Archive for February, 2013

February 28th, 2013 - It’s a mystery

I’m sure nobody at this retreat reads my blog and if they do, oh well, they now know part of what they’re asking.

20130228-134812.jpgHere’s one little corner of it. I love the black and white theme. But there’s more.

20130228-134931.jpg I had to put some red into it.
More to come when I’m at the retreat. Starts tomorrow and I’m excited to see everyone and what they will be creating.

February 26th, 2013 - Vacation

Well, I’m in northern MI doing a bit of sewing. Boy, there’s lots of snow here, compared to Windsor. Anyway, at least it’s not snowing right now.

20130226-112706.jpg I brought this fabric from home and it was just strips. Now it’s cut into squares for 2 quilts. I need to make all the whites into half-square triangles, 84 of them. That’s the part that seems so time consuming but really it’s not. Better get to work!

February 24th, 2013 - The Stash

Week 9 and I’m still going strong. I haven’t added anything but that might change next week. I’m going to my sewing retreat next weekend and there’s a quilt shop within walking distance. Oh no, look out!  Actually, I’m planning on buying some black and hopefully that’s it for fabric. I have stuff ordered but no fabric. We’ll see when I get there. So on that note, let’s post this week’s numbers while they are still in the good.

Fabric used this week: .92 yds

Fbaric used YTD: 38.92 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 37.17 yds

Net fabric busted: 1.75 yds

All I cut up was 2 bindings. After I finish the binding on the 2nd quilt, I’m going to cut out 2 more quilts to take to the retreat. I was going to leave on Wed. but my sister tells me that they are expecting snow that day and to come on Tues. I check ed the weather here and we are expecting snow on Tues., so now I might go tomorrow. I can’t wait for the nicer weather. See you all later and have a great week!


February 17th, 2013 - The Stash

I’m finally back in to the positive numbers. Last night, as I was looking for a border piece, I found quite a few piles of fabrics. It reminded me of all the quilts I want to make. It was really hard to make myself finish the one I’m currently working on and not grab some of the newly found fabric and start cutting it out. Time to get serious about all this fabric. Here’s a peek at a couple of finishes.

20130217-110759.jpg I don’t want to show the whole quilt as it’s supposed to be a mystery quilt for a retreat I’m going to at the end of the month.

20130217-110957.jpgand this is the leftovers from that quilt.
Fabric used this week: 5.75 yds
Fabric used YTD: 38 yds
Fabric added this week: 0 yds
Fabric added YTD: 37.17 yds
Net fabric busted: 0.83 yds
I’m off to quilt. Have a great day! Lori, I know how much you love pink so I made them with you in mind.

February 10th, 2013 - The Stash

Another week of stash busting. I didn’t sew much but I cut up more for my retreat. I know I’ll be buying fabric when I’m there so I really want some stash used up before.
Fabric used this week: 5.19 yds
Fabric used YTD: 32.25 yds
Fabric added this week: 0 yds
Fabric added YTD: 37.17yds
Net fabric busted: -4.92 yds
Okay so now I’m off to do some sewing. i’m making a mystery type quilt for the retreat using a pattern from L’Fair Quilting and I need to have mine completed before the retreat. Have a great week.

February 3rd, 2013 - The Stash

Check it out, 2 weeks in a row! No bad if I say so myself. That also means I actually used some fabric  and didn’t accumulate any either. Although I do need some plain black but that will be for next month. I need to use up more before I purchase anything else. No photos because I never made anything. I just cut fabric for 4 quilts and boy, does that make my numbers look good!

Fabric used this week: 13.7 yds

Fabric used YTD: 27.06 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 37.17 yds

Net fabric busted: -10.11 yds

I’m still in the negatives but I have a few more quilts to cut up and get ready to take up to my sister’s for our sew-a-thon at the end of the month. I can’t wait! Have a great Sunday and enjoy the Super Bowl, commercials and all.