Fabric Happenings, Alternate Title, Bad Terry, Bad Terry

It was all Missy’s fault, I promise! 😉 I would never fall off the wagon like this if Missy hadn’t needed wanted to go fabric shopping. The weather was kind of dicey so we probably didn’t need to drive 1.5 hours to go shopping, but when you drive that far in that kind of weather, well…….you kind of want to make it worth your while 🙂 (That is a very innocent smile). I did manage to get the quilting finished on the timeout quilt so that was a plus.

Without further adieu, here is the damage.

Fabric out 0 yards
Fabric in 21.5 (I had fun, what can I say)
Fabric out ytd: 34.86 yards (evidently I can’t add so this is a correction)
Fabric in ytd: 27.5 yards
Total 7.36 yards out

I am thrilled to see that I am still in the positive, I did not figure I would be positive.

See Patchworktimes for additional stash reports.

Thanks for visiting and keep quilting!

Terry

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Design Wall 2/23/15

I had nothing on my wall so I started sewing on one of the kits that I had cut out earlier. After a little while I had this on the wall. This is Leap Frog by Me and My Sister Designs and can be found here. This is just a start and I did not enough blocks to spread the color around. I also ended up with one part of my set missing, but I ended up finding it under the ironing board.

Leap Frog

Leap Frog

I loaded the Time Out quilt and quilted two more rows on it. I probably have one and a half rows left to finish.

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. See other Design Walls over at Patchworktimes.

Keep quilting!

Terry

Time Out Backing Repair Started

After I finished the Mock Trip to a flimsy and while I decide whether I want borders, I decided to get the Time Out quilt out of time out and get the backing repair started. Just looking at what I did makes me what to kick myself in the back end because I just needed to lay it out to see I had it turned wrong.

I cleaned up my mess from the Mock Trip (so I had room to work) and spread the quilt out so I could see how large of a piece I needed. Okay, I needed 5.5 inches to finish the quilt. Now to see how much fabric I have on each side. 8.5 inches on one side and 10.5 inches on the other. By the time I join the two pieces with a larger than normal seam allowance because I do not want it to pull apart, and leave enough on the side to be comfortable loading the quilt to finish quilting, I do not like the small amount left for loading the quilt back on the frame. Time to start digging, do I have a piece left so I can scavenge a piece. Why yes, yes I do. Big sigh of relief. I think I could have made it work by cutting a piece off of the sides, but now I do not have to worry about doing that. Cut a 12.5 inch piece, overkill I am sure, and it is time to sew this puppy together, finish the quilt on the machine and get this one loaded and finished.

Happy quilting!

Terry

Fabric Happenings 2/8/15

Well good morning! It is a fabulous morning this morning. The only thing that would make it better is if the sun were shining instead of it being overcast. It is a balmy 55 degrees and it is not even 8 am. Yesterday I was over at Missy’s house and she had a Jonquil ready to bloom, spring is definitely on its way. That makes a very happy person. Here is a wall hanging I made a year or so ago. Just need some eye candy for the post. This is one of Mary’s patterns.

Stars and Churn Dash Quilt

Stars and Churn Dash Quilt

I do have some fabric going out this week. I cut some more the the mock trip but I am going to have to recalculate that because of the way it was cut. It was cut in 23″ strips to go through my accuquilt cutter and I just want to make sure that I did not over count the outage.

Fabric out this week 5.75 yards

Fabric in 0 (yay)

Fabric out ytd: 15.46 yards

Fabric in ytd: 6 yards

Total 9.46 yards out

The Time Out quilt has made it back on the radar and as soon as I finish making the Mock Trip a flimsy, it is going to be fixed and finished. It is calling my name saying Terry, Terry you need to finish me. I guess it is almost time to listen 🙂

See Patchworktimes for additional stash reports.

Thanks for visiting and keep quilting!

Terry

Time Out Quilt

I was so happy when I loaded the Jewel Box quilt on the machine. I was finally going to finish this quilt. A very long time was spent contemplating how the quilt was going to be quilted. After I decided, I changed my mind and thought I would do a different design. I kept thinking it needed to be quilted with something that had some soft curves rather than more square corners. It sat and waited for me to start but I kept putting it off. I finally realized that the quilt was just not happy with my decision on the quilting design. I decided to go with my original plan to use the spiral square pantograph on the quilt. Imagine my disgust when I got all the way to the end of the quilt to discover this. See bottom left.

Time Out Quilt

Time Out Quilt

I had evidently turned my backing the wrong way and it was too short for my quilt. I am sure that I know what I did, but that does not make me feel any better about it happening and will reinforce that I should measure, not assume that I know that I have the quilt turned the right way. Now the quilt has been named. Want to know the new name? Why Time Out of course, because it is in time out while I kick myself in that place that it is very hard to reach while doing it to yourself. I am now in the process of telling myself that I need to get that strip sewn to the bottom of the quilt and get it loaded back on the quilt machine and get it finished.

Happy quilting everyone! Remember do not do like I did and assume you have the backing turned right. Learn from my mistake, measure to make sure 🙂

Terry