Friday, September 23, 2016

Catnip Pokeball

I made a present for the grand-cat, Ralph:

The scissors and spool of thread give some idea of how big it is.

And a close-up:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18 stash report

Yards in: 0
Yards out: 3.2
Cumulative yards in: 14
Cumulative yards out:  15.7
Net gain/use: 1.7 OUT

Three yards out for the challenge quilt that got turned in on Monday.

I also finished the mini feedsack 9-patch:

It's 9.5 x 9.5, so lots of tiny pieces. I'm estimating 0.2 yards.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Challenge quilt done!

Challenge quilt for donation, 44 x 43.

1.25 yards of backing
1.5 yards total for the front? kind of big pieces.
0.25 yards for binding.
3.0 yards total used

Quilted in kind of a loop-do-loop, but done!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

September 4 Stash Report

No change in the stash this week.

Yards in: 0
Yards out: 0
Cumulative yards in: 14
Cumulative yards out:  12.5
Net gain/use: 1.5 ADDED

I'm sewing down the binding on a challenge donation quilt, so should have some in the out column next week.

A tiny bit of spending this week: Two spools of thread and a project box from Jo-Ann, total damage 11.68.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Block finishes for August

Nine tiny nine-patches, plus one bonus patch I discovered after I put the top together:

Four blocks so far on a quilt started to use up the grey I used in the background of the red quilt:

At least 3 blocks to finish up this red quilt in time for the fair:

And 22 split 9-patches sewn as leader-enders and mindless sewing.

The total for August: 39 blocks completed

Friday, September 02, 2016

OMG - September

This month's goal is an easy one - finish the challenge quilt! My guild sponsored a black + white + color from your stash challenge for our service projects.

Six fat quarters of black and white were provided; we were to add at least one color from our stash. Mine is obviously green :)

I wound up using only four of the FQ in the body of the quilt - one more I could use is a kind of black and white tiger stripe, and I may still be able to use it in the binding.

Finished quilts are due at our September 12 guild meeting.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stash Report ~ August 28

Since it turns out my last official stash report was back in January, this isn't particularly accurate :)

Yards in: 13.8 
Yards out: 11.3
Cumulative yards in: 14
Cumulative yards out:  12.5
Net gain/use: 1.5 ADDED

That is over the past month, when I've been blogging - better than just quitting keeping track, I think.

THIS week's additions to the stash are:

$22.24 at JoAnn's for backing and needles.
2 yards of wide backing = 4.9 yards total

$13.77 for a bucket of buttons at the Goodwill. 68 full cards, 14 partial cards, and quite a few loose buttons.