Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stash & Autumn Splendor

                               Used since last report:                   9.00 yards
                               Used year to date:                       35.83 yards
                               Added since last report:                 0.00 yards
                               Added year to date:                     52.625 yards
                               Net used in 2014:                       -16.795 yards                         


Well --- It has been a week of extremes! Last weekend was 80+ degrees and I was able to enjoy the wonderful early morning view from the deck. This weekend is cold, blustery, and we have had snow showers. By next Spring the 40 degree temps will feel like a heat wave but right now, it feels cold. Brrrrrr

You can tell it is fall when the bees are so very busy collecting nectar from my sedum plants. I don't mind watching the honey bees but I really do not like the wasps that also hang around. There was even a butterfly feeding. 




I actually have some significant yardage used to report. Wow!! Brenda's quilt is completely finished after much naughty language. I don't think my machine liked the thread I had picked out, so it had temper tantrums all week, but I got it quilted. Brenda is happy to have it done since it has been in the UFO pile for quite a while. It is perfect timing, since she is in the process of buying a house and selling her condo. The quilt will work for a housewarming addition.

Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others are doing.



Hugs, Beth

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:          0.00 yards
Used year to Date:              26.83 yards
Added since last report:      18.50 yards
Added Year to Date:            52.625  yards
Net Used for 2014:             -25.795 yards

Haven't decided if I was a really good girl or a really naughty girl! LOL I added 18.5 yards of fabric to the stash but it was oh so much fun!! Westwood Acres Fabric has some really nice fabrics and I just couldn't resist. I have been trying to make a dent in my really old fabrics but sometimes a girl just has to have some of the new stuff! Right??  I have been petting and drooling ever since they were delivered.


Last Monday was Sew-Sew Monday at Gruber's Quilt Shop. Several of the ladies brought in quilt tops that they had finished from a class. Wow - they are nice!
Rosie is hiding behind her quilt. The red really sets everything off.
Gale (on the left) made this quilt. What a pretty blue background.
Rosie (on the left) made this lovely scrap quilt. 
 I worked on a very, very old UFO at Sew-Sew. Can you guess what era the fabrics are from? 
This will be a crib quilt when completed.
My daughter Brenda's quilt is finally on the frame and I started quilting it. Since I am doing a lot of ruler work and free-motion quilting, it will take me a while to get it done. I have been holding off because it just barely fits on my frame and my free-motion quilting is not all that great.



Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/09/21/stash-report-week-38-2014/

Hugs, Beth

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:          6.50 yards
Used year to Date:              26.83 yards
Added since last report:       1.50 yards
Added Year to Date:            34.125  yards
Net Used for 2014:               - 7.295 yards

It has been a busy week. Lots of activities. Why does everything get scheduled in the first two weeks of each month? 

Did manage to finish two items on my UFO Challenge listing for St. Cloud Heritage Quilters. Our challenge ends at our October meeting, so there was a lot of good "Show & Tell. (Check out the Facebook page for St. Cloud Heritage Quilters for some great pictures) I only had one item for the meeting and finished another one today. Only six more to go.
String Diamond Quilt - Hubby hiding behind the quilt!
  
Tablerunner

Guess I sometimes need a challenge to get projects done all the way. The tablerunner top was completed about eight years ago and the diamond string quilt was only two years in the bin. Just needed to get these items quilted. 

Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/09/07/stash-report-week-36-2014/


Hugs, Beth

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:          0.00 yards
Used year to Date:              20.33 yards
Added since last report:       2.50 yards
Added Year to Date:            32.625  yards
Net Used for 2014:               - 12.295 yards

Wow!! I am close to having a UFO completed and I will be able to report some fabric used. After a summer of not much getting done, it is a good feeling. I just took my String Diamond quilt off the quilt frame and it is ready for binding.
String Diamond Quilt on the frame.
I did have to add some fabric. It is for the Jelly Roll quilt. Since the fabric (dark purple) is for a borders and binding for a quilt in process -- It was necessary!! LOL I like the use of the extra fabric for the pieced border.
Jelly Roll Quilt
The Color Group met Wednesday in the Courtyard of Gruber's Quilt Shop. This group is a small study group that is part of our guild. It was a very fun meeting. The topic for this month was "luster."There was a lot of laughter as we attempted to lay out a 25 square block that conformed to this month's topic.  Not sure we accomplished the mission, but I think there is a better understanding of "value -- the lightness or darkness of a fabric." We used our cameras and a red filter to attempt to achieve "luster - shine without necessarily using shiny fabrics."

Color Group members

Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/08/31/stash-report-week-35-2014/


Hugs, Beth