Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stash report - week 9 - 26 February 2012

Another week with no fabric purchased.  It's been a quilty end of the week.  I took Thursday and Friday as vacation days to go to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival.  Thursday didn't work out because of things at work, but I did drive down on Friday.  Lots of gorgeous quilts.  I mostly took close-up pictures of quilting.  They always have lots of good vendors, but the only thing I bought was a set of prewound bobbins for the longarm.

Thursday, I did find something in the stash for backing my Sunbonnet Sue - the fabric used is for making the backing.  I got the quilt loaded on Thursday, then started quilting yesterday.  I got all the stitch-in-the-ditch done, and got the background fill done for one of the six applique squares.  I don't know if I'll get a chance to do any more quilting today, but will finish this one within the next week or so.  This is my #1 on my UFO list, so is the one for the February challenge at Judy's blog.

Numbers for this week:

In this week:                0      yds
Out this week:             2.67 yds

In YTD:                       0      yds
Out YTD:                   10.62 yds

Net for 2012:              10.62 yds busted

Check with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing this week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stash report - week 8 - 19 Feb 2012

Not much used this week.  Last Sunday I cut the binding for my moth wallhanging before we left for Richmond.  I still haven't made the binding yet; maybe today.

I did get about half the binding stitched down on the QOV last Sunday - and haven't done anything else with it yet.

Yesterday was a grocery shopping day - Costco and Food Lion - getting not only the weekly groceries, but things for a freezer cooking session to make taco meat, meatballs and chicken nuggets.  Yikes!  groceries keep getting more expensive.

Today's plan is to do the cooking and some laundry while that is going, then to go up and get the binding on the moth wallhanging, then figure out what to use for backing for my Sunbonnet Sue quilt.  That is this month's UFO, so I need to get going on it.  I want to start the quilting when I'm on vacation at the end of the week.

The numbers for this week:
Used this week:                     0.25 yds
Added this week:                   0      yds
Used YTD:                            7.95 yds
Added YTD:                         0       yds
Net for 2012:                         7.95 yds busted

Check with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing this week.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UFO Challenge for February

I did finish my January UFO - early in the month.  For February, Judy has picked UFO #1.  For me, that is Sunbonnet Sue.  The top is completed, need to make a backing and get it quilted.  That won't happen for a little while, since I have my moth wallhanging (to be called Night Flyers) loaded.  I'm still having trouble with backlash in the bobbin, so need to either change the bobbin thread or get some bobbin washers, or something.  That will have to wait for an opportunity to go to the quilt shop.  Maybe Saturday afternoon, depending on how long the USADance board meeting goes.