First the numbers:
Last week I used up 2 yards of fabric to make a practice sandwich, load it onto the quilt frame, and practice quilting to resolve any tension, thread issues on Bailey. I forgot to add it to the “used” numbers. I plan to bury the thread and bind it to use as a lap quilt while watching TV or something. In addition, I gave 5 purple fat quarters at the Valley Modern Quilt Guild meeting last Monday. For every fat quarter we bring, we get a ticket and then a ticket is drawn and the winner gets all the fat quarters. Did I win? Nope so I get to add to my used numbers. 🙂
For the fabric stash:
- Used this week: 3.25 yards
- Used year to date: 34 yards
- Added this week: 0 yards
- Added year to Date: 20 yards
- Net USED for 2016: 14 yards
For the Budget:
Nothing purchased this week! woohoo!
Spent this week: $0.00
Spent year to date: $3264.05
For the yarn stash:
Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to date: 0 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 0 yards
Net for 2016: 0 yards
And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today! So I took a break from this project a bit. After I finished block 4, I prepped block 5 by tracing all the parts onto freezer paper, pressing them onto the fabric and cutting all the fabric to make all the pieces. Then 2 weeks went by. This week, I really enjoyed getting back to the project and hand applique’ing the bits. I didn’t follow the instructions though.
The first thing I was supposed to do is applique down the stem. Instead, I decided to start with the top pieces and applique them to their parts. So I started with the little flowers.
I really am enjoying my handwork at the moment.
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~Have a quilty week!
Thank you! 🙂
Those tiny flowers are adorable. That is where I would have started too. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
Love your wool work! Looks like you did a great job of not acquiring anything last week. =) I am shop hopping on Thursday. I may acquire something. =)
Thanks Susan! Have fun on your hop! 🙂
Your block is beautiful. I’ve never appliqued with wool but I like the idea of doing the centers of the small flowers before stitching the finished flowers to the blocks. I wonder if that would work with cotton….
Thanks Nancy! 🙂 I think it would work with cotton too. I’ve done this with Raining Cats and Dogs and it makes it easier dealing with the little bits.
If you sew the way you want to sew instead of following the instructions, it makes it YOURS. I enjoy doing my own thing.
Thanks Kathleen Mary!
Such a pretty block… love the texture of the flower buds!
Thank you Kathy! 🙂
Love the little flowers.
Thank you! 🙂
This is sweet.
I really enjoy the subtle colors here!
Thank you! 🙂