Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12 Stash Report

I have to say, joining Judy's weekly stash report is really helping me contain my fabric-buying habit! (Thank you, Judy!) I was in 2 quilt shops this week and didn't buy a THING!! (Of course, next week is my quilt guild's quilt show and I just KNOW I'm going to be bad . . .

I did a LOT of sewing this week: setting triangles for my Cal King Civil War quit, borders for same, 330" of vine for the applique borders--I used 5 1/2 yards of fabric! YAY!

Fabric added this week: 0
Fabric used this week: 5.5
Fabric added year to date: 55.25
Fabric used year to date: 51.25
Totals: -4.25

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Working on my UFO for March!

I'm really proud of myself for (so far) keeping up with Judy's UFO Challenge! I organized a UFO Challenge for my quilt guild a couple of years ago and never once finished a project. I guess when someone else does it, it works better. (Or, I just want Judy to like ME as much as I like HER! LOL)
I do my own quilting on my regular machine but I almost never mark anything--I just quilt where it takes me; stippling, leaves, hearts, swirls, stuff like that. This one though, I felt really needed to be marked and quilted with some traditional and elegant patterns. You can see the blue markings on this one. I'm happy that my calendar suggests I'm going to have time to actually get this done this month!

I'm also hand appliqueing the BOM at Anne Sutton's website:
"Henreitta Whiskers". Really love this little squirrel!
Block number 3 was posted yesterday and I've
almost finished it already!

Now I'll go see what everyone else has on their design walls on Julys blog!