Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Stash - 06/18/17

Happy Father's Day to everyone. My wonderful father is in heaven today, hopefully smiling down on us. I still miss him. But he would want me to be happy not sad, so let's talk about things that make me happy...and you guessed it quilting.

I'm happy to say I the numbers are going in the right direction because I've shown off my flimsy of Hollywood's zombie quilt. It is a really simply quilt, but since he is a dog, I'm guessing he won't care one way or the other. This way it shows off the cute fabrics. And I did learn something with this quilt...zombie's can't climb trees.  I'm not sure that helps me much because I can't climb them either.

Now Sharla and I also kept up with our #100days100blocks2017 this week. As of yesterday we were through block 42, yes that means we are over 40% done and we are still going strong...well I am. We both picked out the fabric we want to use for the sashing, but won't purchase it until later unless is goes on sale.  Here are my blocks for the week.

Sharla is not enjoying the HST or snowball corners, so last Tuesday, I did all of those pieces for her. I didn't trim the HST or put any of the blocks together. I just sewed the diagonal seams and put them in a baggie for her.  She still doesn't love the blocks, but they aren't driving her as crazy as they were. Here are her blocks from last week.

Sharla still needs to work more on her Bistro quilt, but I know if she puts her mind to it she can get it done. Luckily I can count my finish now that it has been shown. So let's talk numbers.

Fabric Used this Week: 3 1/4 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 121 3/4 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 68 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 53 3/4 yards used

Not bad in my books, would I like it to be a bigger number sure, but at least we're in the black. I know we will be buying some fabric in July when we open and count our piggy bank savings. We've already picked out some of what we want. But we are also going to be good and use some of the money to service our sewing machines. I am linking up with Quilt Paint Create, and you can join in too, just check out her linky party.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Finish - 06/16/17

I actually finished this quilt on June 5th, but life has just been busy and I've not gotten it photographed until today. And today's pictures aren't wonderful, but I will take what I can get. The quilt is Hollywood's Zombie quilt, and the story behind it is...Cole calls Hollywood his zombie apocalypse dog. Hollywood is supposed to protect him in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Now I don't do zombies, I don't watch the Walking Dead, really I don't do scary stuff at all. But when I saw a bundle of Riley Blake Zombie Apocalypse fabric on sale at Fat Quarter Shop, I just couldn't resist. I have had the fabric for about 3 years, and it just never worked it ways to the top of my to do list, but it was my June project and so I had to work on it.

I debated about doing something more complicated, but since the real stars of the fabrics were the zombies I wanted to make sure they were really seen. And as much as I'm not into to zombies, these are pretty cute. I went with a simple sashed block pattern that let me get the most out of the 9 fat quarters that were in the bundle.

I love that some of the fabrics gave important zombie facts, like zombies are attracted by loud noises and lights. So I will be hiding in a dark room if there is an apocalypse.

I am very happy to have finished this one early in the month because it gives me time to work on a few projects not on my monthly list. It will be a little bit before it get's quilted, but that is ok, Hollywood is very patient. I am hoping to get injections in my knees later this month which should help so that I can get some quilting done. It isn't a large quilt, only 55 x 55, so it might move up the list of quilts, just because I can get it done easier.

Well that is my finish for today...yeah!!! I am linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF: Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Cut & Alter and Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts. And since this is my OMG for June, I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts, later in the month.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Stash - 06/11/17

Happy Sunday everyone. Today would have been my parent's 62nd wedding anniversary. I miss them all the time, but on days like today, I really miss them more. I know that if they were still here I most likely wouldn't be quilting, because taking care of them kept me pretty busy, but I'd give up quilting in a heartbeat to have them back.

But enough sadness, it is time to see what got accomplished this week. I did finish Hollywood's zombie flimsy, but due to circumstances around my house this week I didn't get it photographed. I hope to show it next Friday. I will wait to count it in my numbers until I show it, but I did get it done.
I also made some more progress on my #100days100blocks2017 blocks. Last week was week 5, and so it was blocks 29-35. So far keeping up hasn't been hard, because we are doing the blocks ahead. Here are my blocks for last week.

Sharla kept up as well. Neither of us got many blocks done ahead this week, but we still have enough for all of next week. We're hoping this week isn't as hard as last week was and that we make some progress. Here are Sharla's block for last week.

Now Sharla also made progress on her Bristo quilt, she has all the pieces matched up for the blocks and has the first row of blocks pieced. I'm sure she will finish it by the end of the month, but probably not until the last weekend.

As for as stash goes, the numbers didn't change from last week. Since I'm not counting the zombie flimsy until I show it. We haven't purchased any fabric, which is a good thing. I've been so tempted, but I keep thinking, I need to use more of what I have first. I've also been working on my bee block for this month, but haven't finished it yet.

Fabric Used this Week: 7 1/2 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 118 1/2  yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 68 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 50 1/2 yards used

I am very happy with where we stand for the year, would I like it to be more, sure. But I think it is a respectable number and as long as we have used more than we've bought I will be very very happy. I am linking up with Quilt Paint Create this week and if you want to see what others are doing, go check out the link up party.