Monday, January 24, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Today on my Design Wall I have Daisy Chain from the book Jelly Roll Quilts.  So far, it's coming along great.  The Jelly Roll I'm using is an old one, Sunshine by April Cornell.  I did this in an afternoon, so it shouldn't be much longer before this top is done, especially since I only have one jelly roll!  I am leaving Friday for Berlin, OH on a Quilting Retreat down in Amish country.  I hope to get a lot accomplished while I am there.  I will spend the balance of this week preparing for the retreat, deciding what projects to take and thinking about what dishes I will take to share so we don't have to leave the condo to go out to eat, as we would much rather spend our money on fabric than food!

Check out what everyone else has up on their Design Walls at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stash Report - Week 4

I visited Quilt Beginnings in Dublin, OH on Monday and managed to walk out with only 1 yard of a Kaffe Fassett fabric for binding a UFO and a pattern - such restraint, I am so pleased with myself!  So this week, I finished all my homework for the Judy Niemeyer Glacier Star Class (fabric has already been accounted for), finished the binding on UFO #3, completed the 155 batik blocks for Brilliant Sunset, and started a new project from stash!

In 1 yard
YTD 8.5 yards

Used 4 yards
YTD 20.75

YTD 12.25 yards

Be sure to look at everyone elses progress in stash busting at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Homework is done!

Yesterday was our Judy Niemeyer class for her Glacier Star.  I was so excited when I got home, I finished all 8 of the sections!  I will not mention what time I went to bed this morning upon completion . . .   it's going to be a long wait until our next class at the end of February!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finishes (plural)

I am so excited to post this morning with 3 finishes!

First, I finished all 165 blocks for the Brilliant Sunset.  I don't think I am going to add any borders on this one as I love it just the way it is!  I will just add perhaps a scrappy binding and call it done!  This quilt will finish at 66.5" x 90.5"

Second, I finished my Judy Niemeyer homework which is due Friday.  This really was a big accomplishment for me as I was unable to attend the December Class, but I read the instructions and was able to complete it all on my own!

Third, I finished attaching the scrappy binding on UFO #6!  I was able to get the majority of this done while in the car with my husband on Monday!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Design Wall Monday

You all must be getting tired of seeing the same thing on my design wall, but I was busy working on UFOs and had to put this project aside. I only have 38 blocks left to complete though!  I would love to get those blocks done this week, but I have a Judy Niemeyer Glacier Star Class on Thursday and since I missed last months class, I don't have my homework done, so I need to get busy with that first.

So, if you are in need of some inspiration, be sure to visit JudyL's Patchwork Times and check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall!

Stash Report - Week 3

Not too much to report this week as all I did was apply the binding to 2 UFOs!

In 0 yards
YTD 7.5 yards

Out:  1.25 yards
YTD:  16.75 yards

NET: 9.25 yards

So far, I'm pleased with my numbers, but I am even more pleased with having finished 2 UFOs!

Check out how everyone else is doing with their stash busting at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Friday, January 14, 2011

UFO Progress

I am participating in 2 UFO Challenges this year and I am close to completing both of my January UFOs! I kind have put all my other projects on hold until I complete these two. The really good news is I had planned on using these in the living room as lap quilts, so this is the perfect weather for it too.  Currently, all that is left for me to do is to bind them and add a label!  I am so close . . .

Monday, January 10, 2011

A finish . . .

This was the last quilt on the frame in 2010 and it's the first finish for 2011.  Sadly, it's not even mine!  My friend Jean made this for her daughter Amy.  Jean is basking in the warm Florida sun right now while we are shivering back here in Ohio.  Amy is stopping by shortly to pick up the quilt so she can keep warm!

Design Wall Monday

WOW, I am going to be very busy this week. I have two UFOs to load on the frame and get quilted, labeled and bound as this month their numbers have been drawn!

As if that's not enough on my plate, another personal goal is to get the Brilliant Sunset blocks finished. 111 of 165 blocks are done . . . that only leaves 55 blocks and the top will be done.

I was wondering if it was too much to expect of myself to actually finish it rather than adding another top to my UFO List which is looking uglier everyday as I keep finding more unfinished projects every time I turn around to look for something I've misplaced.  This is the year that I want to be motivated enough to finish all of these unfinished projects that have been weighing on my mind and stifiling me.   

Do you need to get motivated?  Check out what others have on their Design Wall at JudyL's Patchwork Times

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stash Report - Weeks 1 + 2

Since I was away for the holidays, I have two weeks of reporting.  I have joined 2 UFO Challenges and I found it necessary to purchase backing for the two "chosen" UFO's as nothing in my stash was suitable! 
and, as if that's not enough to keep me busy, I started yet another new quilt project - talk about going in reverse . . . 

In 7.5 yards
Out 15.50 yards
Net 8 yards

Check out how others are doing with their Stash Busting at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Brilliant Sunset Progress

This is going together quickly . . . actually, it takes me more time to choose fabrics from my stash than it does to construct this one! 
This is as wide as the pattern calls for: 11 blocks X 15 blocks as the blocks will be 6 inches finished.  Hopefully, I will have even more to show later this evening!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Brilliant Sunset progress

Progress has been slow, but it's coming along!  The last block in the 2nd row from the bottom doesn't belong, it's funny how you only notice those things in a picture and not when it's on the wall!  I am not sure yet just how big this one will be, but I'm havin a blast with it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Well, there isn't too much on my Design Wall as we just returned last night from holiday travel . . . we were in Groton, CT - Submarine Capital of the World!  There is laundry to be done and I have to unearth my Quilt Room as I buried it before we left.

So this is what's on the Design Wall: I found the pattern for this in the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. It's called Brilliant Sunset . . . a scrappy quilt made from some pretty vivid batiks.

Also on my Design Wall from Judy's UFO Challenge is No 6 - named Now + Later.  I am stuck though as I do not have any suitable backing or binding to complete this one, so a trip to the LQS is in order!

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