Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Friday! Whoop! Whoop!

I have some finishes to report today! (finally)!  I dropped some quilts off yesterday to the Family Connections Center and this one was in the group.  Sally loved it!  She always loves my quilts and somehow that just makes me feel good about leaving them there.

I came home and sandwiched this little number together and also finished it.  

The black and white blocks were some from Bev's in Alaska's stash.  I can't believe I'm still finding some of her stuff to use.  These were in a baggie with some other black and white fabric and then I remember this cute little car fabric I purchased and put them altogether in a cute little boy's quilt.

Thursday is my favorite TV night.  Gotta always watch Big Bang Theory!!  I finished the hand sewn binding on this one started last week.  It's probably going to my sister.
I've been working on some patchwork blocks.  Next post I'll show some progress in that direction.  I did go through some of my fabric and made up a few bundles to take to the Linus drop off.  I talked with the director for this area the other day, and I'll be donating some fabric towards that cause.  Family Connections Center is still my first area of concern.  It's local, I have contact with the supervisor there and I know my quilts are going where needed.  It did feel good to go through some fabric and make some 60" cuts for someone else to tie into quilts for some of the local hospitals here.  I can't believe how 6 bundles hardly made a dent in my stash.  No wonder it doesn't seem to be going anywhere--a quilt takes a lot of time, but doesn't use that much stash--at least til the backing is cut, but a 40 x 60 quilt doesn't use much more than 4-4.5 yards when complete with piecing and binding!  I've finished my big roll of batting I bought earlier in the year.  I bought some other packages on sale, but they're not the "Warm and Natural" that I like using.  So until I can get a big roll again, I'll find ways to make bundles or tops to help use up stash without having to make quilts using my second choice batting.  Maybe I get in the sewing room today!   But for now--Whoop Whoop, I made some finishes!

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Sarah Craig said...

Whoop whoop for you! You had a very productive week - and such pretty things!! Way to go!!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Whoop whoop! They are beautiful..love the way there are 'eyes' peeking at you in a star..unique!! Great job this week!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Certainly a deserved Whoop Whoop! Wonderful finishes. I now what you mean about a 'loved' batt - I dread to think if my roll runs out - no new purchases until April 2012. Love your new photo too.

Brita said...

You got a lot done! And a very fun variety :-) Congrats!

Miri said...

What a nice collection of finishes! Whoop Whoop!

FabricsNQuilts said...

All of your finishes are great! I especially love the purple quilt!
Whoop Whoop!