Monday, April 7, 2014

Stash Report 8

Hi everyone!  here is my report: 

Bobbins used this week: 3
Bobbins used year to date: 10
Thread spools emptied this week: 1
Thread spools emptied year to date:  3
Fabric used this week:  0 yard  
Fabric used year to date: 13 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 8 1/2 yards
Fabric added year to date: 25 1/2 yards
 Net fabric add for 2013: + 11 yards

UFOs finished this week: 0
UFOs finished year to date: 4 cotton and 4 wool

It's been a busy week.  Haven't finished anything, but worked on a lot of different things! 

I finished one more block of the Home for the Holidays.  I think this is #4.  8 more to go.....

My cheddar that is pink quilt -  I have 5 of the rows sewn with the sashing on!  2 more rows to sew the sashing on, then I can start sewing the rows together.   Yeah!  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel....

Next,  the new project that Vicki and I have started is Jersey girls .   But with a twist!  Kim's Big Quilting adventure did the coolest thing with the pattern.  She has a tutorial HERE to make roses to applique on top of the blocks.  We are making 20 blocks instead of 9.  the pattern has been easy to follow and to make a little at a time.  Vicki sent me LOTS of green 2"  squares,  to get started.  Love that girl!  All 80 4 patches are done. 

Now I am working on the 320 half square triangles.  I used THIS to print the paper  for 2" unfinished half square triangles.  Toni told me to use notebook paper -  What you buy for your children for school supplies.  OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!  this works so well.  the paper tears off very easily.  I reduce the stitch to 2.0.  It takes minutes to sew up.  I have the Triangulations CD , which I love, but cannot find.  this is a really good substitute.  It is free.  I doesn't make as many half squares.  only 18 versus 24 for the CD.  It's ok.

I print it, trim the paper.  I cut the fabric  7 1/4" x 9 1/4".  REMEMBER to put right sides together with the paper on top.  Take my word for it, it's not fun taking out stitches.......  Sew and trim. 

I use the rotary cutter to trim and cut apart. 

I press, the squares open, then tear off the paper.  And there you have beautiful, little 2" unfinished half square triangles! 


1 comment:

  1. As many projects as you will certainly have a huge finish coming very soon. Creative Bliss Dear...


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