The lighting is not so good and it’s so big I can’t get a full picture. But this gives you a good idea of what it looks like at the moment. After seeing the picture, I was surprised at how much I liked it. I liked it before but really liked it after seeing the full quilt from a distance. Sometimes I can’t see the full beauty of a project after working on it close up for so long. This quilt is still not finished so I can’t add it to the usage report yet. I can add the 2 project drawstring bags I made yesterday. Here they are:
My cousin in Italy bought the flowery fabric in both the bags for me a couple of Christmases ago. It’s not quilty cotton. It’s very thick and sturdy. It reminds me of home dec fabric. I think I have about 4 yards of this and another fabric. I can’t use it on quilts so I’ve always thought that they would make great bags. And I think that’s what I’ll be using them for. These are my first two and I have ideas of how I can make them better. Each bag takes half a yard so I get to add 1 yard used for this week! 🙂
For the fabric stash:
- Used this week: 1 yards
- Used year to date: 1 yards
- Added this week: 0 yards
- Added year to Date:0 yards
- Net USED for 2017: 1 yards
For the Budget:
I know last week I said I was watching my budget. Well, I decided to buy a sweater’s worth of yarn and another #2 16-inch circular. This time I got HiyaHiyas. I heard great things about them and decided to take the plunge and try them out. I’m not doing great watching my budget but at least I’m using what I bought now and it’s not sitting in stash.
Spent this week: $73.68
Spent year to date: $113.59
Slow Stitching Sunday
And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!
Here’s the pic I showed last week:
Here it is! Block 6 all done!
At some point on a previous post, I said I was going to do really tiny blanket stitches around the buds. I did that on the 1st bud below. I don’t like it. So on the 2nd bud I just stitched all the way around. I wanted it to have big and short stitches. I didn’t like how it looked in #2. In #3, I ended up going around doing big stitches around first then went back a second time to fill in with smaller stitches. Bingo! I love it. I know some people would pick out #1 and #2 and restitch so that all the buds will look like #3. But I don’t. I keep it as is and enjoy the process.
The color of the picture above is washed out. The picture below is the second set of buds and is more true to color.
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~Have a quilty week!
Hurray for finishing another block! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
Thanks Cynthia! 🙂