Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quiltathon & Sunday Stash Report August 8th 2010

Fabric added this week:  0 yards
Fabric added YTD:  147 yards
Fabric used this week:  4 1/2 yards -  (3 1/2 for June mystery backing, 1 yard for Planet Patchwork mystery border)
Fabric used YTD:  91 yards
Net used for 2010:  -52 yards

A productive week (mostly weekend) for me.  Started by cutting into a cute little birthday cake.  I loved the candles my daughter choose, it's my exact sentiment when I'm asked how old I am.
My birthday present  arrived Friday afternoon, just in time to start the Quiltathon.  The sewing table, not the machine. :-)  The custom insert will ship in the next three weeks.
Sewing from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening yielded 50 16- patch blocks made from 2" scrappy squares.  These squares are cut as I come across scraps and they been accumulating for a while. It was the perfect project since I just wanted to sew.

By Saturday evening, I was tired of these scraps and a little frustrated since by this time I kept coming across the same prints.  Time to work on something different.  My Planet patchwork top was nearby.... Two borders with cornerstones were added.
Once this top was completed, I decided to prep the backing for the June mystery from Judy at patchworktimes . I used two 64 inch panels to get a 64" x 84" piece. 
I'm a little tired, but I had lost of fun!.  Now to go and find a suitable backing fabric for the Planet Patchwork top and take a batting inventory, if I have big enough pieces I might get these two tops sandwiched soon. Maybe in time  for next Sunday's stash report.


katie z. said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you!

Lori said...

Still looks like you moved alot of fabric. Do you have plans for the 16 patch blocks yet?
Happy belated birthday to you also. Liked those birthday candles :-)