Sunday, April 20, 2008

Stash Busting Report Week # 16

Overall, this was a good week in the sewing room. I was otherwise busy for a few days this past week but still managed to get some things done. My report for last week follows:
  • fabric received in: 6 yards
  • fabric used: 10 yards
  • net fabric for the week: - 4 yards (used)
Net fabric year to date: -27.5 yards (used)

What I accomplished this week:
  • finished Disappearing 9 Patch to a flimsy

  • quilted 2 Tiny Teddy panels

  • bound 3 Tiny Teddy panels

Goals for next week:

  • continue piecing Lake Country Mystery (this is a carry-over)
  • start to cut and piece next graduation quilt (should it be the blue/yellow or green/beige?)
I have batting on order so when it gets here, I will start quilting again.
Now for some pictures. I saw on CarolE's blog, Giraffe Dreams where she pinned her quilts to a clothesline and snapped a picture so I thought I would give it a try and outside too as spring has come to Wisconsin...well at least for today :)

This first Tiny Teddy is a lesson in what NOT to do. I quilted it but didn't baste the sides down and got horrible puckers in the border. I also wanted to try machine stitching the binding on. I used a zig-zag stitch and I don't like the look at all...too harsh IMO so I switched to a serpentine stitch with about 3 inches to go. This will be my car quilt and my humbling quilt, although DD slept under it last night and said it is a 'good sleeper' :)

This next Tiny Teddy is a favorite border treatment of mine. I used the Cotton Candy panto and a serpentine stitch on the binding.

This last Tiny Teddy is a simple triple border to get the quilt to size. I used the Happy Times panto and serpentine stitch on the binding. All three need their labels stitched down then I think a wash 'just to see' what happens. Just in case you are wondering, I brought the Tiny Teddy panels while visiting quilt-y friends in Texas last year. Our very sweet bee friend had a sewing retreat last May at her lake house and I hopped a plane and had a great weekend of sewing fun :)

CarolE is also having a blog give-away. If you go to her blog and comment you are then entered to win a copy of Anne Zemke's book, "They Named Me Majorie". It's about a girl and her travels with the Orphan Train that inspired Finn to start her Orphan Train Blog.


Linda_J said...

Wow, Pat---you are really cranking them out there. I think I like the one with the split colored borders the best though---can I borrow that if I can figure out how to do it, LOL??

From your description the first one was a lesson in how NOT to quilt it. Were you doing like the Woods' 6 hour quilt thing? I did it once and did not like the results at all though I need to find the directions to tell my girlfriend how to add another band onto a quilt she wants to make bigger.

Congrats on the finishes and the blog prize giveaway!

Veronica said...

All your Tiny Teddys look great! All the borders look wonderful. Can't see any puckers in your humbling quilt, though. Looks good to me!