Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Quilt history blog

I can't pin this blog, so I'm posting it here in hopes I'll be able to find it again.

Monday, February 09, 2015

2015 Stash Report Week 6

Yards in: 3.5
Yards out: 4.0
Cumulative yards in: 3.5
Cumulative yards out:  4.3
Net gain/loss: 0.8 USED

Spending since last post: $27.88
Spending this year: $27.88

A little bit to catch up on...

Three spends since the last post.

1. Trip to Jo-Ann's - $10.33 for a yard and a half of fleece to back the hearts quilt and half a yard of Kona grey for our guild challenge quilt. 

2. Trip to the LQS - Capital Quilts - for thread to quilt The Lovely Daughter's friend's quilt. Also two FQ for letters for TLD and her little :) Total was just under $12 (I also bought a tote bag which doesn't "count" for the $$ tally).

3. Trip to the thrift store (I've cut back to only the first weekend of the month allowed!) and spent $5.55. A few beads, a few bits of fabric (~1 yard), some beads.

But I had a finish! Technically not a quilt, since it's only two layers, but I used all of the fleece! A comfort blanket for a friend who just got a scary medical diagnosis. I used this Heart Block tutorial.

Ralph helps (not).
 Done! quilted in the ditch.
 Red polka-dot binding - all by machine.
 Fleece backing - it's REALLY hard to find non-juvenile fleece.
Progress was made on a UFO started end of the year:

 This needs borders; then hopefully I can piece a backing.

I also started a quilt for a different niece:
 and a challenge quilt, that is very much like the other just-finished batik quilt.