2/19/17

Some the This; Some of That

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My daughter came over and raided my stash - a good thing - lol.  Helped with my numbers for this weeks stash report. She's clearing out her sewing room/computer corner to make room for an addition to her family. You can read about it here. She found fabric for two backs and took 2.40 yards.  I used .6 yd for my crumb blocks, .5 for my Madonna SC, .25 yd for a pieced block for my UFO challenge, and another .5 yd for another teal block.

That brings my YTD total to 21.86 yds destashed.

I've finished hand quilting my third side of the last border on the ancient one. I've learned so much since I started it in 1987. And one thing is how to space quilting motifs in a border.  This last row has (ahem) a bit more space between the last two motifs.  But that is the way it is. Placement should be better on the upcoming hand quilting.
And that center motif should have been lower - I was alternating them up and down to fill the space.
What are you up to?  It's an overcast and gray day here - just right for a walk in the park and then some hand stitching while watching The Crown.  I'm linking to some parties that you'll find under my tab "Linky Parties" above.  Blessings on this Lord's Day.

2/17/17

A Winner and a Find

Last week's WIPs Be Gone winner is June D.  I've sent her an email and asked her in which color family she wants her fat quarter.  Congrats to June.

Now as to my 17 UFOs in 2017 challenge, I was suppose to start work on my crumb blocks.  Can't find them!  But I did find a different set, so I guess that's the one I'll be working on.
There are 25 of them.  I'm going to use 16 and make a modern neonatal quilt which will measure 30" square.  Finally, I can start on this one.  Now I wonder where that other set is???

I hope you get to quilt today.

2/16/17

WIPs Be Gone

None gone yet, but even with taking Valentine's Day off, managed a bit of progress:

Two you've seen. The pieced one took me several days with its 72 pieces - arghh.  Had to go slow and check which direction to press seams so it would lie flat - picked out seams several times. Phew - give me applique anytime. Those two were a snap compared to that many pieces one.  Three down - two to go and I can start on putting the top together.

On the "spontaneous construction" front, I found a set of heart blocks.  I'm altering them to go with my Madonna:
From this ----------------------------to this (less white)

five done!
What are you up to?  Making any progress?  Link or comment and let me know.  I have another fat quarter for someone.  You get to choose. Usual guidelines apply: Leave me a comment for one chance.  Link your eye candy for another (link button below). Follow me and let me know for a third. Remember if you don't have a blog, you can always post a photo from a photo hosting service.  Please be sure there is some way for me to contact you. Ends next Thursday, midnight. I'll be linking to several parties.  See tab above.  I'll announce last week's winner tomorrow.  Blessings!

2/13/17

Design Wall Monday

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Up on my design wall is my latest block for WIP #9 of my challenge list.
It's a sampler from a 2010 blog hop.  I was going to make 35 blocks, however on revisiting the project, have revised that to 30. I only have 2 to go and this one may become a flimsy. Woohoo!

And it's time to pick another project to work on for the 17 UFOs in 2017 challenge.  Those projects only get 3 weeks for progress.  I've got some crumb blocks I'm going to be working on.  Have to find them first - lol. Hope to start another one today and do some quilting.  What's on your sewing room agenda? I'm linking up with Monday parties. You can see which ones under the linky parties tab above. 

Blessings.