Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Stash - 03/26/17

I had another flimsy finish this week, so that means more fabric used. I also bought several kits this week on Craftsy, but they haven't arrived just yet. Well I bought one and Sharla bought two, but they were good deals.  Luckily I don't have to count them until they actually arrive.

My City Streets - 2wenty Thr3e is the only finish this week.  Sharla is close on her Strip Box - Summerset, but it will be late today at the earliest, and maybe even next week before it is done. But we both have been doing well on completing on flimsy a month so far this year.

If you didn't read my post on Friday, we had a hard time photographing the City Streets quilt because of the wind. Here is the best shot I have. I was hoping to get some more photos of it this weekend, but that just hasn't happened. I hate when life gets in the way of quilting...hehehe.  This is a fun easy pattern that uses a layer cake and goes together so quickly.

I'm very happy with the way it looks, the grey was the perfect choice, it really highlights the other colors. It will be a while before it is quilted because I have several in front of it that I really need to do first. Plus I think I want to find some dark grey thread to use for the quilting.

So now for my numbers this week.

Fabric Used this Week: 5 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 81 3/4 yard
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 10 1/2 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 71 1/4 yard USED

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times - Sunday Stash. I hope you have a wonderful week and get lots and lots accomplished.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Finish - 03/24/17

I have finished my City Streets - 2wenty Thr3e flimsy. It is a very simple pattern and the quilt goes together so fast. I should have been finished a week ago, but I was busy getting other things done. I love this quilt, however Sharla isn't as pleased with it as I am. It popped her in the face yesterday as we were trying to get photos of it.  The wind was blowing like mad, and I couldn't even get it on the ground.

We tried several times, but it just wouldn't lay down. So then I tried to hold it up and that was even worse. That is when it got sassy with Sharla and popped her.

I really like how the grey works with the other colors. The grey is Bella Solids Etchings Slate and is a nice deep grey. The quilt measures 72 x 83 1/2, so it will be a great snuggle quilt. I am going to try and get some better pictures of it this weekend, but I just couldn't wait to show it off to everyone.

Over all this makes the 3rd flimsy I've completed this year, and so I'm on track to make my goal of finishing at least 12 flimsy in 2017. I've already started working on the next one, but haven't made much progress this week.  It was one of those where on my days off I was forced to do life things like oil changes, car inspections, getting the car tags and lots of fun other fun things. I do hope to make more progress next week.

For now I'm linking up with  Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation and Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts.  And I am linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal Finish March Linkup since was my OMG for March.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Stash - 03/19/17

Before I tell you about my week I have to wish a very Happy Birthday to my favorite niece, the one and only Callie!!!! I remember the day she was born and I can't believe it was 29 years ago. Wait how is that possible I'm only twenty nine...well maybe I'm just a little older than that. She is silly, smart, beautiful, kind and I couldn't ask for a better niece.  I love you Callie!!!! Here is 29 years compressed into one photo collage.

Now on to this week's stash report. I told you last week that I finished Mecca's Courtyard Tiles and even tried to deliver before I did my report so I could count the last of everything on it. But she wasn't home when we went by her house. She called not to long after we got back and was home so we head over with the quilt in tow. She loves it!!!  Yeah!!!! I have already counted the front and backing fabrics for the quilt, but I haven't counted the front of the pillow shams, the inside backing of the shams, the envelope backing of the shams or the binding of the quilt. So I have some good numbers used this week.

Fabric Used this Week: 8 1/8 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 76 3/4 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 10 1/2 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 66 1/4 yard USED

We are on a roll this year!!! I have been working on my City Street's quilt and hope to have the flimsy finished by Friday. Sharla has been working on her Somerset Strip Box flimsy and should have it finished soon. I've pulled Callie and Beau's Wedding quilt and am starting to piece it. If I can work it in before April 18th, then it would be ready for there 2nd anniversary. I've also got a couple of other projects that I'm working on slowly in the background, with the goal of finishing as many projects as possible this year.  Now if you didn't see all of the photos of Mecca's Courtyard Tiles quilt, here is a couple more.

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times - Sunday Stash. I hope you have a great week and have a wonderful start to Spring tomorrow!!!