Wednesday, February 03, 2016

One Monthly Goal: February

Red Letter Quilts is hosting a One Monthly Goal Linkup so I decided to join.  Maybe this will help me with finishing some projects.

My goal for February is to get my Cool Yule quilt top finished.
Four blocks are shown here but I have actually finished seven.  I'm currently planning on making sixteen blocks total which will end up as a king sized quilt!  Last night I cut more squares and triangles-tonight I hope to finish cutting and get back to sewing the HSTs.  If anyone is interested in joining, there's a button on my sidebar that leads to the information page at Red Letter Quilts.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

nothing in, nothing out

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 3.5 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 5 yards used

This past week was in-service at work-heavy on meetings and stress-so I didn't do much.  I did cut up the Kona white I purchased, sewed buttonholes and buttons on my Star Wars scarf.  And I sewed the binding on the Snoopy quilt I just got back from the quilters!  I'm still hand sewing the back of the binding down-I took it to the beach yesterday to work on and was very happy to have a quilt on my lap!  It was nippy down there!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Fabric Report

Fabric Used this Week: 6.5 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 3.5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 3.5 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 5 yards used

I bought a yard of white bella but shied away from using it in Cool Yule-really want the whites to match.  And found out that my local Hancocks' has Kona white so I stopped by there and bought two yards of Kona White and a half yard of Millennium Falcon flannel.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Finished that coffee!

I am so happy that I finished these today!  I will need to make backs and decide if I'm going to send these to the quilter but I'm counting them done.

I made this Star Wars scarf out of some leftover blue fabric and white flannel from Hancocks'.  I really like the Millennium Falcon-it was my favorite from Star Wars growing up.  I'm going to add buttons and buttonholes to make it a convertible infinity scarf.
 I'd like to make a Darth Vader one for my girlfriend I'm hoping to see next month.  Will have to see if that happens!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

seventh and a cup of coffee

So here  is my seventh block.  I am out of HSTs so if I want to keep going I'm going to have to spend an evening cutting.

And I started trying to lay out this project last night.  I think I am just going to cut the panel blocks down to match the pieced blocks in size.  I also have some coordinating fabric that I plan to use for the sashing.  We'll see how that goes!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Sixth block

I was trying to decide if I want this to be a nine block lap quilt or a sixteen block bed quilt.  DH strongly suggested the sixteen block.  I pointed out that it will probably fit our king sized bed and he liked that idea.  I wonder if I have it in me to keep making blocks?  I've got number seven ready to go tonight but after that I will need to spend sometime cutting and sewing more HSTs.

let's have another cup of coffee. . .

So I needed a new set of leaders and enders last night while I was working on the sixth Cool Yule block.  And I accidentally ended up finishing these blocks.  I started these using the Disappearing Pinwheel tutorial from Missouri Star Quilting.  I meant to trim each segment but forgot. My plan is to use the four of these on a wall hanging and two for a table runner.  I need to trim all of these blocks and get out the printed panel and trim that as well.  Should be fairly easy to knock out now that I have these blocks finished. Aunt Cindy gave me this fabric ages ago.  I'm hoping to use every bit of it on this project.

Monday, January 04, 2016

a fifth . . .

I snapped this pic on the way out the door this morning.  I did not enjoy getting up in a cold bedroom on the first day back to work after Christmas vacation!!!  I never sleep well before returning to work so I am all groggy and sleepy today.  I would like to stitch some more blocks tonight but I'm so tired I think I will mess them up.

Day 4 of the new year and still haven't bought any fabric!! LOL