At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stash Report Week 40

Amazingly, I've gotten some sewing done despite being a tad under the weather, sinusitis and such.  Today is the first day I've worn jeans in months!  I love putting on jeans for the first time in the fall.

A few days ago I decided to sit and pin my BOM blocks.  There were two waiting for attention and I didn't want to fall behind.

Stitching 32 curved blocks, 16 squares per block, might make one think that they'd get better with practice.  It made me impatient, apparently.  For the first time there are actual pleats in my seams.  Oh well - they're done!

I finally started putting my second Pineapple Blossom blocks together and decided to use muslin sashing and cornerstones.  I had asked for help at our last sew day with the setting but I didn't have any sashing cut then.  The more I looked at what I had on the design wall, the more I felt I had to do something else.

Pineapple Blossom II

The jelly roll fabrics just didn't have enough contrast to make this pattern sing, so all the pretty florals just jumbled together.  Splitting them up and adding a solid seemed to help.  Plus, it makes it a bit larger.  I may have it in one piece for next week's report.

UntitledFinally, feeling a bit better, I got the border on Easy Street.  I'm just using one border rather than the two that Bonnie put in the pattern.  My top is plenty big enough without a border for a queen size bed.

The quilt is square so I added a narrow border on the sides and a wider border on the top and bottom.  It's not a huge difference but it helps a bit with the overhang on the bottom.  I hope to get the backing together and get it to a long armer from my guild, whose services I've not used before, so that I can check it off this year's UFO list.

This was Bonnie Hunter's 2012 mystery quilt and its pattern will be in her next book.  If you are interested, she plans to release the color scheme for this year's mystery this month.

Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 91.348
Added this week: 0
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 100.25
Net used YTD: -8.902

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

Have a great week!

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