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!