Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stash Report Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fabric In: yards Fabric In April: 0 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 29.83 yards
Fabric Out: 2 yards
Fabric Out April: 2 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  36 yards
Stash Reduction: 6.17 yards

This week was spent hand stitching binding  and making a label for a special quilt for the Krotz Springs Quilt Guild. DD#4 & I also worked in the studio for a bit. We painted doors and put batting on walls. We also recovered the big ironing board and put it up.
Friday, we spent the day in Shreveport for a doctor visit. Saturday, we had a wake to go to and I went sew at the LQS. Belinda has asked me to help make 5 quilts for the shop. So for next few months my sewing will be for others using their fabric. The dark side is that I will be around fabric every day and the great side is I will get to pet lots of fabric and maybe that will curb my fabric cravings.LOL
Lator Gators! I am off to church and then have t-shirts to interface. Oh, how I wish my ipad would appear so I could easily post pictures.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stash Report Sunday, April 5, 2015

Fabric In: yards 
Fabric In April: 0 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 29.83 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out April: 0 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  34 yards
Stash Reduction: 4.17 yards

Update on April Goals:
1) UFO: Disappearing Hour-Glass - Quilt Table Runner. Make 20 more blocks for bed quilt in purple batik. None done yet.
2)Kitted Project: Put interfacing on grandson's T-shirts Not done yet.
3) Studio - Finish project so can use it. Move in! Painting trim and putting batting on walls.
4) Other- Paper piece Wild and Goosey - make 25 more blocks using blue, pink, yellow and purple fabrics.
None done yet
Reva's block - Make 4 more blocks using blue, pink, yellow and purple fabrics. 10 blocks done
Krewe of quilters charity block - make 14 blocks. 8 blocks done

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stash Report Sunday March 29, 2015

Fabric In: yards 
Fabric In March: 21 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 29.83 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out March: 24 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  34 yards
Stash Reduction: 4.17 yards
Not much going on this past week! I will be buying fabric for the back of the baby quilt. I think!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Goals Update 2 w/April Goals

Goals for March were:
1) Backings! Done
2) Kitted Projects: Disappearing Hour-glass block. Table runner-Done  Baby Quilt-at quilter's
Red and white 4 patches-Not touched .
Paper pieced BH Wild and Goosey -25 blocks made
3)Studio: Seal floor- first coat done. There were problems with drying due to weather. 
4) UFO: Finish Tom Kat face-Untouched. It has been put back in UFO pile.
Goals for April:
1) UFO: Disappearing Hour-Glass - Quilt Table Runner. Make 20 more blocks for bed quilt in purple batik.
2)Kitted Project: Put interfacing on grandson's T-shirts
3) Studio - Finish project so can use it. Move in!
4) Other- Paper piece Wild and Goosey - make 25 more blocks using blue, pink, yellow and purple fabrics. Reva's block - Make 4 more blocks using blue, pink, yellow and purple fabrics. Krewe of quilters charity block - make 14 blocks.
Looks like April will be as busy as March!

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.