Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stash Report Sunday March 27, 2016

Happy Easter Sunday!
Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric In for March: 10 yards
Fabric Out:  0 yards
Fabric Out for March: 22 3/4 yards
March Stash Reduction:  12 3/4 yards
Fabric In YTD:  33 2/12 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 38 9/12 yards
YTD Stash Reduction: 5 7/12 yards.
   It is back to sewing w/o finishes! QuilterMary at Keep Me In Quilts says there are levels of Doneness/Finishness:
Level 1: top and back.
Level 2: quilted.
Level 3: binding on and stitched down.
   I really like this idea b/c it gives me a sense of accomplishment while waiting for the quilting. (No, I am not complaining or finding fault with DD#1 b/c she spends lots of her spare time quilting my quilts while leaving her own tops unquilted.) I guess it is time I put on my grandma panties and learn how to quilt my own tops!  Maybe DH and I will see a quilting machine in Paducah that we can afford when we go in the middle of April.  
   This past week I have been taking a break from having something that has a deadline. I sewed Reva blocks aka Scrap Tease from my 1 1/2" strips. Those blocks are dedicated to making quilts for my 3-4 great granddaughters and those 'greats' to come.  
      Geema's 18 blocks are still being made from 2 1/2" strips. 14-18 of these tops need to be completed - 1 for each grandchild and adopted grandchild. All backs will have circles on them to represent - 'Circle of love never ending always growing and ____ will always fit in Geema's ...' which is what I say to them every time I see them.
   Yesterday, I found another scrap pattern I like called "Woven Star" that is paper pieced. I am thinking that I will need to make at least 6-8 tops with these instead of the Wild and Goosey blocks. All with the same type of backing with something added to represent me. I will use the Wild and Goosey blocks already made to make a wall hanging for my studio or maybe as border to secret guild project. mmmm idea struck.
   Guess I had better get busy! Great thing about the 3 patterns (Geema's 18, Scrap Tease aka Reva block, & Woven Star) is that they can all be used as leader and enders as I sew other things.
Lator Gators! Have a great Easter Sunday.

3 comments:

  1. Getting a quilt to a finished flimsy is definitely a major milestone in getting a quilt to the finished stage. Sometimes we just have no control over the quilting part of things. Good luck getting more quilts to whatever finished stage you can do on your own.

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  2. Let's here it for reducing the Stash a bit! Sometimes there's so much sewing , yet nothing to count "out". You have lots to work on!

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  3. Hey, Charlene, what day ya goin' up/down to Paducah? I'm thinking about making it for a day and want to coordinate with as many friends as I can.

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