Monday, April 23, 2018

Design Wall Monday-Stash Report-Weekly Goals

Yesterday I worked on an Irish Chain that had stalled since 2006?  2007?  A long time.   Its part of the Irish Chain Challenge and now a finished flimsy--

Not quilted but it is all together!  Blue is not my favorite color to work with, and I think two fabric quilts are boring to make.  But two color quilts are beautiful when finished.  This one is for my daughter--requested before she had three boys and a cat.  I wonder how she'll keep all that white clean??  

I also have a finish--Beach Party--

Beach Party is 76x100".  Its a Nickel Quilts pattern.  Years ago I had participated in a brights 5" charm swap and I used them in this quilt.  The perfect border fabric came from 2Rs stash.  

I found a coordinating stripe for bias binding and made rounded corners because I love how they look. The purple backing was one I dyed.  I estimate this quilt used 16 yards of fabric.  This is an OLD UFO--pre2006. The top languished on a hanger waiting for that perfect border fabric!  Thank you 2Rs!

Stash Report
Added this week--00.00 yds
Add YTD 128.80 yds
Out this week--16yds
Out YTD 144.25
I'm ahead 15.45 yards!
Binding is a favorite part of the quilt process.  I have a binding stash--

Dark bindings are sewn on during the day, lighter ones at night.  Even though I have THREE lights surrounding my chair to aid me, I just can't see the really dark bindings very well.  

Weekly Goals

Quilt Quilt Quilt
Bind Bind Bind

Yes, that's my list for this week.  The Princess and I have a week long date!

~Lori in South Dakota~

Monday, April 16, 2018

Design Wall Monday, Stash Report, Weekly Goals

Last night I finished quilting Cozy Cabins--

Lorri2Rs had a box of strips and I used SOME of them in this quilt!  

This week I also finished quilting the Navy Blue Irish Chain--

These are now on the "need binding made" pile.  

Stash Report
Added this week--25.30 yds
Add YTD 128.80 yds
Out this week--0yds
Out YTD 128.25
Stash is ahead .55 yards!  Pfft!  Hardly enough to even post about!
Thanks to everyone who responded to my question about whether red or blue background should be used--
I agree, the blue makes the red blocks pop.  
Weekly Goals--
Make three bindings
Sew bindings 

Lots more work to do this week!   I'm linking to Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making, Oh Scrap, and Em's Scrapbag.
~Lori in South Dakota~

Monday, April 9, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

These blocks are on the wall--

19 red blocks and two r/w/b blocks.  A few blocks are hidden down lower.  This quilt was the inspiration--

I made red blocks instead of the dark blue.  So I laid the blocks out on a blue.  But, should I use a red instead?

What do you think?  I'm linking to Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making, Oh Scrap, and Moving it Forward.

Today I bought fabric.  A store near me is going out of business, the owner is retiring.  

A stripe, a two purples, a pink, a blue, a brown, some lights, and a red wide backing.  Not pictured (because it was already in the washer) is dark blue/white print wide backing.  Wide backings were $12@yard.  I can dye a wide backing but darker colors are harder to dye so I bought instead. 

The stripe is for a bias binding, this is the border print.  The brown is also for a binding.  I bought colors I need.  Five lights.  So my stash report will have additions next week.  

Weekly Goals--
Quilt Quilt Quilt!!!
Sew Binding
Borders on navy blue Irish chain 
Load #14
Same goals as last week.  I did finish quilting #13.  Whew!  
Its going to be a busy week.  Happy Quilting!
~Lori in South Dakota~

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

Been a while since I've posted my RSC efforts.  I made these blocks this week--

All have green or yellow in them.  This quilt by Lynn Roddy Brown is my inspiration--

Orange Blossom Special.  My blocks are made using 5" charms, two light and two dark.  It will become a long term fun project.  Please see what everyone else is working on at SoScrappy.  

~Lori in South Dakota~

Monday, April 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Last night I made these blocks--

I am considering making a QOV with them.  Right now they are relaxing piecing.  Please see what everyone is working on at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, and Moving It Forward.

Weekly Goals--
Quilt Quilt Quilt!!!
Sew Binding
#13 is on the Princess, thread is laid out.  I will start quilting on it later.  The YoYo project is down to the last 39 YoYos. (Total YoYos 2,752)  Then its just sewing several blocks to the partially set together quilt.  I pulled fabric for a binding, just need to figure out how many inches I need.  That is #1 priority for today.  My guild has a UFO challenge, and #3 pulled for March is Quarter Log Cabins.  Guild meeting is April 12th.  

~Lori in South Dakota~

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