Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stash Report Week 28

It has been a hectic week at home, the little peanut developed a staph infection and had to go to the ER. A trip to one or another doctor was made almost everyday so no time for any sewing or energy at all. Needless to say, there is no change on the stash from last week . The Saturday class was also cancelled at the last minute and the group won't get together again until August 17th. I did spend sometime yesterday at Sandie's place, she bought a new Janome DC2010 and asked me to help her learn the machine feature's since I own a Janome myself. At least I got my sewing fix by playing with the machine and Sandie's material. Did not take pictures, but we will get together again next Saturday, I'll make up for it then.
Plans for today: if time permits, I'll work on a crayon roll (found the tutorial here ) and an apron for a little girl's birthday present.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I got the blues

Last week I mentioned I should probably start using blue since my last few projects have been red & green combos. Here is proof that I kept my word for once!

I found this and this tutorials for the little basket, there were techniques on each tutorial that I liked so I combined the two with great results.
I even tried a decorative stich on the little handles just to make the basket "my own".

This little top is 42" x 42" and I plan to free motion quilt it on my John Flynn frame. I bought the frame on the Road to California show about 3 years ago, tried it once and it worked out ok, It deserves another chance.

I'm guesstimating these projects only used about 1 yard of stash since most of the strips used were given to me as scraps, I pulled a couple of 1/2 yard pieces for the linning of the baskets and the borders on the top. I did manage to find a 3 1/2 yard green piece for my Rectangles, a Gudrun Erla pattern from Fon's & Porter's Love of quilting Easy Quilts magazine

With that said, here is the stash report for week 27
Fabric Added Week 27: 0 yardsFabric
Added Year to Date: 76 1/2 yards
Fabric Used Week 27: 4 1/2 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date: 48 1 /8 yards