Whoa ! Where'd the week go? This was Easter vacation from school week for Nick. So Marty took two days off work and took Nick and his best friend Tino up to the mountains for an overnight for snow-boarding. They left the house at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday and got back around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. Joining them for this trip was his other friend, Jay and his dad but they went in a separate vehicle. Two adult men and three teenagers plus all their gear and snowboards just won't fit in one vehicle and it's about a 4.5 hour drive each way. They had a fine time, and no injuries - praise God for that!
I didn't do a whole lot differently while they were gone. A few chores, played with the cats, and played with a lot of fabric, fixed a roast in the crockpot, and got caught up on Doctor Who episodes.
There were no changes to my stash report. Nothing in, nothing out which means nothing finished. (My stash is not counted as out until a quilt is finished.) Linking up at Patchwork Times.
Used This Week: 0 yards
Used Year to Date: 0 yards
Added This Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 14.625 yards
Net Used for 2013: -14.625 yards
I finished the piecing on the O Christmas Tree quilt. It took 2.5 hours to remove all the paper, and even though paper piecing is said to be more accurate, I seem to have a few spots where things are a little wonky - not bad wonky, but still - wonky! I'm sure most of that can be quilted out when I get to that point. It will have to wait as I don't have any available pins for basting! I would still like to have it finished to display by Christmas, so that means I have to get something else quilted!
Over all, I'm very pleased with it, and I'm very appreciative of all the kind comments about it on my last post.
I also worked on specific cutting of fabric in my scrap bins. Bonnie Hunter had a leader/ender project a year or two ago using bow tie blocks so I thought I'd alternate that with my spool leader/enders. Not in the same quilt mind you, but as a change of pace. While doing the Tree quilt, I managed to make quite a few spools, but realize I will need a lot of them for even a lap-size quilt; same with the bow ties. I'm trying to decide what color I want to use as a background for the bow ties - I don't want to use cheddar, as B.H. did. Maybe black, or a dark blue which only means that some of my darker bow ties will not be used, but they can go into one with a lighter background.
There are approximately 540 matched sets in this plastic tub. I still have to choose a background and cut it though. I have a few more strips on my table to cut as well so will probably end up with over 600. I'm sure that's more than enough for a single quilt, so maybe two or more depending on the size I make.
I also kitted a patriotic colored log cabin quilt, logs all cut and ready! I've done this one before for a military family at church and really liked it so want one now for myself. Now I have plenty to start sewing on, but have reached that point of indecision/overwhelmedness as to what exactly I want to start with. You'll notice I haven't added my April "Get It Done" goals, and I had nothing listed for March! (see tab at the top of the blog). I have lots to finish, so need to work on a lot of those projects.
Have a blessed week....it may take me that long to get another post posted, lol.