Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

I missed last week's stash report, but I hadn't used or purchased fabric, so there wasn't much to report.  This week however, is a different story.  I had to have some of the new Prince Charming fabric from the very talented Tula Pink!  She is one of my absolute favorite designers, and this line does not disappoint!  I might save all of my fabric money for the next couple of months and get the complete line!

Nothing out this past couple of weeks, but I have done A LOT of sewing!  I have had to take a bit of an unplanned blogging break due to computer and camera malfunctions, so I have been filling my blogging time with sewing!  Once the new camera arrives (should be tomorrow!) I will post my progress.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 18.5 yards
Added this week: 6 yards
Added YTD: 91 yards
Net used/Added for the year: -72.5 yards

To see how everyone else is doing, go to Judy's blog!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

This has actually been a good sewing week for me!  Unfortunately, that has meant a lot of late nights, and very little housework.  Oh well, I caught up yesterday.  The house is nice and clean, and all of the laundry is washed and put away!!  To celebrate I think I will finally stop procrastinating and quilt my Super Nova quilt. 

While I have been sewing a lot, my quilting related ADD kicked in this week, and I have started two new projects!  I started to reorganize my fabric closet this week, and I just had to sew with some of it. 

Sadly, my two year old got his hands on our camera, so there will be no pictures of my progress so far.  He is quite a destructive little guy!  All I can do is tell you that I am working on a Christmas quilt out of a Fruitcake (Basic Grey) Jelly Roll and Charm pack I found way in the back of the closet (score!), and this quilt with my Pips!  My advice for anyone this week who wants to sew with something new, but doesn't want to buy anything:  go shopping in your stash!!  It really worked for me this week!

Well, kind of:  I did buy some solids to use for another new project...not so bad.  Solids are a necessity in my book...

The numbers:

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 18.5 yards
Added this week: 3 yards
Added YTD: 85 yards
Net used for the year: -66.5 yards.

To see how everyone else is doing, check out Judy's blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

Well, I finally get to add some numbers to the Used this week column of my stash report!  WooHooooo!

I finished my Super Nova quilt top, pieced the back, and cut out the binding.  I've decide to just mark all of it as used!  What a good feeling!  Not only are my numbers starting to move in the right direction, but I will soon have another beautiful quilt to add to my collection!

Now on to my least favorite part of the quilting process: basting!!  YUCK!

My numbers this week:

Used this week: 9.5 yards
Used YTD: 18.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added YTD: 82 yards
Net stashed used/added YTD: -63.5 yards.

To see how everyone else is doing, head to Judy's.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Super Nova Quilt Top Finished

Here she is! 

I've pieced the back and cut out the binding too, but you'll have to wait until the big reveal to see them!

Hope everyone's having a wonderful quilty weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm happy to report that I actually have made some progress on my Super Nova Quilt.

I'm this close to a finished top.

If I can get the boys to nap at the same time I'll add the borders this afternoon.  I'm eager to see it all together.  One good thing about finishing this so much later than everyone else is I've had a chance to decide how I want to piece the back and quilt it.  At least the planning stage is complete.

I've decided on a new project, and I'm hoping it will work out with Elizabeth's new quilt along.  I'm making a quilt for the Army Baby Quilts organization.  Volunteers make baby quilts for mothers who are expecting a baby while their husbands are serving in the Army overseas.  As soon as I read about it I wanted to help.  My father is a veteran of the Vietnam War and my oldest brother was born while he was serving.  My mother always talked about how that was one of the hardest things she ever had to do.  Not only was she worried sick about my dad, but to have a newborn on her own...I know I can't imagine!

The requirements are simple: baby quilts (at least 40 inches x 40 inches) made out of red, white and blue fabrics.  I thought I could probably handle it.

I've had this pile of fabric sitting out hoping inspiration would strike.

They are all red, white and blue 1930's reproduction fabrics.  I thought these would be cute for a baby.  When I saw the announcement of the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along I thought it would be perfect.  I hope this will work for the fabric requirements.  I can't wait until Friday!

To see how others are progressing go to Elizabeth's (not Lee's this week).