WIP Wednesday – No Longer Hunkered Down

I’m looking forward to neither using nor hearing the phrase “hunker down” for a couple weeks; Hurricane Irma passed through my area, and we lucked out and only had a steady rain with minimal wind gusts at my house. School was cancelled for a couple days to prepare for the worst, so I’m quite happy that the kids are back in school today.

Since we never lost power, I’ve made some progress on other donation quilts.  First up is the rainbow unicorn one:

And also the pastel floral one:

I should point out that while Irma didn’t wreak much havoc, Hurricat Nina did sweep through.

WIP Wednesday – Early or It Doesn’t Count

I’m going ahead and posting WIP Wednesday so I don’t actually forget to do it for the frillionth week in a row!  And there’s a pitiful Sunday Stash report to boot, too, at the end.

I got three sets of blocks ready to go for three different quilt tops, so one day (hopefully soon) there will be finishes in the spreadsheet for those quilts. One of them was a pretty traditional shabby chic type charm pack that I mixed up with some more modern prints in similar colors for a big four patch quilt; the other two are leftovers from the skirt finishes of prior weeks.

I’m also in the middle of testing a new pattern and that will get finished up in the next month or so, too.

  • Used this past week: 1.75 yard
    • 0.25 yd for pincushion
    • 0.75 yd for Bingo FQs
    • 0.75 yd for block testing
  • Total Used Year to Date: 216.25 yards
  • Added this week: a couple FQ bundles, and some yardage for a quilt back
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (28% of total used)

Sunday Stash – No Regerts

A last minute finish just before I started typing means I got to add something else to the spreadsheet this week!  Not only did I finish two skirts for my daughter, I wrapped up my small pattern samples, both for the upcoming “No Regerts” pattern (very similar to the pattern published in Make Modern a few months ago).  Here’s a little close-up of the quilting on the wallhanging:

  • Used this past week: 4.75 yard
    • 2 yd for DD’s skirts
    • 1.25 yd for No Regerts pillow sample
    • 1.5 yd for No Regerts wallhanging
  • Total Used Year to Date: 214.5 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (28% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – Texture Galore

This week I did finish a couple more items , including this fun quilt that will get donated at my guild meeting tomorrow night!

The pinwheels and 4 patches are made from the final leftovers from the Silver Star quilt, and I dug out some 3 1/2″ squares from the scrap stash to fill it out.

After finishing that, I took some time to do some graffitti-style quilting on this sample pillow cover for an upcoming pattern:

Sunday Stash – More Charity Quilts

A couple finishes this week, coupled with failing to report last week, means a big jump in the “yardage used’ column this week! The Kites quilt from below is for a blog hop, and the gray pinwheel quilt is currently in the wash, but I did manage to remember to take a picture of the Riley Stripe quilt before popping it in the wash.

Not a lot of definition between the fabrics in this one, of course, but this is one of my go-to layouts; picking one fabric for sashing and pulling from the 3 1/2″ and 5″ squares to make 9″ blocks.

I need move on to some pattern samples that are fortunately small and should finish up quickly!

  • Used this past 2 weeks: 15.25 yard
    • 0.75 yd for 3 placemats
    • 4 yd for the Kites quilt
    • 5 yd for the Riley Stripe quilt
    • 5.5 yd for the Gray Pinwheel quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 209.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • 3 yd for low volume FQs
    • 3 yd for low volume print
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (29% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – More Like an Early Finish Friday

It’s a mixed bag for WIP Wednesday; some finishes and some in-progress shots!

First up, a quilt that I finished a few weeks ago, which will be donated through my guild to the Dept of Family Child Services.

This one is made from the leftover bits of Sparkling Gems, the quilt that keeps on giving.  The quilt I made from previous leftover bits of that quilt was called Morse Code. Sadly, all the bits are now used up, except for one lone weirdly sized pinwheel that I went Full Elsa on and let it go into the scrap bin for stuffing into animal beds!

I’ve also been brushing up my free motion quilting with this fun texture in prep for an upcoming blog hop with Christa Watson that starts tomorrow. The full results will get posted over on The Stitch TV Show blog, but here’s the sneak peek for you: