Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Today is National Quilting Day! However, I won't be able to do any quilting. Instead I'll be out with some friends taking a day trip up to Napa for some wine tasting. But I'll be back to it tomorrow. Above is one of my favorite quilts (still just a top right now). I'm teaching it in my class this session, and the ladies are making some great versions. I actually made this one several years ago, but I do remember it was one of the first that came mostly from stash. I didn't have a border fabric when I started it, and it sat for years waiting for the right fabric to come along. I was so pleased when I found this border print that had all the right colors.
I hope you are all happily quilting away today!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Moda fabrics is participating in a program called Just One Star in conjuction with Quilts of Valor. The goal is to have quilters make the star block shown above and send them in to be made into quilts for soldiers. They are looking to get 1800 blocks in order to make 100 quilts. You can read about it on Moda's blog here. They have all of the infomormation and links on their site, but if you want to jump right to the pattern file, you can go here. They need to be either medium blue or red for the star, and a light fabric for the background. It doesn't take very long at all to make one, and the result is oversized, which they will trim down later. The finished quilts will look like the picture below (borrowed from their website):
It's a quick block to make, so let's all make one and send it in! I think I'll make a red one and send it along with the blue one above. And I'll reduce my stash by a very tiny bit as well!!
Monday, March 14, 2011
It would have worked out nicely if Judy had pulled "blue" for her monochromatic challenge this month, but that's okay. I Like this project, but I don't Love it. We'll see how I feel when it is all together. I usually change my mind about projects several times while making them. One thing I'm not crazy about is that it is square. I might add a row or maybe half rows to the top and bottom to make it rectangular. I'll decide that later.
Check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone's design walls!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
There hasn't been much going on in the stashbusting department lately. Soon I'll have a couple of finishes which is exciting. The only thing I've added is the above two half-yard cuts of Anna Maria Horner voiles that I got at the San Francisco Quilt Guild's show a couple of weekends ago. I've been wanting to get a little of this fabric for a while now, but I haven't seen it at any of the local shops. This goes straight into the stash becuase I don't have a project set for them yet. But I do love how soft they are! I'll keep these on my sewing table for a while so I can touch them every now and then.
Here are my numbers for the year:
Fabric in this week: 1.00 yards
Fabric out this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric in this year: 4.00 yards
Fabric out this year: 0.75 yards
Check out Judy L's blog to see how others are doing!