July 22nd, 2018 - Slowly but Surely

I’m slowly getting out of the negatives. No fabric purchased but hardly any used. It’s a step in the right direction. I did sew but it was at my friend’s house on her long arm machine. I ended up getting 3 quilts quilted.

I finished this beauty. I just love the simplicity of it. The binding is all by machine which is my new binding method. If it was a show quilt, then I would do the binding the traditional way. I drew this quilt out on EQ7. I usually draw it out on a piece of paper but I really need to learn the software.



A funny story about the room colours. I stayed at a B&B in London On about 4 years ago and there was this room done up in greys and white. Very calm and elegant. No visitors  were in the room so I snapped a few pictures of it. Then  later in the year, I was in Barrie ON, shopping with my sister-in-law, and I saw a comforter in a home store very similar to the quilt I just made. I totally forgot about these pictures until Thursday when  I was looking for some pictures and I came across these pictures.







I think I must have had this colour scheme in my head for all these years and didn’t even know it. All I need now for my room is a new lamp and mirror in these kind of colours. I love the way it looks and so does my husband which is a score for me!


Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: .64 yds

Fabric used YTD: 123.88 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds (even though I was tempted by new Christmas fabric at the LQS)

Fabric added YTD: 139.31 yds

Net fabric busted: -15.43 yds

As for the 15 Minutes to Sew. I managed to sew every day but Wednesday for a total of 22 hours. I feel like I didn’t sew at all but I quilted instead.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life In Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Sew and with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the stash report.

Have a great day!

6 Responses to “Slowly but Surely”

  1. Sunday Stash July 22, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

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  2. Donna Says:

    Very pretty and calming. It’s a great palette. If you ever get tired of it you can add pops of color with accessories and change the feel of the room.

  3. Meloney Funk Says:

    I am loving the new gray fabrics they have out. That is what I bought most of this week.

  4. Patricia Says:

    Wow, your quilt is lovely and the colors are gorgeous! I’m usually one who leans toward bright colors, but your color palette is calm and restful!

  5. Kate Says:

    Congrats on all the progress, quilting counts as sewing. Love the soft grays, those are very restful and soothing, great for a bedroom. Happy stitching this week.

  6. Susan Says:

    A lovely quilt, and 3 in one day is a lot! You are coming back slowly toward the more used category. Yay you for leaving those fabrics to be stored for you in the shop! =)

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