Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fabric Report

Used/donated since last report:    0.00 yards
      Used year to Date:                               25.25 yards

Added since last report:               25.00 yards
      Added Year to Date:                             45.75 yards

Net Used for 2015:                                     -20.50  yards

It has been a busy month. Five days were spent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the Machine Quilters Showcase and I was able to attend some fabulous classes for machine quilting ideas. Even won a teachers demo sample in Dusty Farrell's class. Jodi Robinson did a great job of showing simple ideas for contemporary quilts and Jamie Wallen is just such a great instructor. My head was overflowing with ideas.
Teachers sample by Dusty Farrell that I won. 
I tried to keep purchases down at the show but bought a lot of quilting thread and one set of rulers. The rulers will do the curved baptist fan and then I can fill between the lines for interesting fill.
Dusty Farrell sample of using the Baptist Fan Rulers

While we were in Cedar Rapids, we visited  Inspired to Sew at Pine Needles. It is a great shop and had a very large selection of batiks. There was a large section of sale batiks and some just had to come home with me. In order to use the batiks that I have, I of course needed more light value batiks.  

Well, I might have won the prize for most fabric acquired in one month (at least for me)!!! LOL  One piece purchased was a five yard sale bundle for a quilt backing. It was just so cute for a kids quilt. Also, I needed eight yards of backing for my Bonnie Hunter Easy Street quilt which needs to be finished before June 20th. That is when my granddaughter Hannah has her graduation party and I want to give it to her at the party.
Cute 5 yard bundle for backing!
Last week Tula Pink was at Country Fabrics in Brainerd, MN. She is so cute and funny and I was amazed at how much of her fabrics I have. She will have a 12- part segment on QNN. Think I will need to subscribe to QNN to watch her.
Tula Pink at Country Fabrics
Memorial weekend, most of the youngsters were home. The girls and I went to the Old Depot JUNKtion in Brainerd and of course we came home with a few interesting items for decoration. The rain held off until we were leaving Brainerd, so we had a fun day. The boys went fishing and brought home some fish. We sent the fish home with our youngest daughter, Brenda, and her guy, Scott. 

The roof was re-shingled this month. Glad to have the chore done. Hopefully we don't have to do it again for a long long time.

Hoping to finish planting my straw bale garden today, but it is cloudy and feels cold outside. I usually have everything planted by now. I only plant enough for fresh eating. 

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

Hugs, Beth

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