Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Goals

1) Backings! That's the project for March. I need at least 4 backings for completed tops and another 8 for UFOs. So March will be dedicated to BACKINGS! oh, and grandson's t-shirts.
2) Kitted Projects: Disappearing Hour-glass block. Then make those blocks into a table runner, baby quilt and sofa quilt. Red and white 4 patches and paper pieced BH Wild and Goosey as leader and enders.
3) Studio: Seal floor, cover walls, finish painting, and begin moving fabric. Providing weather co-operates. 
4) UFO: Finish Tom Kat face. Also begin closing biscuits on Xavier's quilt. We will be traveling early in March and these will be my sit and sew projects. Bowling Lanes are cold all the time!

Doesn't look like I will have much time for much else in March! Wish me luck.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday, February 23, 2015

I am choosing border colors for my Spring Table Runner using Missouri Quilt Co. Disappearing Hour-Glass #1. MQC DHG#2 will be a sofa quilt. 
I think I need a brighter green maybe a spring green or lime green to bring out the green. If I have it in my stash, if not this one will be it.
Now I need to make 20 #2 blocks for the sofa quilt. Then 7 more blocks for the wheel chair quilt. Ummm - I think I will make a baby or small quilt instead.

Lator Gators! I got piecing to do.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stash Report Sunday February 22, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In February: 3 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 6.33 yards
Fabric Out: 1.5 yard
Fabric Out February : 3.5 yards
Fabric Out 2015:  10 yards
Stash Reduction: 3.67 yards
 I completed the bindings on both of DD#1's quilts and made both dog dresses from my stash for a half yard about fat quarter each. Perfect for larger scraps!
     Border is on Soccer Beauty. All the soccer ball fabric was cut but not all was used. Rest will be used to bind the quilt and counted then.
     Friday, we tried to get crayfish for my grandson's birthday but were unsuccessful. They were out by 5:30pm after opening at 4pm. It was very disappointing! We will try again next Friday or March 13th or so. Because...  

That says it all!



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras -Updates 2/17/15

   Goals: 
1) Tom Kat - Binding is done. Lucy stole eyes and nose so I am stalled there again. Appliqué is not my thing so it may go back to the UFO pile or be called done w/o the embellishments.
2) Soccer Beauty - Block made into flimsy and borders put on. It is in quilting pile.
3) Disappearing Yellow Hourglass - more blocks made. I am getting bored with this project so I need to complete it soon.
4) Sweatshirt to jacket - Both are done.
5) Studio Floor - ready for next step. The studio was used for Marie's party Sunday and there were two sticky spots that need fixing/scrapping/ stripping. DGD#2 suggested to just ignore the biggest spot and cover it with a rug. I am thinking! DH does not like the black squares. He wants me to repaint it solid dark grey. That won't happen. I will put protective covering on it and call it done as far as color goes. I am thinking I will clean the floor that is good and put the protective coat on that part. Then decide what to do with sticky spots which are not as big as two squares. I so want to be in my studio!
6) DH has fixed the Premier. I haven't sewn on it hey b/c projects are bulky and Premier doesn't like bulky.
 7) DD#1 gave me jobs to do by Thursday. I am working on binding and should be finished by Thursday. As for second job, I am stalled. Picking colors for dresses is the hard part not the construction.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday, February 16, 2015

Nothing new to report except belt was found for Premier; first sweatshirt was completed; and

birthday party was held in studio. 
Design Wall: 
 Soccer Beauty ready for borders.

  I got hooked on making Wild and Goosey blocks.
This Week's Goals are:
1) Borders on Soccer Beauty.
2) Finish Dog dress
3) Finish binding on DD#1's quilt

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Stash Report Sunday February 15,2015

Fabric In: 3 yards
Fabric In February: 3 yards 
Fabric In YTD: 6.33 yards
Fabric Out: yards 
Fabric Out February : yards
Fabric Out 2014: 8.yards
Stash Reduction: 2.17 yards
     The 3 yards are for a backdrop for pictures for Marie's 1st Birthday. The party will take place in the studio since the floor while not finished is useable. After the party, I will take the fabric and use it for a backing. I will clean the studio floor and paint kids area & peg board. Then while they dry, I will put poly on floor to protect it. Then close it down until end of February or beginning of March. DD#4's birthday is the 13th and I want to have a sewing party for her. Which means moving in has to start by first of March.
   
  I used 1 1/2 yards to make a memory piece with 1/2 yard for the letters and balloons. At the party, everyone will sign the piece and then I will back and quilt it. It will hang in her room until a new one is made.
     I finished piecing "Soccer Beauty" and next week I will add the borders and call it done. 
     I need to continue working on "yellow Disappearing Hourglass. I also have three new projects added to my list. Two need to be done Thursday. A doggie dress with bandanas in two sizes. Binding on DD#1's quilts is the second. Third is interfacing on t-shirts which will take a while.
    Thursday, I am going pick up my Quest. I am excited!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Update on Goal

     Lucy is so much better. She is running and fetching and being very active. I am watching her closely and my only concern is she is not eating like she did before the illness. She hasn't pooped in the house since Sunday night and I haven't caught her doing it outside. This has me worried a little bit. 
      DH has fixed the Premier. We spent hours Monday going from place to place until the last possible place on our way home. He was so proud that he did it!
      Tuesday, we went to watch DGS # 7 play his last home game. It was a great game. He nailed his free throws to put them in overtime. The other team won by a few point in the end.
    DD#1 gave me jobs to do by next Thursday. While I was there we cut fabric for two quilts and I picked up a binding. It is a good trade since I get quilting.
     The tape has been removed. Only problem is the tape took some of the paint under it. Next is the top coat to seal the paint. We are thinking about adding red to the top coat. It won't affect the black but should help the lines. Either way I am calling it done.