Sunday, October 2, 2016
Weekly update: One bite at a time and September stash report
"One bite at a time!"
That's my approach to quilting the t-shirt quilt. The first bite was piecing the backing (photo to come). The second bite was basting it. (I used almost all the basting pins). An 82 x 86 quilt sandwich is hefty! The third bite was quilting all the t-shirt motifs. I started in the center and quilted three motifs down, then went to the right and quilted three down, to the right again and three down. I turned it over and, from the bottom center did the three columns. Then I rerolled the quilt sandwich and, sideways, quilted the motifs in each corner. That took Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
This evening (Sunday) I will quilt the sashing. I may get started on the border.
The week to come is busy -- I'm out MTWTh evenings and have daytime meetings T and F -- but I am determined to get this quilt finished this week!
Meanwhile, here are sixteen basket blocks for a group quilt I'm participating in.
And here are nine Dresden plates for the October Block Lotto. (I re-read the instructions. The wedges are supposed to be light-dark-light-dark so I will need to make five more with the correct orientation.)
As for the stash report?
I indulged in September. Oh, wow, did I ever!
September fabric in: 56-1/4 yards, $371 ($6.22/yd)
Fabric out: 14-1/2
YTD fabric in: 345-1/4, $1338 ($3.88/yd)
Fabric out: 215-3/8
I'll blame that on free shipping -- I placed two orders with Fabrics.com. They provide free shipping for orders over $50. Go broke saving money . . . but I did get both the fabric I needed and some that I really liked.
C&T offered free shipping for orders over $50 with their warehouse sale. I took advantage of that.
Most of these books were $5.00. A couple were more and a couple were less.
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