Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's been a Crazy Week

So apparently I forgot to post my finishes last week ---- OOPS. It was a crazy one at work along with my destash going on through instagram. So lots to update on today. 

First off the destash went pretty well -- enough to make a dent in that huge medical bill but I still have a huge pile of fabric remaining that I hope to get re-listed today. I'm thinking about going with the fabric destash group on Facebook this time and perhaps bundling at least my fat qtrs this time. A big thank you goes out to everyone for your support. 

I do have 4 finishes for the last 2 weeks 
this one is now whisking its way to it's new home and I hope it arrives quickly so I can put up the whole post about it. (3 yard of fabric used) 
The link up for the Triangle Quilt along is happening this week and i knew there was no way that I would be able to complete the quilting on the larger version -- mostly because the backing hadn't been made yet. So I whipped up a mini one from the leftover triangles, it's a baby size. (2 yards of stash)
Quilting on Scout is completed and I attached the binding to the front last night -- hope to get it turned soon. I have no idea what happened to the full frontal picture. (10 yards of stash in this project)
Quilting on Sound Garden is completed and now I need to finish the binding -- are we noting a trend in the "finishes" department. 

I couldn't stay focused last weekend so I also spent a great deal of time working on my string blocks. 
  • first I tried the everything in a bin method -- that didn't work so well for my assistant 
  • so I sorted everything out and tried working in color piles 
  • 30 blocks later I was feeling pretty good about my string blocks again 

This weekend I have been working on getting backings made for 2 completed tops. The day at the Beach Jelly Roll Race 2 quit and my triangles galore quilt. I hope to be able to get these basted at some point this week unless I take the plunge and decide to learn to long arm quilt -- both would be excellent projects for learning a new skill but I'm still hesitant about long arming. 

I also made some franken batting out of my scraps that I hope to be able to easily use for charity or small projects that are coming up. I had various types of batting and lots of long skinnies so I didn't end up with as large of pieces as I had initially thought I would but making several at once did help clear out some that needed to go to the trash. I'm wondering if there is a size limit to franken batting from relatively small squares before it would become to choppy to use in larger items.

Being that I have been fighting the insurance company for the last month -- my fabric purchases have been kept fully in check. When I announced my destash posting last week I also committed myself to trying the purge for the rest of the year and I am still feeling pretty good about that choice. I will make a few exceptions -- like when there are quilt shows and also for Quilt Carolina in the Fall. 

Hope this post finds you all well and there is lots of happy quilting going on. 


  1. So sorry about the insurance issues :o( LOVING the sweet quilts and the colorful string blocks! Thank you so much for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

  2. Love the triangle baby quilt. I went through a yellow, black and grey phase for my Tula Pink 100 Modern Blocks. I am still working on those.

  3. Oh, I love all these quilts!!! I don't know which one is my favorite. And I have found I like it better when I strip piece by color. Whenever I do the anything goes, my blocks turn out so ugly. Ick. Much prefer monochromatic or some kind of theme. Your strip blocks are awesome! Hope the insurance stuff get's worked out. I'm on Instagram too. :)

  4. WHAT happened to last week? Love these... ALL are my faves!! ;)

  5. Everything is beautiful! I hate dealing with insurance companies! It takes them forever to get anything done! Hope your destash goes well and you make lots of money! Chin up you do the most beautiful work and you are very talented!

  6. You have been making tons of progress. Good for you. Did you use a pattern for Scout? I have a bunch of pieces to make another 100 Good Wishes Quilt for a friend's daughter and she is 10 so I want something a bit more mature looking and that one could be perfect.