First up -- August stashbusting statistics. Oh yes! There was some stashbusting going on during August. Here are the details.
Fabric In Month
Fabric In Year
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
* Wide backs are now added or subtracted by total width x total height divided by 1440. I figured a “normal” yard of fabric was appx 1440 sq inches and have been using that for years. (36” long by 40” wide equals 1440 square inches. 7/21)
I was strong and didn't buy any fabric in August. And, the Verdant Serenity quilt used a whole bunch of fabric. My total out has surpassed June's 23.5 yards. Not much but moving in the right direction again. (True confession -- I've already bought 5 or 6 yards but each has a definite purpose.)
I'm pleased with my goal success. Not 100% due to mechanical difficulties with Ruthie. I'll be calling the Grace Co about these issues of the computer not "talking" with the long arm. I think by buying new ethernet cables I'll get her to work again. (I sure hope so!)
Here's the list from last week:
Finish tumbler quilt in progress on Ruthie
✅Finish cutting out pieces for Sawtooth Star blocks
✅Work on Ombre and RSC blocks
✅Start cutting out Economy blocks for retreat
I have a good start on making kits for the retreat in a little over two weeks. I finished the Sawtooth Stars blocks and have a start on the Economy blocks. I've been picking floral fabrics to make these blocks. The two outside blocks shown below are Simple Abundance from Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I have several more pieces from that line. Maybe I'll pull out all of the pieces of Simple Abundance to see if they would make a decent size quilt. (Which means the other blocks may become another whole quilt....)
I haven't decided how big this is going to be maybe set 5 x 6 -- 30 blocks. Or maybe bigger. In the long run the size may be dependent on the Simple Abundance I have or whether I'm mixing other fabrics in. I'm going to wait to get the blocks made to see if I need to sash it. My guess is it will help. There's a lot more to be done to make this a kit for retreat!
Here's this week's Goals List.
Start Table Scrap Challenge runner
Finish cutting out Economy blocks for retreat
Make 2 blocks for a UFO. Plan sashing
Make a couple of walker bags
Call the Grace Co. about cables
Do you decorate with your quilts? I've been hanging quilts as artwork around my house for 15 to 20 years. My husband makes beautiful wooden quilt hangers for the walls. We switch out the quilts every few months. Sometimes the quilts relate to upcoming holidays, sometimes not.
He also made me a wooden "ladder" to show off several quilts at a time. Here's the ladder decked out with a lot of the table runners I've made over the years. Several are from the Table Scraps Challenge this year. This stands in the corner of our dining room.
Sometime in the future I will take a picture of the quilt rack he made. It is in the guest bedroom and has bigger quilts on it.
Have you seen all the great quilts folks are working on these days? I'm linking up to Oh Scrap, Monday Makings, Design Wall Monday and To Do Tuesday. Take some time to check these linky parties out.
That's it for me today. I'm ready to read a bit and go to bed!
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie