Sunday, September 18, 2011

Myra's Mystery quilt a Long

Myra at Tactile Pleasures has started a mystery quilt along that I am going to try.  Here is the palette of fabrics I chose.
I was determined to only use fabric in my stash!
My progress so far is 3-12 inch blocks and 32 four patches.
I chose my block patterns from Knockout blocks and sampler Quilts by Judy Martin.
Can't wait to see what is next.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Design Wall monday

Several years ago I participated in one of Jo Morton's Little women series.  I just finished sewing the binding on this little doll quilt.  I think it is called Pick Up Sticks.  It just needs a label that I hope to get to do today.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I was reading an earlier post from Judy L and liked her goal setting ideas.  I have always been a list writer for daily and weekly goals.  I love crossing things off lists.  But lately my lists don't allow me to see immediate results.  I need instant gratification!!!

I was going to wait until january to start a stash reduction recording.  After trying to organize my sewing room I realize I must start NOW!!!  So my confession for this week is:

Fabric In:  3.5 yards
Fabric Out:  0
YTD: 0

I do mostly applique, so it is hard to calculate what I use in a week. 

I am trying to use my stash for any new projects.  But I am joining my sister in 2 weeks to attend a quilt show in the Phila. area.  I can be strong but I think that is asking to much!

I hope to post something on design wall Monday tomorrow!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sad ending, new beginning

The past month has been a whirlwind.  We sold our condo in Maine and I am sad.  School started just after the movers brought our things back to MA.  What was a two nurse office is now a one nurse office and I sorely miss my friend with whom I worked.

As much as I will miss the beach, it is time to refocus and be happy with the many joys and blessings that are mine. 

I need blog decorating help and one of my daughters has been drafted.  My photos leave alot to be desired but I will not let that stop me!

I want to share my accomplishments and participate with other bloggers.  I am inspired by the work I see others accomplishing.

I am itching to participate in the Stash reduction that Judy L features.  But the compulsive person that I am twitches at jumping in now.  I will be documenting that starting Jan 1 2012.