Monday, May 22, 2017

Design Wall Monday 5/22/17

Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times was one of the reasons I started my blog back in 2012. I loved seeing what other quilters were working on and sharing my projects with them. Starting this week, Design Wall Monday will be hosted by Judy Hansen at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts. Thanks so much to Judy Laquidara for the many years of hosting the link-up, and another thank you to Judy H. for keeping it going.

I have been enjoying a lovely, lazy four-day weekend at home. I had hoped to be very productive, but didn't really get that much quilting done. I did make a baby quilt, which I will show when the binding gets finished. I've also started sewing background triangles to my Glorious Hexagons blocks in preparation for sewing them together into rows.



I'm happy with the way the dark fabric makes the bright colors in the hexagons pop. This is less than a quarter of my blocks--I think there are over 80 blocks made. Once the dark triangles are sewn onto all of them, I will spend my time getting them arranged in a pleasing pattern. I'm sure there will be plenty of shifting blocks around to spread out the hotter colors and to keep blocks with matching fabrics from being too close together. I can hardly wait!

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stash Report Sunday 5/21/17

For almost 5-1/2 years, Sunday has been one of my most regular days for blog posts. That's because Sunday was the day to link up with the Stash Report at Patchwork Times. Earlier this week, Judy announced that she was discontinuing her hosting of the Stash Report because she is doing very little quilting these days.

Fortunately, I'm not the only one who enjoys tracking my fabric purchases and usage. Reporting those numbers on my blog keeps me aware and accountable. I'm very happy to learn that the stash reports will continue, at least for now, over at quiltpaintcreate.

I didn't file a stash report last week, so this one covers two weeks. I made six green Scrappy Trips blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, using 1.5 yards. You can see those blocks in yesterday's post. I also used 2.75 yards for a baby quilt. All that's left on that is to finish the binding.

For only the second time this year, I added some fabric to my stash (I'm still making up for my crazy shopping spree last December!) I bought 3.25 yards of this navy/teal print to use as the background and border for my Glorious Hexagons blocks. I've started cutting triangles from it and stitching them to two sides of each hexagon block.

Glorious Hexagons with background

2017 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:             4.25 yards
Used year to date:       45.75 yards
Added last week:           3.25 yards
Added year to date:       5.25 yards

Net used year to date:  40.5 yards

I am continuing to join Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking how many days each week I manage to get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I was on vacation for one week and missed a couple of days, but have still managed to find that 15 minutes or more most days.

15 Minute Challenge:  
5/7 - 5/20              12 of 14 days
2017 Total          136 of 140 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate, and add your own report so we can keep this linky going.

Julie in GA

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RSC Scrappy Trips

This week I made two more green Scrappy Trips blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I put them up on my design wall along with the previous four green blocks. 

Scrappy Trips Around the World
pattern by Bonnie Hunter

The blocks looked so good together in that layout that I decided to try it with the rest of my blocks. Here's the whole collection of cool color blocks--I still have a pile of red blocks too and a few in orange. This is looking good!



I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects that everyone is sharing! 



Julie in GA

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Scrappy Green Squares


Time for quilting has been almost non-existent lately, but it was for very good reasons. First my mother came for a visit which included a couple of days in Savannah. When she returned to Wisconsin, I flew along with her and am enjoying a few days of spring in the Midwest. Family time is definitely a higher priority than quilting this week.

I did manage to make four Scrappy Trips blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. There are two more green blocks still in the works.



I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap​! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects that everyone is sharing! 



Julie in GA

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Stash Report Sunday 5/7/17

This week's good news for the stash report is that I used 1/2 yard making the setting triangles for the RSC Watercolor quilt. Those were the last components to be made for this quilt, now it needs to be assembled. No fabric added to the stash this week (but the batik sales at Hancock's are looking tempting!)

2017 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:              .50 yards
Used year to date:       41.50 yards
Added last week:           0.00 yards
Added year to date:       2.00 yards

Net used year to date:  39.5 yards

I am continuing to join Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking how many days each week I manage to get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I missed one day last week, but my totals are still looking good..

15 Minute Challenge:  
4/30 - 5/6                 6 of 7 days
2017 Total          124 of 126 days



Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Julie in GA

Monday, May 1, 2017

Design Wall Monday 5/1/17

My design wall continues to be filled with the watercolor blocks that I have been making since early April as part of the Rainbow Scrap ChallengeThe pattern that I am making is "Tranquil Treasures" by Evelyn Sloppy from her book Strips and Strings - 16 Sparkling Quilts

Unfortunately, I can't get all the blocks in one photo because I am shooting through a doorway. I think this will give you a good enough idea of the whole thing. The dark areas continue out a little further all the way around. 



I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stash Report Sunday 4/30/17

The good news for this week's stash report is that I used 2.375 yards making 30 more blocks for my RSC Watercolor quilt, which you can see in yesterday's post. The bad news is that I miscalculated on my stash report a week ago and have to take .875 yards off the used total, for a net usage of 1.5 yards this week. More good news--no fabric added! 

2017 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:             1.50 yards
Used year to date:       41.00 yards
Added last week:           0.00 yards
Added year to date:       2.00 yards

Net used year to date:  39.0 yards

I am continuing to join Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking how many days each week I manage to get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I keep plugging away at my many quilt projects, moving them along bit by bit every day.

15 Minute Challenge:  
4/23 - 4/29                7 of 7 days
2017 Total          118 of 119 days


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Julie in GA
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