Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday

On my Design Wall is a One Block Wonder project from last year, or perhaps the year before, oh heck, it was from April of 2008 - are you smug now?  What is even more sad is that there are still the same number of blocks on the wall.  If I can cut up the rest of the fabric, perhaps this could be a retreat project for this weekend, but first I have got to locate the fabric . . .

Alright, while searching for the OBW fabric, I came across some additional blocks that I've already made a top from.  The top is ready to be quilted, but needs backing.  So I am going to make a scrappy pieced back from the leftover border fabric and leftover sashing fabric and the unused blocks!

Still searching for the OBW blocks and have now realized that I do not know where the book is either - found another completed top and some yardage that may work for the backing!

Well, I am giving up on the remaining fabric + the book.  Guess I'll work on these additional UFOs since I've got all of the pieces/parts for them.  Check out what others have on their Design Walls at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stash Report - Weeks 1 - 4

I stopped counting my UFOs when I reached 53, so I have resolved to start working on them!  This will be the year of BB+B (backings, binding + borders).  Unfortunately, my stash does not have enough "big" pieces for quilt backings or borders, so I will have to go shopping.  Since I returned from Hawaii, I have already completed 2 UFOs, so I am on my way.     I am going on a Quilt Retreat this weekend to Amish country, so hopefully I can pick up some wide backing there as we have a couple of excursions planned!

Used this Week: 6 yards
Used year to Date: 6 yards

Added this Week: 3 yards
Added Year to Date: 3 yards

Net Used for 2012: 3 yards

Check out others stash busing efforts at Patchwork Times!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Well my Design Wall is a bit different today as I am working on completing 2 UFOs for January. The weddings rings is quilted and I am now working on cutting out strips for a scrappy neutral binding. The blue polka dot binding is already sewn on the ducks, it just needs to be tacked to the back! I chose these two UFOs to work on because I had the backing for them. It is a sad state of affairs when you have so many UFOs hanging from the rod in the closet that the rod breaks from all the weight and falls to the floor . . .   Edited to add link to Wedding Rings pattern:

Check out what others have on their Design Walls at Patchwork Times!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm home . . .

WOW, it's been a long time since I've posted . . . We reluctantly returned home from Hawaii almost a week ago - it's taken me that long to recover from the 5 hour time difference.  Had a fantastic time and may very well be returning in March for a few weeks. 

Today I fired up the longarm as I loaded a quilt yesterday - that was an ugly scene - it took me 3 tries as I kept loading the backing on incorrectly.  I quilted a UFO  from almost 8 years ago.  I got the binding sewn on today too and just need to tack it to the back and it'll be done.

JudyL mentioned on her blog a few weeks ago something about Pinterest - Oh My - it is totally addicting.  I have been on there for days pinning all kinds of stuff.  I love it - you must check it out.
Ta ta for now, more later!