Monday, November 30, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Well, once again it's Design Wall Monday and I have another quilt from Linda ready to go on the frame.  This one is much larger than the last one so I expect it will take me all week to finish with all of life's interrtuptions in our house!  I still have to stitch the binding to the back of the smaller quilt - so much to do, so little time!

Just for fun, I thought I'd post a picture of Waddle our Penguin with the girls!

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

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weeks 47 + 48

Last week we went to Rhode Island to see Olivia, Nick + the newest granddaughters, so there was no activity . . . but I made up for it while being home alone this week.  I have a lot of quilts waiting for their time on the frame before Christmas, so I haven't been doing any piecing, no fabric of mine was used, only customer quilts!  Yesterday, I went to Country Fabrics in Shiloh (the Mennonite Quilt Shop in a gorgeous Barn) and purchased 3 pieces of their close-out fabrics at a mere $3.69 yd.  Believe me when I tell you I practiced restraint!  One of the pictured fabrics is for an Ugly Nickel Swap - that would be the mauve floral - I cannot believe I spent money on that - it truly is ugly.

      Fabric in this week:    5.375 yards
      Total fabric in YTD: 178.987 yards

      Fabric used this week:  0.000 yards
      Total fabric used YTD: 164.082 yards

      Net YTD:  -14.905 yards

I will show some "used" in next weeks report as I have a couple of swaps that I need to finish and get in the mail! 

Check out how everyone else is doing with their stashbusting at Patchwork Times!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We left town . . .

We left town, but we're back home again!  The Saab that my husband bought me for my August birthday in Hawaii has finally arrived here on the mainland, so we went to pick it up.  We also visited our newest granddaughters in Rhode Island too!  Pictured above is Madison holding Clelia and Abigail!  They have gotten so big since we last saw them mid-September.  We arrived late Friday evening and left early Monday morning.  The drive from Ohio wasn't too bad, so I can see myself making this trip again in the near future (and there were several outlet malls I passed along the way there, so if I go next time without my husband, it will take me a day or two to get there instead of 11 hours!)  These are a couple of shots of the Newport Bridge:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Design Wall Monday

I am still swamped with quilting quilts, so my design wall of my piecing will have to wait!  This picture is one of the 6 quilts that need to be quilted.  This one was actually a large wall hanging or table topper.  I used a pantograph called Pansy by Hermione Agee and used a varigated purple Trilobal Polyester thread by Signature.  The next one to go on the frame is the D9P (Disappearing 9-Patch) that I posted a picture of last week.  I couldn't quilt that one because I was waiting on the thread to be shipped.  Well, it's here now, so that will be my project tomorrow!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Week 46 Stash Report

I should have followed Judy's lead, but there was a moment of weakness when I received an email from one of my friends telling me that one of our mutual friends with a quilt shop was going out of business . . . so, without further hesitation, I succumbed and purchased more than I thought it would add up to at $4.50 yd . . .

Fabric in this week: 17.333 yards
Total fabric in YTD: 173.612 yards

Fabric out this week: 0 yards
Total fabric out YTD: 164.082 yards

Net -9.53 yards

Be sure to check out where everyone else stands with their stash report at Patchwork Times!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Grandma Law

I exercised Grandma Law this evening . . . we had ice cream sundaes for supper.  Oh yea, and we had seconds too!  I just love being a Grandma!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Design Wall Monday

Judy said:  "What’s on your design wall?  Please share . . even if nothing has changed since last week."  Well, you guessed it, nothing has changed since last week because my longarm is backed up with quilts! 

Perhaps I should show the quilt I will load today . . . the quilt below belongs to my friend Linda and it's going to be a Christmas present for someone in her family.  Check back later in the week to see this one finished, quilted and bound!  Check out what everyone else has on their design wall at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Week 45 Stash Report

Well, it's been a rather dull and boring week here.  I did visit a quilt shop, but only walked out with a spool of thread!  Mailed out fabric for 3 online swaps, so fabric used wasn't too much, but I am still in the black!  Today my friend PJ and I are going to a hands-on "Handiquilter Event" at Quilt Trends, 2 hours from home!  We are taking a class from 9 am to 4 pm.  The class will cover Pantographs, Groovy Boards, Rulers, Feathers and TNT: Threads, Needles, Tension! We will learn the tricks on the new HQ Avante 18" arm Quilting Machine!  I cannot wait!

Check out how everyone else is doing with their Stash Report at Patchwork Times!

Fabric in this week: 000000 yards
Total fabric in YTD: 156.279 yards

Fabric out this week: 3.166 yards
Total fabric out YTD: 164.082 yards

Net 7.803 yards

Saturday, November 7, 2009

One down, six to go . . .

One customer quilt quilted, and 6 more to go...  Just got this one off the frame and now I am hand sewing the binding to the back.  It may take awhile as it's 348 inches around, but it's nice to be able to sit and mindlessly do something!  Hope to get another quilt loaded on the frame tonight, but it will take me a while to make a decision which pantograph I will use!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Design Wall Monday Part 2

I wanted to add a couple of pictures . . .
All of those blocks that I have been cutting from my stash are now paying off as all I have to do is go to the box I keep them stored in to pick and choose the colors I need, so my project goes together rather quickly!

Design Wall Monday!

It's Monday again and I have something new on my wall . . . it's called Wedding Rings by Seams & Dreams.  It's a breeze to construct!  I opted for scrappy rings so I could bust some stash.  It will be queen size when I am through and the top will have 4 rings (I've only completed one so far). 

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

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 44 Stash Report

On Thursday, which by the way is supposed to be my Work on UFO's day, I started a new project. It's a scrappy project from my stash though, and I'm really excited about it. I have all of the pieces cut out for it and I've begun the construction and I'm already a quarter of the way done with the top! I chose not to post any pictures of the project today because I wanted to post it tomorrow for Design Wall Monday!
Hop on over to Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing with their stash busting!

• Fabric in this week: 000000 yards
• Total fabric in YTD: 156.279 yards

• Fabric out this week: 18.5 yards
• Total fabric out YTD: 160.916 yards

• Net 4.637 yards

Well, I am really pleased that I am finally out of the hole, it's only 4 + yards, but I am no longer in the negative numbers!