Saturday, January 29, 2011

To stitch or not to stitch...?

I love to applique by hand!! If I could just sit and stitch all day, I'd be in heaven. Unfortunately, life must go on and I have to make a living. Plus I currently have 3 projects I'm going to work on this year: my Roseville Album by Kim McLean, Ruffled Roses by Sue Garman, and Magical Medallions by Karen Kay Buckley. You'd think that would be enough, but NOOOOO...!!! The Civil War Bride Quilt keeps calling my name. Isn't it awesome? I'm going to apply to the blog so that when (notice I'm not saying if) I'm ready, I can get going on it.
I'm taking a class at MQX on machine applique. Maybe that will help me complete some of my projects. They won't be done by hand but the prep work will be. I'm thinking Magical Medallions may be my machine project. What do you think?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week 3, 2011 Stash Report

I'm hand appliqueing the heart from last week's Design Wall Monday, so nothing new there. I needed a backing for my blue/orange quilt so I used some there.

Used this week: 1.5 yd
Used year to date: 3.5 yd
Added this week: 0
Added year to date: 16 yd
Net used year to date: -12.5 yd

At least it's going down ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday

This is the center block for the TQS block of the month. I haven't put it up because I'm still cutting. I'm going to hand applique this block. Check back soon.
I didn't contribute for the Stash busting yesterday because I didn't really use anything except 1/2 yd.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Design wall Monday

So now, all the pieces are cut out and I'm continuing to turn the edges. Let me know what you think; this is the first abstract I've ever done.
I'm searching for a name. I've thought of a few but I'm open to suggestions.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Stashbusting report 1/2/11

Well, I'm starting out well, NOT. I went out today and bought 16 yds of background fabric for 2 applique projects I'm going to be doing this year.

Used this week: 2 yards
Used year to date: 2 yards
Added this week: 16 yards
Added year to date: 16 yards
Net used year to date: -14 yards