Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stash Busting 2010 - Week 25

Not much going on this week in the sewing department. I had made the green block above a little over a week ago for Anna Maria Horner's Rainbow Around the Block program. I didn't get around to posting it until now. I made the pink block this weekend. She is asking for monochromatic 12" blocks to put together for flood victims in Tennessee. If you are interested, the pattern for the green block can be found here, and the pattern for the pink block can be found here. Both great resources for free quilt patterns!

Nothing added this week. Between the two blocks I'll call it 1/4 yard out of the stash.

Fabric added this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric used this week: 0.25 yards

Fabric added this year: 17.00 yards
Fabric used this year: 20.00 yards

Total stash busted this year: 3.00 yards

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stashbusting 2010 - Week 24

I finished the quilt for the summer class, which I'll also be teaching in the Fall. I went with all batik fabrics on this one. I haven't used batiks for a while and I thought the mottled colors lent themselves well to this type of design. I'm really pleased with it, and it went together very quickly. So now I'll be teaching the Zig Zag quilt as well as this one at the three-day workshop later this month.

I did add to my stash since I posted last. I bought all of the fabric for this quilt plus 1/4 yard, which came to 4.5 yards. But then I get to count 4.25 yards back out for finishing the top!

Fabric added this week: 4.50 yards
Fabric used this week: 4.25 yards

Fabric added this year: 17.00 yards
Fabric used this year: 19.75 yards

Total fabric used this year: 2.75 yards

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along Blocks 3 & 4

I got the next two blocks done for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. They've actually been done for a little while, but I haven't had a chance to post them until now. I'm still three blocks behind, but I have some other things to finish before I can make another one. I'm having a lot of fun with this project and it feels good to use all stash for something!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Quilt Blocks for Flood Victims

You may have heard about the recent devastating floods in the Nashville area of Tennessee. Anna Maria Horner is a fabric designer and quilting/sewing author who lives in the area, and has decided to help out her community. She has put together a program called Rainbow Around the Block, where you can make 12 1/2" blocks (see specifics) and send them to her. She has a crew that will assemble the blocks into quilts and distribute to local families. She will also accept completed quilts -- hop over to her site for all of the details and help out our community!