More Slow Stitching then De-Stashing Week

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This week and probably last week I spent more time doing cross stitch than sewing and quilting. I am in the process of binding the pile of quits that I quilted at the end of last year. I have three bound and are in need of pictures, I have the binding sewn on two more and when those are finished, that will put me at the half way point of getting them all bound. I will have a lot of quilts finished the first part of this year, but that is not why I did all of the quilting at once. I seem to work better if I do one thing until completion so I feel like I have accomplished something when I am finished, so I tried to quilt most of the quilts I had that needed quilting, then I could feel mostly caught up with quilting. Now I am working on getting the binding finished, that will be a big woo-hoo moment! In between binding, I have been slowly working on En Provence.

Edited to add the stash report:

Fabric out last week .50
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.09 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 14.09 yards out

For the most part this week, I have been working this though,

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it is coming along nicely and I will be happy to see to completed. It is probably a 10 year project that I had put up and figured that I would never finish. Thanks to a friend at a weekly stitching get together, I decided to get it out and get the progress further along. I hope that you are taking some time to do some Slow Stitching today, it is such a relaxing thing to do.

I am linking with the following sites:

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

Design Wall Monday 10-24-16

I began working on some QOV blocks and this is what is on my design table today. I got some half square triangles made and I am in the process of cutting the strips and then it should be a quick sew. I am sending these to Dar at Dar’s Patchwork Garden. I think while I am at it, I will make some more and send to Alycia at Alycia Quilts. If you have some free time and want a quick quilt fix, hop over to one of these two sites and make them some blocks.

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I am linking up with Patchworktimes

I hope you are having a quilty week!

Terry

Sunday Stash & Stitching 10/16/16

Well I thought this week there would be no slow stitching, but in the late hours last night I got a binding cut and sewn onto the first Batik Wave quilt. I will be  working on that after getting home from church this afternoon.

Ready to start binding

Ready to start binding

After too much shopping, a load of laundry and too little house cleaning, I got some more blocks of my cathedral stars finished. I think that brings me up to 10 of each block. I need 36 star blocks and 25 of the ladder blocks to make it the size that is in the pattern.

Here is my stash report

Fabric out 0.486 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 56.346 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  5.276 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Linking up with

Slow Stitching with Kathy
Stash Management at Patchworktimes

Happy Quilting!

Terry

Whoop Whoop Friday Finish

Happy Friday everybody!!! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous if not a little crazy right now, but I love it. Fall comes to visit us for a few days so we get a break from the heat, and then summer comes back for a day or so, then we go back to fall. I really love the cool days and nights that we have been having, and the return to the 90’s have been missing the humidity so the 90’s have been bearable.

I got the binding finished on the Leap Frog quilt, that makes the third quilt that I finished this month, and I am in line to finish one more before the month is over. After finishing that, I have one quilt that is in need of a binding and another one about to come off of the quilting machine that will need binding. Then I have 7 more quilts that I have batting pulled so I can piece the batting and get those quilted. I still have quilts ready to be quilted beyond those 7. Life is Good!

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I really need to find a place to hang the quilts so I can get a better picture. This quilt is going to be a charity quilt for Quilts of Love.

Sew more awesomeness going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Happy Quilting! I hope you have a wonderful quilty day!

Terry

In My Quilt Room 9/19/16

Since last week, this

Sewing has commenced

Sewing has commenced

Turned into this

Hopefully this is all of the needed blocks

Hopefully this is all of the needed blocks

Which turned into this

Ready to become a flimsy

Ready to become a flimsy

In addition to that, I quilted, trimmed, and sewed the binding on this.

Leap Frog

Leap Frog

A peek at the back

A peek at the back

Now it is ready for hand stitching, which did not happen yesterday, but it happened Saturday night and will happen for several nights in the future.

I managed to cut into the amount I am in the red again this week. I am beginning to believe I might actually get out of the hole. I made a mistake on my calculations on total outage so I will fix that too.

Fabric out  3.33 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 48.86 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total -2.21 yards out

I am keeping up with the amount days of doing something quilty in the  sewing room along with Kate with the goal being at least 15 minutes per day. Days with 15 minutes or more (way more) of sewing time this week: 7 out of 7 days, It makes it easy to get into the sewing room when I have been the only one here the last couple of weeks. Cleaning and cooking takes less time which leaves more time for fun stuff.

Go see what everyone else is up to @

patchworktimes
Monday making
Main Crush Monday

Happy Quilting!

Terry

Whoop Whoop Friday

During my sitting with my DH TV time in the evenings, I have been putting the finishing touches on a couple of quilts. I managed to get a second one finished last Sunday so I am whooping about that this week. This quilt was make by my friend Missy and donated to our charity Quilts of Love. We give quilts to people in the area who are suffering from illnesses and family loss.

Missy's Jelly Roll Race

Missy’s Jelly Roll Race

I ran across a Quilts of Valor block drive earlier in the week. I am going to make some blocks and send to Dar for the block drive. The blocks are super simple and they go together and make a beautiful quilt. If you have any desire to quickly use some stash and do something for a good cause, see Dar’s page here.

See all of the Whoop Whooping going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. What has you Whooping!

Happy Quilting!

Terry