Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mary Ann and Stash Report - March 27, 2011

I am so proud -- Mary Ann and I worked together for years, and when she retired in 2009, she became a busy quilter. Every time she visits our office, she is showing me quilts finished and quilts in progress. Mary Ann made this quilt from my pattern "Kendra" for her sister who loves blues.

I have been missing from the stash reports because frankly, I had not bought anything and had not finished many projects being worked on -- until now. I needed borders and backing for the Black and Gold project, and backing for a special quilt not yet shown here.

Finished this week, -0- Finished to date, (30.15) Purchased this week, 16.50 Purchased to date, 16.50

For more stash reports, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"A Load of Scraps to Stars"

For several years I have joined border strips diagonally and cut away the excess. Those scraps have accumulated in a large shoe box which could no longer be closed. It was time to do something. I started cutting 6.5" squares from the white to off-white stash, cut them in half and started joining them to some of the cut-aways. Trimmed to 5 1/2" square, I then started playing with them on the wall. I'm done playing.

Before the borders, the top will measure 60 x 70. I will label each row and stack them on the side of my machine to join later. Actually, I probably have enough to do 3 more .... but the lid on the shoe box closes now, so it can wait.

Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting her weekly "Whoop Link Party", so I will join her and the others to share our projects.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Design Wall - The Stars are Growing

My Design Wall and Sewing Machine have been somewhat quiet. The scrappy wall is moving slowly, and may change a few times before finishing with something I like.

As some of my readers know, I HATE to cook. But I DO cook. Our home is 26 years old and I still had the same stove and double oven - why change, they were fine. Then they weren't! We spent a whole day shopping for a new stove top and double oven. We did not want to go through the expense of changing the dimensions, so we shopped for the same size -- except I am getting one of those fancy glass tops (even faster cleaning). When you change built-in appliances - not much sewing for a week.

It is also Mardi Gras here in South Louisiana. Family is in from Texas -- there are parades, beads, shopping and more parades. So I must depend on other Design Walls over at Judy's Patchwork Times for my fix.