Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
And, Saturday afternoon Aimee
Friday, January 15, 2010
This next one is a little basket. It is made out of fabric, quilted, satin stitched over the edges and then made into the basket. Sharon and I can't figure out if there is something between the layers or not. We think it might just be starched fabric. But, again, too, too cute. This was made by some one in FCQ as it was given out to everyone in attendance at one of the luncheons.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that I am suppose to be quilting or knitting tonight. Yikes, I was making marinara sauce tonight so that I can make lasagna for Kevin's birthday celebration tomorrow evening. But I did sew this morning and have the tote bag kit Kevin gave me for Christmas more than half way done. If I have time I'll try to finish it tomorrow. (I'm aiming to use the 2 3/4 yards of fabric I had to add to my totals last year.) The bag is going together well and should look really cute. And, heaven knows I can always use another tote bag.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Fabric purchased (acquired) : 6.625 yards
Net fabric USED from stash: 1.125 yards (yea!!!)
Year to date fabric used: 91 yards
Year to date fabric purchased: 91.75 yards
Net Year to date USED from stash :(.75) yards
Not too bad even if I didn't really use more fabric than I acquired. I had planned to count the string X quilt as finished in 2009 however, I still haven't finished sewing down the binding. That will be counted in 2010. It will give me a nice start to the year! I was trying to decide if I was going to continue keeping track of my stash usage. Yep! You'll continue to see monthly reports of my fabric usage. Some folks ask why I do this. I think it helps me to use what I have rather than buy new. And, it really helps me to not buy random pieces of fabrics. Of course, I'm spending time piecing backings because of this but I AM using fabrics.
I'm working on a new quilt -- Fabricholics Anonymous' New Year's Eve 2009 Mystery quilt. I didn't start it until after the mystery was over so I'm not following the clues exactly. I have three blocks done cause I really wanted to see how my fabrics looked in the pattern. This will become my winter quilt to hang in the stairs area. Hopefully this will be done in January -- while we still have some snow.
Next blog I'll need your input on the setting for some blocks I have. Hopefully, it won't be another week before I blog.