Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I have 3 of the 5 charity quilts done, minus the label. One more quilted waiting to be bound. One basted. I will then add the labels, snip threads, give them a good going over to make sure there aren't any loose threads or other issues, wash them, pack them and ship them. I haven't been this productive quilty wise in a long time,
Monday, December 07, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
We took our pup to the vet to get his shots. When we got there we were greeted by Bart. The vet's 10 month old "house" cat. He is a cute yellow tabby and I just love him. Apparently Bart loves small dogs. When he saw dh holding Duke, the puppy, on his shoulder he proceeded to climb my dh and nestle in on his shoulder between dh's head and the puppy. I was laughing since my hubby isn't a cat fan. We took the cat off hubby and were taken back to be seen by the vet.
When our appointment was over we came out to pay etc and while we were waiting this is what ensued....
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I bought a yard of puppy paw prints in black and white. I need to check myself as I have bought several dog related black and white pieces. Need to not overbuy.
I am in the hole -110.8 yardsHere is a pic of my Monroe stash.
I bought quite a bit of this while over here. There are at least 15 yards not in the pic. I am working with it on current projects. See all that Halloween on the bolt?? GULP!
I am sewing as fast as I can!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric Out: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 182.125 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 72.33 yards
Net used: -109.8 yards
I didn't buy anything this week. I did hand over another top to be quilted by my LAer. I am now woking on Judy L's quilt for an hour from several weeks ago. Freeze Frame.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Fabric in: 9 yards (that is all I am admitting to right now)
Fabric out: 0 yards
Fabric in YTD: 182.125 yards
Fabric out YTD: 72.33 yards
Net Used: -109.8 yards
Starting to get a little disgusted with myself. I have a stack of Halloween stuff I have to count up but will do that next week.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Nothing purchased this week. I dropped dd's quilt off to be quilted this past week. Once I bind it I will count it toward the stash reduction.
Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to date: 72.33 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 173.125 yards
Net used year to date: -100.8 yards
This latest quilt that I made will account for about 15 yards of fabric. If that is the case then I would need to make 7 more quilts by year end to break even. Don't think that will happen but I am going to make as many tops as I can and I will count those toward the stash out.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Fabric In: 42.125 yards
Fabric Out: 0 yards
Fabric in YTD: 173.125 yards
Fabric out YTD: -100.8 yards
Since I have been working/living in Louisiana I have wanted to find different shops along my travel route and stop in. This past week I had extra time on m return from Dallas and stopped at three shops.
I found PC Embroidery and Cottage Quilts in Shreveport. I was looking for an asian print to use as a background. I did find some pretty black asian prints and an apple print. I bought that because it has the apple from my home town of Cortland on it. Found a cute pattern to use some of the asian prints I am now over buying.
The next shop is The Fabric Shop in downtown Ruston. I got sucked into their half price table and found a great print that will be a backing to some quilt in the future. Found some cute cupcake , rooster and windvane fabric as well. Clover has a new tool out to make folded fabric roses. I bought one and will have to google for more directions. The directions included are pretty good but I think I need to see a demo at least once.
Finally I went to Hannah's Quilts in Choudrant, LA. It was pretty easy to get there with my Garmin but a little nerve wracking since it was pouring rain and there was standing water in surprising places. I was glad when I got back to the main roads. I bought a few asian prints while I was there. Shocking isn't it? She had some kits that were marked down. Bloomers by Anima's quilting. I looked but didn't buy, until Saturday that is. I drove back to Hannah's and bought both kits. One is for Mom. I also picked up two more blenders for a cheetah print blooming ninepatch I plan to make. Here is a pic of the backroad to Hannah's.
I will have to total up my purchases and put my totals in here later. But I did buy. Oh boy did I buy. Not like Judy though!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I have started adding borders to DD's quilt. The "bamboo" border is added along with the black on either side. I need to make a color strip across the top and bottom and will put black on either side of that as well. The bonsai fabric will be the last border. I just need to decide if I want it to be the same width as the sashing strips I used down the center of the quilt.
Go visit Judy and see what everyone else has on their design wall.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Fabric in this week: 17 yards
Fabric in YTD: 131 yards
Fabric out this week: 0 yards
Fabric out YTD: 72.33 yards
I went to a LQS that has decided to close. Picked up a backing for DDs asian quilt that she liked better thatn what I had. Found an asian print that will work with my friends quilt and picked up some pieces for 2 other quilts on my short list.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I worked on DD's quilt again last night and have the side borders on. I used black on either side of the "bamboo" border. I prepped part of the borders for the top and bottom and will have to do some cutting to finish those. The finishing touch will be to add the bonsai fabric all the way around as the last border. I layed out pieces of these fabrics with the top as sort of a preview and it looks great. Of course the camera is home and I am not. I will try to post a pic tonight or tomorrow.
Tuesday is D day for getting this done.