Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stash Busting - 3/22/2009

Over the next few weeks, there won't be much stash bustin' happening as I'll be sewing binding, binding, and you guess it.... more binding. Here's the main stack of quilts that are quilted with the binding machine sewn, with the exception of the quilt with the brown border sticking out. That one is a top that needs to be quilted, but it was in the middle of the pile and I didn't feel like pulling it out. ;-) The quilt on the bottom I haven't even started the hand sewing yet, but the other two are both about 50% done.

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So here's the little baby quilt that I've worked on the past week or so. I got the whole thing quilted in about 2 hours with a new pattern that I was trying out.

Quilted 1

Quilted 2

Here it is with the binding machine sewn and one edge of it hand-sewn. This is for a baby due at the end of March, so its now on the top of the pile of things to get hand-sewn.

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Here's the Irish Rails quilt with the quilting done and the binding halfway sewn. This one is moving right along, too, but its going to have to sit for a little while until I finish the baby quilt.

Quilting done
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And the stash report...

I saw the picture on Jill's blog for the Memories of Monet quilt. It was so gorgeous that I just "had" to have it. ;-) I've never actually made a quilt from a pre-made kit, so we'll see how it goes. The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous though. The only problem... 10 more yards bought this year. I'm definitely in the hole stash-wise, but I will eventually get out of it!

Memories of Monet Fabric

Fabric Added this Week: 10.25 yards
Fabric Added YTD: 100.50 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 0.25 yards
Fabric Used YTD: 13.2 yards

Net Fabric: <87.3> yards

3 comments:

Brenda said...

I have only really used kits for my quilt tops.... I am not a confident 'pick my own fabrics' piecer!! But it's coming. And that quilt is beautiful isn't it!! You are going to have fun with the kit - at least I do. Simply because I haven't seen some of the fabrics before and they are beautiful!! So jump right in and have some fun!!
Your quilts are beautiful!! Do you do the quilting on your little machine or do you have a long arm??? Everytime I see people's quilted quilts it makes me want to just do it!! Feel the fear and get 'em done!!! Great report!!

Mary-Kay C. said...

I love your border on the Irish Rails quilt. It really compliments the body of the quilt. Very nice. Bindings count as stash used so you'll be using up something.Have fun sewing my least favourite part of quilting.

Lori in South Dakota said...

What a big pile of quilts to bind--can I come help, I love to bind!! That new baby is going to love the quilt. Ahhh, babies are so much fun!