Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Stash report March 28th 2010

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added YTD: 92.5 yards
Fabric used this week: 1/2 yard
Fabric used YTD: 52 1/2 yards
Net used for 2010: -39.5 yards
I've only used 1/2 yard for the St. Patrick's Day table runner backing. I quilted it as a warm up to get ready for the Over the Line quilt top.

The quilting on the Over the Line quilt is 2/3 done, the goal is to get it finished by Friday, get the binding done, wash it dry it, and have all ready to be sent to it's new house by next Sunday.

I find it amusing that the closer I get to getting it done, the drive to work on it becomes more urgent. I've been working on it for 4 hours this morning and had to force myself to stop as I have plans outdoors for the rest of day. I'll be back soon enough....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Stash Report March 21, 2010

Fabric Added this week: 0 yards
Fabric Added YTD: 92.5 yards
Fabric used last two weeks: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric used YTD: 52 yards
Net used for 2010: -40 yards
Somewhat productive couple of weeks, not much fabric usage but got some sewing done. I layered the over the line quilt top and it is now waiting for free motion quilting. I'm having a hard time deciding what thread color to use since I'm technically a beginner machine quilter and I KNOW there will be goofs, I'm hoping to minimize them by selecting a thread color that would blend with the fabrics. The plan is to make my selection today and starting quilting this top tonight. While I've been giving myself some time on the thread choice, I made a cover for my tabletop ironing board, this took 1/2 yard of fabric and a 3 yards package of binding.
I was gifted some bow tie blocks that my friend had from her guild block exchange, it seems they exchanged theme blocks every month. These are Easter fabrics. I thought about making a small baby quilt but then decided to stretch the blocks and make table runners instead. These blocks will make two runners. I used 1/2 yard of purple fabric for borders and binding. I'm contemplating a pieced border, so I will most likely have to pull another piece of fabric to finish them. There were only 12 St. Patrick's Day blocks which also have become a table runner.
I used one yard of green and 1/2 yard white for the borders and binding.
Well, that's the report for today. I may be out shopping for fabric in the next few days, I heard about a $2 per yard quilt-shop-quality fabric sale, apparently the store is liquidating their stock to either move or close. The store also carries sewing machines and quilting frames, I'm considering the Little Gracie II quilting frame, if the shop has one at the right price......... ;-)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Stash Report March 7th 2010

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added YTD: 92.5 yards
Fabric used this week: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric used YTD: 49 1/2 yards
Net used for 2010: -42.5 yards

There has not been any sewing this week at all. I finished the baby string top from last Sunday by the evening, one yard of sashing fabric and 1 1/2 yards for the backing were used. After I prepared the backing, I started to load it on my John Flynn frame, (It's been such a long time since I used it) I couldn't remember how to load it properly and the instruction video was nowhere to be found. By the time I found the video online, family, babysitting duty, work, and life in general had drained all my energy and I had no stamina to get anything done.
This weekend has just been an extension of the week before and it looks like not much will get done again. There is always tomorrow or the next day....