Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time out quilt

Last night, in a Sudafed/Benadryl haze, I finished the quilt I had put in timeout. I had a lot of trouble making the sashing line up properly-in fact I decided not to add the additional strip of the grey geo print the pattern calls for-why make myself completely crazy?  I made a ton of binding and then collapsed in bed.  This morning I ran by Joann's to get batting and my goal tonight is to make the backing, cut it and the batting to size and pack it up for mailing to the quilter.  Then I am free to sew anything I want!!!  I am hoping to make pajamas for the boyos this weekend.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Second quilt


I am hoping to make a second one using the same fabrics.  I actually bought two kits because they were such a great deal-and then my DH convinced me to buy another one!  Both of these quilts will go to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for their auctions.  I hope they go for a lot!
This is the back for this quilt.  I've been buying three yards for backing but I think I need to go up to four yards. Fortunately, I have a ton of scraps from camping themed quilts.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fabric Report

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards

Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 14 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 23.09 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -21.84 yards used

Boy do I need to get sewing!!!!!!!!!!  I just sold some yarn so I bought a Little House on the Prairie kit that has twelve yards of fabric!  Plus I went to Joann's yesterday to get some shredded foam for DH and bought two yards of Dr Who fabric.  And I fell in love with an American Jane Frivol kit-coming soon-plus I have TWO quilt kits coming from Connecting Threads.  Since those haven't come in yet they aren't in this week's totals so I better get cracking on something!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

new socks!

Finished these socks on Wednesday.  And immediately cast on for a new pair for Red.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

block block block

 This is number 11, I think.  I'm a little concerned that the squares I cut out of a layer cake are a little smaller than 5 inches.  I think I will need to add some fabric to make sure it is a square!

This will be number 12 when I'm finished.  I really need to buckle down and get these blocks done!  Last night I didn't have CCE or Cub Scouts but I did spend an hour or so knitting-nearly finished with a pair of socks!  And then I went to stitching.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fabric Report

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 2.34 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 9.09 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: -7.84 yards used

I bought 2.34 yards of Bella White for the Pow Wow quilt (from Cluck Cluck Sew).  This will be my donation quilt for the Cub Scout auction. I went ahead and bought the fabric because I was at the quilt shop signing up for a class and figured I'd save a trip. I'm planning for Pow Wow  to be my March OMG project.

I didn't stitch any Cool Yule blocks this weekend.  I'm hoping to this week though as I really want to finish this top during February.  If I don't it will go into UFO status and I really don't want that!

Monday, February 08, 2016


I finished stitching the three blocks I was working on last night.  I also pinned another three blocks, ready to stitch for this week.  After I finish those I will only need three more blocks to reach the sixteen I need for this quilt!