This was a pretty good week for my stash. I added three ½ yard pieces to enhance my batiks, and I finished up several projects.
Finishes first - because I just can’t wait to show you! I have finished another of my UFO’s that needed to be quilted! Here is my Blue Blossoms….
This is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville called Pineapple Blossoms. I drove all the way to
to take this class from Bonnie in May of last year with a couple of equally Alabama insane excited friends. I got perhaps four blocks completed that day because I was having too much fun meeting and chatting with Bonnie! She is the most down-to-earth and fun teacher I’ve ever met! Once I got home, the quilt pieces sat for a while until I finally buckled down at a retreat last year and finished it up. I was delighted when Joanne offered me a long-arm day so I could quilt it and finally call it a QUILT!!!
This quilt design is called Crepe Myrtle - it is a nice simple design with a lot of interest.
The fabric for the back and binding on this quilt came to about 5-1/2 yards.
Another finish - I posted HERE about my wonderful April Calendar quilt top. Yes, I think it deserves another look-see, don’t you?
I can’t get enough of it =^..^= The top took approximately one yard of various fabrics to complete. Since I won’t get it quilted until next week at retreat I’m not counting the backing or binding yardages yet.
Purchases – Here are the fabrics I just had to bring home with me this week….
The two brownish/coppery batiks with the lines in them are really interesting because the back side looks like a different color fabric altogether.
So I am actually getting four fabrics instead of two – which is great for appliqué and scrap quilts!
The pink is for this cute little Cottontail bunny tabletop quilt pattern that is only 14-1/2” square.
It will be displayed on this table topper frame that I finally broke down and purchased this week as well.
All in all a fun week in the Ivory Tower, and good numbers to report. I moved 5 yards closer to being in black numbers this week – yoohoo!!!
Used this week: 6.50 yards
Used YTD 2012: 50.50 yards
Added this week: 1.5 yards
Added YTD 2012: 61.50 yards
Net Used for 2012: -11.00 yards
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Hugs & Blessings!