Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Stash Status - Cutest Fabric EVER Edition

I went to a quilt show yesterday, and I only bought 2 yards of the fabric pictured above! I couldn't resist, because cats.  who love to read.  and wear glasses.  and I had to buy two yards, because what if I want to make something like, say, a pair of city gym shorts, or pjs, or . . .   you get my drift, right?  I probably should have bought four yards.

At any rate, I made two divided baskets this week, so that used up two yards of fabrics, making this week is a wash.

Week ending 9/13/2014:

Stash acquired - 2 yds i heart to read fabric

Stash Used: - 2 yds for two divided baskets

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Weekly List

i know it's been a while, but i can assure you i've been busy!  i'm transitioning from one job to another, so balancing both has been stressful, in addition to keeping me busy.  i have squeezed in sewing time, though!

i have three finished quilts that were completed during the last two weeks.  one i gifted BEFORE i took pictures, so the recipient is supposed to take some for me.  the other two i need to photograph, but it's been wet and nasty here almost every afternoon, and my pictures are bad enough without adding rain and overcast skies into the mix.

while i can't show you the three larger quilts i finished, here's some of the smaller things i've finished up for some swaps i'm in:

somehow, after having not participated in but one swap for ages, i suddenly find myself signed up for FOUR:  a fox swap, a unicorn swap, a kitty mini swap, and a ghastlies swap!

the fox pouch is from Issue 18 of Fat Quarterly, the zakka issue.  i'd never done raw edge applique like this before, but i love how it turned out so much that i made a second pouch to keep for myself! i also made a mug rug for my partner, and have already put the mug rug, some fox fabric, and some other goodies inside the pouch so it's ready to mail soon.

i made a unicorn mini (it measures approximately 12" wide and 10"tall), using some heather ross, some alison glass, and even some cotton + steel.  i love the colors in this mini, and i hope my partner does, too!

work is still going to be busy this week, and i'm scheduled for jury duty on tuesday!  good thing i have a new cross stitch kit i can take to work on while i sit around and wait NOT to get picked.

goals for the week:

1. photograph baylor quilt and feathers quilt
2. blog about one of the finishes
3. make a backing for ghastlies quilt
4. plan ghastlies mini

here's to a productive week!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Weekly List

so, i was MUCH less productive than anticipated last week, mostly due to work.  and then my sewing machine was screwing up, and i had to take it to the "spa" where it's now spending a few days.

thanks to a good friend who loaned me her machine, which is the same as mine, i was able to finish quilting the churn dash quilt on saturday night, and sew the binding to the front on sunday.

with my machine out of commission for at least most of this week, as well as a ton of stuff piling up on the work front, i've got limited sewing capacity this week.


1. hand stitch binding on churn dash quilt
2. hand stitch binding on feathers quilt
3. photograph both quilts

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday Stash Status - Oops I Did It Again

A while back, Massdrop had an Allison Glass Field Day bundle, to which you could add on a bundle of the text prints from Sunprints and/or one of her patterns. Husband got me both bundles as a present, and they finally arrived this week. 

I'd also claimed two yards of the polka dot print when my friend Tammy was destashing on IG a couple weeks ago and she brought it over last night. I'd thought from her pics that it was a white background, but I'll find a use got it anyway. 

Week ending 8/23/2014:

Stash acquired:
5 yds Field Day
2 yds text prints
2 yds dots
Total:  9 yds

Stash used:
3.25 yds backing for churn dash quilt
2.5 yds borders and binding for charity quilt
1.5 yds various small projects
0.25 yds scraps gifted to friend
Total: 7.50

So not a break even week but I know that next week I have two large backing a and bindings to make!

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Weekly List

I managed to accomplish the three items on my list last week, even though it was a sucky week.

Our Miss Kitty passed away last week, so that kind of threw us off kilter, and both M and I have been pretty sad. In addition to that, we also just had a bunch of crap stuff that had to get done, so that kept both of us busy.

I did finish the churn dash top, and got the background of the Baylor quilt pieced as well as got the smaller section for the monogram pieced.  I also got a large pouch made for the birthday club i'm in and got it filled with goodies, packed up and in the mail.

I've got a quilt retreat coming up this weekend, so hopefully I can get a lot accomplished there, even if I don't get much done beforehand.  Also, I just spoke with Pam who is quilting my Feathers quilt and I may be able to pick that up in time to take to the retreat and get the binding on!

Goals for this week:

1. make backing for churn dash quilt and baste
2. quilt churn dash quilt and bind
3. bind feathers quilt and photograph
4. prep monogram for Baylor quilt
5. piece backing and prep binding for Baylor quilt

in retrospect that looks like a HUGE list, but I think I can get it done.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Stash Status - Yes, I Bought More Fabric

Week ending 8/16/2014:

Stash Acquired:
5 yds - Indelible FQ bundle
1.75 yds - Quiltcon Colors FQ bundle
TOTAL:  6.75 yds

Stash Used/Disposed Of:
2.9 yds - Jelly Roll donated to HMQG for raffle
2.5 yds - FQs for Fat Quarter Bingo at HMQG
0.1 yd - Scraps to make bingo cards
TOTAL: 5.50 yds

Not bad, being ALMOST a break even week, especially since after I saw Indelible in person I knew I had to have some!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Weekly List

i changed up my goals from last week.  Here's what i had planned:

goals for the week:

1. make another set of produce bags and coordinating potholders
2. work on green & gold commissioned quilt
3. make backing for Ghastlies quilt

While I did work some more on the commissioned quilt, I volunteered to test some patterns for Karie Jewell of Two Kwik Quilters and ended up working on those projects instead of completing the goals I'd set for myself.

I finished a mini quilt from one of Karie's upcoming patterns, and I'm working on a throw sized quilt from another.  I'll post about those two fun patterns later this week!

Goals for this week:

1. complete background patchwork for commissioned quilt
2. work on Baylor monogram patchwork portion for commissioned quilt
3. finish churn dash quilt top

even if work is busy this week, which I'm unsure of at this point, these seem manageable.  my deadline for the commissioned quilt is coming up in just over a month, so I really need to get a move on with that one!