Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall

This week I’ve got 4 things going on — all of which MUST be done by Friday morning.

First up finish binding Eeyore.  I’ve got about a foot of the binding attached to the front of the quilt.

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Next, cut this pile of fabrics into 320 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ bricks for Syd to use in her new quilt — neither of us are quite ready for her to use the rotary cutter.

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Then I need to finish cutting this pile of FQs and yardage for the quilt I plan on working on this weekend.

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Finally I need to get this top and the backing on the zippers. I have a date with the longarm Friday morning.

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I don’t know if my quilting mojo is back, but all of this stuff simply has to be done.

Check out what others have on their design walls over at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

Sydney came over and started a new quilt.  We got half the fabric cut for her new quilt – 160 2-1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strips.  While I had the pink fabric out I cut a few 2″ strips to potentially use in a quilt I’m considering making my niece for graduation.  I haven’t committed to the pattern, so those strips will go in to the 2″ strip box and are not counted, nor is the quilt considered started.

On the other hand, I’ve cut 10 of the 17 FQs I purchased back in March for a quilt for my college roommate.  At this point I’d like to give a shout out to Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap User System. It took me less time to cut half the fabric for Sydney’s quilt than it has my quilt and I got more of her fabric cut. Anyway, my FQs won’t get counted until I get the quilt top put together. With luck perhaps next week.

I am however counting the fabric I made for the bias binding for the Eeyore quilt. Yes, Eeyore is quilted and just needs to be bound and washed.

So, here are the latest numbers:

Fabric Added Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 146.734 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 2.986 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 89.966 yards

Net Increase in Stash to Date:  56.768 yards

See how others are doing with their stash over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall

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Nada. But as you can see, there are a few things stacked up waiting for me.  On the ironing board, top to bottom, a pillowcase, Scrappy Trips & the backing and the DWR waiting for binding.  Over by the design wall, Diamond Links, which I need to finish quilting, is sitting on the basket of shirts. Behind the red and white stool is a stack of batting scraps and the second Ladder to the Stars which needs a label and pillowcase.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a quilting funk which has lasted this long and I’m ready to get out of it. So, I am going to finish Eeyore this week!  And if I finish it sooner than later I’m going to trace off a few pages of Virginia Bound (if I can find my book!) and pieces  a few blocks from the basket of shirt strings under the shelf. Then again I may do something else completely.

Others I’m sure have more interesting design walls — check them out over at Patchwork Times.

 

What’s On My Design Wall

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This week I’ve got a couple of thing going on.  First off, I corrected the Rail Fence and Spools block for the Alphabet BOM. It really didn’t take long once I focused.  There are still 7 more blocks, so I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to set 26 blocks.  Nearly every plan I do I either have 1 block left over or need a few more.  But playing in EQ I may have come up with an idea.

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Obviously the Letters are simply place holders and if I go with this plan there is no guarantee the blocks will end up in order.

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I’ve not forgotten Eeyore — I’ve got the cable marked on the center border.  Now I need to clear the space around the sewing machine so I can finish it up.

Check out the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others are up to this week.

 

R is for Rail Fence, S is for Spools

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Rail Fence was the June BOM.

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Spools was the July BOM.

Bring on August’s block.  I’m caught up for the moment. Well, on this project.

All of my blocks can be seen HERE. These are part of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM that is being run on the Yahoo! group apocketfullofmysteries. It’s not too late to join.

Stash Report

There wasn’t much happening at the sewing machine — other than sewing those two blocks wrong.  Normally I count my fabric used when I complete a top, but since the two blocks are going into the orphan block box and everything in there is already counted when I finished the original project, I’m going to count the two blocks as out.  Nothing came in.

Fabric Added Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 146.734 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0.278 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 86.98 yards

Net Increase in Stash to Date:  59.754 yards

Other’s reports can be seen over at Patchwork Times.

Chain of Stars

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Back in January I posted a pink and black pillowcase and said it went with Deadline IV. This is the quilt – my pink and black Chain of Stars.  It is in this month’s issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

July Recap / August Goals

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It’s good that I recap what I accomplish each month or I would think I get nothing done.  Much of July was spent working in the yard and or reading.  But then I realize I really did get a few things done.

As part of the yard work, I repainted our windmill. The center of Eeyore was quilted. A set of placemats and coasters was made. I finished quilting the Double Wedding Ring. I made the June BOM block and started on the July block, although I forgot to use muslin as my light. I did some of the embroidery on the next to last block of the Christmas BOM. Not pictured, on the 1st, I finished “the forgotten quilt”.

So, what do I have planned for August?

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In no particular order:

  • Finish Eeyore
  • Make the June, July and August blocks (R, S, & T)
  • Attach the binding to the DWR
  • Clean up the sewing room — it’s gotten deep.

There are other things which need to be done as well - labels and pillowcases for at least 5 quilts; get Scrappy Trips done – I still need to make the backing; start the quilt I’m making for a friend’s church auction and possibly quilt, bind and label another quilt for a gift if I can arrange time on the long arm at the end of the month.  And of course this short list doesn’t put a dent in my 2014 Goals which is a just a small subset of my master UFO list.

One of These Things…

is not like the other. Well, none of them are alike, but one doesn’t have the muslin.

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Yes, I’ll be making a new Rail Fence Block. And starting over on the Spool block for July.

What’s On My Design Wall

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There’s not much on my design wall today.  I’ve done virtually nothing in the sewing room for the past two weeks.  I did finally finish these coasters.  The  bias binding was driving me crazy. They measure 3-1/2″ across so it’s a tight turn as compared to other curves I’ve done in the past. This is what I learned:

  • Cut the bias binding at 1-1/2″
  • Do not double it as on quilts
  • Use a 1/4″ seam
  • Do a straight join

I was even able to machine stitch the binding down.

On the wall proper is the June BOM for the Alphabet BOM. R is for Rail Fence.

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This week the weather is supposed to be relatively cool, so other than the block for July, I’m not sure if I’ll get any more time with the sewing machine.  There’s more yard work to do before Friday night.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall.