Sunday, November 17, 2013

Finishes and Stash Report - Nov. 17, 2013

This week has been productive for finishing some small projects and getting my numbers back going the right way.  Last week on my trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co. I added to my stash with a few purchases; well that layer cake as been turned into a finished quilt for a relative who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.  All it needs is a label and to be delivered.
The collection is T.W.Roses by Free Spirit 
It's quilted with Double Rose Vines since there were roses on many of the fabrics. 
This helped to reduce my stash by 7+ yards.

My next finish is the baby quilt challenge by one of my guilds.  If you remember, we got a bit of fabric in a brown bag and had to make a baby quilt from it.  My bag contained a fat quarter of the little Chinese dolls.  I  pieced together the top at a retreat in September, and now it's quilted, labeled, washed and ready to go to a child who needs a portable hug. It was a challenge to find colors that went with that fabric and still look cute. Fabric was counted back in Sept. when the top was finished.

This was a good quilt to practice free motion quilting.  I changed thread to match the color sections (so my mistakes would not be seen as easily) and it was fun coming up with what to quilt in each of the bands. I need much more practice to keep my designs consistent, but hopefully a small child won't notice too much where I wobbled and got off track! :)
The designs from the back.
I also finished piecing another baby quilt with embroidered kitties on the blocks. Hope to get it quilted soon.  AND, the liturgical quilt is finished too.  I have to take some pictures to show you.  I'm so glad it's done except for the binding and sleeve to hang it with.

Now for my numbers:
Fabric Added this week - zero
Fabric Added YTD - 93.84 yds.
Fabric Used this week - 8 yards
Fabric Used YTD - 95.61 yds
Net Used in 2013 - 1.77 in the black!!

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times and Let's Make Baby Quilts.


  1. YEAH!! Love the layer cake quilt and the pretty rose design! The kids quilt is adorable with al the different designs. Congrats on moving those numbers. Can't wait to see your other finishes.

  2. Very pretty quilts! I love the rose quilt motif on the first one.

  3. Oooh - I love your quilting! The texture adds so much to the quilts.

  4. Great job on the numbers. The baby quilt is cute, also the quilt for your relative is very pretty. The quilting looks great to me, I'm still trying to free motion, need to loosen up.

  5. Your rose quilt turned out perfect! That should bring a lot of comfort to your relative. And you know I love that baby quilt! I think the quilting you did is perfect for it. It really makes each section stand out! Congrats for being in the black! LOL

  6. Nice looking quilts for some deserving folks. You deserve a pat or two on the back!

  7. you have been busy. your relative will really appreciate the quilt.


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