Cheryl's Purple Quilt. This one also will be hand sewn. Dee turned a plain quilt into a masterpiece.
3rd: Guild Charity quilt #1. Since this one is for a child, it will be done completely on the machine.
4th: Guild Charity quilt #2. Another child's quilt to be done completely on the machine.
5th: Daphne's Baby quilt. It will also be done completely on the machine.
   I've decided to set up a machine with the diaper bag I am making for Bella so that when the binding gets to me, I can sew.
  Being as ADDH as I am, I may set up machines with Reva blocks, Wild and Goosey, and for BOM blocks. That way I won't be too bored with all that binding!
  Hopefully, I will be done with these 4 by Thursday so that I can start the next commissioned project.
Well, Lator Gators. I am off to start my binding marathon! Hopefully, I will have lots of completed pictures to show next Monday.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stash Report Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: 5 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 57.705 yards
Fabric Out: 3 yards

Fabric Out September: 7 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  60.205 yards
Stash Reduction: 2.5 yards 

J&B BOM - got the correct color wave-I still think Chrystal gave me the wrong one on purpose
Reva Blocks - 36 finished - 16 gifted = 20 blocks
Wild & Goosey - 61 blocks finished
Krotz Springs BOM - 7 completed of 13 blocks given
    Great grandchild #2 was born on September 21st and I got to hold her on September 22nd. She is chubby and looks like her dad and sister.

   I worked all week on finishing the customer quilt. It was quite a job. He had 21 blocks made by this mother in 1987 and wanted them made into a quilt. She had attempted to quilt them QAYG without knowing anything about quilting. It was her first and last quilting attempt. 
     My job was to hand stitch them together and hand quilt the resulting top. Since nothing was the same size and sashing was waving and uneven and I was not to destroy the mother's work, it was quite a job. Throw in that I was unknowingly very sick when I accepted the job and stayed sick for over a month including a 6 day visit to the hospital, it became my nightmare.
     Saturday, I completed my part and took it to J&B to give it to Belinda for squaring and binding. I let her know that it was not my best work with "organic lines and large primitive quilting" that goes with the mother's work. The lady who saw the bag of stuff I started with gave me the thumbs up as did Belinda.
    Belinda found a great binding fabric and gave me the quilt to bind. Dummy that I am; I took it! I figured that I started this project so it should be all my work.
     I also let Belinda know that it was not my favorite kind of commissioned work. I told her I would rather do t-shirt quilts which are lots of work. She let me know that of all the people who work at the shop, I was the one who could get it done! That praise made me feel good.
     Sunday will be a day of visiting with oldest daughter. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to binding the customer quilt. It will take some thinking and work since most of the edges are wavy.
 Wednesday will be another binding day since I have 3 other quilts to bind- 2 for guild and 1 for a friend/student who I traded binding 2 quilts for a great quilt kit. Thursday, DGD#1 will be bringing her boyfriend over to meet her grandfather so it must be getting serious. Friday, I start another customer project - a t-shirt quilt.
   So Saturday will be the first day I will be able to work on my projects unless I set up a second and/or third machine to do so as 'rest stops.' I have my BOM from J&B to do. The Krotz Springs' BOM is also calling my name since it has to be completed by December so it can go to DD#1 for quilting by March wedding.
     As my mom would say, I tend to let my mouth over load my butt! LOL

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stash Report September 20, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: 4 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 56.705 yards
Fabric Out: 4 yards

Fabric Out September: 4 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  57.205 yards
Stash Reduction: 1.5 yards 

J&B BOM - need to get correct colorwave
Reva Blocks - 36 finished - 16 gifted = 20 blocks
Wild & Goosey - 61 blocks finished
Krotz Springs BOM - 7 completed of 13 blocks given
Disappearing Hour Glass blocks - 10 completed of 50

     I bought two yards of beautiful owl fabric in white, shades of gray, and yellow. It will become a beautiful diaper bag soon.
    I gave DD#4 1 yard of an orange to complete a diaper bag she was making.  I also gave her 3 yards of various low volume prints to complete a baby quilt.
     I know fabric is leaving the stash because there are 10 comic boards empty with no yardage to put on them. But I don't know where the fabric went! Oh, well, at least I know it left the stash.
     We are waiting for great granddaughter #2 to make her appearance. Granddaughter #2 has been in labor all night but still no Bella. Hopefully, it will be soon.
Lator gators.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Design Wall Monday, September 14, 2015

Reva Blocks
Krotz Springs BOM 7-10
This week while I am working on Studio projects and secret Guild projects, I am rewarding myself by completing a block or two in each of these: Reva Blocks-need to make 10 more for September plus replace the 16 I gifted to a friend; Krotz Springs BOM - need to complete last month's blocks and this month's blocks; J&B BOM - need to get correct color wave and redo block; Wild & Goosey - need to make 10 blocks for September;  Guild Project- need to complete 2 sets; and Backings - I need 4 backings for tops that are complete.
I sure hope that my mojo is up to the challenge this week. Plus I have a guild meeting on Thursday. Life is back!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stash Report Sunday September 13, 2015

Stash Report
Fabric In: yard
Fabric In September: 0 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 52.705 yards
Fabric Out: 0 yard

J&B BOM Wrong colorwave
Fabric Out September: 0 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  53.205 yards
Stash Reduction: .5 yards

J&B BOM - 1st done but wrong color wave
Reva Blocks - 36 finished - 16 gifted = 20 blocks
5 more Reva Blocks
I rewarded myself and made 5 more Reva  blocks.
Wild & Goosey - 60 blocks finished
Krotz Springs BOM - 7 completed of 13 blocks given
Disappearing Hour Glass blocks - 10 completed of 50