Sunday, July 31, 2011

A few finishes!

Well I haven't had any UFO finishes since the two I completed in January, and then I fell off the UFO wagon and was lost in space until this month - I finished one!  It's the Pineberry Trail.  I got it quilted a couple of weeks ago and got the binding on, but it needed to be tacked to the back and I saved that for all the traveling we were doing the past 2 weeks.  I had it in the trunk of the rental car and my husband had a container of Windex in there and it leaked on the quilt and the maroon bled . . . as soon as we returned home, I laundered it with a Color Catcher and you would not believe how dark that sheet came out!  The area where it bled is still stained, but I am not worried about it because it's going to be a quilt for us to cover up with in the living room!

I also finished the binding on my friend Jean's quilt!  That quilt was in the trunk with the Windex, but thankfully it was my quilt that soaked it all up!

I finished a smaller memory quilt for a friend and now have her king size Maple Leaves + Log Cabin on the frame .  I am quilting it with a meandering maple leave + loops, cute, cute, cute!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Finally finished the top for the fruit + veggie table runner.  I hope to get it quilted this week as we are going on a road trip this weekend to a family wedding and I would like to have some handwork to take along in the car and to work on in the hotel! 

I also have a quilt top of my own that I loaded on the frame last night.  I really wanted to back this quilt with flannel, but I don't have any, and I just want to get something done . . . another UFO may soon bite the dust - yippee!

Check out what others have on their Design Wall today at JudyL's Patchwork Times.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stash Report - Week 29

Nothing in this week and I want you all to know that I was in a Quilt Shop not once, but twice this past week - such restraint!  I did count the fabric out for my fruit + veggie table runner because it's ready to be sandwiched and quilted!
Used this Week: 3 yards
Used year to Date: 77 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 38 yards

Net Used Year to Date: 39 yards

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Thank goodness it's Design Wall Monday as I finished my Fast Forward top and am allowing myself to start another project!  This is a Veggie Table Runner made with a Double Diamond Ruler.  I saw a sample of this in a Mennonite Quilt Shop several weeks ago and was smitten! I cannot wait to have more progress to show you on this project . . .  

Just so I don't get bored, I have a large quilt of Jean's on the longarm, and if I get bored or even better yet, finished with her quilt, I can move on to 3 more of Linda's quilts that are waiting in the wings!

I did mention that I finished my Fast Forward quilt top - here is a picture of mine (black background) and my BFF Joanne's (light background).

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stash Report - Weeks 27 + 28

We were in DC for Olive's 1st Birthday last weekend, so I have some catching up to do . . .
I didn't buy any quilt fabric while there, but I did get some scrumptious sock yarn though!
I finished the Fast Forward top, but loaned my pattern to someone, so I am just guessing at the yardage used, so I may need to change the amount used at a later date.  The picture is my top on the left and my friend Joanne's on the right!  Joanne used a batik jelly roll for hers while mine was just scraps from the "Rubbermaid Tub"

Used this Week: 5 yards
Used year to Date: 74 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 38 yards

Net Used Year to Date: 36 yards

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Here is Olive, our Birthday girl!