Saturday, September 21, 2013

I CAVED!!!!!

Well.......... so much for my commitment not to buy any fabric this year. My best friend, for over 35 years, just adores Suzy's Zoo. Every card and letter I receive from her has Suzy's Zoo characters on them. When I heard about the fabric line I went in search of it and got 5 yards. It is so cute. I especially like the happy little snails.
This is the fabric I used. The pattern is Picnic Quilt from the book "Orchard Quilts" by Lynette Jensen.

The flying geese are hard to see. The quilt finishes at about 78x66, perfect for a outdoor concert quilt.    I used just over 8 yards to make it.  

Had problems with my thread breaking on my long arm. Called APQS and Dawn Cavanaugh called me back while she was traveling and was so kind about my lack of knowledge of the machine. She stayed on the phone while I   completed all the tasks she gave me, took about 1/2 hour. She gave me her cell number just in case I needed more advise. The thread quit breaking and everything is running smoothly once again. The APQS team have always been so helpful and kind to me. 

Bought YTD - 46 yards (paid for 41 yards in 2012 - it arrived in 2013 so I counted it for this year - actually only purchased 5 yards this year)
Used - 234.43 yards
Total YTD - 188.43

Linking to Judy's blog.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

QOV-RMH - Kimmy's Quilt

These two quilts are on their way to Alycia in Colorado.

I finished this top a few years back and sent it off to be custom quilted. I just love it.

I bought the I Spy fabric for $1 a yard, I will be making 8 quilts from it. I added a solid strip on each side and then added the black and white stripe on each side. Here are the first two all ready to go ...

I am using primary colors for the inside strips and binding. These will all be going to Ronald McDonald's house.

My 9 yr old granddaughter wanted to make a quilt for her friend's birthday - she did a great job - it took her 9 hours and she hung it there with no complaints - even did the quilting on it. All the fabrics she chose were polka dots.

So far this year I have used 226 yards of fabric.