Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sewing and Stash Report

I sat down this afternoon to sew the 4 patches for the border of this basket and birds quilt this afternoon. Those 4 patches fought with me every step of the way---I think I did more ripping than sewing!  I was not defeated by the 4 patches, and the border is on! I had hoped to make some more progress on other projects today, but that was not meant to be.

Last night, I made a second "Slab for Alberta" for Cheryl at Dining Room Empire. You can read more about the slabs project in my previous post. I still hope to make a few more of these blocks. I have heard from several friends that they are making some slabs as well so we should have a nice package to mail to Cheryl later in the month.

Christine and I got together to sew one evening this week and I put together 7/9 blocks for my 9 patch mystery quilt. This was the other project I had hoped to work on today, but ripping got in the way!

I was outside earlier today and took a few pictures of the gardens.

The vegetables have been jumping out of the ground with the rain and warm weather. (The weeds are jumping too but my dad helps me to keep them under control.)

Day Lily
Coleus--wouldn't these colours make a lovely quilt...?
Another Coleus.
Here is my weekly stash report....
Fabric used in the last week: 2.0 yards
Total fabric used this year: 107  yards
Fabric added to the stash in the last week: .5 yards
Total fabric added this year: 93.73 yards
Net fabric used this year: 13.27 yards
Slow progress on reducing the stash, but progress, nonetheless.
Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden is so colorful, as well as your quilt work! I've been pulling out colors to sew together and send a "slab" to you asap ~