Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OPAM Finishes for June!!

Earlier this month I attended an awesome and super fun quilt retreat.  While there I finished off 2 projects!!!  Finally I am back to getting to the sewing machine! 

The first finish is what I call the Christmas Magazine Challenge that was done with members from an online group I belong to.  The challenge was to find a magazine or quilt book and make a project from it that we had not made before. 

My other finish for June is what I call my Drink Quilt! 
The name came from the fabric I used.
This was made in a class at the LQS and was fun to make.
When I got to our Son's on the way home from Retreat I took it in and
showed him and well lets just say it is now living with Tim! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Log cabin quilt...grrrrrrrrrrrrrr........

Has almost ended up in the pool and the garbage can!  I am so frustrated with it that I would have no problem with tossing it!  I finished making the remaining 2 blocks I needeed, squared everything up, laid it out on the design wall and all looked good.  I sewed blocks into rows and then started sewing rows together and that is when the trouble started!  The rows have puckers and are just awful not to mention that I sewed 1 row on to the wrong side of the prior row...UGH...So yesterday I did not touch it!!  Today I will work on doing some ripping out and see IF I can get it to go together correctly.  If not it goes somewhere!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Wall Monday June 21st

This has been on my design wall for quite awhile now and it is coming off this week! 
I just need to finish 2 blocks and then square up and sew the rows together and it will be a top.  Then to figure out if I want borders on it and then it will go into the to be quilted pile! 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stash Report June 20th

This report is NOT going to be pretty.....June 8th - June 12th I was at Retreat and also spent time in Paducah 2 different times!!  Which means YES I was at Hancock's and Eleanor Burns and while at retreat at Hickory Stick...can we say oh my!!!   I purchased fabric and received fabric as prizes.  I haven't taken pictures yet, but will and post them this week. 

Used this Week: 20 7/8  yards
Used year to Date: 48 5/8  yards

Added this Week: 36 3/4  yards
Added Year to Date: 52 1/2 yards

Net Used for 2010: 3 7/8 yards
To see how others are doing, head over to Judy's Blog!