Monday, March 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday 03/25/13

These are the fabrics I bought recently at Joann's (except the white that I already had).  They are brighter than what you see in the picture - bad lighting again.  The dark fabric is actually wonderful dark chocolate brown print.  I forgot to take a picture of the actual project in progress!  This picture was actually taken after the wall hanging was almost complete - just needs the final border of the print on the left.  So you can see I overbought again.  I've already added it to the stash report.  Once that final border is on this week I can count the yardage I used out of the stash.  If I can find the time to machine quilt it, then the piece on the far right (which is the backing) will come out of stash as well.

Tonight is the last class of our current quilting class session.  We'll have a nice pot luck dinner and door prizes and I'll draw names for the block lottery.  As of last week, we had about 25 blocks in the pot.  More may get added tonight. How fun!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone is working on today!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stashbusting 2013 Week 12

I bought some fabric last week that I didn't report.  I needed some fabric for a new project (that will be on my Design Wall post tomorrow).  As usual, I over bought!  I wasn't exactly sure how much I needed, and one of the bolts was low so I bought the rest.  Anyway, I probably needed about a total of 2 yards, and I ended up with about 4 yards.  But I also have backing fabric now!

Fabric used this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric added this week: 4.00 yards

Fabric used this year: 5.50 yards
Fabric added this year: 6.75 yards

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see how everyone else is doing.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Try out The Quilt Show this weekend!

I've been a member of The Quilt Show (TQS) since it started several years ago and I just love it. (No compensation for saying that - just a satisfied member.)  It is an entire online quilting community hosted by Alex Anderson (formerly of Simply Quilts) and Ricky Tims.  They have web shows with lots of the quilting greats, a daily blog, block of the month programs, and much more.

Starting today, in honor of International Quilting Day tomorrow, TQS is opening their shows for anyone to watch for free through Sunday 03/17/13!  Here is the info from them:

March 15 through Sunday, March 17, everyone who signs on to The Quilt Show will have free access to over 140 of our Internet shows.

Beginning on Friday March 15 you can watch the shows, check out the great tutorials, browse the gallery of about 20,000 member quilts, visit the forum for answers to the most burning quilt questions and lots, lots more. And if you missed the shows, you can see them now.

You can also enter the TQS prize drawing with fantastic prizes from companies we know and love like Bernina, Gammill, Superior Threads, AccuQuilt, C&T Publishing, RJR Fabric, and Ricky and Alex will have gift baskets to give away too.

The grand prize is a new Bernina 550QE sewing machine!

There is lots to see, so I hope you check it out.  Click here to go there now!

Friday, March 08, 2013

International Women's Day 2013

Hey did you know it is International Women's Day today?  I feel remiss in that I didn't even know there was an International Women's Day.  And that it in fact has been observed since the early 1800's.  You can read more about it here.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Stash Report 2013 Week 9

I haven't been posting about my stash lately because there has been no change.  I didn't think a weekly report of "nothing in and nothing out" would be very interesting, so I haven't posted.  However, today I do have something to report.  I finished the top of the quilt I posted on this week's Design Wall Monday.  The borders are on and I think it looks great.  I'm counting that as 4 yards out of the stash.  I decided to make it smaller after I started, so I have a lot of border fabric left over.  I may use it on the back if I decide to get it quilted.  Or it will stay in my stash.  Or I'll make another one.  Lots of choices, but for now it stays in my stash.

Fabric used this week: 4.00 yards
Fabric added this week: 0.00 yards

Fabric used this year: 5.50 yards
Fabric added this year: 2.75 yards

Be sure to check on Judy L's blog to see everyone's stash reports today.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Dear Jane - J2

I finished up this little beauty last Monday night in class.  If I were smart, I would make kits for a bunch of blocks with the foundations prepped and fabrics chosen and cut, like I did with this one.  After that it's smooth sailing.  I love this fabric, but I've used it twice in this quilt and I think I'll go ahead and retire it.  Not much was used out of the fat quarter I bought.  I'll have to find another project for the rest.  For now it will age for a while...

Dear Jane - M2

Here's a quick DJ finish for today!  The center section was finished months ago.  I can't really even remember how long ago I pieced it.  I had set it aside for some reason and it got lost in my other projects.  I found it and all of the remaining pieces and decided to finish it up today.  It almost feels like cheating!  But I'll take it!