DW Monday :)

I had a most productive weekend.  First I quilted the quilt for my sister.  Sophie was up to her usual perfect self…..she is such a pleasure to work with 🙂  I also cut, sewed and ironed the binding for this quilt AND got it sewn on.  I started the hand stitching this morning on the MetroLink so I’ll have this quilt completed by this weekend.  My goal is to get it in the mail on Saturday.

I also cut the sashing pieces for the last First Saturday blocks from the Quilted Fox, Foxy Fassetts.

I finished piecing a miniature quilt but no picture of it yet…..I’m not sure if it done or not.  The AAQI priority quilt received some more quilting.  In fact, I’m more than half way done.  And last, I cut the setting squares for a leader/ender nine-patch quilt which is on my design wall for Design Wall Monday (DWM).   Sorry for the blurry photo 🙁  Check out what other quilters have on their other design walls at Judy’s DWM post.

Almost forgot my stash report!

Added:  0     Cumulative Added:  39.5 yds

Used:  .5  (binding)      Cumulative Used:  ~6.5 yds

Net Out/(In):   (33 yds)  

Still Quilting….

Here’s the progress I’ve made on the AAQI Priority quilting. Only one month until the deadline and I’m getting there!

Here’s the backing I pieced for the quilt for my sister.  I used up all but the smallest bits of the fabrics leftover from the top.  Even then I needed the two additional half yards of pink prints I bought for this project but didn’t use on the front.  It’s not balanced like some of the fun backings I’ve seen on blogs recently but I like that it used up everything, including the two extra free pieced blocks from the front.  I really like the flower print.

Monday – Design Wall Time

Here’s what’s on my design wall today.  I completed not only the top but the backing as well.  This one is ready to quilt 🙂

Check out what other people are working on at Judy’s DWM blog post.

I get to include the yardage from this finish in my Stash report, yea!!!

Added:  0     Cumulative Added:  39.5 yds

Used: ~6         Cumulative Used:  ~6 yds

Net Out/(In):   (33.5 yds)  That’s better!!!!  At least I have something going out now 🙂

Design Wall Monday :)

The Hope quilt is back on my design wall.  I’m thinking on what I want to put between the words and the date.  I’m not happy with what’s up there.  I want to introduce some green but the green squares seem too dark or maybe the background fabric is too light???  I’m thinking of using the fabric on the left for a 2″ border and I love the flower fabric on the right for a wider outer border.

Yesterday I posted my stash report and mentioned a gift certificate I received.  Well, here’s something else I bought with it.

A whole gallon of Best Press, yippee!  I resisted trying this stuff when everyone was raving about on their blogs because it’s a bit pricey, IMO.  Well, once I bought a bottle, I was hooked and as Louise at The Quilted Fox says, “it’s only a dinner out.”  Speaking of The Quilted Fox, I finished both the First Sat block and the alternate block for next month!

And lastly, here’s the AAQI priority quilt all appliqued and basted for hand quilting!  Notice the new flower that just demanded to be added on the right.  And I had already sewn the “planter” down…..don’t you just love it when a quilt insists on something you’ve already decided against?   😉