Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20, 2014 ~ stash report ~ baby quilts

For some reason not everyone is able to see all the pictures - don't know how to fix the problem - so sorry.....


I made a  quick trip to Hobby Lobby because I "wanted" a few more pieces of solids, they have the best selection of Kona solids in my area. And came home with 13 yards -

The four solids are what I went after, I couldn't leave without the two swirly fabrics. I use a lot of black dots in sashings and the top two fabrics were on the clearance table and will be used in  Mollie's Strippie quilts.

One yard was used to bind two Texas A and M quilts for a friend~




It rains an average of 1-3 days a week here and that makes for slow progress on our house.




Finished two Quick Strippie quilts.


I bought a roll of baby size batting when it was on sale at Joann's and used a $5 off total purchase. I was pleased with the price. When I got it home and unwrapped it, the batting poofed out to 1/2 inch thick. I have never used this type of batting on my long arm before. I soon discovered I could not quilt it as I usually do. This batting requires large designs/meandering. I also realized when sewing on the binding that I needed to make it 2.5 inches instead of 2.25 like I usually do.

I have 15 more to quilt and bind. Yep, I used the same pattern for all of them.
Here they are before the edges were trimmed. They are all going to Ronald's House. I am only counting the two that are finished in this week's tally.

Linking to Patchwork Times Stash Reports....  and Michelle's "Let's Make Baby Quilts"



Added since last report - 13 yards
Added YTD - 33.12 yards
Used since last report - 9.50 yards
Used YTD - 290.26 yards
Net Used - 257.14 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 41

UFO - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
QOV - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
RMH - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept-Oct - Nov - Dec +5
Baby Quilts - 17 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 89 of 120 blocks - making 20 extra blocks

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stash Report #18



Mary-Kay is the person I sent the apple core blocks to.

The baby squirrels are venturing out of their nests. They are so cute. I can sit for hours and watch their antics and their mommas trying to teach them to jump from tree to tree. One baby was a bit nervous and her momma had to push her off the limb (only 4 ft high), luckily she caught onto the branch below. The same baby refused to jump to her momma who was on another tree. The baby just ran down the tree, across the ground and up the tree to her momma, and I swear that I saw the momma pat her baby on the back saying "good job baby squirrel"! And yes, I do feed the squirrels.

Bill went up to see the house this week, things are moving right along. The well has been drilled, tresses on the main house, the garage is ready for the floor to be poured. We picked out the brick, the front door, the color for the metal roof, the interior doors and the garage doors. My long arm will go in the bonus room over the garage.
I finished 2 baby quilts this week - read about them here......



Made this QOV from Mollie's pattern - Double 4 Patch......


and the presentation case.


Check out the progress others are making on reducing their stash on Judy's blog....

Added this week - 0 yard
Added YTD - 20.12 yards
Used this week - 19.17 yards
Used YTD - 280.76 yards
Net Used - 260.64 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 39

UFO - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
QOV - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
RMH - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept-Oct - Nov - Dec +3
Baby Quilts - 15 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 89 of 120 blocks - making 20 extra blocks

Friday, May 2, 2014

Baby Quilts #s 14 and 15


This baby quilt pattern I got from Moda Bake Shop. I started it last year and then when the directions weren't correct I put it away. Only took about 30 minutes to figure out the correct measurements and get the top finished.



This is the 2nd quilt that I have made from Moda Bake Shop and both have had incorrect cutting directions.

When I went to clean my cutting table I came across the fabric bits left over from this quilt (yep, haven't clean it off in over 4 months). Instead of putting it away I just decided to make a baby version of the quilt.
Big and little Hexie quilts.

Bill can't imagine anyone wanting a red, white and black quilt for their baby - I can, it is so cute!

I am behind by three quilts and hope to get caught up and hopefully ahead in the next few weeks.

Both these quilts will be going to RMH.

Thanks, Michelle, for the opportunity to show our baby quilts. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stash Report #17

(Just to let everyone know that the apple core blocks are going to Mary-Kay)

Haven't done much of anything these last 4 weeks. Had human company twice, animal company once and just plain lazy the rest of the time. But this week I told myself to get busy and I did!

I began this scrappy apple core quilt three years ago for my mother's birthday. She will be getting it this year for Mother's Day. Nice to have one of my UFOs finished. I really like the scrappiness of it.

I used my accuquilt die to cut the blocks,  not sure why I procrastinated on it for such a long time. There are 462 blocks in this quilt. It is about 98x96 inches. One of the blocks glows in the dark, it has bats on it.

Check out other quilters who are making quilts from their stash.

Okay, I have a 4 inch pile (compressed) of left over apple core blocks.


I didn't go through them one by one and a few might have a corner missing.  They have the notches which makes pinning so much easier. There are duplicates. I estimate  more than 300 blocks are in the stack.  The block meausres 6.5 x 5. They are not pre-washed. I don't plan on making another apple core quilt anytime soon and thought there might be someone out in blogland who would like to have them.  If you are interested in having them leave a comment and I will pick someone Monday night. I have no way to contact you if you are a no reply commenter. I don't have a lot of folks who visit so your chances to win are pretty good! If the person who gets the blocks would like to send me some fabric I would be glad to cut blocks for them. Anyway, hope all that made sense to you.

I did get the opportunity to go out and see the new house - here is a picture looking at it from the lake/back side of the house. It looks huge and I am so happy to tell you it is not.
front of the house - the garage has not been added, it will be on the left.
View from across the lake - zoomed in -
So very exciting! They are suppose to get the tresses on this week and the garage started, if the rain holds off.
The solar guy and the well driller are going to get together this week so hopefully that will be done in the next few weeks.

After reading Judy's post about dry canning mushrooms and onions I thought I would show you what I canned this week.


Yep! Easter M and Ms, peanut and plain. I got them for $1 a bag. 5 quarts and 1 pint. Every once in awhile I like to have a handful of candy. These should last until after Christmas. Aren't they pretty?

I also made two baby quilts that just need the binding, that yardage will be counted next week.

Added this week - 0 yard
Added YTD - 20.12 yards
Used this week - 20.09 yards
Used YTD - 261.59 yards
Net Used - 241.14 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 36

UFO - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
QOV - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
RMH - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept-Oct - Nov - Dec +1
Baby Quilts - 13 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 89 of 120 blocks - making 20 extra blocks