Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tessellating Cross/Halloween/Stash Report 10/21/12

I have ordered a quilt rack from Deanna's dad. You can find the information here....
if you think you might like to order one. This is one of the nicest racks I have seen. As I walked through my house I saw many possibilities of where I could put it and just might have to order a couple more. 
Swinging-Arm Quilt Rack

My 15 year old niece was here and she decided to make a Halloween quilt for her bed. Nothing I could say or do, including pinning, helped her sew a 1/4 inch seam. After she sewed her blocks into rows, I squared them up and after she got her rows sewed together, I squared the sides. I added the containment border and the spider border, her grandmother quilted it and I added the binding. A lot of the sashing was lost when I squared up the blocks. She was so relieved when I told her she could just make a lap quilt instead of a queen size one. She told me she will NEVER EVER become a quilter, just too hard. She is very close to having a black belt in karate and she is trying out for the youth symphony in Denver, two things I would NEVER EVER want to do. 

I decided to join a quilt-a-long.
The goal is to make one block a day for 90 days. Since I had all the stuff out I decided to make a bunch all at once. Super easy and went together quickly.

This quilt is going to a Sarah's Church's Ministry,

I just love this time of year, when I can add another quilt or two to the bed. I love the weight of two or three quilts, it is so cozy and warm. I even think I sleep better. We only have one blanket and it is an electric one on my mother's bed, with two quilts on top of it.  

I think in 2013 I will keep track of how much fabric comes in and goes out. I will continue making quilts for Ronald's House as I am so grateful that my grandgirls are healthy. I will continue making quilts of valor for the men and women who protect our country and keep my family safe. 

Used - 368.64 yards

Added - 94 yards 

Net Used YTD - 274.64 yards

Quilts finished in 2012 - 40

My goals for 2012 are simple~

1 - make one QOV each month. 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec

2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec plus 2

3 - finish one already started quilt each month 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec

4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt


LesQuilts said...

Wow! big goals! Great achievement!
I think you deserve to start something for you!
Those UFOs?
Send to Sarah for her ministry....
She'll love them!
Keep going!
Take care, Leslie

Anonymous said...

That is a really nice quilt rack. Your niece has other talents. Maybe she'll give quilting another try someday.

Dar said...

Your Quilt Along quilt turned out great! So cheerful and the recipient will love snuggling under it. Again, I'm impressed by how you are keeping up with your goals. Wish I could say the same!

Angie in SoCal said...

Love your niece's Halloween quilt. She did a great job. Bet when she is older she'll change her mind about quilting. That is a gorgeous tesellated project.

Deanna said...

Thanks for mentioning Daddy's quilt racks. You are getting near the top of the list. His lead time is 2-3 weeks right now, but as quilters we are used to waiting...I was just lucky to be very first in line.

And her Halloween quilt looks good. You never know...she might change her mind in the future.

Teresa in Music City said...

Your niece did a great job on her quilt! You never know, she may change her mind when she is older and her priorities change :*)

Kate said...

Love your tesselating quilt and your niece's quilt. When she's older she might have more patience and try it again.

Denise :) said...

Dee Dee, that's awesome!! The quilt rack Deanna's dad made for her was fabulous. :)