Monday, December 4, 2023

Stash Report Week #48 and 15 Minutes

 I worked on my hexagons every day this week.  The next section is ready to add, so that will be the coming week's mission.

I bought another white remnant at Hobby Lobby.  My neutral stash is quite depleted, so I'm trying to fill back in a bit.  I need to use 20 yards by the end of the year, and I'm not sure that's going to be possible!

IN this week: 3/4 yards
OUT this week: 0 yards

IN YTD: 66 3/4 yards
OUT YTD: 113 1/2 yards
YTD Total: 46 3/4 yards OUT

I did finish off one more spool of thread, for a total of 22 for the year.  As I've tried to be more conscientious about use of materials, it's funny how I've used less thread.

from the room of Zana's Ninis,
katie z.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Busy Days

My twinkle stars quilt is all washed and wrapped up for giving today.  As far as I can tell, the fabrics behaved and didn’t bleed, which is a relief.
In between taking the 8th grader for high school testing and the wedding this afternoon, I’m hoping to quilt more of my 16 patch baby quilt.  I would like to finish it before the baby arrives, which I think is any day, so I need to keep moving!  I dyed the backing, and while I really like it, the dye did not quite behave as expected, and I’m not sure if that’s the cold temperatures in the house or my lazy mixing.  Oh, well.

I’ll get to work now!  (And hopefully I return to visit some other lovely bloggers!)

from the room of Zana’s Ninis, katie z.


Sunday, November 26, 2023

Stash Report Week #47 and 15 Minutes

 The 15 minutes a day continue.  I attached a filler piece to the entirely wrong place, so I ripped and restitched for several days!  I’m stitched for 334 days.

On the stash report front, I finished a quilt, but I also ordered a bolt of fabric for dyeing.  I found the fabric I currently like for backings or dyeing experiments, so a whole bolt saves me on shipping and waiting each time I’m ready for a backing.

IN this week: 21 yards
OUT this week: 12 yards

IN YTD: 66 yards
OUT YTD: 113 1/2 yards
YTD Total: 47 1/2 yards OUT

I need to use another 18 1/2 yards in the next month (gulp) to get back to my original goal of using twice what I purchase this year.  I have two quilts ready-ish to finish, but they won’t add up to 18 yards.  I’d best get back to sewing!

from the room of Zana’s Ninis,
katie z.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

After Thanksgiving….

Having an extra seven people in the house for four days is always lovely, and we are always glad when it’s over.  The laundry is mostly done, the extra beds and bedding (lots of quilts!) are put away, and we’re all quietly ignoring each other.  I see I’m not the only one who loves family and loves when they leave (also our linkup for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge)!

My quiet escape has been assembling 16 patches.  I finished 24 black and grey 16 patches, then made an extra teal to have enough for this layout:

 I have three more rows to assembly for this quilt, and then I have a few random blocks to mix in with some browns for the final 16 patch quilt of the year.  The many 16 patch quilts this year have been so handy.  This teal and black one is for a teacher expecting her first, and the gender is a surprise.

The binding is done on the twinkle star blocks, but I have it folded up until I wash and prep it for the wedding.  It just wouldn’t do to soil it!

I also sorted my 2” scraps in grey and black to cut a tottering pile of box blocks.  While I might not have as many as I did for teal, these are certainly a close second!

from the room of Zana’s Ninis,
katie z.