Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31st - Purchases - Stash Report -

When I first started seeing the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt  popping up on different blogs - it was love at first sight.  I was intrigued with all the different sized blocks that made up the quilt. I have never made anything like this before.  My kit came this week (15.25 yards).  This will be my third sampler quilt.



I first learned that it would become a kit when I read Thelma's post  -
http://www.cupcakesndaisies.com/2014/08/moda-building-blocks.html

I have a hard time with colors, so I bought the kit thinking I would be able to add other fabrics to it. I have been collecting dot fabrics and decided to copy Thelma's idea of adding dots to my quilt.

I  don't need/want a quilt that is 84x96. I will be making it bigger and ordered 3 (probably too much) more yards of the eggshell that is used for the background.   I am going to try to make it about 102 inches square.  I won't start on this quilt until next year.

Not much going on at the new house, the railing went up on the back deck.  The foam insulation should go in in two weeks. Once that is finished then the sheetrock will go up and the final electrical inspection. After that things should move fast.

Read about how this week's baby quilt  came to be - this quilt will be going to RMH.

Every single time I read blogs I see another quilt I want to make! My list isn't getting shorter. Plus I have all the quilts that are in various stages of completion.  I have been thinking about taking some of the quilts and making them smaller for QOV or RMH instead of quilts for our beds.

2015 is almost here and I have been debating, with myself, on what I would like to accomplish.  The Lion's Club in our new area does a lot of work with the Veterans and maybe they will be able to use my QsOV.

My name was drawn for one of the prizes of the Action Kivu fundraiser put on by 

http://www.alissahaightcarlton.com/ 

This is what I will be receiving....It  was donated by Elizabeth Hartman. 25 fat quarters that I can use in my Modern Building Blocks quilt and two fun patterns. I am adding the fat quarters in today's count - 6.25 yards.


Action Kivu Auction Prize
I am done purchasing fabric for the year.

Linking up with Judy - 

Added since last report - 24.50 yards
Added YTD - 79.62 yards
Used since last report - 3.45 yards
Used YTD - 355.41 yards
Net Used - 275.85 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 55

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 +18
Baby Quilts - 30 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 120 of 120 blocks - made 20 extra blocks

8 comments:

Karen said...

The sampler quilt is going to be beautiful. Congrats on your fabric win. It is a great prize. Blender fabrics are always needed.

Shannon said...

Looks like a fun project to keep you busy next year. Your porch is looking good!

Laura said...

Love the baby quilt! So simple and so cute. I keep adding quilts to my list too.

Suzanne said...

I like the stars block...very nice. The house is going to be beautiful!

Mary-Kay Colman said...

"I am done purchasing fabric for the year" those are famous last words.

Kate said...

The baby quilt is really cute. I came across that block early this week and it's ear marked to be my Rainbow Scrap Challenge project for 2015.

Beth in MN said...

I think I am going to have to make the baby quilt. What a fun week of great things in the mail and fun winnings. The new patterns that you won look like fun. Are you positively positive you are "done purchasing" fabric for the year! LOL
Hugs

Alycia said...

Look at you! COngrats on winning!! Look forward to seeing your Modern Blocks progress