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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

thinking about designs

So, I have the leftover grey. I have a lot of pink. I have a lot of black-and-white.

The first idea was the economy block. But the directions in Maggie Malone's block book are template-based, and I'm not doing that for straight lines!

SO...working on an angled cut I wound up with two different versions- since it's not a symmetrical cut, there are two blocks that can be made. And then there's the rotations!

After all that, none of them resemble the economy block because I misjudged the angle :/

If I was using the *same* pink and same wouldn't make such a difference, because the secondary designs would be stronger.

And a split pinwheel, just to try symmetry.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

New-to-me books and magazines and such

I stopped by my local used bookstore during lunch Friday. A break from the office, a few $$ to the Friends of the Library, and some inspiration for me. Goodness all around. for only $11.75.

1. Stitch magazine. I mostly bought this one because it has a full-size bucket hat pattern included.

2. An appointment book. It's not dated, so I can start at any time. My plan is to use this to keep track of things for the upcoming fair year.

3. This is fun, since Lois is a local quilter, and some of the quilts in her book were made by other local quilters.

4. Mainly, I like the owl on the cover.

5. I think this is mostly intended for decorative painting, but I'm thinking of tracing the letters for embroidery.

6. This has some really interesting blocks- a lot of curved designs.

7. This might be the push I need to make a quilted jacket. Lots of simple patterns are included.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Some finishes!

It's fair week here, so that's a nudge to finish anything close so I can enter it. I only have bad photos of these, since I misplaced the camera before I had to take them in to enter them!

1. This little heart wallhanging. It's fairly simply quilted with big stitches, with a button in the middle of each heart. About 12 x 22, and 600 square inches used:

2. My miniature trip around the world - total size is 10 by 10, so 300 square inches (I can do math, y'all - that's factoring in seam allowances and binding!).

3. The Road to California quilt for my niece. Quilted, bound, and ready to mail off once I show it off at the September guild meeting. About 85 x 85; let's say 1600 inches,

By my math, about 11.3 yards for all three finishes!

Monday, August 08, 2016

More fabric in :)

I bought a wide backing for my niece's quilt - the top was finished early Sunday afternoon, so I made the trek to Jo-Ann's for backing. 3 yards, which is equal to 7.4 yards of regular fabric.

Six fat quarters also came home with me from quilt guild last week, to make a quilt for Service Projects, so that shouldn't stay in the stash very long - finished quilts are due in September.