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Moving through my Fabric

I am continuing to make progress of finishing up quilts, which includes two quilt backs this week, with a combined total of 8 yards of fabric!  This two quilts will be shown this week on my blog.

Also, I did get some new fabric for my baby quilt and a little over a yard of Jay McCarroll’s Habitat fabric line.

Here is my weekly stash report update:

See how others are using up their stash with the Sunday Stash Report, hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times.

Goal is to Finish Projects

But isn’t this goal of finishing projects something that we all strive!?  My goal has a deadline.  Before I can start the baby quilt, I need to finish off all of my UFOs (and clean the sewing room along the way!).  I completed two quilts this past weekend and another one this week!

As for my progress this week, I posted my Monochromatic or Print ‘n Solids Quilts over the past two days.  This weekend I will post my Hexagon Quilt — in the meantime, I have a sneak peek in the header!

I am now down to following five projects, which isn’t bad when last week the number was eight.

What are you currently working?  Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting the Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.  Check out the WIP’s!

 

Dodging the Safety Pins

The pattern for this monochromatic quilt Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt Pattern and uses 10 blue/green batiks.  I started this quilt last September when I created a production line for each step.  After the blocks were made, this project came to a halt, as I always find the hard part of quilting is basting the quilt, where lots of space is needed.  Does anyone else find this part the stalling point in the quilting process?

I quilted last week.  With so many safety pins in this quilt, the quilting method used was “dodging the safety pins” — or just basic stippling.  Over the weekend, I finished up the binding and yet another quilt is finished.  If you didn’t see my Prints ‘n Solids quilt from yesterday, be sure to check it out.   I still have a few more UFO’s to complete (come back tomorrow to see all of them!) before I can start on the big baby quilt!!

I am linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday.

Fresh Poppy Design

Prints ‘n Solids

Over the weekend, I finished up my Philly Modern Quilt Guild Kona Charm Challenge quilt.  The challenge our guild selected for the Robert Kaufman Kona Charm Challenge was to use the Bright Kona Solids charm pack and add prints.  I used Jelly Roll strips and a single charm pack to alternate prints and solids for an entire quilt top – the size of a baby quilt.

 

See other modern projects with Sew Modern Monday hosted by Canoe Ridge Creations.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Weekly Fabric Update

No new fabric this week — but I will be placing an online order tonight!

With no new fabric, I was able to finish up a two projects with 4.5 yards for my gumball quilt backing and binding and another 1.5 yards of fabric for my Philly Modern Quilt Guild Kona Charm Challenge quilt.  I will be sharing these quilts this week!

See how others are using up their stash with the Sunday Stash Report, hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times.

Updated Work in Progress

Since my last update a couple of months ago, I was able to finish a few projects:

My plans for this week will be to finish the gumball quilt.  Over the past few days, I have been basting, quilting, prepping the binding in preparation for the Phillies Stitch ‘n Pitch night with the Philly Modern Quilt Guild.  I will let you know tomorrow how much progress I make with binding during the game.

Here are my current projects that I am working:

Work In Progress

I was able to work on two quilts this week from past quilt alongs: Jelly Roll Quilt Along and Sliced Coin Quilt Along.  In both cases, I am at the point that is the most laborious, the binding phase.  This is where I need your help, below is one of my Jelly Roll Quilt Along quilts.  With all of the colors in the quilt, what do you suggest for a binding color? (Thanks in advance!)

Although there haven’t been many updates, here my Works in Progress for this week:

Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting the Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.  Check out the WIP’s!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sew Modern Dog Bed

When Dunder was younger, he chewed everything!  One day I came home and the entire zipper of his LL Bean dog bed was gone.  He completely destroyed it and ate the evidence.  Luckily, he was okay and no vet bills were involved – phew!  Thankfully, he is now past that stage.  We never bought him a new bed and since there was no zipper, the pillow form was always half hanging out of the bed cover.  To restore his bed, I recycled my old jeans by cutting the ‘legs’ into fabric strips.  With a sturdy back stitch, I made about two yards of pieced “jean” fabric.  Then, I cut this fabric to make a big pillow cover.  He loves it!

I am linking up Sew Modern Monday hosted by Canoe Ridge Creations.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

A Dent into the Fabric Stash

With no new fabric in over a month, one would think that I was sewing away with my stash.  However, since I was on vacation, I only put a dent into the stash by creating a bed for Dunder from over two yards of old denim jeans (come back to my blog tomorrow for more details) and 1/4 yard of orange fabric for the binding on the Sliced Coin Quilt Along quilt.

I am hoping that I will continue to use the fabric that I have already purchased for future projects; however, I just discovered a new line coming out in April!  It is Animal Party Too by Amy Schimler.  Ryan Walsh has a give-away!  Check it out on the Ryan Walsh Quilts blog.

Check out others to see if they are making a dent into their stashs with the Sunday Stash Report, hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times.

Back To Blogging

My husband and I went on a vacation.  It was a long time without my sewing machine; however, I am now back to sewing — and blogging too!  This is a quick post to play catch up!

Here is one of many pictures from our Caribbean cruise.  In this picture, we were in Belize.  With more cold weather in the forecast for Philly, I am ready to go back!

Over the past couple of days, I was able to quilt the Sliced Coin Quilt Along quilt with a tight stipple.  Now, the binding remains with the hand sewing.

Since I didn’t have a chance to announce the winner my 1 Year of Blogging Giveaway before leaving on vacation, congrats to A.J. Dub from Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again blog.

Lastly, Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting a Supernova Quilt Along.  She just posted the fabric requirements.

Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

Now, I have a lot of blog reading catch up to do!