Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stash Report

Used since last report:         0.00 yards
Used year to Date:            13.50 yards
Added since last report:     0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:           5.50 yards
Net Used for 2013:              8.00 yards

No change to the stash this week. I passed quilt shops by on my way home from Fargo, North Dakota, last Monday. Usually I like to stop in Perham, MN because it is one of my favorite quilt shops but I practiced will power and passed it by.  Kuddos to me!!!  LOL   Course part of it was that I still was recovering from a bad cold and just wanted to get home. That cold is still hanging on. BooHoo --

I have been trying to decide how to quilt the borders for a table runner that I have loaded on the frame but wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt it. Did find an idea on the internet last night. The table runner is another UFO that is years old. It was done in a mystery class that I taught for the local quilt shop. Have several of these type of UFOs in the pile. They will make good machine quilting practice pieces. I am considering the design shown below for the borders. Have been practicing drawing the design since last night so that I can free-motion quilt it. 

We are getting snow today in Minnesota. There is a little break in the heavy snow right now. Sometimes we can't see the trees out front with the heavy snow and wind. Good day to stay home, nice and cozy. Not as bad as out East. We expect to get about 12 inches where we live. It is so pretty! 

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Get it Done - February

Well, I sure did not do a good job of "getting it done" in January. I am always thinking that I will accomplish more than do. I did manage to complete the top of Easy Street and I am very happy with the outcome. The black & white Nancy Crow project just did not inspire me in any way once I put it up on the design wall, so have decided to scrap it and do something else for my B&W challenge for Crossing Borders (contemporary art quilt group that I belong to). I just may work some of the components into the challenge. Who knows.
The Pine Tree table runner is on the quilting frame, but not quilted and bound. Also, I did not complete the Quilt of Valor quilt that I started. Brenda's quilt did not get machine quilted either. It is amazing how the month got away from me. Some things not on my list were completed. I cut squares for the postage stamp swap and sent them off in the mail. Finished piecing components for Blue Ridge Beauty and am now ready to piece the blocks. Blue Ridge Beauty is my group sew-in project because it is always ready for me to just grab and go with it.
January 2013 Get It Done:
· Machine quilt Brenda's quilt
· Complete Easy Street pieced top - Completed in January
· Piece and quilt the NY Sit & Sew QOV quilt
· Complete black & white Nancy Crow class project (this will fulfill my Crossing Borders challenge for January). - Scrapped this project
· Pine Tree table runner
February 2013 Get It Done: 
· Machine quilt Brenda's quilt
· Piece and quilt Quilt of Valor quilt (Counting this as two items)
· Pine Tree table runner quilted and bound
I will try not to over schedule myself so much in the future.
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