Sunday, November 27, 2022

Stash report November 27, 2022

I bought another neutral piece for my boho heart quilt. I am using these colors as the background.

Stash report November 27, 2022

fabric added: 1 yards
fabric added year to date: 135.5 yards 

fabric used: 7 1/4 yards  

fabric used year to date: 224 yards  

90.50 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 6 days last week. 

As I was cleaning a pile of stuff, I found a bit of fluff, and thought it had been a while, since, I had spun anything. I always enjoy the process. I find it soothing and relaxing. I need to make some time for this again. I could pack it all away, if, I don't actually spin anything. Once, I do, I am hooked again. I dyed this wool, and carded it a few years ago.

so pretty

tada - yarn

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Monday, November 21, 2022

rhododendron progress

 It has been soooo cold here this past weekend, and we are still recovering from covid. There was nothing to do but work on rhododendron mystery quilt from last year.

I added inner and outer borders. I may change the cornerstones. I could not find the ones I made during the mystery. And I didn't want to be creative. I wanted it done.

I made the back from a sheet and a leftover pink piece from another back. It was almost to much math for me.

I even cut and made the binding. I can see the end in sight. I have a customer quilt to finish, and, then, I am going to put this quilt on the frame. I have pushed this one a little harder, thinking I can't start another mystery until this one is done.  I am still deciding if I am going to make another mystery. It's a hard decision for me. I have made them all and I like the colors this year, but, I have so many UFOs, I should not add another. I still have 5 days to decide. Any one making Chilhowie?
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Saturday, November 19, 2022

strings for Kismet

I spent a few evenings at the treadle making string units. I was trying to make ahead, the units for the fish school blocks, I have been making for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I cut fish school blocks for the leader/ ender challenge 2021 and made  quite a few, but, didn't keep up for the year. So, this year I cut for RSC. And, about that time, Bonnie Hunter shared her pattern kismet of her finished fish school. I decided, I wasn't far enough along, that I couldn't switch to kismet for finishing my project. I still need many more blocks. I plan to work on that part next year for rsc 2023 ( can you believe we are nearly there?)

These blocks are trimmed to 3 1/2 inches. And, I am ready to go. I don't like stringing that small. I used a 7 inch square foundation instead, and, cut it in quarters after I de papered and pressed.

Next year, I will have to make the HSTS each month with the color of the month. Hopefully, by the end of 2023, I can assemble

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5 quilts 11/16

last report 5 quilts October 31 , 2022

I try to work on these 5 quilts until they are done. Their turn in the UFO closet is over, and, they need to be finished one way or another.

1. rhododendren mystery - Bonnie hunter - the top center is together. And I did get brave enough to trim.

2. Boho heart - I have finished a small section of group 3

3. I am working on the sashings of dotty bow ties.  The bow tie blocks are made. I am slowly adding a sashing to the center of each block, 10 at a time. All of the blocks are made, but, I am short a few. Do I make more or make the quilt smaller .....hmm

4. circa 1880-  More about this here. All the rows are sewn together that I have made.

5. scrappy twirl  - finished - hooray

new number 5 - frolic mystery - back and binding - re-ironed - frame

MY  next on the longarm of my own quilts in the 'to be quilted' closet. 

customer quilt time pause

customer quilt time pause

1. sea swept

customer quilt time pause

2. wonky courthouse steps 2

customer quilt time pause

3. wonderland table topper

4.wonky courthouse steps

5. tokoyo subway

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

going at a snails pace

Everything here has stopped as we are covid positive. I did play with snail trails again before....

I went into the grocery store Friday morning, early, and, when I came out, I had a surprise. By the end of the day, we had several inches. It was pretty, but, the day before it was nearly 70 degrees.

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Stash report November 13, 2022

I bought this for a rainbow scrap  challenge next year. At least that is the plan. I want to do saw tooth stars

Stash report November 13, 2022

fabric added: 3 yards
fabric added year to date: 134.5 yards 

fabric used: 14 yards   I finished scrappy twirl this week

fabric used year to date: 216 3/4 yards  

84.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 4 days last week. 

I worked very slow and babied my thumb and finished the border of spellbound. May be it will be ready for next year. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

blossom blocks finished

I worked on the quilt blossom time through the year in 2022 making the blossoms by color from the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I needed 140 and I have finished 140. This project is retiring to the ufo closet, hopefully, for a short vacation before finishing.

I went through my black 2 inch strip bag and made a few more zippers.

I need 23 more zippers. There is a chance that with brown next month and odd colors in december, I can have the zipper blocks all made by the end of the month. And, then, these blocks will get a spa vacation, too.
I will still need to work on cross and crown, and hunters star next year. I have a few projects I have my on making. we will see.