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.
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|
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
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