Sunday, August 21, 2011
Lots of work (and Stash Report week 34)
I'm running a little late today. Last night was sew down night at my LQS. The owner had afternoon plans but left us a key so we could open up and start without her, wasn't that nice?!
All of my free time this week has been spent working - for money, that is. Sew, not much has happened in my sewing space or in the gym. I have been walking the dog so at least some physical activity took place. This afternoon, after a little family time, I'm heading to the gym to get the adrenaline flowing and stretch out.
And here's one for my little flower garden. I also ordered some more 3/4" paper pieces. Check out more pretty flowers at Pigtales & Quilts.
Look at all these dots! My quilty friend Joyce brought some polka dots for me to select from her stash last night. There were some big pieces in her bag! I cut some 1/4 yards or FQs of most but check out that white with purple dots near the top - it measures 1.75 yards. There's 9 yards of fabric there! THANK YOU, Joyce! Hhmmm...Santa may visit Joyce a little early this year!!
I will make hexies from these prints but I will also use them to make this pretty, and huge, 24" block from Lily's Quilts.
Earlier this summer I joined a polka dot charm swap. I have 80 charms which will make 5 blocks. 16 more charms will do another block. There will also be a scrappy dot border on the sides to make it a bit wider. This is one of those long range plans - I have lots of quilting to do before I piece this top!
Here are my Civil Was BOM blocks that I got done last night. The pattern is called Rolling Stone.
These are some blocks for our guild's charity committee. I have no idea what they're called but we were instructed not to trim them.
We Love French Knots by Bari J. She has included how-to videos - woohoo!
Check out more fun crafts at Sew Many Ways.
Love my little origami bag for holding my stitchin' stuff!
Quilters, Books and Bindings. The idea is we read a book, discuss it on the blog, and create a quilt inspired by the book that we also share on the blog.
Years ago I belonged to a reading group and enjoyed reading new things, reaching outside my comfort zone. Please check it out and join in the fun!
This week's numbers:
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 9.25
Added Year to Date: 92.425
Net Used for 2011: -45.425
Next weekend I start quilting!!!!!!!!
Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports. Have a great week!!