Okay - it's almost finished! Quilty friend Cheri is quilting the QOV for me. After Dar got so many quilt tops at our last guild meeting for a returning Missouri unit, I took Cheri up on her offer to quilt this one. The QOV group must really be busy getting quilts ready for June.
It took a about a week for me to decide whether to add another border. It measures 55x73, the minimum width. However, with several UFOs in my pile that require borders, I'm discovering that borders aren't so much fun! So, this one stops at two borders.
I usually just double the backing fabric and call that my total yardage for a scrappy quilt. In one of her books, Bonnie Hunter determines yardage for scrap quilt tops by taking the backing fabric and multiplying it by 1.5, taking all the seams and such into consideration. That calculates to 4.5 (1.5) = 6.75 (top) + 4.5 (back) = 11.25 total. Hhhmm, I like Bonnie's equation! (correction on next post, total is 10.125 yds)
I especially like it since I added more to my stash. After going to 10 shops last weekend on the shop hop, no one had any of my favorite fabric in the whole wide world, Waikiki (Hoffman 1895 #360), or any Transfer-eze. So, when I got home an online shop had their 1895's on sale and there was Waikiki for $7/yd - I got 4 yards. I'll look for the Tansfer-eze in Paducah or order it.
|I picked up this, too.|
Joyce is fun to shop with because she usually shops for a specific project. Yesterday she had her pattern with her and needed 12 FQs. So, if I don't find anything, I can at least help Joyce find some goodies. If I shopped with a purpose, maybe I wouldn't have so much fabric lying around!
I was shopping for a swap and instead of doing FQs on two of the four fabrics, I did 1/2 yards. So, I added 2 FQs to my stash on this trip. I will show you the fats after I mail them out - want to surprise my partner!
Oh - and another near-finish - hopefully later today.
How many times do you buy a cute project at a shop and then get home and get caught up in all the parenting/housework duties and in your current sewing projects? Happens to me all the time! Then, those cute little projects get put in a drawer. Well, I needed a little therapy earlier this week and decided to do the table runner that Cheri gave me on the shop hop.
Just happened to have some Fig Tree scraps that Joyce had given me last year that worked perfectly for the border. Now to get it quilted and put it on the credenza behind our sofa for spring.
|BOM block 1|
April is quite the quilty month around my house. The shop hop was the first weekend, got in some spur-of-the-moment fabric shopping yesterday, this coming weekend is the BOM at the LQS (pity the poor non-quilter who tries to decipher this blog, lol!) where I won a gift certificate on the shop hop, and then the last weekend is the Paducah show. Whew!!
To the numbers:
Used this week: 11.25 (10.125)
Used YTD: 55.25 (54.125)
Added this week: 4.5
Added YTD: 42.25
Net used YTD: 13 (11.875)
Check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.
Have a great week!