Sunday, February 22, 2009

one more post tonight

These are for Judy L's Quiltalong. I finally got them all finished tonight right before supper. 192 purple and white HST to make the Bearpaw quilt she designed. I had intended to do 1/2 purple and 1/2 pink but since they took less fabric than I had figured I just am using the one color. I'll put the pinks I pulled into the border HST.

easter swaps

Two of these will go to lucky recipients as soon as they are finished for Easter swaps. The others are for the "just in case" stash. Which is soon to be the "for sale" stash! As soon as the paperwork goes thru for it, i'll become an independant contractor sewing on all the patches and stuff for the military uniforms. As part of the agreement i've also been given a space to display and sell some quilts and other crafts. I'm really excited about this oppourtunity, i'll be able to either sew at the shop or i can take things home to work on them so i'll be able to earn a little money at home on my own time. The only bad part is trying to figure out an accounting system so I can actually get paid!

swap blocks

I joined 2 swaps t
s month. One swap is for these 3 sets, the other one was for heart blocks using florals. I'm going to mail these probably on tuesday when I head into town.

Stash report week #8

This week:
Fabric in: 2 yds
Fabric used: 5 yds
quilts finished : 0

Year to date:
Fabric in: 45 1/2 yds
Fabric used: 156 yds total
net fabric used year to date: 111 1/2 yds
total quilts finished:36

Edit: Lori caught me-I have used 156 yds to date-not just 56! thanks lori!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As usual....

I'm a day late and a dollar short. Well, only a day late. Judy L over at Patchwork Times is doing a "quiltalong" and I'm joining in. I was supposed to have these fabrics posted before today but i am hoping she'll forgive me! The stripe is a border and the paws to the bear paw blocks, the pinks and purples are "toes", the yellow is sashings and the turquoise will be cornerstones and another border.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

stash report week 7

This week:
fabric in: 1/2 yd
Fabric out: 7 1/2 yds(swap blocks & back for baby quilt))
Quilts finished: 1(aprils baby quilt)

Year to date:
Fabric in: 42 1/2yds
Fabric used(total): 151 yds
Net Fabric used: 108 1/2 yds
Finished quilts YTD: 36
New projects started YTD: 1 (april's babyquilt)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

First new Project of the year

This is the First start to finish new project of 2009. My cousin's baby is due on or near St Patricks day and this is the quilt for that little gal. I had 3 or 4 baby quilts that I could have given her but since we have called my cousin "Ape" forever this fabric seemed to jump at me. I used the Dissapering 9-patch pattern to make it quickly since i was hoping to go to the baby shower this weekend. But the weather is not supposed to co-operate for the trip so into the mail it goes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stash Rport week 6

This week:
fabric in: 9yds(king size back)
Fabric out: 2 1/2 yds
Quilts finished: none

Year to date:
Fabric in: 42 yds
Fabric used(total): 143 1/2 yds
Net Fabric used: 101 1/2 yds
Finished quilts YTD: 35
New projects started YTD: 1 (april's babyquilt)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

flimsy tops

There are now only 7 hangers left holding flimsys. I have accomplished way more in the month of January than I ever thought I could. So, in order starting on the left side:

Split 9-patch-i don't know what to do with this one, i was planning on making it bigger and finishing it myself, but the longer it hangs there the more likely I'll donate it to the local guild for charity

Antique #1-given to me when we lived in Cheyenne, this one needs repair and hand quilting

Antique #2-from the same source as #1, needs repair and hand quilting

King size valentine-needs a back

King size M & M-needs custom quilting

30's round robin-needs basted and quilted

Pants hanger full of runners-i think there are still about 15-20 runners here

I also have 3 quilts basted that should be my next few finishes. After i get them done i'm going to start a NEW project, a baby quilt for my cousin.

Thats all the ufos i have at the flimsy stage-i've been counting those ufos still in pieces and i'm already past 25 which is way more than i thought i had.

stash report #5

This week:
fabric in: 5yds(3 for a backing and 2 just for fun)
Fabric out: 5 yds
Quilts finished: 21(17 were runners)

Year to date:
Fabric in: 33 yds
Fabric used(total): 141 yds
Net Fabric used: 108 yds
Finished quilts YTD: 35
New projects started YTD: none!