Back to Work Monday

It’s been a fun week with a wonderful 4 day weekend ending with 6 plus inches of SNOW 🙂  They were only forecasting 1-3″ so what a wonderful surprise to wake up to a thick blanket of snow!!!! 

We had our guild’s annual fabric swap and I snagged a couple of large pieces.  Carolyn brought two huge bags of scraps and boy, oh boy, did we have a blast digging through them.  I spent Thursday petting, ironing, trimming and folding the scraps into my stash….it was heaven 🙂

Scrap Swap Loot

I also spent some time quilting on Sophie, loading my red string quilt which is one of my finish goals as part of the 2015 Finish-Along. 

Red String QuiltingI spent some more time cleaning up my sewing room and unearthed some liberate churn dash blocks that never got finished from the 2014 RSC.  So I’m getting them done and on the design wall.

DWM 3-2-15I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post.,,,..go check it out.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: ~4 yards (guild fabric swap)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  16 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (5.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

   

Deep Freeze Monday

Boy, oh boy, it’s cold outside!!  Good days for staying in the warm house and sewing, right?  When I was cutting the bias binding strips for the raffle quilt, I cut the remaining fabric to have a stash of binding ready to go for later 🙂  I got it sewed and ironed…….

400 Binding…..and then I starting checking out sashing possibilities for these RSC blocks on my design wall. Check out Judy’s DWM post here for all the wonderful things hanging out on design walls everywhere 🙂

DWM 2-13-15RSC SashingsI’m leaning towards the one second from the left but I haven’t finished frisking my stash yet so I might yet find something else.

Our guilds annual fabric swap meeting is tomorrow night so while I was digging in my stash, I culled out some fabrics that have hung out at my house for too long.  I’m counting it as stash out.  If I bring home any, I’ll count it in next week 😉

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 2 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  8.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  12 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (9.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Small Changes

Happy Design Wall Monday!  I made a small change on my design wall, swapping out light blue blocks for oranges ones….fun!! 

DWM 2-2-15It’s typical of me to wait until a deadline is looming large to go into a flurry of activity to finish on time.  I’ve been working on a secret project and it needed to be mailed on Saturday.  A flurry of activity occurred in my sewing room until late Friday night and again Saturday morning.  Let’s just say I finished, snapped a few pics and slid into the Post Office just in time, whew!!

I spent several hours cleaning up, trimming bits and pieces to feed the scrap bins AND muttering to myself, “No, that piece is too small…..you really MUST throw it out”.  I just can’t keep every last smidgen…..they are weighing me down…..and they multiply so quickly!!  Now I’m ready to start pulling sashing fabric for the blocks on my design wall.  And pink scraps for February RSC blocks.  Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post 🙂

Because of the secret project, I have stash out, woo hoo.  Because of thrifting, I also have stash in…..but notice there is more out than in 😉

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 1 yard (thrifted shirt)
  • Fabric out:  3.5 yards (secret project)
  • YTD Fabric in:  7 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 8.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (1.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Planning DWM

I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post with another colorful design wall 🙂  I’m trying to decide where I want to go with these RSC blocks and whether I need to continue making more this year.  I’ve been playing with different arrangements but haven’t settled on one yet.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 5.25 yards (fat quarter won at scrap club & thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in:  6 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 1 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie