Monday, April 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday



Today I will get a few more rows sewn together.  I am working from opposing corners in towards the middle sewing diagonal rows.  I started with 3 charm packs of Moda Glace I wanted to use.  The red is from a new Moda line called Collections 1852.   The pattern is similar to many of the Granny Square quilts being shown however I did not want to piece individual blocks so, I arranged the squares on my design wall instead.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

March Report

I went over budget this month and didn't use up enough fabric to compensate for bringing more in.  As a matter of fact, aside from buying more, I did very little sewing this month.  I hit a wall, in fact, got stopped in my tracks, figuratively, not literally!  Aside from going on retreat at the beginning of March I basically unpacked and didn't sew the rest of the month.  More on that later.  So, what did I get this month?  Well, I went to the Fat Tuesday sale at Threads of Time in Danville and bought a handful of FQ's there.  I bought a beautiful stack of 1yd cuts from the sale room at Glorious Color for 2 Kaffe quilts I'm collecting for, and I went to Always in Stitches in Noblesville and picked up a several 1yd cuts there when I was having my machine serviced.  That did it! Over budget, but very happy with my purchases.  I resisted, so far, getting a FQ roll of Plum Sweet, and another of Cotton and Cologne, both beautiful lines.  So, I did have a wee bit of restraint.  Next time, I hope to show progress on the Ice Cream Quilt as I have all the fabric collected for that and it's ready for cutting.

I knit 3 more dishcloths in March and I finished the binding on this BOM that I started here a couple of years ago.  I am pleased with how it turned out even if it did take longer than it should have to get it put together.  The pink and brown blocks were made from scrap fabrics not layer cake (10") squares.   I also re-knit the fingerless glove that I took apart a couple of weeks ago.  And, I quilted a few quilts on my longarm.



Our household project these days is the task of clearing out and cleaning out so that we can eventually down-size.  A little at a time....

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Feedback

I would send feedback to Google blogger if I thought it would do any good.  I had trouble getting pictures added to my last post.  I thought I had gotten them in place but it turns out I didn't. So, if you had looked at my blog over the past couple of days only to see words and no pics, I believe I have corrected it.  Onward...

I have the week off.  I had planned a trip east to visit family but it didn't pan out, so I'm here.  That's okay I guess.  There are many things to catch up on.  As I've always admired the Lifetime list Thelma keeps on her blog Cupcakes and Daisies so I started putting my list together.  It's just on an excel spreadsheet for now while I collect info but, I plan to add a tab at some point.  If you haven't looked at Thelma's list you should.  It's like going to a quilt show!

I updated the list of quilts I've quilted on my longarm(s).  I'm up to 183 and feeling good about how I can further develop my style/niche of quilting.
 

I finished cutting 180 7" squares from my flannels, which hardly made a dent in them, and I cut a few 2 1/2" strips as well.  Now I have a pattern in mind for the strips so I will cut a bunch more.  It's from kathy doughty's book Making Quilts.

It's snowing today so I will "go" for my walk indoors today (on the treadmill) and watch Foyle's War. I've decided to spend more time exercising/walking and lifting light weights.  If I walk for an hour then I can get fairly close to 10,000 steps during the day, at least close enough for me.

My body is still on the "wrong" side of DST...hope you are adjusting better than I am!