I almost fell back into red numbers, but made it by the skin of my teeth to stay in the black.
Fabric Added - 11 yards
Fabric Added YTD - 84.95 yds
Fabric Used last week - 7 yds - top to challenge quilt, backing and binding
Fabric Used YTD - 85.23 yds
Fabric Busted for 2013 - 0.28 - not much in the black. Whew, that was close!
One of my projects at retreat was to finish the challenge "brown bag" quilt from one of my guilds. I blindly drew from a brown paper sack, a fat quarter of Japanese doll fabric. After spending hours trying to come up with some cute design using small blocks but not really wanting to cut the fat quarters into smaller pieces, I came up with the idea to make a more modern style of stripy baby quilt, and I used the whole fat quarter since the fabric was so cute. The colors are not normally what you might choose for a baby quilt, but these are the colors in the fabric. I think after it's quilted with some interesting designs in the bigger horizontal lines, it will be cute enough for a charity quilt. I hope so. The back is pieced using some of the fabric from the front. I'll show more after I quilt it.
I also finished my Easy Street top - yes!
|It measures 100" x 100" before quilting|
And the binding on my string quilt. You'll notice the binding is scrappy too.
|Sorry about the shadows.|
After getting home from retreat, I went to the Round Bobbin Expo for a day. They had some name teachers - Irena Bluhm, Toby Lischko, Cindy Losekamp (Sew Artfully Yours), Linda McGehee, Anne St. Clair (Needle Nook Fabrics), Pam Damour (The Decorating Diva) and others. There were lots of other great vendors too. I bought more toys for my quilting adventures, but stayed away from the fabric vendors because of my purchases above. Today, we had the pleasure of hosting Irena Bluhm for the day at our local long arm group. She shared her knowledge and skills and gave us a trunk show of her award winning quilts. Now I'm all inspired to get back to quilting!!
Stop on by Judy's at Patchwork Times to see what everyone else did last week.