Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stash Report #7

My favorite bird in our forrest are the woodpeckers. Every morning I throw a couple of cups of peanuts out for them. Of course all the other birds come for the treat, but I do it just for the chance of seeing the woodpeckers. Try as I might to get pictures, they are gone by the time I can zoom in and focus. Here are the woodpeckers I saw on Thursday morning - pictures from the internet....

Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker
red bellied                           downey                               pileated
White-breasted Nuthatch
Even though the Nuthatch isn't a woodpecker, he does go up and down the trees just like a woodpecker does and they are fun to watch.
I am joining in with Judy's Stash Report..

Best as I can remember these blocks were made about 4-6 years ago.
I don't remember what I was going to do with these. It appears that I planned some sort of coin quilt. They must have been in really long rows and I had already taken them apart into six strips.  Decided it was time to get them out of the drawer and into a quilt. I had 80 blocks and needed 81, luckily a friend recently made a quilt with this type of fabrics and she sent me 6 strips so I could make the last block. It took me longer to come up with a pattern and do the math than it did to sew all the blocks together! I paired the blocks with this light purple color

I am keeping this quilt. It is about 99 inches square. It kinda reminds me of Easter eggs, bright and happy.

Read more about this week's baby quilt here...

This week's Tula Pink's blocks - this is going to be one interesting quilt! Such fun blocks to make.
This is the setting Bill likes. To make this quilt big enough for our bed - abt 100 inches square - I will need to make 120 blocks. This pattern only uses 64 of the blocks.
I also like this pattern as it focuses on each unique block. Not sure what color I will use in place of the green...maybe green!

Added this week - .12
Added YTD - 14.12 yards
Used this week - 21.42 yards
Used YTD - 132.31 yards
Net Used - 118.19 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 16

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
Baby Quilts - 7 of 52 quilts 
Rainbow (Angela)/Block (Judy) Challenge - 1 out of 12 months 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 76 of 120 blocks - making 20 additional blocks


WyoPat said...

I like your scrappy quilt--gives me some ideas for some scraps that are hanging around my studio, calling my name, being ignored!

Anonymous said...

You've had a very productive week! Like the set for the coin blocks.

Libby in TN said...

Great job methodically working through your UFOs. Those look like Kaffe fabrics. The blocks will tell you what you need for sashing. Green brings all the colors in nature together so that might be your answer.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love that quilt! It turned out great!

Kathie said...

I bet it felt wonderful to use up all those blocks. You do make BIG quilts!!! I am working on a queen for our bed but I know it will be months before I finish all the blocks, get bored making 99 of the very same thing with very same fabrics.

Kate said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt. I like the purple background, it's just right with all those brights.

Melinda said...

Deedee, I love what you came up with for your pile of bright strips. It is so cheery and springlike. It gives me hope that this winter will be over soon. You are one busy quilter. I love all of your projects.

Shannon said...

I like your coin quilt too! I wish I had some blocks laying around to make a quilt with. Then I might feel productive!

Karen said...

I have made coin quilts. I like your variation of the coins. Great way to use up scraps.

Dar said...

WOW, using over 21 yards of fabric is awesome. I like a lot of your projects. The coin UFO turned into a very pretty quilt and I love the Tula Pink blocks too. You should be very proud of yourself.