Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy...


Happy National Quilting Day (here in the U.S.)!  I'm hoping to get to quilting at some point in the day...after the normal Saturday things are accomplished.  I finally have some good numbers for my weekly stash report, so that has me smiling today, too!  Also, my grandmother (who inspired me to quilt) is going to be 90 tomorrow, so that's another pretty exciting thing for me this weekend! In this week was 4 1/2 yards of wonderful Bella solids.  I ordered these after seeing this yummy rainbow on Lori's blog.  I'm also using her method of keeping track of which ones I have.  It was so simple to make some labels and pin them to each piece--and now I won't have to worry about forgetting which colors these are.


I was able to count 19 1/2 yards as used this week...yay! Two quilts were completely finished, packed up, and sent off.  I won't be able to share them until they come back home, and one won't be back for a year, but they're in good hands! I finished this "Peggy Sue" bag this week doing some pattern testing for Joanna.  This is a brand new pattern available here (it's on sale, right now, too). I really love this bag and might just have to make another one.  I made the smaller scrappy version, but it's still big enough to use everyday. There is a magnetic snap closure to keep it together, and it goes together quickly.  I added a bit of straight-line quilting to mine and used the cute red gingham to cover the decorative button.


So...4 1/2 yards in and 19 1/2 yards out...this makes 105 1/4 in for the year with 77 1/2 out and only 27 3/4 added to the stash. (I'm linking up here with my reports). Hope you have a wonderful Quilting Day!

Please forgive me for my absence to the inbox...I'll be answering e-mails today...it was pretty crazy around here this week with a lot of sewing and mid-term exams to grade (I'm not sure what made me give a 9-page short answer/essay exam to my students, but I did, and the exams have to be graded)! Oh, and congrats to Needled Mom who won the Art Quilt book giveaway...I'll be contacting you for your mailing info!

18 comments:

rubyslipperz said...

That is quite an undertaking!...keeping track of all the out-going yardage...AND, the in-coming yardage. I should do this, 'cause I'm thinking that I probably wouldn't have any energy left for shopping...for more fabric. =P

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I just ordered the Peggy Sue bag. I like the scrappy version too. There's going to be new colors soon in Bella Solids. I just ordered a bolt of Bella Solids White.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Peggy Sue is just adorable!

Sue said...

I love the Bella solids. Those are pretty. And that bag is gorgeous! I love everything about it. The red gingham check button is my favorite:)

Needled Mom said...

Oh yeah!!!! I know that I am going to love that book. The photography looks fantastic.

You did a beautiful job on the Peggy Sue bag and I love the fabrics you used.

Rhat is a great way to keep track of your Bella solids. I may have to use that technique on mine.

Happy 90th birthday to your grandmother. That is definitely a year to celebrate.

Carol T said...

Your bag is really cute. Wow, for your grandma :). So you are a teacher as well as a quilter? How do you find the time to teach? :).

Lurline said...

The Bellas look wonderful Sherri - what a great way to collect! Do you prefer Bella to Kona!
Hugs - Lurline♥

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful rainbow of fabrics. And great job on your stash management. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Val said...

Happy National Quilters Day. The little bag is lovely. I like the covered button.

Pia said...

I love the bag and the fabric it's made of.

Vickie E said...

lovely fabrics! I have been wondering how you are doing with school and all. Good to hear that you have been sewing. I didn't turn on my machine this weekend :(
I had to finish a really tough dental case on Friday...then Saturday...because it didn't work on Friday! rough week. hoping for better this coming week.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Those solids are GORGEOUS!! You are so brave to keep track of your stash. I'd be scared to start!

Brita said...

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue, oh, Peggy.. Sorry, couldn't help myself, and sure am dating myself :-) Love the bag! And those solids, oh gee.

Mama Pea said...

Don't worry about getting to the comments. We all know how that is! I love those solids you bought. What a clever idea for keeping track. I might have to start doing that. It actually gives me an idea! (Sometimes I think I spend more time organizing my crap than sewing!)

Karen said...

The fabric colors look so pretty all spread out like that.

Stina said...

Firstly... Thanks for skipping the short posting thing and got back to normal again... Love it this way!!!:0)
Love those solids... Think I need to shop soon... And build up a solid stash too... lol
The bag!!! I love it... Does it have any pockets inside??
Hope so...;0)

Thelma said...

I like that system of keeping track of the Moda Solids! Happy 90th Birthday to your grandma!!
Your post is so springy fresh, it's another dreary day here, thanks for the reprieve.

Thimbleanna said...

You're a teacher toooooo????? How on earth do you get all of your quilting done if you're teaching all day? You're AMAZING Ms. Sherri!!!!