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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Finishes!! (stash report week 7)

My first 2012 finish!!


Edit:  This is for the first quarter of the Finish-Along at Quilter in the Gap.  See other finishes on the linky party.  Here's my original post.



It used 7 5/8 yards of fabric - all out of my stash, didn't buy a single piece for this quilt!  I have enjoyed immersing myself in FMQ.  It seems that I found a rhythm and confidence that's been missing in previous quilting efforts.  There are more pics here on Thursday's post.


Then, I got the binding strips on the Dresden wall hanging.  I need to print out my label so I can attach it at two sides with the binding, which I do by machine.  


This one came entirely from my batik stash. It was so much fun to play with the colors in this one. The top used 6 ten inch squares and about yard of background - and I mean every teensy bit of that yard, had to piece the binding strips! The total comes to about 2 3/8 yards.


Last Sunday - after the stash report was published - I went to the Super Bowl sale at the LQS.  That was the place to be - it was hoppin'!  


Everything was 20% off but I didn't really need anything except maybe some neutrals for my Inchy flower garden. So, I came home with 4 half yard cuts.  Not bad! 

I had to buy some batiks, of course. And the black on white was so dainty - had to get some "just because." I think it's new from P&B.










I cut a few strips off the neutral and got out the GO! Baby and cut bunches of hexies from the new and scraps.  


In getting my garden together I found that I have some hexies missing.  


In the Inchy Hexagon Swap each person sends out 2 hexies and is supposed to get 2 back.  Well, after 6 months I have 9 hexies - 2 each from four people and 1 from the administrator as a welcome.  I will pay a bit more attention this go round.  My January swap partner is expecting a baby anytime, so I know she'll be really busy!!


I'm getting ready to go to a sew day this Saturday and yesterday I tried to figure out what to work on.  After concentrating on my quilting, thinking about the different piecing projects that are strewn about my space gave me the quilter's ADD - lol! Had to hit an early morning yoga class today to help get me balanced again!!


Strips for hanging sleeves
For my peace of mind, I need to focus. Sew, I have decided to get out the batiks that DS helped pick our for his Dresden plate quilt, which will be 6 blocks just like the one above. I may not sew a stitch next weekend, I may just cut all 126 fan blades and yammer the day away. Oh - but wait, I have to get hanging sleeves made to put on these finishes for the guild quilt show.


Here are the numbers!  WooHoo!


Used this week: 10
Used year to date: 12.15
Added this week: 2
Added year to date: 4.50
Net used for 2012: 7.65


Please click over to Patchwork Times and see other stash reports.







4 comments:

  1. The black & white batik does look dainty. Will have to check it out as I'm planning a black and white quilt soon. Congrats on your first finish for the year. Feels good doesn't it? :)

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  2. Congratulations on your finish! It's great. I went to the thursday post and enjoyed the closeups. You're on a roll.

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  3. Beautiful projects and that is so neat that you only used fabrics from your stash!!
    Quilting by the River

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  4. Great report and a beautiful finish!

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