|Reflecting pool at Missouri Botanical Garden from mobot.org|
|Not a real tree, but his favorite spot in the climatron rain forest.|
On the sewing side, things were rather unproductive. I quilted some but not enough to finish a project. Still trying to figure out how I want to quilt a border. Last night was "sew down" at my LQS and I got 5 blocks finished.
These Hard Candy blocks are for my guild's charity committee. Members can always donate finished quilts but we can also pick up blocks, or tops ready to be pieced, at meetings and bring them back. An easy way to contribute.
This 12.5" Underground Railroad is also for the guild, for the Civil War BOM block exchange.
My biggest accomplishment last night was completing the last block for the "Be Merry" Christmas BOM. This star is 15.5" unfinished. Now to the finishing kit, my favorite finishing kit ever, comprised of 8.5" plain blocks and double four patches! Gotta love an easy finish.
One morning I pieced the first of five sections of my Turkish Delight BOM and took it my LQS Marti & Me club for show and tell. I will be using Marti's Machine Quilting in Sections book to complete this one. This is my first BOM, did it right after I learned to machine piece, particularly strip piecing.
|That tag in the upper left notes which section this is so I don't get them mixed up later.|
Here's my Civil War fabric order that came in. Boy! do I love getting fabric in the mail. There are 6 half yard cuts of Jo Morton and Judie Rothermel. I ordered from Stitch-n-Frame's winter clearance and even with shipping I got a great prices for 3 total yards.
Sew....here are the numbers:
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 8.125 (7 1/8)
Added this Week: 3
Added Year to Date: 21.5
Net Used for 2011: -13.375
How did I add 21.5 yds to my stash in less than 2 months?! Aye, aye, aye!!
Head on over to Patchwork Times to see everyone else's stash busting progress.