Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30, 2014 Stash Report

Linking up with Judy's stash report...

I finally finished my City Sampler quilt - 100 modern quilt blocks by Tula Pink.

 It is 98 inches square  before washing. 100 6 inch blocks. I have never made anything like this before.

This is the fabric I used for the sashing - the colors are closer to the above picture.

Modern quilts/blocks aren't my favorite. I prefer more traditional patterns. Though I have to admit that I did enjoy making this one.  I think I might have one or two UFOs that are on the modern/improv side that I hope to finish next year.  Bill said that this is his favorite quilt to date. He insisted that we sleep under it the first night it was finished, even before washing it. 

Not sure what I am going to make with the 21 extra blocks. I thought I would need them to make the quilt  bed size - I just made the sashing a bit wider instead. No two blocks are the same.

I have decided that any fabric that comes in between the last report of 2014 and the first report of 2015 will not be added to my numbers. It will be a great time to "re-stash" my fabric!

Since last report ~ ~
Fabric In - ZERO
Fabric Out - 21.75

Friday, November 28, 2014

BABY QUILT #52!!!!!

Yippee! I did it. The very last one!

Here is baby quilt # 52
read more about it here....

Thanks Michelle for this challenge!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stash Repport November 23, 2014

Baby quilts 51 and 52 are finished!!! I am so glad this journey is over.

You can read about #51 here

Baby quilt #52 came about because the two charm packs I was given last week came with a pattern. If a quilt was made from the pattern, and the finished quilt or a picture of the quilt is brought back to the shop you would get a $10 gift card and be entered to win a $200 gift card. I sent a picture to the friend who gifted me the charm packs. Maybe she will win.

My hexie flowers for the week.  

If I continue making 7 each week I will be finished with them the first week in May.

I finally have the opportunity to drive into Nashville this afternoon to deliver my stack of 36 quilts for RMH.
So glad they are going today as someone keeps telling me they are going to be used for packing blankets! I don't think so.

Fabric In ~ ZERO
Fabric Out ~ 5.24

linking up with Judy's stash busting group

Friday, November 21, 2014

51st Baby Quilt

I used the pattern Moondance by Villa Rose Designs

Isn't this swirly fabric great?
Didn't have enough of it so I had to make the quilt a bit smaller.

Only one more baby quilt to go! I am glad this journey is almost over.

Linking up with "Let's MAke Baby Quilts" on Michelle's blog.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stash Report November 16, 2014 -

You can see this week's baby quilts here ~ 3 of them!!! Only 2 left to make to meet my goal

Cutting Charms from yardage ~
1/4 yard = 8 squares
1 fat quarter = 12 squares
1/2 yard = 24 squares
3/4 yard = 40 squares
1 yard = 56 squares

I have been working on my Tula Pink quilt - the top is completed, all ten rows. Hoping to have this one quilted by the end of November.

I won't count the fabric for this quilt until it is 100% finished.

7 more hexie flowers ~ 49 made ~ 176 left to make!

Since last report -
fabric in - 1.5 yards - I was "gifted" 2 charm packs
fabric out - 8.6 yards

Check out how other quilters are reducing (or adding to) their fabric collections on Judy's blog

Friday, November 14, 2014

Baby Quilts 48, 49 and 50!!!

I think I will meet my goal of 52 baby quilts this year as I only have 2 more to create. I will not be doing this challenge again. I want to focus on some quilts that have been patiently waiting to be finished.

This quilt is from the  "Star Bright" pattern which is free on Craftsy

This next quilt came about when I was looking through one of Kim Diehl's books, saw a block and wondered what it would look like if I made it into one giant block for a baby quilt.  I thought it came out pretty good.

The background fabric is tiny red, blue, yellow and green dots.

For this last quilt I used Oh Fransson's pattern -- Charm Squares

Linking up with
 "Let's Make Baby Quilts" 
 "Confessions of a Fabric Addict"
"Link A Friday Finish"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

2015 Goals - Stash Report 11-9-14

I think a lot of quilters like to plan out what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.

These are my quilting goals for 2015 ~ yes, my list keeps changing ~ for now I am content with these...

1 - 12 large lap quilts for Ronald McDonald House
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - make these for teens

2 - 12 QOV 
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - okay to use a pattern I have already made
     c - locate a place to deliver them close to the new house

3 - finish one UFO each month ~ I'm gonna try this again next year
     a - make a list of quilts that need to be finished
     b - if not in love with the quilt make it smaller and donate it
     c - use only fabric I already have to finish these

4 - make a valentine bed quilt
      a - use fabric I already have - reds, pinks and greens
      b - use a pattern I already have

5 - make a Christmas bed quilt
     a - try to incorporate fabric I already have - might have to purchase some
     b- use a pattern I already have

Simple enough - should be doable - 

Check out baby quilts #s 46 and 47 here - only 5 more to make, I think I will be able to reach my goal!

7 more hexie flowers. It is taking me about 70 minutes to make each flower, that doesn't include make the hexies (seems a little long to me, maybe 20 stitches per side is a bit much). I probably should watch a couple more you tubes on how to make these and maybe learn a new tip or two. Still need to make 184. 

Since last report ~ ~
Fabric in - ZERO
Fabric out - 5.10 yards

Linking up with other stashbusters on Judy's blog

Friday, November 7, 2014

Baby Quilts #s 46 & 47

For this week's baby quilts I used the pattern from Sassafras Lane Designs called Lullaby Lane.

I didn't follow the pattern as I left off the row that has the applique name.

This one didn't get the flying geese on the top and bottom borders as I ran out of orange.  I think it is still cute. This picture sure makes the orange look neon - which it isn't. These two will join the other quilts going to RMH.

Here is a close up of the center fabric - so adorable. Love those jellyfish! The center panel measures 17x20 - you can get 4 panels out of a yard of fabric - I will use the other 2 panels sometime next year.

I am hoping to get them quilted and bound this weekend.

Linking up with Michelle's baby quilt post

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stash Report ~ November 2, 2014

Since last report ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Fabric In - ZERO
Fabric Out - 5.23

Made a QOV Presentation Case

 I also managed to make 46 blocks for Alycia. She is a having a QOV Block Drive. Simple block and goes together quickly.

Pictures of the new house can be seen here -
I have heard that the solar panels are up!

Here are a few more hexie flowers
I am thinking of putting them on this black dot fabric, I keep changing my mind. I have 34 made and only 191 to go. I am still enjoying making these little flowers.

Maybe I will be able to get in more sewing/quilting time this week.

Linking up with Judy's Stashbuster's Sunday report.