Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stash Busting Report Week #36

The kids went back to school this past week, so I had more time in the sewing room! My report for this week follows:
  • fabric received in: +14 yards
  • fabric used: -19 yards
  • net fabric for the week: -5 yards

Net fabric for the year: -56.5 yards (used)

What I accomplished this week:

  • quilted and bound Lake Country Mystery (r/w/b)
  • pieced, quilted and bound JudyL's Wonky Labor Day Challenge

Goals for next week:

  • piece, quilt and bind 4-patch donation quilt
  • make bee gifts
  • make black, white and bright block for night guild
On September 16th I will be flying to Dallas, Texas for a reunion with my bee and Guild that I belonged to when I lived there! I'd best get busy making my gifts to give! :)

Here is the front of the Lake Country Mystery quilt. I think Donna named it, 'Three Block Mystery'. You make the Churn Dash and then the sashing becomes two different blocks, Grecian Square and Farmer's Flight, I think.

I realized when I pieced this patriotic fabric that it was indeed directional vertically. Well, I only brought enough yardage to be pieced horizontally. Next time, I will have to be careful to buy the right amount of yardage!

This is my finished JudyL Wonky Labor Day Challenge. I decided to 'go orange' and bind it in the same fabric as the inner border. I also machine stitched the binding to the back and brought it to the front to straight stitch by machine. I actually like the straight stitch better than the serpentine to finish binding this way.

This is the backing fabric, I used. JudyS. was wondering about it. I had brought this off the sale rack awhile ago. When I buy backing for my kids' donation quilts, I look for bright primary colors with a non-gender pattern (like stars, alphabet or numbers).


Vicky said...

What a stash busting week you've had! The quilts are gorgeous!

pdudgeon said...

way to go, Pat!!!

love both the quilts and that backing fabric is really cute!
hope you enjoy your reunion time.

Lori in South Dakota said...

You're getting a lot done! Wish you lived closer, I bet we could really make the machines smoke!

Judy S. said...

Thanks for showing the backing, Pat. I love it! It seems orange is in these days....our choir director even wore an orange tie today, and there was lots of it out in the congregation, too!

-5 yards, a really good week, I'd say!

Cheryl said...

You are so prolific... I love the red, white and blue quilt!

Silverthimble said...

I love that mystery quilt! I especially love the secondary design that emerges. Who would have thought that something as simple as pieced sashing around churn dash blocks would create such an effect?

Debi said...

Lovely quilts and great fabrics. I really like the green with the red/blue/yellow stars and the quilt is beautiful. I am inviting you to participate in a Fall into Fall Quilters Blog giveaway that I am hosting. Come on over and check it out.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great quilts - both very different! Colors make a huge difference - love the backing fabric you show. My School Boy (aged 5) would approve!