The month of February is showcasing brown - with a touch of pink - as the color for RSC16. And the block is a cute little 6" one called Patience Corner. Very quick cutting and sewing for this one. I had time on Sunday to make 3 of the 12 I'll need for my February column. I'll need to do a bit of digging for brown in my scraps as I don't use a lot of that color.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
It was a slow week in terms of sewing. I bought a kit for (and made) a fabric snowflake that's now hanging in my sewing room, and I made a table topper for a guild donation project. I also dropped off my Cottage in the Woods quilt to be quilted. And I hemmed up a new pair of slacks - does that count as sewing since I used a needle and thread? The first half of the month of February will probably be a little bleak in terms of sewing/quilting because my work schedule won't leave me much time except for maybe a little handwork.
I've corrected my "out" number this week after double checking the spreadsheet I keep. And yes, I must admit I'm so anal that I keep a spreadsheet. Now you know what a nerd I really am.
In this week: .5 yds
In this year: 5.5 yds
Out this week: 1.5 yds
Out this year: 18 yds
My stash is not winning so far this year. I'm realistic enough to know that I'll be buying more fabric but it's fun to be ahead for a little while.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday afternoon produced a table topper - complete except for the binding. The center is from leftovers of a panel and the navy snowflake fabric was left over from the backing of a past quilt. There is enough of it left for the binding. All from my stash and I even machine quilted it myself.
Our guild will be donating some seasonal table toppers and hot pads to a local agency for disabled adults. I think this will be a fun addition to that donation collection.
I'm connecting to Judy's Design Wall Monday at http://www.patchworktimes.com .
Sunday, January 31, 2016
I've actually USED a lot of fabric this week, but none of it will give me a finish that I can count - yet. The top for the Cottage in the Woods is done, backing is pieced, binding is made, and I've made a few more blocks for Allietare. But no finishes.
As the photo shows, Allietare is coming along slowly. I'm wishing I had stuck with Bonnie Hunter's choice of grey where my green is, or that I had picked a nice clean blue. The green is OK but I think blue would have been even better. Oh well . . .
I do have a big quilt being quilted so hopefully I'll have another finish to count fairly soon. I'm hoping that I have something in my stash that is suitable for binding it. Guess I need to do some digging later today.
In this week: 3 yds
In this year: 5 yds
Out this week: 0 yds
Out this year: 11.5 yds
I'm still happy to be ahead of my stash.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
I had an uninterrupted morning (except for laundry) in my sewing room today and look what was finished. My collage in the woods top is all ready to be quilted. I really like how it turned out.
And I dug through the stash to make a pieced backing for it. I found 3 yards of a tan, used up another 2/3 yard of the same green used in the border. And used another 1/3 yard of lighter green from the stash. And made my binding from the same brown as the narrow inner border. So it's ready to become a real quilt instead of just a flimsy. I'll figure out the total yardage used once it's all done. The green and brown borders came from 3 yards purchased this week.