June 17 progress

No puttering away the day today.  I had a mission for the afternoon.  Layer the bowtie quilt posted earlier today and start quilting.  Not only did I start quilting but it’s all done.

It’s quilted with an overall meander in yellow thread with that 30’s color yellow plain backing and I think I have enough left to make the binding out of.  But the binding will wait until tomorrow probably.  Sticking something in the oven for dinner and some knitting is on the immediate agenda.


Are you ready………

Did you notice the blog header – it’s the EQ virtual border for CTS with some of the fabrics I plan to use plugged into it.

Are you joining Judy, Sheryl, Susan and I for Christmas Town Sampler – A collaboration among friends (CTS)?  Have you picked out your fabrics yet?  There’s only 20 days left until we start! Yep check out the countdown above the CTS button – 20 days and counting.   All info available to date – general yardage, and how this blog hop/mystery quilt/block of the month is going to work is  all there by clicking the CTS button.

My fabrics are chosen, I’ve made a tester block of each of my border blocks, my first pattern is written up and ready to go, and I hope to get a few more border blocks sewn before we official start but let the countdown continue!


State of the Stash report 6/17/12

Well only a yard used for binding on the stacked posey charity quilt  this week for a total of 52.75 yards of fabric used year to date.  That’s just the amount used not offset by the amount purchased since I’ve pretty much lost interest in keeping track of the purchases. LOL

I finished off the binding last night on Just Butterflies so that one can go into the donation pile.

I also got a couple inches done on the sock I started on last night.

Only problem is the yarn is so dark and the color bursts in it so short that the pattern , which is a dewdrop elongated stitch, isn’t showing up in this yarn.  So my plan is to rip this one back to the ribbing and then just do a plain jane sock out of this yarn.

But I still really want to make the Harvest Dew pattern so pulled out this yarn – it’s a Socktopus yarn called Princess and the Pea so will start that pattern again in this yarn and see how it looks.


I was busy digging through the Quilts from the Crate (8 completed from the Crate so far) and pulled out two more projects to layer and quilt.  One is the Kat table runner. The Kats were from a past block swap.

It’s hard to tell from the photo since the background fabric sort of blends into my design wall but the edges of the runner are angled – following the dark triangles.


And I also pulled out another top which will be a donation quilt. I have several tops in the Crate that are either bow ties (in various layouts) or just rows of rectangles — all in 30s prints since I decided I was tired of 30s and would cut up all the ones I had in my stash.  I think I’ve already quilted most of the 30s quilts but there’s still a few in that crate.

So now to find some breakfast and then some backing for these projects.