It has been a couple of weeks since my last stash report. So I have a couple of finishes that I’ve posted about but have not yet subtracted from my stash report. But before that… yesterday, I met up with fellow blogger – JoEllen. She got a new long-arm and was selling this…
…Along with a frame and a lot of goodies that are still sitting in the SUV. The hubby and I will be putting it all together today at some point. It was a great deal and I had to get it because this kind of opportunity just doesn’t come up all the time. I’ve been wanting a mid-arm for awhile but didn’t really do anything about it. But after I got the featherweight, I updated my wish list page and JoEllen messaged me. It might even have been the same day. I’m so excited to get this put back together with it’s frame and start quilting on it. But first, I have to finish a top. I was thinking about it and I do not have a single top that is ready for quilting. The closest project that will be ready for quilting is Tell It To The Stars…
I finished borders #1 and #2 and I’m currently on Border #3. I think there are 2 more borders (#4 and #5). So I’m hoping to get this done in the next week or two, get the backing put together and then put this on the mid-arm to quilt.
The next project that is close to being a finished top is a really old UFO — the first machine pieced item I ever did. Well, technically, it is a finished top but I don’t like it. I am going to add a border or two to it because it just doesn’t look finished to me as it is. I personally think it’s really ugly because I used cheap fabric and I was just learning how to machine piece. And I was learning from a book because I didn’t have any money to take a class during those days. But someone I know likes it and so once its done I’ll be gifting it out of my house!
So for the last couple of weeks’ stash report, I finally finished Flowers and Baskets and that is about 5.5 yards. I also did the Manhattan Bag and that is about 1.25 yards. So total used 6.75 in the last 2 weeks and nothing added. Woohoo!
Used this week: -6.75 yards
Used year to Date: -14.25 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 20.25 yards
Net Added for 2015: 6 yards
~Have a quilty week!
OMG-I have been subscribed to your blog for a while! Today I saw my name and was so surprised that I had known you long before your interest in Bailey! It was nice to meet you! Have a great time with Bailey and if you need any assistance, I know that machine back and forth (pun intended!)
HI JoEllen! Good meeting you too. I haven’t yet put it together – it may take me awhile as we’re going to have to make some room for it. But for now, it’s out of the SUV. 🙂
I’ve never heard of (or maybe never noticed before) a mid-arm. How is it different than a long-arm?
It’s smaller than a long arm. I thought that mid arms were just on a table and not a frame but this one is actually going to be on a frame. From research, I can fit up to a queen size quilt on the frame but I’ll be able to tell more once it’s up and I’ve played with it a bit.
Sounds like you have lots of fun ahead. Like your two projects. Sandi
Have fun with your new quilt buddy.
Your Tell it to the Stars turned out beautifully.
Congrats on your new “baby”. Finishing up that old UFO will be a good practice piece with Bailey and then you will be all warmed up for the next too finishes. I really like your “Tell It to the Stars” quilt. Lots of room for background quilting. Have fun.