At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Pretty Week (Stash Report Week 24)

We had another great week weather-wise.  It got summer hot only 2 or 3 days.  The days were perfect for DS and his neighborhood buddies to be outside playing.

We had DS's 1/2 birthday party last weekend and we did a bit of Father's Day shopping this week.  After a late brunch this morning at O'Charley's, we settled in for a day of relaxation, DH took a nap. Even DS wanted a day to relax at home after playing so hard all week.


I went to the basement and sewed some more on the 4th of July quilt.  Yes, it has been on the design wall all week and I hadn't sewn a stitch on it.

Friday I got ready for the Saturday Sew Day with friends by getting my 3rd block done in the LQS BOM program.  We got the 4th block Saturday.

Easy street block collage
Then yesterday I got to do something I had been looking forward to for weeks - I started putting the pieces of Easy Street (no longer available, will be in Bonnie's next book) together.  I followed the steps as Bonnie presented them, so I did all the setting triangles first and then got one of each block done.

Easy Street was the only project I worked on yesterday.  My quilty friends asked how many pieces were in each block.  I have no idea!  After doing the Apple Cider quilt, I thought I'd never do a block with more than 50 pieces ever again.  Well, here I am...and enjoying it!

hand dye organic table runner collage.jpg
I really do need a finish to help my numbers a bit.  Here's a tiny one (1 yd).  I put this together ages ago and tried to bind it using Sharon Schamber's YouTube videos on binding with washable Elmer's glue.  Well, it didn't go too well and I cut more binding strips and showed my quilty buds how I use glue and a hot iron in place of pins when I fold the binding to the back.  So, I learned a bit about using glue from YouTube.

June fabric

Here's why I need help.  A package from Ozark Fabric arrived with only 5 yards in it! Then, I ordered neutrals from Hancock's of Paducah to use in another swap next month.  I must stop!

The package also had a Clover needle threader, a sewline glue pen, a Frixon highlighter, and  this cute book with embroidery patterns.

I've joined two fabric swaps and mailed out two yards of 5" charms squares and two yards of 2.5" strips. So, I'm gonna count it out and then I'll count it back in when my packages arrive in the next few weeks.

Used this week: 5 (1 used, 4 swapped)
Used YTD: 66.58
Added this week: 5
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 63.75
Net used YTD: 2.83

Check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Your curvy block is wonderful! I've not sewn curves before. Also love the table runner. You have been busy.


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