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Stash Report – Week 41, 2016

I bought fabric this week because I couldn’t figure out how to piece my back for Missing Ivy.  It turned out that I ended up piecing the back anyway but added 10 yards. 😦  It’s a good thing I love the fabric! 🙂

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 10 yards
  • Added year to Date: 93.875 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 28.375 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $111

Spent year to date: $4,390.35

For the yarn stash:

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  I’m halfway through stitching on the stem.  Here’s the pic from last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/25/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/25/16

And here’s how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 10/2/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
10/2/16

Not much progress.

Until next time…

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 40, 2016

Hampton Ridge Finished! 9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge
Finished!
9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge is done!  woohoo!  I’m taking 14.5 yards used this week. Thank you very much!  Someone asked me recently how I determine how much is used.  I struggle with this and can very from one day to the next.  But to give you an idea of my calculations.  Basically, I count the yardage that comes in and goes out for my own benefit so it doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.  As long as I have a general idea then I’m okay with it.  So here’s how I do it… I take the finish size of the quilt and calculate the area.  I figure out how much area a yard is in square inches.  Then I divide the total area of the quilt with the area of a yard and that gives me the yardage for one side.  So I multiply it by two to get the top and bottom.  Then I add how much I used for binding which is generally very easy to figure out based on how much I bought and how much I cut to use.  Then I add 15% for trimmings.  If the quilt has a lot of little pieces (like Celtic Solstice) I may increase that to 20%.  If the piece doesn’t, then I may decrease that to 10%.  But for the most part, I use 15%.

In addition to my usage, I also bought 1.5 yards for more golden/yellow borders for Missing Ivy.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 14.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yards
  • Added year to Date: 83.875 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 18.375 yards

For the Budget: 

And since I bought fabric this week for Missing Ivy, I have to update my total spending so far. 🙂

Spent this week: $17

Spent year to date: $4,279.35

For the yarn stash:

I’ve touched my socks a lot this week.  I am working on finishing the first sock and I hope to get on to the second one soon.

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  I’m halfway through stitching on the stem.  Here’s the pic from last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

And here’s how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/25/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/25/16

Until next time…

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

WIP Wednesday – 9/14/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

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I’ve been binding Hampton Ridge!  I’m not even close to finishing since I’m still only on the first side but every little bit helps.  I’m trying to get this done this week but other obligations keep getting in the way.

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and just to remind you what the top of the quilt looks like!

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

Saturday Ramblings – wish I was quilting

Today, the family and I are heading off to the Los Angeles County Fair.  I think I went once a long time ago when I was in college.  I know it wasn’t a memorable experience when I went so never really wanted to go again but I felt that the kiddos should probably go once to experience it themselves and figure out if they ever want to go back.  We’ve been to a bunch of fairs before – Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, Garlic Festival in Gilroy, the State Fair in Sacramento, but never to our own county fair.  I’ve heard that the Orange County Fair is so much better than the LA fair but we’ve never been to that one either.  Maybe we’ll go next time around.

Anyway, no quilting going on here today.   Follow me on Instagram @thousandneedles as I’ll probably be posting up a storm with pictures from the fair.

I still need to get the binding on to Hampton Ridge but need to get the foot #57D for my new machine so I can properly use it.  On my Bernina 330, I used to use a walking foot to attach the binding to the front.  With all those layers the walking foot helped a bunch to get things on smoothly.  With the new machine, which I am calling Luna (as in Luna Lovegood for those Harry Potter fans) I didn’t know if I do the same thing or something different.  So I made a trip to my Bernina dealer (thank goodness it’s only 5 minutes away) and asked them.  With the dual feed on the 790, all I need is either the #37D or #57D which is the quarter inch foot.  Both feet are similar to the #37 and the #57.  For non-Bernina people, they are the Bernina’s quarter inch feet.

img_2417The #57 has the little hedge on the right so that your fabric really stays within the quarter inch.  I love this thing and use it 95% of the time.  The #37 is the quarter inch foot without that little hedge so you can slip off and not stay within the quarter inch.  The #37D and #57D are pretty much the same feet but is created to be used with the dual feed on the Bernina.  My dealer ran out of the #57D so I got the #37D for now until they get more in stock.

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I started the binding on Hampton Ridge as you can see in the background but still need to do a bit more to finish it up.  I hope to get the binding attached to the front this weekend and spend next week hand sewing the binding to the back.

In the meantime, I’ve been planning with bullet journals for the past few months and I’m absolutely loving it.  I didn’t blog much about it before because my earlier pages were very plain.  I wish I had taken pictures so I could show it but now they’re filled with sensitive information and I can’t.  Slowly I’ve added pens and washi tapes to my bullet journal arsenal and my pages are getting more colorful and more artsy.  Here’s a pic of my weekly page last week:

 

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And here it is now:

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I got the original inspiration from a you tube tutorial made by  “Alexandra Plans“.  But as I used it for a couple of weeks I figured out what I liked and what I wanted and changed it a bit.  I have tried different weekly spreads over the past few months but I’m really liking this one right now.

