Monday, March 16, 2009

Stashbusting Week 11

Well I did good and then I did bad this week in my Stashbusting effort. Finished two Queen size quilts but then had a BIG shop for backings.
Fabric added this week: 60.0 yards
Fabric added this year: 83.3 yards
Fabric used this week: 31.5 yards
Fabric used this year: 105.4 yards

Friday, March 13, 2009

Good Girl / Bad Girl

Well this week I have been very good and very bad. The good part was I got two QS quilts posted off to Victoria.

The first was a quilt I made about 10 years ago but hadn't got around to finishing. My friend Sharon (no blog) quilted it for me last weekend and I finished the binding this week.

The second is a floral I made last week. I'm rather fond of floral quilts and they are so quick to make and always look lovely.

And a close up of the quilting. It's a panto called Camellias by Timeless Quilting Designs.

So this is great for my Stashbusting......until..........................................

A friend and I went touring today and somehow 60 mt / yards found their way back to my house! Now I know it sounds a lot but it really, really isn't. I can justify every last inch of it.....all but 3 mt / yards is for backing for more bushfire quilts. It takes 7.5 mt / yards of backing for a queen size quilt. So even when I'm being a bad girl I'm being very good!

And the 3 mt /yards? Well it was a lovely stripey oriental which will make up very quickly in a strip style quilt for my step son.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stash Report

Well, had to buy some fabric this week. Making QS quilts and needed backing to suit the quilt - very fussy about my backings. However I'm happy with my progress

Fabric added this week: 22.5
Fabric added this year: 23.3

Fabric used this week: 31.5
Fabric used this year: 73.9

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quilts for Victoria

Finally got some quilts posted off to Christina and Jan for Victorian Bushfire people. Madly trying to get another QS one done, but life manages to get in the way. DH laid up withn a bad back so have not got a lot done with all the waitressing duties.

Anyway here are some pics of the quilts sent off. My friend Nicky (no blog) had these to send

Ria (no blog) sent this lovely 30's quilt

These were really quickies. Found this backing fabric in the stash and so decided to quilt it up. Made two of these.

This was a piece for a commission quilt that didn't happen. Made 2 of these and have enough to make two more. Sure hope some little boys will love to cuddle them.
This was a sample done for a class from someone else's pattern. Sorry can't remember the designer.
And this is the QS pinwheel all done.

Friday, March 6, 2009

All that fabric

Over the years I have collected great hoards of fabric. I couldn't go near a quilt shop or show without coming home with mountains of the stuff. Every new range would inspire me and I just had to have that fabric. Love that floral. Oh just have to have that Oriental. Oh, just love plaids. I would get home and put it in the cupboard and tell myself I would make it up when I finished such and such a project. Well, lots of projects would get started and then new fabric would find it's way into my cupboard and then a new project would get started and then more fabric would find it's way into my cupboard and then a new project would get started. Oops did I repeat myself!!! Well this has gone on for years and my shelves have reached the point of overflowing. At Christmas I despaired because I had no desire to quilt. What would I do with all that fabric????????

And over the years my tastes have changed and there was lots of fabrics I would never use. Nothing wrong with the fabric but hey, there's new fabric out there! What to do with it? What a waste of money! I felt so guilty for buying it all. I could have a lovely trip to Europe with what I have sitting on my shelves.

But now I'm so very, very grateful that I have all that fabric. Cos now I'm making quilts for the Vic Bushfire people and can think of no better way to use it up.

Had lots of WOW fabric and rarely use white now. Great with 30's fabrics but too bright for me now. (Mind you I recently started a red and white quilt). So this is the start of a queen size pinwheel quilt.

Next I cut up for two nine patch quilts......but as QS quilts are needed I'll try to just make one out of this. Have put this on the back burner while I concentrate on quilts that are quicker to make than a nine patch. Limited red amount but it will work out.

Ironed up all my brights that I have accumulated with the intention of making kids quilts. And boy will this be bright when it gets done.

Found all these florals all cut up from my days of floral quilts. Those days aren't over but they are cut up and will get a quilt done quicker. Had to cut more but have almost finished one QS with the bigger squares. Simple quilt but they always look lovely.