Monday, October 27, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Stash Report

I have used quite a bit of stash the last two weeks, most of it is for backings for a Christmas quilt and a bunch of table runners that I am trying to finish up for upcoming craft shows.  

This is one of the quilts that I got quilted.  

This was from our guild workshop on Bamboo and pinwheels.  This is the bamboo quilt using scrappy Christmas.  

Current on my design wall are all the blocks for a Falling Charms lap quilt.  Think these will be on the wall for awhile while I try and get machine quilting caught up.  Doing no close work right now due to a vision problem in one eye but am still managing to get some of the quilting done, just a little at a time and lots of lights on.  

Current stats are:

Fabric purchased last two weeks:  3 yards for backing
Fabric used last two weeks:  23.25 yards

Fabric purchased YTD:  160.75 yards
Fabric used YTD:  301 yards

Net Fabric used in 2014:  140.25

Monday, October 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday - October 20, 2014

I never did get a chance to post my stash report yesterday so those figures will just wait until next week.  This has been a week of life getting in the way of sewing.  Some good things like purchasing a new car and other not so good things like daughter's car problems, a migraine headache and blurred vision in one eye.

I also never got a picture taken of what is actually on my design wall but this is a picture of one of the last quilts off the frame.  I quilted it with red swirls and like the way it turned out.  I made this several months ago after collecting black, white and red fabrics over the last three or so years.

The piano key border made it grow larger than planned so ended up being an oversized throw at about 60 x 80 inches.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Stash Report - October 12, 2014

Again I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted.  Last weekend we were out of town but don't know why I didn't the other weeks, guess Sundays and Mondays just turned out busy a few weeks in a row.

I have been busy in the last three weeks working on craft show items.  This baby quilt I pieced a few months ago but finally got it on the frame recently.

This was made from a Moda junior jelly roll, I believe the name was Celebration.

I also managed to get several table runners quilted and a stack of about 8 more in process.  My craft shows start the weekend before Thanksgiving and go on for three weeks so this is the time of year I do a real push to get things done.

I would like to say that my net usages numbers went way up but also in the last three weeks I did some major shopping!!

My hubby and I attended a sewing expo last weekend in Fredericksburg, VA.  I didn't do to bad at the show only purchasing 2 pieces of fabric, it was the shops I went to AFTER the show where I added to the local economy.    This is the stack I came home with.

All but one piece of the fabric was Christmas fabrics and I know those will be used up as I sew on craft show items all year around and need to get nice Christmas fabrics when I see them.

So my current stats are up a bit.

Fabric purchased:  (3 weeks) 24 yards
Fabric used:  (3 weeks) 20.5

Fabric purchased YTD:  157.75
Fabric used YTD:  277.75

Net fabric used in 2014:  120