Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Stash - 06/25/17

I'm sorry to say the numbers aren't changing much this week. Sharla is making progress on her Bistro quilt, but she will be hard pressed to finish it this week. Mainly because our sewing machines are going to the spa this week. It is time for them to get serviced and we want to make sure we have them back before next weekend because that is a 4 day weekend for us.

We are both still staying current...a little ahead of the #100days100blocks2017 challenge. Today's block will be #50, so we will be 1/2 way done. This week is week 7 and has blocks 43-49. We are still in the midst of the triangles, which I love, Sharla not so much. I think my favorite this week is #44 (top middle).

Sharla isn't having as much fun with the triangles, but she is pushing through. I love her #44 as well, but I think her favorite is #47 (2nd row middle).  She is hoping to get a little more ahead next weekend, because all she has worked on this weekend is her Bistro flimsy.

Now I do get to count a very small amount as used this week, because I had forgotten to count my bee block which has been sent and already received. I didn't actually count how much fabric I used but since it is a 16 1/2 inch square I'm guessing I used at least a fat quarter on it.

Now it is time to show numbers, which are not vastly different from last week, but I need to count everything possible. We open our piggy banks next week and we already know what we're going to buy. So the number will most likely go in the wrong direction soon.

Fabric Used this Week: 1/4 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 122 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 68 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 54 yards used

I have already gotten the fabric starched for my July project and will try and starch Sharla's this week. I hope to get mine cut and maybe even both of ours cut this week. I may have to cut more of Sharla's 100 days project first. I am linking up with Quilt Paint Create, and you can too or just check out the linky party to see what everyone else is doing.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Stash - 06/18/17

Happy Father's Day to everyone. My wonderful father is in heaven today, hopefully smiling down on us. I still miss him. But he would want me to be happy not sad, so let's talk about things that make me happy...and you guessed it quilting.

I'm happy to say I the numbers are going in the right direction because I've shown off my flimsy of Hollywood's zombie quilt. It is a really simply quilt, but since he is a dog, I'm guessing he won't care one way or the other. This way it shows off the cute fabrics. And I did learn something with this quilt...zombie's can't climb trees.  I'm not sure that helps me much because I can't climb them either.

Now Sharla and I also kept up with our #100days100blocks2017 this week. As of yesterday we were through block 42, yes that means we are over 40% done and we are still going strong...well I am. We both picked out the fabric we want to use for the sashing, but won't purchase it until later unless is goes on sale.  Here are my blocks for the week.

Sharla is not enjoying the HST or snowball corners, so last Tuesday, I did all of those pieces for her. I didn't trim the HST or put any of the blocks together. I just sewed the diagonal seams and put them in a baggie for her.  She still doesn't love the blocks, but they aren't driving her as crazy as they were. Here are her blocks from last week.

Sharla still needs to work more on her Bistro quilt, but I know if she puts her mind to it she can get it done. Luckily I can count my finish now that it has been shown. So let's talk numbers.

Fabric Used this Week: 3 1/4 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 121 3/4 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 68 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 53 3/4 yards used

Not bad in my books, would I like it to be a bigger number sure, but at least we're in the black. I know we will be buying some fabric in July when we open and count our piggy bank savings. We've already picked out some of what we want. But we are also going to be good and use some of the money to service our sewing machines. I am linking up with Quilt Paint Create, and you can join in too, just check out her linky party.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Finish - 06/16/17

I actually finished this quilt on June 5th, but life has just been busy and I've not gotten it photographed until today. And today's pictures aren't wonderful, but I will take what I can get. The quilt is Hollywood's Zombie quilt, and the story behind it is...Cole calls Hollywood his zombie apocalypse dog. Hollywood is supposed to protect him in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Now I don't do zombies, I don't watch the Walking Dead, really I don't do scary stuff at all. But when I saw a bundle of Riley Blake Zombie Apocalypse fabric on sale at Fat Quarter Shop, I just couldn't resist. I have had the fabric for about 3 years, and it just never worked it ways to the top of my to do list, but it was my June project and so I had to work on it.

I debated about doing something more complicated, but since the real stars of the fabrics were the zombies I wanted to make sure they were really seen. And as much as I'm not into to zombies, these are pretty cute. I went with a simple sashed block pattern that let me get the most out of the 9 fat quarters that were in the bundle.

I love that some of the fabrics gave important zombie facts, like zombies are attracted by loud noises and lights. So I will be hiding in a dark room if there is an apocalypse.

I am very happy to have finished this one early in the month because it gives me time to work on a few projects not on my monthly list. It will be a little bit before it get's quilted, but that is ok, Hollywood is very patient. I am hoping to get injections in my knees later this month which should help so that I can get some quilting done. It isn't a large quilt, only 55 x 55, so it might move up the list of quilts, just because I can get it done easier.

Well that is my finish for today...yeah!!! I am linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF: Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Cut & Alter and Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts. And since this is my OMG for June, I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts, later in the month.