Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stash Report - Week 40

Hi! I'm back.  Finally, I'm up and running again.  I hope some of you missed me.  It was so frustrating not to be able to read my favorite blogs or even log into my own the last two weeks because of a computer glitch.  Hopefully it is all cleared up and things are back to running smoothly.

Because I spent less time on the computer, my sewing machine saw more of me.  Having said that you might think I'd have a bunch of busted fabrics, right??  Well I wish that were true, but I don't have a lot I can count in my report this week. However, I did make a few pillowcases plus some progress on several UFO's -- fabric to be counted later.

My numbers for this week are:
Fabric Added - none - unless I count some gifted blocks - will count when top is finished
Fabric Used - 3 yards - pillowcases -2 kid ones (watch out Sandy) and 1 QOV 
Fabric Added YTD - 20.25 yds
Fabric Busted YTD - 65.83 yds
Net used in 2012 - 45.58 yds

Check back tomorrow to see what is on my design wall.  In the meantime, run on over to Judy's and be inspired by what others have done this week.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stash Report - Week 38

Do you ever wonder if your stash increases in size without you adding to it?  I think mine does.  When I'm looking for a specific color, I will pull my whole stack off the shelf in that color. Then I find what I think will work, cut what I need - a yard or two or half yards of multiple fabrics and when I go to put that color back, it will not fit back on the shelf where it was before.  What's with that??  I know I took away a yard or two or more. There should be less to put back, therefore more room on the shelf where it came from.  But somehow there never is.

I digress, so getting back to the stash busting this week, I made a QOV pillowcase, pieced a backing for a charity baby quilt and made 5 blocks for a friend in my block exchange group.

Fabric Added this week - none
Fabric Added YTD      - 20.25 yds
Fabric Used this week -   2.5 yds
Fabric Used YTD  -    62.83 yds
Net reduced this year -  42.58 yds

My week wasn't too bad, but I'm sure that there are some super stashbusters listed over at Judy's place..  Take a look and see if I'm not right.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stash Report - Week 37

The only sewing I did this week was to make two blocks for my Pieces of Friendship block group, but I forgot to take pictures of them before delivering them to the recipient.  This didn't reduce my stash much at all.

My totals are:

Fabric Added -  0 yds
Fabric Used - .25 yds
Year to Date Added - 20.25 yds
Year to Date Used - 60.33 yds

On a different subject, I was honored to be in attendance at the presentation of another of our QOVs to a deserving young Marine who has earned two purple hearts and several other honors.  He served in both Afghanistan and Iraq and was wounded, but survived.  Since getting home he has had to face battles of a different kind - divorce, unemployment, and losing his home.  He was so moved by getting this quilt that he had tears in his eyes.  He said it was the best "homecoming gift" he ever received.  He went on to tell us what it meant to serve his country and who the "heroes" really were--his two best friends that gave their lives to protect him.  There were not many dry eyes in the audience when he finished talking.   I'm so glad to be able to help with this great program. I wish I could make a quilt a week so that we could "cover" all our soldiers with our quilts from the heart.

Here are a couple more quilts that we finished Wednesday.  We had more, but I was too busy sewing on bindings to stop and take more.

To see other stash reports, go to Judy's at Patchwork Times .

Monday, September 3, 2012

Design Wall Monday

This week I spent working on multiple projects, but managed to finish all 6 of the borders on my QOV Tilted Stars.  I decided to put scrappy blue borders on the top and right sides of the center, to balance the red logs at the left and bottom that were made within the block.  I added two additional borders (tan and a dark blue stripe) in order to get it bigger.  It measures 65" x 80".   The blocks were made by  a few friends and me from our stash.
Patriotic Tilted Stars

This just needs to be quilted and I can cross it off my UFO list.  I need to make a pillowcase too.  I'm so behind on finishing UFOs.  So much for my UFO goals. Maybe next years UFO goals will be better.  I still have 4 months to go, there is a chance that I could finish another one before the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, 2012!

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times to see what everyone else has on their design walls.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stash Report - Week 36

Here it is Sunday again and time to report my stash busting for the week. These Sundays sure do roll around fast for me.  Do you remember my design wall from earlier this week, well I made substantial progress on finishing up my star quilt and finished quilting a customer quilt.  Check back tomorrow to see pictures.

Here's what I used this week.
Fabric Added -  0 yds
Fabric Used - 2.25 yds- 3 borders
Year to Date Added - 20.25 yds
Year to Date Used - 60.08 yds

Take a look at Patchwork Times and check on what others got done this week.