Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DESIGN WALL / STASH REPORT

Fabric used this week  21.625 yards
Fabric used year to date  100.75 yards
Fabric added this week 0 yards
Fabric added year to date  52 yards
Net used 2017  48.75 yards

My large "used" number is due to finally completing the quilting on my double Irish chain quilt - destined to be a wedding gift in September.  I'll take its official portrait in a couple of weeks when my son and his family will be visiting, and I'll have 2 tall men to hold it!  DH helped me spread it on our bed for a picture.
 I spent part of two days quilting the swirls in the neutral areas.  The first day I quilted the outer 2 blocks, and left the centre blocks for day 2, after a good night sleep.  Some of my centre circles are more round than others!





I had a bit of the border fabric left over, so I made a table runner, just for fun.  I forgot to add the yardage for this small project, so it is included in the total fabric used.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DESIGN WALL / STASH REPORT

Fabric used this week  5 yards
Fabric used year to date  77.875 yards
Fabric added this week  1 yard
Fabric added year to date  52 yards
Net used 2017  25.875 yards

My grandson has started watching Bob the Builder.  When we visited their family I found a "Bob" book panel in the clearance area at Len's mill store in Kitchener.

I cut the pages apart, adding green sashing, printed with a large variety of trucks and construction vehicles.  The center section features Bob and some tools, also found on the side of the panel.  I had the bright yellow fabric with road signs, so it was added between the 2 blocks, and used as binding.
I also found this flannel in my stash, purchased many years ago, and just waiting for the right project!

The quilt picture was taken late at night, just before being packed up for delivery!

Our Grandson loves it, and has learned all the names of the tools!  We had another lovely visit, but I came home with a summer cold.....

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

DESIGN WALL / STASH REPORT

I've been stitching - really I have.  I have 75% of the quilting done on my double Irish chain quilt, I've knit mitts for my grandson for next winter, and have the back and 1 1/2 fronts finished for a fall sweater for him as well.

I received a call from my guild's community quilts coordinator, asking if I'd finish a couple of pin-basted quilts.
The first one was made from large flannel squares, with a couple of borders.  I stitched swirls diagonally, using brown thread in the coloured squares, and red in the black and white ones.

I stitched green waves in the blue border, and large elm leaves in the rust border, using blue thread.




The second quilt was made with large 4-patch blocks.  The brown
and tan blocks formed an X pattern.  I stitched flowers in all the white squares, with 4 petal curves in the blue ones.  The brown and tan  was stitched with gold leaves.  A loop design was added to the sashing, and a curvy zig-zag to the white border.
 I continued to use the gold thread to stitch an open spiral leaf in the striped borders.

Many of my quilting designs are thanks to Lori Kennedy of  The Inbox Jaunt.  Her book is called "Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3"  It is spiral bound and easy to set beside your machine for easy reference.


My stash report has only one change -  I used .5 yard of fabric for binding the blue quilt, and my net used for 2017 is now 21.875 yards.  I'll have more to claim once I complete the double Irish chain - soon, I hope!

Now I'm off to make gingerbread for dessert tonight, with applesauce topping! Yummmm!