Monday, June 29, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Today on my design wall you will find two needle felted scenes from my sister Holly and one of her students. I have to square them up and add borders and then my part will be done!

My sister has a barnyard full of animals and all the fur that goes with it! She recycles the fur into many different things like hats, totes, wallets, and the coolest pincushions ever!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Week 26 Stashbusting Report

The sewing machine has been quiet this week because I have been working on customer quilts on the longarm. Nothing in or out, so the figures are the same as last week . . .

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Total added: 100.529 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Total used: 86.666 yards

Net: -13.863 yards

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another customer quilt done!

Just finished the second of three customer quilts. I am on a mission to finish the third today so I can participate in an online support group tomorrow. Support for what you ask? UFO's! Sue Hecker is sponsoring:

UFO Thursday (something new starting Thursday – a support group for those of us that have waaaaay too many UnFinished Objects or PhDs (Projects half Done) of the quilting sort languishing in boxes, bags, and closets. You know who you are!!! If you felt the least pang of guilt reading about it, come back Thursday.)

I need this, and I need it bad - I just keep starting new things and usually, rarely never finish the old ones . . .

The good news is I know that I am not alone in this predicament! So tomorrow, if you are in the same boat as I am, go visit Sue's blog!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's on my design wall this week!

Well, I got one quilt done and the second of three quilts is on the frame a little more than half quilted! I had wanted to get one done each day, but the first one took longer than I had estimated and life kept interrupting . . . The first quilt is Jean's and I used a pantograph called Plumage from Willow Leaf Studio.

Amy's quilt is the second one and I'm using another pantograph called Angel Wings by Jodi Beamish - but I think they look like butterflies without their antennae! I am hoping that tomorrow I can finish Amy's quilt and then get started on the third quilt that belongs to Linda! Hopefully more pics tomorrow . . .

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Week 25 Stash Report

Well, I was really busy this week, I made 2 blocks from the LQS BOM and I completed all of the clues for Part 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Christmas Lights Mystery Quilt! Next week will not be as productive though as I have 3 customer quilts that need to be quilted on the longarm!

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Total added: 100.529 yards

Fabric used this week: 4.5 yards
Total used: 86.666 yards

Net: -13.863 yards

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Design Wall progress!

Well, the design wall is getting full with all of the clues from the Christmas Lights Mystery Quilt in the Jul/Aug issue of Quiltmaker! I have all of my clues done now, they just won't all fit with the ceiling fan going and blowing them all off! I am supposed to be working on all of the BOM's that I'm behind on, and now that I'm caught up on this new project, I had better focus on that - I am the worst procrastinator!

Monday, June 15, 2009

What's on my Design Wall Monday!

Well, it's What's on my Design Wall Monday again! Currently, I am working on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt that can be found in the July/August '09 issue of Quiltmaker. It's called Christmas Lights. There are 5 different units, and so far, I have 52 pieces of unit 1 done.
I also am working on getting caught up on 2 BOM's that started at the beginning of the year that I haven't even begun yet . . .

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stash Report - Week 24

I have been busy all week working on those darned 9-patches - 76 of those suckers! I finally finished them late last night, but unfortunately, I counted the fabric used last week, so I have nothing to report on the "used" end this week. I hope to do better next week though. I slipped a little and purchased 3 fat quarters when I went to the BOM at the LQS but I really couldn't resist. Did you ever have those "Dots" candies on the white paper? I did, they were one of my many favorites, still are!
Fabric added this week: 1.25 yards
Total added: 100.529 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yds
Total used: 82.166 yards

Net: -18.363 yards

Friday, June 12, 2009

Poor, poor, Emma Rose

Yesterday Emma Rose had her tonsils and adenoids removed as an outpatient. It was not a pretty picture. Today, besides not being able to swallow, she is traumatized with the back of her hand that they had the IV in... it is swollen and bruised and looks so painful. Here she is with her Grandpa and all her stuffed animals!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Stash Report - Week 23

Well, the numbers are finally getting better since I hostessed an online 9-patch block swap and a nickel swap. I made 76 9-patch blocks and for the nickel swap, I cut out 275 nickels! I used up a lot of little scraps that have been hanging around bugging me too!

Fabric added this week: 0 yards!
Total added: 99.279 yards

Fabric used this week: 9 yds
Total used: 82.166 yards

Net: -17.113 yards

Monday, June 1, 2009

What's on my design wall is finished!

Yippee! I got the top done, well, maybe not because I have now made a decision that it needs another border or two . . . any suggestions from out there in blog land?

What's on my design wall . . .

I am going to finish this quilt top before the end of the week. There, I said it, now I just have to do it! This project is Judy L's second Stash Project (the first one is already a top, but not a quilt yet). I was up late last night cutting out the narrow outer border that will finish the sashing stars, so all I have to do now is get it all sewn together!