Sunday, February 22, 2009

Stash Busting Report Week #8

This past week was a 'catch-all, catch-up' type of sewing week for me. No quilt finishes but very close on the QOV panel as it needs it's binding sewn back and label. Believe it or not, the label is already made! woohoo! A very sweet friend gifted me with 3.5 yards of a novelty fabric that will make an excellent backing for a child's donation quilt. With my use of brights, I somehow end up gifted with bold, bright, big novelty prints along with, "I thought you could use it on the back of one of your bright kids' donations!". :)

My report follows:

Fabric added this week: 3.5 yards
Fabric added this year: 17 yards

Fabric used this week: - 7.5 yards
Fabric used this year: -42 yards

Net fabric for the year: -25 yards

What I accomplished this week:

  • made 4 QOV pillowcases
  • made 8 QOV labels
  • pieced 4 wonky stars for the Bushfire Quilt Project
  • pieced and quilted QOV Panel
  • pieced blocks for Blueberry Cheese Spread

Goals for next week:

While I was playing at making another placemat purse, Baby suffered another injury. Top on the list will get her to the Baby Doctor. She just can't seem to sew through the many thicknesses of the seams on the placemats. My old Elna used to sew through absolutely any thickness. I think I either need to find a 'tougher' sewing machine or 'give up' my placemat purse additions. Any ideas on a 'tougher' sewing machine?! because, of course, I can't have too many placemat purses now, can I? LOL


Karen said...

I am assuming you are sewing with a 90 needle?

Stephanie D said...

Sorry--I have nothing to offer!

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

You had a very productive week! I love my Bernina! ;0)

Silverthimble said...

How frustrating that your machine was just in the shop and looks like it needs another visit already. I have a Bernina and love it--nothing seems to slow it down!

Linda C said...

You have still used more than you had added so that's good!

Did you run the machine in then? Bella to the rescue.

I am cutting for the Twisted Sister and swapped out machines to sew the strip sets before class on Saturday since I like to do the piecing on the same machine throughout if possible. C & C borders tomorrow at the quilt meeting.