Monday, April 4, 2011

Designing Woman

The 16 quilters in my Calendar Girls group decided to donate a quilt to the Sutter Hospital Breast Cancer Auction coming up this September. They do this every 3 years and receive over 300 quilts each time to raise funds for their cancer center. We call this quilt "Hearts For Hope".  It's only a top at the moment but with the quilting we plan to add, we hope it raises a good bit for their cause.

Judy's UFO Challenge has actually gotten me to finish 3 quilts this year and I intend to keep it up. She picked #4 for April and this is the top that awaits me. . . . . I love this quilt which was a mystery class I took three years ago. I want to quilt it with multi-colored, variegated thread, maybe feathers or some other wonderful pattern but I'm just not sure I'm good enough to do it justice. Think I should pay a long-armer to do it for me?

Check out what everyone else has on their design walls  HERE, on Judy's wonderful blog!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stash Report April 3

I bought fabric this week. Plain white to do some redwork embroidery. Yes, I have a ton of white fabric but I don't have very big cuts of it and I want all the redwork on the exact same background--you understand. . . Here's one block I made so far.

So, a yard of that and a yard and a half of the background for the Civil War fabric I'm using for the mystery retreat in June--decided to make it larger than planned. I cut leaves for my appliqued borders and cut the other 2 sides of the CW quilt so I used about 1 3/4 yards for that. Not bad for me!
Bought this week: 2 1/2
Used this week: 1 3/4
Bought this year: 66.25
Used this year: 55
Total busted: -11.25