Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thought I had a Stash

I thought I had a fabric stash. Then when making a quilt with friends last year, I found I didn't have much. Then, I started following this blog, Stash Manicure and found out I really don't have a stash at all. Most of my color collections fit in a plastic shoe box, one per color, and sometimes two colors in a box. I only have 9 boxes. So, I guess I don't have to worry about manicuring my stash (hee, hee).

However, the blog is very interesting. Many people have been giving their ideas for how to manage their stash, or use it up. I use some of the methods, and I am starting to use the idea of using leaders/enders. Instead of using a scrap to begin and end your chain piecing, you can use pre-cut pieces to do this. That way, you can make two quilts at the same time. So, today I started trying it. I'll let you know how it goes.

I made two grocery (green) bags, but mine are yellow with blue flowers. They turned out great! Here they are, one laying out flat, and the other rolled up. Fun fabric, huh?!!

That's it for now. Have a great weekend!

Happy Quilting

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Queen-Size Quilt

This is how my queen-size quilt looks on my bed. I made pillow cases to go with it It doesn't show the borders, but I am really please with the quilt.

Now, on to a customer quilt and other things.

Happy Quilting!

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New Try at an Old Skill

I am my son's Webelos leader (along with 3 other boys). My son and one other boy had earned their Arrow of Light and were to receive them tonight. I got a call on Tuesday asking me to make the plaques because the person who usually does would not be able to do these. So, after much consideration, I bought the wood this morning, then came home and used my Woodburning tool. I received the tool when I was about 12 years old and have held onto it without much use. I was sure glad today that I still own it. This was my first attempt, and it was the one my son chose as his. It was actually quite fun to do and I would gladly do it again for the other boys in my den.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Queen-Size Accomplishment

I have been very quiet here for about a month. I have been reading other's posts, but not posting much. However, I have still been very productive. The lastest accomplishment was a huge milestone for me. I quilted and finished the above pictured quilt. I only showed a small part (for now), but it is queen-size and I did it on my Bernina. I do not own a long-arm machine, have thought about getting one, but wanted to see if I could do it on the machine I already own. I did it!!!!! I was so excited to get it finished and it now sits on my bed. It changes the look of my room, and I think I might need to paint and redecorate a little bit - maybe this summer.

Happy Quilting!

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