|Catching up with last month's BOM.|
DS was still at his grandparents' house part of this week, I stitched and pressed and got some blocks done - yeah!!
DH and I are so exciting, not... we spent most evenings watching shows like Grimm and Eureka on Amazon Instant Video. Well, one evening, I brought the featherweight up to the dining room table and stitched away and finished some blocks.
These are just two of 20 twelve inch Pineapple Blossom blocks that will become a Christmas gift for my MIL. I'm thinking about doing the sashing and cornerstones between these blocks, following the pattern as written this time.
Each block yielded 4 bonus HST squares which trim to 3.5". Beside them are the bonus 80 HST squares, at 2.5" from the Fourth of July top. And then there are the bonus squares from my first Pineapple Blossom, many of which I used in the border and still had leftovers.
The bonus squares could be used in the border, like in my first Pineapple Blossom quilt. I will defer that decision until I see how the top looks. Also my MIL likes Amish quilts so a pieced border might be too busy for her taste. However, I know that I am done with the Fourth of July top, no more additions to it.
Did I ever show you the mini quilt pattern that Cheri passed along to me?
It's from a LQS and it has some teeny pieces - like 104 1.5" HSTs. They are all squared up, using my favorite specialty ruler (this post). I need to get these pressed so I can put them together leader/ender style.
Also got the first step of the Star Surround QAL completed.
I'm making two 16" blocks that will become pillow tops. So, by bits and pieces, progress is being made on a few projects.
Nothing has been counted used but the swaps have kept me hopping this week. I sent 3 yards out for the a "writing surface" swap and 25 batik charms for another, so 3.33 yards are in the "used" column.
I received 2 yards of 2.5" strips from the Scrappy Trip Along Flickr group which add great variety to my 2.5" strip/square stash.
Used this week: 3.33
Used YTD: 69.91
Added this week: 2 (from swap)
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 83.75
Net used YTD: -13.84
Check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.
Have a great week!