Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 27, 204 - Baby Quilts and Stash Report

I saw this fun idea at a resale shop a few months back.
And it actually worked - you put a quarter in and you get out a few buttons. A fun way to keep a lot of buttons dust free.

Here are some pictures of the progress on the new house.

The front door is installed. It still needs to be stained. We are going to use some type of non-slip tile on the front porch.

The bricks are going on. They told us they would work in light rain and they figure it will take six weeks to lay all the bricks - 6 weeks seems like forever! Plus they will work weekends if they get rained out.

The basement is the same size as the 1st level, minus the garage. The house, minus the basement, is 1000 sq ft smaller than the house we have now. The electrical is waiting for an inspection, the HVAC and solar guys need to come out and run their pipes and wires, then we can put in the insulation, drywall and get the final electrical inspection. Then the floors, vanities and inside doors.


The metal roof is going on. Sewing room above the garage. I am thinking of putting a barn quilt on this outside wall.

Inside sewing room - lots of pot lights plus two fans.

Finished 5 baby quilts #s 18-22 using Mollie's pattern.  Only 10 more to go. I will be so glad to be finished with the poofy roll of batting, I do not like it at all.


I also pieced 9 blocks for my Modern Quilt  by Tula Pink. Only 22 more to make. I am going to start sewing the black sashing around each block.


Linking up with Judy and Michelle...

Added since last report - 0 yards
Added YTD - 33.12 yards
Used since last report - 21.25 yards
Used YTD - 311.46 yards
Net Used - 278.34 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 46

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 - JulyAugSept-OctNovDec +10
Baby Quilts - 22 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 98 of 120 blocks - making 20 extra blocks

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