Farewell to 2011

It’s the last day of the year, time for a look back at this year’s projects and my final stash report. 

Scrap Club January Project (flimsy)

Technicolor Yawn aka Scrap Vomit (flimsy)

Free Pieced Words for Tonya

Animal Baby Quilt

Lily’s Baby Quilt – “Kristy’s Dream from L’Fair Quilts

Zig Zag 9 Scrap Club Quilt (flimsy)

Nine-patch Mini

Nine-patch Mini (No picture of it completed)

I had plans to sew together a top or two before the year end but alas, I didn’t.  What I did do was go to the Goodwill Clearance Center….twice!  Here’s some of the goods I snagged, all washed and ready to deconstruct.  I’m working on broadening my stash colors and did quite well :-O

Some of the things I’ve already cut up (except for that stripe on top which is a wof strip I found, score) and so have to be added to my 2011 stash report.

Stash Report – Final Tally

  • Fabric in:  6.75 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 88 yards accumulated……better than the 105.5 yards accumulated in FY2010 🙂

Happy Quilting, Cherie 

Last 2011 DWM Post

Wow, I can hardly believe this is our last 2011 Design Wall Monday post.  I’ve benefited from these posts in so many ways, first the encouragement they give me to have something to share on Mondays, second the inspiration from seeing what other quilters are working on and third meeting new blog friends.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post here to enjoy more DWM posts. 

My design wall is the same as last week but I’ll bet I’m not the only one who hasn’t had much sewing time 😉 


But look what’s sitting next to my sewing machine……..and what’s on my ironing board!


I had a few minutes for some mindless sewing…..it’s an excellent way to relax….very theraputic.  Just random mindless sewing………nothing at all to do with this!

Stash Report – No change……be on the look out for a final 2011 Stash report on New Year’s Eve day!

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 81.25 yards accumulated

Happy Quilting, Cherie 

T’was the Monday Before Christmas….

…..when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse……. sewing blue strings 😉

Of course these are just random 3 1/2″ blue strings and have nothing to do with this because I’m not allowed to start a new project, right?

Here’s what’s on my design wall:

I settled on a fabric for the sashing for the Vicksburg quilt.  I think it will give me the look I want.  I’ll use the blue fabric from the border swags for the corner stones.  I didn’t buy any new fabric for this quilt, pulling everything from my stash.   Now that the blue strings are sewn and trimmed, I plan to start putting this top together and then starting on Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  Can’t wait.

Stash report:  

No change from previous with my year-to-date net stash in standing at 81.25 yards.   

 

Happy Monday

It’s Design Wall Monday time 🙂  Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post and check out all the links.  I’ve finished a few more of the swag blocks for the Vicksburg quilt…..only TWO more left to sew!!

I’m excited about getting this quilt finished…..the only decision left is what fabric to use for sashing and that shouldn’t hold me up, right?

I made bags this weekend for a couple of Christmas presents and I think they turned out pretty cute.  This one isn’t fully packed yet but you get the idea 🙂

 

Also this weekend I cut up some phone book pages and started chain piecing some string blocks…..that does not have anything to do with Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery quilt Orca Bay.  I’m not allowed to start a new project at this time, so these little 3 1/2″ blue string blocks have nothing do to with a mystery.  Nope, nothing.  Just wanted to have some mindless sewing time while catching up on movies 🙂  It’s so therapeutic to just grab strings and sew.

Stash Report – No change from last week :)

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 81.25 yards accumulated

Happy Quilting, Cherie