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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 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.

Finished that coffee!

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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!

seventh and a cup of coffee

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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!

Sixth block

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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. . .

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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.

a fifth . . .

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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

and then there were four

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I need to get those white five inch squares cut out-only two left.  And, sniff, I have to go back to work tomorrow!  (loud wailing and rending of clothing)  I've really enjoyed these two weeks at home.

New fabric report and finished project

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I'm going to try to keep up with this report in 2016!  I did okay in 2015 and then got bogged down and lost track of things.  I think I am going to count fabric as used when I finish a top-it takes me forever to get the backs together and I want to keep feeling like I'm doing something!

Fabric Used this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 2 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 2 yards used

I already know I want to get  a FQ bundle of Little Joys before it is unavailable and I definitely am going to need more Kona White to finish my Cool Yule quilt. The grey and pink table runner from yesterday was all from stash!! I love it when I am able to make something just using stash.  I needed this one as I put away all of my Christmas things and pulled out my Grandmama's china to display.  The china is grey and white with a hint of pink.

Last and first

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Last project of 2015: I needed a runner to go on the china hutch-and I was never going to finish those tedious snowball blocks for a quilt-so I started sewing them together.  I stopped after sewing the first two columns together-and I'm glad I did as four blocks would have made this too deep for the hutch!  I needed to make two more tedious blocks and then I just knocked this out!  Very minimal quilting but I'm happy with the result-and extremely happy to be done with those snowball blocks!


This is my first project of 2016. I've wanted to make something with this fabric for years-I think I started collecting it in 2011.  I was making the aforementioned tedious blocks but I realized that I would never ever ever finish that-even to a lap quilt size.  So I was looking around on my pinterest Christmas board and saw a pillow on the Polka Dot Chair using some of these same fabrics.  I loved the star so I pulled out all of this fabric.  The pillow uses 4 1/2 inch squares but I ha…