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Review of October 2009 Quilting Goals

The month is over, so how did I do? Well, not as good as previous months, but it could have been worse.

* Keep up with the SBS BOW – Done
* Finish the hand quilting on Josh’s Quilt – nope – two thirds of the last block remains
* Finish piecing the DWR – nope – one row is ready to attach and the last row needs putting together
* Hand quilt 2 rings on DWR – obviously not
* Complete Finishing Instructions for both sizes of Kansas Spirit BOM – The smaller quilt instructions have been turned in!
* Machine quilt borders on Josh’s Quilt – obviously not
* Make at least 4 make-up SBS blocks
* Decide on the quilting for Jeremiah’s quilt – didn’t even look at it.
* Work on Ladder to the Star sashings – finished and got the center completed
* Keep Scraps Cut Up – did this, not that there was much to do

I also made a pineapple block to try out a new-to-me technique.

Stash Report Week # 42

The week started off with 1/2 yard inbound from the Kansas Troubles Stash Society and ended with cutting the setting triangles for Ladder to the Stars. In between a sample pineapple block and this week’sSBS BOW. As a result, a bit more fabric went out than came in.

I’ve also pulled 2 1/2″ squares out of my pre-cut box to use as leader/enders, but since these were already cut I don’t think I’ll count them until I put them into blocks.

See how everyone else is doing with their projects over at Patchwork Times.

P.S. I guess I should actually put the #s in the report. Must have gotten distracted by the timmer going off on the microwave.

Fabric Added this Week: .5 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 282.083 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 1.207 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 77.261 yards

Net Stash: +204.822 yards (162.583 was gifted)

10/19 – Added another 1/8 yard to the totals used. Forgot about my extra SBS block I did.

This is Just a Technique Block

If you don’t count the Blue and Brown Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Swap I joined in late July, I haven’t started anything new since May 17th. That’s nearly 5 months! Unbelievable! I didn’t know I could go that long without starting anything new.

Wait — I’m looking at my sidebar. Perhaps I should say I haven’t started anything new that I haven’t FINISHED since May 17th. Cherry Frolic was started and finished in June, and the Cranberry Wishes Table Runner was started and essentially completed in June, although it didn’t get declared finished until August. I didn’t think I had enough focus for 5 months. I’m still surprised it’s been 3 1/2 months.

Over the past couple of months I’ve been looking at my strip bins — which are full — and thinking I need to do something with them (but refraining). If you asked me a 3 or 4 weeks ago, I would have told you I was leaning toward a log cabin. The last couple of weeks I’ve browsed Bonnie’s site, Quiltville.com eyeing Star Struck. Today, it’s the pineapple block.

I’ve seen several pineapple quilt’s recently. The ones last night at the quilt shop, Mary’s mom made one, and I suspect I saw one as part of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Anyway, I decided I had to try to make one of these blocks.

I used the instructions on the Possibilities website.

If I decide to make a pineapple quilt, I think I’ll either use them a leader/enders for the first few rows, or at least cut up the strips to the right length and do a bunch at a time.

Meanwhile this block will go in the orphan box to be put in some future quilt, and I’ll get back to the UFOs I’m currently working on – Ladder to the Stars, DWR, SBS and Josh’s Quilt.