Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp

This week we learned about
MADDER-STYLE PRINTS
at Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp series.
 
Madders were popular and common shades of reddish-brown used throughout most of the 19th century.  The shades ranged from deep "chocolates" through rusts into orangey- reds. I have many brown repros in my stash - the challenge was choosing which fabrics to use this week!  Here's today's quota, but I hope to make more madder stars over the weekend.
 
 
My star collection is growing. 
 
Learn more about madder HERE
and enjoy more stars HERE
 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A big smile!

 
Today was an EXCELLENT package-delivery day!
Two rolls of batting AND
 
a dear little Featherweight machine!
 
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stash report - week 8

Used this week: 3.00 yards
Used year to date: 42.50 yards
Added this week: 0.00 yards
Added year to date: 36.25 yards

Net used for 2015: 6.25 yards


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Friday, February 20, 2015

RSC15 - Pink/February

 
A PINK and green completion! 
 
I was able to use quite an assortment of PINK swap blocks and orphans and sub-units in this one!  Mostly 30s-style fabrics, with some miscellaneous bits and pieces
scattered in also.
 
This will be my RSC15 - PINK progress report for this week.  I think, though, that between this week's DOUBLE PINKS from Stars in a Time Warp, and PINK for RSC15, I'm pretty much PINKED-out for the month.
 
More PINK inspiration HERE
 
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp

This week's Star topic is
DOUBLE PINKS

This style of pink print fabric was very popular throughout most of the 19th century, and we have a good selection of double pink reproduction fabrics available today.
 
I think my multi-colored star collection is beginning to have a late 19th century "utility quilt" look.  Nothing fancy happening here -- this is going to be a
cheerful informal quilt.

Find out more about DOUBLE PINKS HERE
 
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Block of the Month

Another project!  This year my guild is participating in the Block of the Month activity being offered by Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations in Palm Desert. The series began in January, but I was preoccupied with family matters
 at that time.

The finished project will be a large traditional pieced quilt and I've been working to catch up.  Of course I was able to pull more than enough fabric from my stash -- won't need to purchase a thing.  Ha: so an **extra** queen-size quilt will be happening here, one that wasn't even on the year's agenda!  Anyway, I now have both January's and February's blocks completed. So far, so good -- I think it's going to be nice.
 
I'm getting such a lot of sewing done these days.  Because the need had increased gradually, I hadn't realized just how much time and energy I was spending as caregiver for both parents.  Shifted gears, and definitely into a new phase here!
 
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Stash report - week 7

Used this week: 10.00 yards
Used year to date: 39.50 yards
Added this week: 3.25 yards
Added year to date: 36.25 yards

Net used for 2015: 3.25 yards

I finished up a couple more samples for the shop. 
These floral fabrics are pretty, but much brighter than I usually use!


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