Happy Saturday!

~Living life, Melanie!

Weekend Line Up

The girl is going to a quinceanera this evening and I’m the honored one to drive her to the event.  I assume the hubby will pick her up after but I’m not yet sure.  Tomorrow we’ve made plans to meet with a friend for lunch and catch up.  Between those two things, all I’m going to do is quilt and craft! 🙂

First thing on my to do list is:

Hampton Ridge – On Thursday’s list, I needed to attach border #4.  I’ve got 3 of those borders on so I only have the 4th border left and that quilt top will be finished! woohoo!

The next items on my to do list are:

Cross Stitching – I was able to work on it a bit the last couple of nights so I just need to work a bit more on it.  Half of the letter “E” is now complete and almost all of the left side of the embroidery is complete.  I hope to get the “E” and the left half of the embroidery done this weekend.

Take pictures of Hampton Ridge and Tell It To The Stars!

Scrapitude – Trim the back and get it on the frame.  Do you mark before it’s on the frame or after?

 

Scrapitude 2015 6/8/2015

Scrapitude 2015
6/8/2015

Here’s the rest of the stuff on my to do list for the weekend right now.  I hope to get to this list tomorrow.

  1. piece the blocks of Raining Cats and Dogs
  2. Get some knitting done.  Same as cross stitching although I’m not as sad about this one. 🙂
  3. Start the hand work for A Rainbow Garden
  4. And if the stars line up nice, I may get my act together enough to get some scrapbooking in to.

~Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 2/24/2016

Happy Wednesday!

I’m so excited because I’m almost done with Hampton Ridge!  After all the ripping, I was able to get all 4 borders pieced.

Hampton Ridge Border #4  ready to be attached to the quilt

Hampton Ridge
Border #4
ready to be attached to the quilt

 

Next step is to press and then attach to the quilt.

 

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Sew Fresh Quilts

~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

a date with the seam ripper

I was able to get all the HSTs trimmed up and started piecing them together.  I reviewed the pattern before I did and really thought I was well on my way to get these done last night.

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But apparently half of the HSTs were to be going in one direction while the other half were to go in another direction.  So, I spent the first half of the Clipper V Suns  game ripping, ripping ripping.

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Tonight I’ll be working on getting these put back together going in the right direction.

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🙂

~Melanie

QuiltCon! 2016

I’m off to QuiltCon Pasadena and I plan to post what I see and experience later tonight.  In the meantime, it was raining so I spent yesterday working from home.  The best thing about working from home is that I can do some quilty stuff between work stuff.  So I got all the cutting done for Hampton Ridge!  Woot Woot!  Here are the pictures:

Here's what I started with and I started cutting all 21 of those squares

Here’s what I started with and I started cutting all 21 of those squares.

Then I cut them into half squares.

Then I cut them into half squares.

Then into quarters then into triangles

Then into quarters
then into triangles

And once I had all the triangles cut, I removed the paper.

And once I had all the triangles cut, I removed the paper.

Next Step – Pressing the HSTs.

~Here’s to a great day!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 2/17/2016

Happy Wednesday!

I’m still working on Tell It To The Stars.  I won’t bore you with another picture of the same thing.  Just know that I’ve got 2 sides completely bound.  I’m about halfway through the 3rd side.  With me at QuiltCon this week, I doubt I will get this finished before the next Sunday Stash Report.

I am happy to report that I did get into the Wool Applique class that I was waitlisted for at QuiltCon.  I got most of my supplies together.  The only thing I need to get is wool.  I’ve never bought wool separately (outside of a kit) before so I am planning on getting some at QuiltCon specifically for this class.

The other major thing I’ve been working on is Hampton Ridge. Border #3 is now on!

Hampton Ridge Border #3 is on 2/17/2016

Hampton Ridge
Border #3 is on
2/17/2016

Now I’m working on Border #4.  There are a gajillion HSTs on Border #4.  It’s funny how one step in this process can be broken down into multiple steps.  In this case, we’re using the Star Singles paper thingies (cuz I don’t know what they’re called).  First I had to cut all the fabric, then I sewed on the lines.

Hampton Ridge A gajillion HSTs 2/17/2016

Hampton Ridge
A gajillion HSTs
2/17/2016

And made 21 of these pieces.

Hampton Ridge Border #4 21 star single thingies 2/17/2016

Hampton Ridge
Border #4
21 star single thingies
2/17/2016

Then I trimmed….

Hampton Ridge Border #4 21 trimmed star single thingies 2/17/2016

Hampton Ridge
Border #4
21 trimmed star single thingies
2/17/2016

The next step is to cut, cut, and cut!  There’s a lot of cutting there.  Once all those things are cut, I have to remove the paper and press towards the dark of the HST. My goal for this week is to get all the cutting done.

 

~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie