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

Sunday, January 03, 2016

and then there were four

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

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.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Last and first


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 had a ton of 5 inch squares already cut out so  I simply upscaled the size of the blocks.  I've finished these two blocks and have two others ready to sew.  I need to cut out more Kona White 5 inch squares to finish.  I also have a Kona White jelly roll-I may use that for sashing.    I expect I will have a lot of 5 inch squares left over so I will probably make a disappearing nine patch with them. I do think I will buy a Kona White charm pack so I don't have to cut any more!
Note to self: be sure to label kona white and kona snow when you buy it!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!