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Stash Report Week # 43

Last week was mostly piecing what I already had cut. So just a little bit out — enough for my SBS BOW and the rest of the cornerstones I need to complete the row of rings I’m working on for my DWR.

Even though I saw some great fabrics as the show yesterday, I didn’t buy any. I even walked away from music FQs that I had not seen before!

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 282.083 yards

Fabric Used this Week: .25 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 77.511 yards

Net Stash: +204.572 yards (162.583 was received as gifts)

See how others are doing by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

Next to the Last Block

This is the next to the last block to be hand quilted before I can pull the quilt off the frame. I finished it up Sunday night after a two week hiatus. I pushed myself a couple of weeks ago and aggravated my wrist. Needless to say there was no hand quilting for a while and now I’m limiting my time at the frame. I’ll miss my self-imposed deadline of October 15th, but since my DWR is not going to be finished by then I still have time — my guess is it will take another week — for both.

What’s On My Design Wall? – 10/12

Ladder to the Stars is up on the wall. The blocks have been made since May, I’m currently working on the paper pieced sashings. I’m not sewing the sashings to the blocks yet, as I’m still deciding if the blocks are in the right spots.

I’m flitting back and forth between this quilt and the DWR.

See what other quilters are up to by checking out the link’s on Judy’s blog Patchwork Times.

Marathon Sewing

Last night I had 3 hours of uninterrupted piecing. The 34 arcs for the next row on the DWR have now been pieced and I pieced 10 more sashings for Ladder to the Stars. Didn’t get the last of the trimming finished as I simply ran out of steam.

What’s On My Design Wall? – 10/05

This does not mean I’m finished with my DWR.

This is a 6″ version of Ladder to the Stars. I designed this quilt to be raffled off by the quilting group I was in a couple of years ago. The original quilt has 12″ blocks and finished approximately 87 x 105. This one will finish around 58 x 70.

I’ve finally gotten the sashings down to a ‘science’, so need to cut the rest of the blue fabric so I can go to town on it. That’s not to say I’ve put away my DWR. The row that was up on the wall last week is complete and needs to be attached to the quilt. I’ve got the pieces for the next row sitting on my sewing machine ready to be pieced together. This coming week it will probably be a bit of both, plus this week’s SBS BOW.

Check out what other quilters are up to by visiting Patchwork Times.

Stash Report Week # 40

This week I managed to use a smidgen over a yard of fabric making my SBS blocks, cutting the background for more DWR rings and cutting the background fabric for a dozen paper pieced sashings to Ladder to the Stars (I need 80).

Nothing came in – and I stepped foot into a quilt shop on Friday. (OK, just as the store was closing, as I was waiting to the owner to go to dinner, but doesn’t it still count as being in a quilt shop?)

More fabric might have been used this week, but I traveled to Rock Springs, Kansas for String Romp. My original plan was to sew in the hotel room Saturday on the sashings, but a combination of events resulted in me driving out myself Saturday afternoon, so I didn’t bother to drag the sewing machine. The group above is the 6th grade orchestra that my husband conducted this weekend. The kids were from all over Kansas.

Back to the report:

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 281.583 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 1.050 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 74.929 yards

Net Stash: +206.654 yards (162.583 was gifted)

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

Review of September 2009 Quilting Goals

Another month has gone by, so it’s time to review what I accomplished this month.

* Complete remaining 2 sets of blocks for the SBS Brown/Blue Swap

Finished and in the mail by 9/8

* Keep up with the SBS BOW

It was close, but all blocks were made and turned in on time.

* Work on Josh’s Quilt – needs to be off the frame by 10/15

3 1/2 blocks hand quilted — 1 1/2 blocks to go!

* Work on DWR – top needs to be done by 10/15

12 rings added to the quilt and 6 more are partially pieced

* Complete Finishing Instructions for both sizes of Kansas Spirit BOM

Small quilt needs one more correction. Large quilt about 50% done. (the easy 50%) 🙂

* Quilt a baby quilt

Ran out of time.

* Keep Scraps Cut Up

Well my scraps were cut up, but my friend’s scraps have filled the basket back up!

I also cut the gold fabric for my Ladder to the Stars quilt and I managed to not start anything new. What more can a girl ask for who has more UFOs and Quilt Tops than she can count on her fingers and toes?

Next month will be more of the same. I’ve got my list ready to go.

What’s On My Design Wall? – 9/28

Does this look familiar?

Very little piecing got done this past week. It was a combination of the 5 hours of Dancing With the Stars and then spending the weekend away from my sewing machine. I still think I can meet my self imposed deadline of Oct 15th even if I add a row of rings. Of course if the extra row gets added I needed to finish the quilt 6 weeks ago to give me a week to quilt each ring….

See what others are doing by checking out the links over at Patchwork Times.

Another Block Finished

I promised I worked on my DWR. I sewed the arcs to nine melon sections and added the corner stones to two of those. Then I quilted. Since this block was so easy, I pushed myself and kept working on it during the news and the first part of the Tonight Show.

Tomorrow I need to work on this week’s SBS BOW.

What’s On My Design Wall? – 9/21

More rings.

I hope I’ll only be showing rings for another week, but if I find I really do have enough fabric to make the quilt bigger, this may go on for two or three more weeks.

Here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve got done so far:

6 x 7 rings. Still need to sew the 4-patches on two sides. Based on the amount of fabric I bought, I was intending the quilt to be 7 x 8 rings. I wouldn’t mind it being 8 x 8 or 8 x 9 rings, but I don’t know how much extra fabric I’ll have when it reaches the original size.

Check out other’s design walls over at Judy’s blog.