Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday, February 20, 2012

I have not done much sewing the past few weeks so there is nothing on my design wall.  I did however, get some photos of a quilt I made (put together) in 2000.

My first quilt group experience was a little neighborhood group of 8 women.  We pretty much followed the lead on one woman;  sometimes that was a good thing and unfortunately when it was not a good thing, it was a very bad thing.  Oh well, human nature and all that.  The group did get me much more interested in quilting and for that I am thankful.

Once a quater, we did a fabric challenge block.  Luckily several of us made 2 blocks so there were almost always 12 blocks made.  Each time a different person "won" the quilt.  Here is mine.  There were so many unique blocks.  Two used doilies, one used hand dyed fabric, one was hand pieced and one was a color wash and appliqu├ęd block.  My photos don't do it justice.

I put the blocks together with a lattice sashing that I found in a Judy Martin book.

I don't see these woman any more and I cherish this quilt for each of them-even the bossy one!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stash Report February19, 2012

It is a grey day here in Phoenix, pretty unusual for us.  A good day to curl up with Patchwork Times and all the stash reports.  I made some big changes- great material but sure not great numbers for my report.

My friend, Mary and I went to 3 Dudes Quilt Shop and I was ambushed by these fabrics.  They are Studio E Retro Boho fabrics.  I NEED to make a baby quilt and these just looked so bright and happy.  Now that I look at them again, I wish I'd bought some of the rest of the line-but really now! I'm also glad I didn't get any more.  The photo does not show them to their full advantage.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 6 1/6 yards
Added this Week:  7 yards
Added Year to Date: 9 yards
Net Used for 2012:   -4 5/6 yards

I need to get back to sewing to offset this increase.  I just need a pattern or idea to make this baby quilt happen.

I also did get some knitting done and these are such HOT socks!  The yarn is from Knit Picks and it is called Juice Box.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stash Report February 5, 2012

There was very little sewing this week.  I did make a sleeve for a small rug that we received as a gift from the owner of the restaurant we frequent here in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.  Flavio is a good and generous man.

Now the PVC pipe needs to be trimmed and the rug is ready to hang.  It is bright and fun.

So, I used about 1/6th of a yard to make this sleeve from my bolt of muslin.  Not much use be still a positive.

Used this Week: 1/6 yards
Used year to Date: 6 1/6 yards
Added this Week:  yards
Added Year to Date: 2 yards
Net Used for 2012: 4 1/6 yards

I also finished these new socks.  This is Twinkle Lights from play at life fiber arts on ETSY.  They were a little difficult to knit because of the black background of the yarn.  I needed to make sure I had plenty of good light when I was knitting at night.  

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