Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 7 Stash Report

I led a double life this week: I was a good girl and a bad girl. I bought the backing for my husband's Civil War quilt (a California King!) but also started a new quilt totally from my stash (or rather, the stashes of my Spring Chicks group).

Let me explain. . . I needed 8 yards for the back of a huge quilt and really needed an appropriate Civil War-type fabric which I don't have in my stash. 8 yards! Found just what my DH wanted and found it online on sale!

I also got together with my 9-person quilting group and exchanged 2 1/2" strips to make quilts for the Sutter Hospital Breast Cancer Auction, held every 3 years. We'll be turning in 9 quilts before the cut-off date, September 1st. See the quilt I'm working on for it HERE.

My totals:
Fabric purchased this week: 8
Total fabric purchased this year: 27
Fabric used this week: 5.5
Total fabric used this year: 32.75
Net used: 5.75

I'm not proud of these totals but I plan to do better. . .yeah, next week. . . LOL!!

Fun new quilt!

I saw this great pattern at Road to California and came right home to make it! Last week, my "Spring Chicks" group met and exchanged 2 1/2" strips. With these strips, the challenge is to make any quilt we want and have them finished by August 2nd. And it's for a very good cause: see, every 3 years, Sutter Hospital in Sacramento holds a quilt auction with all proceeds going to their Breast Cancer Center.In past years, the auction has garnered hundreds of quilts from generous quilters, quilt groups and guilds and has netted over $300,000 from them! This year, all quilts are due on September 1st and all 9 of us Spring Chicks are donating our finished strip quilts to the auction. I hope this quilt strikes someone's fancy and they donate a nice, large sum to the auction and take home this colorful, twin bed-sized quilt that we all had a part in, wrap it around them and feel the LOVE!!

I know I have until August 2nd but I have time NOW so, here's the top! YAY!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What's on my design wall?

I had a pretty prolific week! I finished the Mended Hearts quilt that my friend asked me to finish for her niece the day before she died. It took so long because I just didn't want to give it up! I felt her beside me every time I worked on it and knew when it was done, that I probably wouldn't feel that loving intensity again. But here it is and I know her niece is going to treasure it. I put a nice label on the back documenting the sad but loving story of Lee's desire to complete it for her.

I also worked on my quilt guild's challenge and it's almost done but can't post a photo of that one until the 'reveal' at the end of the month. Don't want to give away my design :-)

I'm also working on a BOM by Anne Sutton at Bunny Hill Designs and have kept up very nicely so far. It's only my 2nd applique quilt, a fall theme (my favorite time of year) and I'm loving it! Really need to get myself another applique project to work on in the evenings when I sit and watch TV with my husband.

So, what's on YOUR design wall this week? Take a look at Judy Laquadara's wonderful blog and see! (Don't you just LOVE to see everyone's post??!!)