I've been working for a long time on one big Christmas present and now have it pieced, quilted and waiting for the hand stitching on the binding. It's a large scrap quilt for the husband of my friend that passed away suddenly. The quilt measures 106" x 106" so it may take a few evenings to get the binding done, but in time for Christmas. That will make my stash numbers look a lot better. lol
Here's a peek of the quilt unfinished. I will get a better picture of the whole quilt when the binding is all done, in a few days.
Another item on my list to finish this week was the block for Mary in my piecing group. Each person was given 2 colors to use on the outside of the block. Mine were orange and green. I used the colors in the fish print to chose the rest of the colors for the block. The directions were a bit confusing to me, but I kept re-reading them until it finally made sense. It took a long time to make one block. So glad I'm not making 48 of these for a quilt. lol I think it turned out just fine, but it did tax my quilting brain a bit. The pattern is called the "Surprise Quilt"
I haven't posted on the stash since Nov. 13, but this week has made up for that. Two huge backings will get me over the half way goal I set this year. I will not make my goal, but still am happy with what I've used. Gee, if I could piece another 10 backings, I'd be there. lol
Stash Report - Dec. 4, 2016
Fabric Added since last report - 0
Fabric Added YTD - 4.5 yards
Fabric Used this week - 20.50 yds
Fabric Used in 2016 YTD - 104.11 yards
I'm linking up with Patchwork Times.
I will have an update on the QOV Block Drive tomorrow. Lots of blocks came in this week and more prizes to add to the pot, so come back and see what's new on Monday.