Same blocks, just a lot more of them!!
This is as big as I’m going. Seven blocks by 9 rows, the bottom two rows are on the machine getting stitched together. It gets a pieced row to finish the pattern, then a border to keep all of chaos contained. I have used up almost all of my 3 1/2 inch strips…and there were some pretty ugly old prints among them. This is from Gale Bongs book “S is for Scraps”….I love the pattern just not really excited about my scraps.
Take a break and go check out more designs at Judy’s.
I’m back in the black! I finished the Sisters Choice variation that was on the design wall back in October….seems like just last month.
This one looks so much better in person, I don’t have a good place to display or hang a quilt to get a good picture. The quilt finished at just under 68 X 78, quilted quickly with Keryn Emmerson’s Square Spiral pantograph.
The Missouri Star Quilt Company (aka MO* or MSQC) sent another Charm Pack this week so I have something to add in this week also. I’m getting quite a nice collection of Charms. I see a nickel quilt in my future.
Fabric acquired….1 2/3 yard…another charm pack and 4 fat quarters
Fabric acquired year to date …..2 1/3 yds
Fabric used….9 1/2 yards
Fabric used year to date….9 1/2 yards
Used year to date 7 1/6 yards…I don’t like odd fractions so I’m thinking this should be rounded or maybe I’ll switch to decimals.
Go check out more stash reports at Judy’s.
Most of my weekend was spent assembling blocks and watching football. The blocks are all scrappy and from the 3 1/2 inch strip bin. This is not my normal size as I really like 2 1/2 inch strips…and now I remember why. If the fabric is
ugly not a favorite it needs to be cut smaller. 3 1/2 is a pretty big chunk. And my bin of 3 1/2 strips is pretty picked over…..there are a lot of uglies unfavorable pieces in this bin!
I’m working on Patchwork Park from
I really like making shaded 4 patch blocks. Judy’s scrap block this month got me started and this pattern seemed to be the best use of my scraps using that shaded 4 patch. Here’s what I’ve gotten up on the wall so far.
I’m going bigger than the 60 inches in Gayle’s book. My plan is to use up most of this bin and end up about 90 inches. So far it is going together pretty quickly….as long as I don’t study the fabric or be too choosy.
Let’s go to Patchwork Times and see what’s going up on other design walls.
Well, the zero is gone. At least from the fabric acquired column. My first purchase from Mo * arrived this week. Not a big purchase just one little charm pack or 2/3 yd. I have a quilt near completion but not finished yet!
Here are my numbers:
Fabric acquired….2/3 yard
Stashed Year to date…..2/3 yard
Go check out more stash reports at Judy’s.
I’ve been playing with a scrap block. Judy at Patchwork Times is hosting a Scrap Challenge and I’ve been playing with the block. Turns out I already had a small collection of parts leftover from a couple of other projects. This block is a 9 patch that will finish at 9 inches…..if I stitch it together. I just keep switching out the patches. This one has parts leftover from Easy Street the Bonnie Hunter mystery finished in 2013.
Then I add and subtracted and got this…..
I turned the corner block, too. Next, some more color added.
Whoa…that’s a lotta orange.
Bright but subdued, these are leftover from a Project Linus quilt.
Maybe a different center….orange??
Those orange bricks just really pop…too much? Back to the drawing board…..
To see what is going on at Patchwork Times click here.
This is going to be too easy….nothing in, nothing out! I am hoping to get a quilt finished before I go to the LQS. And I am almost afraid to open any e-mail from Mo*.
My plan for 2014 is to use at least 200 yards, from stash of course, but is unrealistic to believe I will not “freshen” the stash. I really love that term. Makes it sound like falling off the wagon was planned. I plan to only buy when necessary, and then in reasonable amounts. I hope the words”Sure, I’ll take what’s left on the bolt” never comes out of my mouth…unless it really is the end of the bolt!
So, to make it official (and easier to cut and paste) here is week #1
Year to date…..0 too easy!!
Let’s go to Judy’s for an explanation of the Stash Report and to see how everyone else is doing!
I have a few blocks finished so up on the empty design wall they go. This is a long-term project so I know I can’t leave them up…I just wanted an idea of how my colors and scraps are looking. The trail can turn any which way. This should be a fun project. The blocks are fun to make, so simple and some a little more involved but everything is straight, no HSTs or flying geese.
There are a group of quilters on the Yahoo Stashbuster Group doing this pattern, some as leader ender, and a few just building the necessary blocks. A lot of conversation on color mix and fabric selection. I’ve dug out fat quarters and some pre-cuts to get a good variety of color. I plan on leader ender now that I have a few blocks started. It should be easy to keep the working box near my machine while piecing another project.
The Trail Mix pattern can be found in American Patchwork and Quilting (April 2004)or Scrap-Lovers’ Quilts (Leisure Arts #4147) (Better Homes & Gardens Creative Quilting Collection). There are a couple of wonderful scrappy quilts I’m thinking I should make next.