Monday, October 26, 2009

Design Wall Monday!

Well, I finally got all the blocks for Bonnie Hunter's Christmas Lights done, now all I need to work on are the borders.  I had hoped to already have the borders on so I could put something else on the wall, but as you can see, that didn't happen - probably because I do not enjoy the whole border process.  I think it's all that math - measuring in 3 places, averaging the 3 measurements, dividing the border and top into fourths - - on no, I am getting a heady ache already!  Speaking of a headache - I just looked at the picture I posted and one of the blocks is on sideways.  Where is my Extra Strength Excedrin?  Oh, and before anyone asks, or suggests to leave it that way - forget about it - I am the Goddess of Anal Retentiveness - it must be corrected.

If you haven't been to Patchwork Times yet, you need to go!  Judy has an ugly project on her design wall . . .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 43 - Stash Report

Oh, I am a woman on a mission to get this report out of the hole before the end of the year and to get several projects finished too!  I think that Judy's next QFAH Project just might help me get the numbers into the positive! 

  • Fabric in this week:    5.75 yards
  • Total fabric in YTD: 156.279 yards 
  • Fabric out this week: 9.5 yards
  • Total fabric busted YTD:  142.416 yards
  • Net: -13.863

I fell off the wagon this week when I went on a field trip to Country Fabrics in Shiloh where I found almost 6 yards of great quality fabrics (RJR, Maywood and Marcus Brothers) for $3.69 a yard!

Check out what others Stash Reports look like this week at Patchwork Times!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blocks Done!

The Christmas Lights blocks are all done now and they're up on the design wall!  My goal is to get the top finished this weekend so I can put something else on the design wall for Monday.  I still have to dig through my stash to find some fabric for the setting triangles and the borders though . . .   

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quilting with Machines!

I am going to Aurora, Ohio this morning to take two longarm classes at Quilting with Machines!  There are going to be vendors there too!  I hope to learn a lot as I have 6 quilts that need to go on the frame after my return, so I am hoping to learn something new that I can try on these quilts.  I am going with my friend PJ and we are both taking the same classes.  PJ just purchased a computer for her longarm so she will be able to use that computer to stitch out intricate designs on her quilts . . . I think I would like that as I am not that creative myself!  Well, I will try to post pictures when I return, later!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Well, it's Monday again, but somehow since Judy started this Design Wall thing, I don't dread Monday's anymore!  I have 17 blocks done of the twenty-five, 12.5 inch, Red & Aqua Disappearing 9-patch blocks for an online swap that's due Nov. 2nd!  My goal is to have them in the mail by this weekend so I can get something different on the design wall for next week ...
Check out what everyone else has on their design wall at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week 42 Stash Report

Well, I didn't think I'd get any sewing done with my daughter, her husband and our new grandbabies here, but I was able to get the backing pieced for Judy L's Stash Project No 2 and I started on the 25 12.5 inch 9-patch blocks for an online swap due before the end of this month!  I am so excited that my net number may be out of the red zone before the end of the year if I can keep up this pace . . .
  • Fabric in this week     1 yard
  • Total Fabric in YTD  150.529 yards
  • Fabric used this week   15.500 yards
  • Total Used YTD          132.916 yards
  • Net -132.916 yards
Check out how everyone else is doing with their Stash Reports at Patchwork Times!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Design Wall Monday

And I have a finish!  Well, not a done, done, finish, but I do have a complete top!  I didn't think I would ever get all of those outer borders on.  It took me all weekend as I was procrastinating because I don't like to do them!  I am so excited to get this on the longarm, but that won't be until next week though. 

I think I will work on the Christmas Lights Mystery next or some 12.5 inch 9-patches that I have to construct for a disappearing 9-patch swap.  I have to get 25 blocks constructed and quartered and in the mail before the end of the month.  Perhaps I had better work on the swap blocks before I get started again on Christmas Lights . . .

Check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week 41 Stash Report

The numbers are slowly getting better - but slowly!  I was in Amish Country this past week, but practiced restraint and only purchased 2 yards for a border and another .5 yard of some Christmas fabric that I ran short of!  I have been rather productive this week - now if I can just keep it up!

Fabric in this week:     2.5 yards
Fabric in YTD:         149.529 yards

Fabric used this week:      5.625 yards
Fabric used YTD:          117.416 yards

Net:  -32.113 yards

You know, I have been thinking, if I end the year with a negative number, do I have to carry it over when I begin the year with the 2010 Stashbusting Report?  I would much prefer to start again with a clean slate as just the thought of beginning a new year in the negative is rather depressing . . .
Check out what others have been up to with their Stash Reports at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Went to Amish Country . . . .

Yesterday I went to Amish Country with my friend Linda.  I am exhausted today.  First we went to Kidron, Ohio to a store called Lehmans, all I can say is WOW!  That is the neatest store I have ever been in, I think I could have spent an entire day in there - it was that incredible.  From there, we went to Mt. Hope where we had lunch at Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen.  There were a lot of Amish in the restaurant and all of their buggy's were parked outside, so I knew the food would be good!  After lunch we went next door to the bulk food store.  Then we went to Berlin and visited 3 quilt shops, a stitchery and several other unique shops.  I was really thankful that the shops closed at 5 pm because exhaustion had set in!  Thanks Linda for a great day!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nearing top completion

Well, I am a step or two closer to nearing completion!  I may be able to have this on the longarm before the weekend is over!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hour 9 almost complete!

I'm only 5 blocks short of completing Hour 9 . . . I'm so close, I can taste it!  I am not going to bed tonight until Hour 9 is done!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Well things look pretty much the same on my Design Wall this week with the exception of the QFAH Project that's gotten a little bigger . . . I've got some catching up to do on that project, but I'm not feeling well with some upper respiratory thing going on, so chances of getting caught up soon are not looking good.  The other project to the left is Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt from Quiltmaker Magazine - that may not get any further than this as my subscription ran out . . . perhaps, I'll just climb back into bed!
Click to see what everyone else has on their design wall at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week 40 Stash Report

Well, another week where I behaved myself and worked with the fabrics from my stash!  I am still working on JudyL's QFAH Project.  I am currently working on Hour 7, but I hope to be done with Hour 10 before Monday morning when Judy posts Hour 11 . . .
  • Fabric in this week:     0 yards
  • Total fabric in YTD: 147.029 yards
  • Fabric used this week:    1.25 yards
  • Total fabric used YTD: 111.791 yards
  • Net -35.238 yards
Jump on over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else has been up to!