Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fabric Report ~ January 25, 2015 - RMH #3

Here is quilt #3 for RMH. 

This single Irish Chain is 66 x 54.
The black has pink dots of various sizes and colors - very cute. For someone who doesn't like pink I sure do have a lot of it!

We moved 3 uhaul trucks, full of stuff, to the new house last weekend.   We hired 6 guys to load and unload the truck. Everything is a big mess, not looking forward to all the unpacking. Bill's brother, who at one time worked for a moving company, said he has never seen so many boxes! Can you guess what was in all those boxes? He said they took up 1/2 of a truck, floor to ceiling (the trucks were 26 feet long), I really don't think I have that much stuff, or do I? I know that my long arm took up a lot of space in a truck, 14 ft of floor space with nothing on top of it. He told Bill that my quilting hobby is out of control and the only thing Bill could do was laugh. 

Out of control? He doesn't realize that I have a lot less than some other quilters have, plus he should be glad we moved this year, not last year when I would have had 400 more yards of fabric to move! Out of control?

What can I say - I really do have a lot of fabric and other quilting related stuff.

There will be a wall of shelves behind the boxes which is where my fabric will live.  The long arm will get set up next weekend, before we forget how it goes back together (we took plenty of pictures).

We still have at least one more truck load to go, but that won't happen for a few more weeks.

There are still a few things that have to be done to the house before I can begin staying there. Bill will be staying at the old house during the week and coming to the new house on the weekends, easier for his work schedule, until the house sells this spring.

Check out other "fabric" reports on Judy's blog.

Fabric usage since last report ~
fabric in ~ zero
fabric out ~6.98
used YTD ~22.22

Quilts Finished ~ 3 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
RMH ~ 3
New ~
Hexie Flowers ~ 70 out of 225

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stash Repot January 11, 2015 and RMH #2

I used this pattern by Anjeanette - Cutting Corners - to make this RMH quilt.

I didn't have enough of the pink to add the border and make the binding so I left the border off. I prefer borderless quilts.

This was a fun quilt to make, went together quickly. 

Linking up with the stash reports on Judy's blog.....

Stash usage since last report ~
fabric in ~ zero
fabric out ~ 7.02
used YTD ~ 15.24

Quilts Finished ~ 2 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
RMH ~ 2
New ~
Hexie Flowers ~ 70 out of 225

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stash Report - January 4, 2015 - RMH #1

Wishing you the best - happiest - most wonderful
New Year ever!

My first quilt of 2015!

This RMH quilt is one I saw over at "Quilting is more fun than Housework".  I had the fabric so decided to go for it, with a few changes.

It is a large lap quilt as it fits perfectly on the top of a queen bed.

I had some zebra print for the back - 
I used the left over backing for the binding.

My 1/2 square triangles finished at 5.75 inches - such an odd size for me as I usually only sew in whole or half numbers.

I am not sure why I have animal prints or when or where I bought them and I think I have enough for at least 5 more quilts!

More hexie flowers for a total of 70 - 

Deanna shared a great notebook on her blog. I went to Walgreens and bought a couple of them.

The left side of the page is graph paper and the right is lined. $6.99 each. I think these will be perfect for designing quilts and blocks. 

I only count fabric as out when the quilt is 100% finished.

Linking up with JudyL's stash busting post.....

Stash usage since last report ~
fabric in ~ zero
fabric out ~ 8.22
used YTD ~ 8.22

Quilts Finished ~ 1 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
RMH ~ 1
New ~
Hexie Flowers ~ 70 out of 225

2015 Quilting Goals ~

1 - 12 large lap quilts for Ronald McDonald's House
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - make these for teens

2 - 12 QOV 
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - okay to use a pattern I have already made
     c - locate a place to deliver them close to the new house

3 - finish one UFO each month ~ hoping to have better luck with this in 2015
     a - make a list of quilts that need to be finished
     b - if not in love with the quilt make it smaller and donate it
     c - use only fabric I already have to finish these

4 - make a valentine bed quilt
      a - use fabric I already have - reds, pinks and greens
      b - use a pattern I already have

5 - make a Christmas bed quilt
     a - try to incorporate fabric I already have - might have to purchase some
     b- use a pattern I already have

6 - make 225 hexie flowers and make into a quilt
     a - make five flowers each week
     b - use 2.5 inch squares from stash

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec. 28, 2014 ~ End Of Year Tallies

2014 was a very good year for quilts. Used a lot of fabric and made a lot of quilts.

Here are my tallies for the year ~

Out of the 76 quilts I finished this year 

52 were baby quilts - I took Michelle's challenge of making one each week

12 were QOV - my favorite place to donate quilts

6 UFOs were finished

6 new quilts were started and finished - not including the QOV or the baby quilts

8 of the quilts were kept - 2 for the dogs, 1 for mother, 3 bed quilts, 1 lap quilt and 1 quilt for the air bed.

2 baby quilts were given as gifts

Most of the baby quilts, 3 UFOs and 2 new quilts, went to RMH - which is my 2nd favorite place to donate quilts. A few went to Project Linus.

86 yards of fabric came in

496 yards of fabric were used

410 total yards of fabric used YTD 

Yep, it was a very good year!

Click here to see my favorite quilt of 2014

Hope everyone has the most wonderful New Year!

Linking to Judy's Stash Reports

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 9th - Stash Report

I added 4.5 yards of this adorable fabric to my collection - I had a gift certificate and wanted to use it before it got lost in the move.

It is the perfect background for a QOV I plan on making early next year.

I will be using this pattern and using blues instead of the greens

Here is the link to the quilt-a-long

Here is my first block -  I think it is going to make a great quilt. This block is 24 inches.

Since last report ~ ~
Fabric In - 4.5 yards
Fabric Out - Zero - I won't be finishing any more quilts this year
Linking with Patchwork Times...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30, 2014 Stash Report

Linking up with Judy's stash report...

I finally finished my City Sampler quilt - 100 modern quilt blocks by Tula Pink.

 It is 98 inches square  before washing. 100 6 inch blocks. I have never made anything like this before.

This is the fabric I used for the sashing - the colors are closer to the above picture.

Modern quilts/blocks aren't my favorite. I prefer more traditional patterns. Though I have to admit that I did enjoy making this one.  I think I might have one or two UFOs that are on the modern/improv side that I hope to finish next year.  Bill said that this is his favorite quilt to date. He insisted that we sleep under it the first night it was finished, even before washing it. 

Not sure what I am going to make with the 21 extra blocks. I thought I would need them to make the quilt  bed size - I just made the sashing a bit wider instead. No two blocks are the same.

I have decided that any fabric that comes in between the last report of 2014 and the first report of 2015 will not be added to my numbers. It will be a great time to "re-stash" my fabric!

Since last report ~ ~
Fabric In - ZERO
Fabric Out - 21.75

Friday, November 28, 2014

BABY QUILT #52!!!!!

Yippee! I did it. The very last one!

Here is baby quilt # 52
read more about it here....

Thanks Michelle for this challenge!