IBOL, Design Wall & Stash Report

Have you kept up with the happenings on the IBOL website? Art La Flamme, Mr IBOL guy, has been BUSY!  Mr IBOL had a SSP1 (super secret project) in which Sew Mama Sew offered bundles for $15….shipping included.  They sold out in 48 hours! Art also has SSP2 and SSP3 in the works.  Check out the involvment of Quilts Inc.  How cool would it be to go to Houston for the International Quilt Festival and walk around in a shirt like this?

As to my sewing room……..here’s what’s on my design wall:

Asian Suprise 1

Yep, that’s it.  It’s the first block in the Quilted Foxes “Asian Surprise” First Saturday BOM.   I cut the alternate block out but haven’t gotten it sewn up.  I was pleased with the way this block came together.  The back ground fabric is a creamy lawn and I’ve not sewn with a lawn fabric before.  It hasn’t caused any trouble……..so far!

The Cards vs Sox red, white & black quilt blocks were finished up this weekend and I have the blocks sew into rows.   The rows are pinned together so I might get them together tonight and then the fun part begins when  I start on the free pieced lettering for the borders.

So my stash report…….not sure when folks count the stash as used but I’m going with a completed flimsy, a completed backing and prepared binding.  If I have to wait for a completed quilt, I’m sure I’ll give up reporting 😉

Stash added this week: 1/3 yd

Stash used this week: 0

Cumulative stash added:  3 1/3 yds

Cumulative stash used:  0

Here’s my addition…..what a wonderful green 🙂

A Fabric

My IBOL Arrived :)

Check it out:IBOL

The front row, right side, top bundle is from me 🙂  I know this for certain because I used a blue ribbon in one direction and a white ribbon in the other, woo, hoo!!!  Check out the latest updates on the IBOL project here.

Design Wall Monday :)

Judy at Patchwork Times has been hosting the “What’s on your design wall Mondays” for a while now.   I thought it might help keep me moving to participate so here’s what’s on my design wall……

B Design Wall

Not a surprise :0)  I’m more than half way through the blocks for the Cards/Red Sox wedding quilt.  The fun part of this quilt will be the free-pieced letters in the borders.  I’m thinking I’ll add a 1 1/2″ to 2″ border of solid black to frame these busy blocks.  I haven’t yet settled on the rest yet but it will come to me.  It better come soon since the wedding is Oct 17th!!!

I haven’t joined in on Judy’s stash reports but it’s been rolling around in my mind that I SHOULD participate so even though it is not Sunday, the official stash report day, here’s last weeks report:

Stash added this week:  3 yards

Brown Bear

I picked up 2 yards of this Brown Bear, Brown Bear fabric from Andover Fabrics by Eric Carle of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” fame that had just gotten restocked at Jackman’s Fabrics.  I also snagged a yard of this wonderful dusty pink fabric, on sale 😉

Stash used this week:  0 yards

Stats above are also my YTD numbers….we’ll see how long I keep this up!

Cards vs Sox Quilt

I started a quilt this weekend for the wedding gift the couple who’s wedding show I went to this weekend.  I’m ahead of my usual procrastinator schedule AGAIN…don’t know what’s up with that.  The bride is a St Louis Cardinals fan the groom is a Chicago White Sox fan thus a quilt with red, white and black is the plan.  I will do free pieced lettering in the border (thanks Tonya).  This seems like a good fit for a couple that used their Wii avatars for their wedding invitations 🙂

Cards Sox

Here are the blocks I got finished…….All I can say is, it’s busy!

Hey, be sure to check out the IBOL (Iraqi Bundles of Love) website.  The first boxes have arrived 🙂