Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Sewing and Stashing

The very beginning of the month started out with me completing the BOM quilt top that I have been making blocks for all year. I went with an abbreviated version of the very large quilt that everyone else is making. (-3 yards) 
I know a little girl that is going to love all these bright colors when it is finished and she just got her very own room after a relocation from the west coast just over a year ago. I was hoping to get it basted and maybe quilted this month.... but I'll settle for getting it basted. (-4 yards) 

I also started out the month with my bee blocks as usual, Cheryl wanted s string of black geese with one colored goose in the mix. This quilt is going to be great when it's all put together. 
My Bee Hive mate picked the Jagged Little Pill blocks with a Halloween theme -- I got this great witch fabric at Joann's of all places so I whipped up 2 blocks for her (and maybe stashed a little of those witches for me). 

I got the Kate Spain Bonus Jewel Box basted and ready for some quilting -- I bought the lovely backing at one of my LQS on clearance but I know the future recipient is really going to love it. (+3 yards / -3 yards). Maybe next month I'll get some things quilted.

October's traveling quilt was Jen's Marvel quilt and my husband really wanted to keep this one for sure -- I added on the S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra blocks as well as a bit of filler to look like comic book page layouts. 

I also got another order for a t shirt quilt from a coworker that I will be working on in the upcoming 2 months, this one is going to the queen sized so you know that means sending it out for long arming. The top is coming together nicely so far. I had to buy the fabric that I am using as the sashing but it's going right into this project, so no hording is happening. (+2 yards / -2 yards) 

With the end of the year looming, I got some progress made on my Christmas quilt blocks this month -- maybe not the completed quilt top I was hoping for but this is pretty good too. (I'll be making blocks at a sew in tomorrow night.)

October started at -103 for the year, I added in 5 yards and used 12 yards so now I'm at -110 yards for 2016.