Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday report

I hope everyone had a good day yesterday with their favorite dad - whether that is your own father, your husband, your son or a combination of all three. Our day was quiet - most Father's day's are around here. Fred isn't one for much celebration. He couldn't play golf due to a tournament on the course so he worked out and then I took him to breakfast. Then he watched the US Open golf tournament while I finished the customer quilt. About 3:00 or so Rick, Rebecca, and Joseph came over and I fixed dinner for everyone. Crock pot roast beef - easy and delicious!

I don't know if anyone noticed or not, but I've not being doing Sunday stash reports. They just don't seem to fit my quilting persona, as most everything I do is made from stash. I rarely buy fabric for a particular quilt, unless it's a kit. And since I do so much that is very scrappy, it's hard to measure what I've used. I do think I'm still behind however, as I just purchased three BOLTS of fabric last month LOL! A pre-1830's print for the back of my medallion, and both a Chinese red and amber (looks like cheddar) bolt of Kona cotton. That's 55 yards of fabric right there - whoops! I'm just not very good at this stashbusting stuff!

I'm still focusing at least some of my time on UFO's - the list is gradually going down. Remember this quilt? Since I'm totally out of handwork - not like me at all! - I started preparing the applique for the border of Heirloom Stitches. I need something to do at Tangled Threads meetings as well as during TV time. I also loaded the double Irish chain on Gandalf - that's the quilt in the first picture of this post. I've never tried machine quilting a quilt that's been partially hand quilted - I'm curious to see how this is going to work.

************
Gratitudes:
1. Fresh vegetables from the farmers' Saturday Market
2. A new pedicure
3. Sunny, warm weather is finally here!

16 comments:

Caron said...

Wow, I love your quilt with all the different blocks on it!
So, so pretty!

tirane93 said...

that is just a beautifully color balanced and eye grabbing sampler quilt you're working on. fabulous!

Karen said...

Great job on the applique quilt. I see that you do a lot of applique projects. I am like you. It would be hard to say how much I have used from my stash. I like to make scrappy quilts. My stash is mostly 1/2 yard pieces or fat quarters. Some even smaller.

Cascade Lily said...

55 yards! Lordy!

I love the double Irish chain in those gorgeous colours...hmmm...more inspiration!

We Six Nasons said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on each and every one of those blocks. I can't wait to see the applique border. Thank you for sharing your work.

Darlene said...

As usual you have some fabulous applique! :-)

I'm going to say something about stashbusting reports at the risk of getting in trouble. :-) Life is full of challenges and stresses and quilting for me is about finding joy and relaxation. When I think about reporting what stash I've busted or purchased I find it very stressful and counter productive. So, here here Patti for finding that you don't need to think about that. Just enjoy!

Becky said...

"I'm just not very good at this stashbusting stuff!" I just laughed out loud. I decided not to stress aoout how much I'm using or how much I'm buying. Life is short. Fabric gives me pleasure.

Have a great day!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hello from someone else who is steadily working through her bloglines!
What a feast for the eyes today...as usual.
You have alot of beautiful quilt tops happening there...and obviously a lot of disappearing stash! Good job, Tracey

Kristie said...

I just love your quilt it is truly amazing! I see you stash in the background...how about a photo of that for us to drool over! :)
Kristie

Lily Boot said...

that sampler quilt is so very very pretty - you've done a beautiful job Patti! As for your fabric purchases - I obviously need lessons in how to build my stash! Three bolts! OMG! But then you have those marvellous cupboards that need filling and you do produce so many gorgeous quilts that I guess extra effort is required :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

It looks wonderful! Your Heirloom stitches is really great!

Shelina said...

It's a beautiful quilt - I'm glad you are getting back to finish it.

Mary said...

Love your quilt sampler! How Beautiful, Happy Weekend,Hugs, Mary

distel said...

This sampler with the applique is wonderful! The colors are so warm. Great inspiration!

GRACE said...

patti, the applique quilt is simply gorgeous, what a beautiful job and such gorgeous patterns; colors are awesome as well! a real heirloom, i'd say...

cityquilter grace

prevost valérie said...

Hi, I love your wardrobe with all these fabrics. Valérie from France.