Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stash Report - Jun 12

Despite very little activity i the sewing room lately, I do have a finished top which I can report for this week's stash report. My plus quilt used about 4 yards of fabric from my scrap bins and is ready for quilting.

Binding on Glorious and Free used 1/2 yard of fabric. It's been a while since that was finished, but it never got included in a stash report.  So that's 4 1/2 yards out this week (month?) and nothing in.

I also finished this top, but I don't have any stash usage to claim since this is a shop sample and the fabric was provided.  The colours are Kona white and Kona Highlight - the 2016 colour of the year.

2016 totals:
75 1/4 yards in
106 1/4 yards out
Total: 31 yards out
Head over to Patchworks Times today for more stash reports. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Quilting Goals

Last month didn't go too well, on the "One Monthly Goal" front.  My lack of focus in my sewing room means that my plan to finish the border on my star quilt did not even get started.  But, new month, new goal. I'm trying to pick up my socks (or my needles, as the case may be) and get back on track. For this month, I need to finish quilting on a shop sample that I've been working on.

This top is actually finished - I'll get a picture up soon. But this month (hopefully in the next week) I need to get this quilted so it can go on display at the shop.

Check out other goals at Red Letter Quilts.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Project

I've been working on this project in between other activities for the past few weeks.  I stayed with no plan,  just an intention to make pluses using as many different fabrics as I could.

There are over 800 pieces in this little quilt, and over 175 different fabrics. I think I managed my intent of not repeating any fabric,  except a couple of the single squares at the end.  I pretty much ran out of fabric options in my scrap bin  by the time I had this finished.

Now it just needs a backing and I can finish the up this donation quilt. I'm tempted to make a companion from 5" squares (this one is 2.5" squares), but I think I need a break from this pattern first.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A New Project

I have a new project on the go tonight, after a dry spell for the past few weeks. Using the lovely colour of the year - Highlight - from Kona to make a drunkards path variation.

One might think this bright yellow would be enough to keep me awake,  but that isn't turning out to be the case. So I won't be getting as much done tonight as I had hoped to do, but it is nice to be working on something new.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Absent Blogger

I've been a bit remiss in my blogging lately. Mostly because my long arm business has taken off and is keeping me quite busy.  That's a good thing,  but has made it hard to carve out blogging time.  So I've decided to try something new - blogging through email. This will hopefully make it easier for me to link pictures to my posts,  without having to download them from my camera every time. So this post is an experiment :)

A couple of weeks ago the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild participated in a quilt show. We displayed several quilts from our members,  to showcase modern quilting for visitors to the show.

This quilt was my favourite,  and i think might be in my list of future projects.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

One Monthly Goal for May

It's already a week into May, and I can't figure out where the time has gone.  I did manage to finish my April project (Glorious and Free), but now I need to decide what I can possibly get finished in May. Right now, I just want to get back to sewing - life has been more about customer quilts, a modern display at the local quilt show, and life in general. I haven't been in the sewing room working on my own projects for a couple of weeks now.

I did finish the border on my house quilt (and I see I never showed a photo of that, so here it is).

So this month for my One Monthly Goal, I think I will try to find time to finish the border on the companion star quilt. I have a plan, I have the fabric. I just need to make a couple of dozen flying geese to get started.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Design Wall Monday

My design wall hasn't changed very much since last time I posted it. A few more blocks put together, but steam has run out since I've given up on having this done for the guild meeting.  I will keep plugging away, and then cut some more blocks since I found some more of the fabric I needed for it.

I've started a hand-piecing project that is keeping me busy in front of the TV. This is bad news for my embroidery projects, but I'm loving this one.  I picked up a fellow guild members UFO a few weeks ago - she had all the charms cut and a few of the apple cores basted for this quilt.  And she was selling it off (along with some other UFOs she was clearing out). For $3, including all the fabric and the papers, I could not resist - an apple core quilt has been on my bucket list for years.

The original fabrics are very traditional, and there are only enough for a wall hanging (about 100 pieces), so I pulled a bunch more in matching colours from my stash in more modern designs.  I hope that will spruce it up a bit.

I wrote this up and posted it. And it wasn't until I went looking for the Design Wall Monday post on Judy's blog that I realized it is in fact Tuesday today.  Early in the week, and I've already lost a day :)