Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stash Report Week 8

Two finishes this week bump up the stash usage!!

First, Kim's quilt, which is also a UFO:


My calculations here are 5.3 yards

Then, a potential entry for our guild's AQS challenge, "Picture This":

My quilt's title is "Beach Unbrellas" and I calculate usage at 1.7 yards.

Used this Week: 7 yards
Used year to Date: 16.8 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 2.8 yards
Net Used for 2011: 14.0 yards

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stash Report Week 7

Used this Week: .3 yard
Used year to Date: 9.8 yards
Added this Week: 1.4 yards
Added Year to Date: 2.8 yards
Net Used for 2011: 7.0 yards

The quiltlet is about 9 x 12, so I'm counting four 9 x 12 pieces: 1 backing, 1 top, plus two layers of the woven fabric on top. Some trimmings got tossed, plus the heart appliques...I'm calling it a third of a yard.

Went to G Street to get a secret sister gift for the guild meeting, hence the 1.4 yards of scrap added. Still in the black, though!

Closer to finish on the challenge quilt that will have some yardage used, but still not done! Only the little quiltlet.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A quiltlet for my grandmothers


This was a challenge for our online Haiku art group- more about technique there.

When I thought about the theme of love, I thought about romantic love, then the love of a dog, then about other types of unconditional love, which led me to my grandmothers, Grandma Dunaway (Goldie) and Memaw (Opal). My grandmothers were the fountainhead of my love for crafts in general and fiber in particular. They were generous with their scrap bins and button tins, my love for which continues to this day.

The two hearts are my two grandmothers - the commercial gold for Goldie (Grandma) and some snow dyed fabric for Opal (Memaw). The embroidery floss I used to blanket stitch the hearts came from Memaw's stash, as did at least one of the buttons.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Stash Report Week 6

Used this Week: 0 yard
Used year to Date: 9.5 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 1.4 yards
Net Used for 2011: 8.1 yards

Next week should have some change - Im hoping to finish a challenge quilt that will have some yardage used.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Why oh WHY - PIGS and UFOs

This week, Jill asked why we have PIGS and UFOs. I'm guessing some of our reasons are the same, some are different.

1. I get bored. Satin stitching (by hand) around 24 chess pieces gets old fast.

2. I get stymied. My daughter's quilt needs borders of some sort, and we haven't come to a decision yet.

3. Until recently, I didn't have a machine that quilted very well. It's still not GREAT, but I can make it work.

4. I inherited/absorbed my grandmother's need to "adopt" other people's UFOs. I have a couple that came home with me from quilt show sales.

5. I'm terribly disorganized. This month's UFO number from Judy L.? I can't FIND that dang quilt - it's not where I thought it was. And there's a LOT of stuff I'd have to look through to find it :(

EDIT - I FOUND it!! It was in a tub of stuff buried under a pile of DH's clothes. I have a piece of material pulled and ready to wash for backing, along with some cream muslin to piece in strips of the pink to make it wide enough. Photos later, duckies.

ANOTHER EDIT: I deliberately did NOT include "lack of time" as a reason for not finishing. I don't know now how much I could do if I just got off the computer and on the sewing machine.

I'm sure there are more - I'll add them if I think of them.