Sunday, July 18, 2010

Today made up for yesterday!

Recap: Goal #1: Finish Jared Takes a Wife top: Completed (see post)

Goal #2 of the day: work on the final August block. Completed! Now I just have to type up the instructions, and I'll be set for y'all :0)

Then, it was the "look-around-for-the-next-project" time......

For those of you who have been around since the beginning of Amy's Passions, you may remember these blocks????

UFO: Rolling Star - Prior to today, I had 6 blocks pieced; today, all 13 blocks are now pieced.

And appliqued on the red centers. It feels REAL GOOD to have these pieced and ready for the next step!!! Now, I need to see how much white I have in my stash to see if I can move to appliqueing these stars onto a background square to get these closer to a top...

...but I wasn't done yet.....

My Star Struck swap blocks arrived yesterday; I swapped 12 sets. I had been piecing additional blocks together as a leader-ender project, and I had some inspiritation to finish up the stack I had pre-cut to see how many total blocks I had. Thirty-two blocks in total once I pieced everything. 32, eh? Hmm....4x8; that sure isn't a great layout. 5x6....then 2 go on the orphan-block pile.... :0(

15 minutes and 3 additional blocks later....a 5x7 layout with 35 blocks; AND sashing fabs being auditioned.

BOY---I should lay out more blocks on my living room floor! I tried some whites and other lights, but nothing worked better than the "tan" of the hardwood floor, so.....
This was the closest color I had in my stash, and NOT a lot of it (only 26 inches), so....... the sashing ended up being smaller than originally thought: only 1" finished. biggy. I like the color! It'll be worth it.

I still am going strong, but there IS only so much time in a day before it gets too late,'s time for me to turn OFF the machine ;0)

So.......{{drumroll please}}

Stash report: July 5 - 11 (I forgot to post last week)
Used/week: 4.181 yards
Purchased/week: 0 yards
Used/year: 169.873 yards
Purchased/year: 173 yards
Net used: -3.127 yards

Stash report: July 12-18
Used/week: 4.625 yards
Purchased/week: 0 yards
Used/year: 174.498 yards
Purchased/year: 173 yards
Net used: 1.498 yards

DO YOU SEE THAT!?!?!!!!!!????? I'm in the B-L-A-C-K!!!!!
doing a lil' happy dance

Back to Monday tomorrow! :0(


jillquilts said...

Oh I love those circles! They are way cool!! So you applique them on a larger piece and then what? I can't wait for you to finish it! lol

I love your star struck blocks! I think that will be a great size and even better that you aren't ending up with orphan blocks. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I love love love the rolling stars...they are so pretty. Now you applique them? Can't wait to see the next step...put that one on top of the to-do pile pretty please!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait you have in store for us for August!
Rolling Star... someone get me a paperbag because I'm hyperventilating!
Star Struck is going to be really nice too... a swap sounds fun!
Congrats on using up the stash. I have to say that I'm struggling with your BOM, limiting myself to my 'stash' (which fits in a shoe box!).

Lori said...

Yeah that Rolling Star is cool! Congrats on all the finishes!

Caroline in NH said...

Love that Rolling Star! Where can I find a pattern for that one?

scraphappy said...

The Rolling Star blocks keep popping up from time to time. Are you going to do the applique by hand or machine? It will be a long awaited relief to see those blocks finally turn into a quilt! Glad that you are finally back in black on the stash report. Now you will be safe until there is a big sale.

Patchwork Penguin said...

You are incredible!!! I love the Jared top... the green looks fantastic. And the Rolling Star blocks... are they paperpieced??

Fantastic girl!!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

You Rolling Star blocks are so cute in 30s fabrics! I can't wait to see it as a top.

Love the scrappy Star Struck blocks. I was going to make mine (someday) like Bonnie has on her site, but I really like the scrappy look!

Congrats on getting back in the black! Doesn't it feel good?!?!

Andra Gayle said...

Congratulations on being in the black! And, I love your white circles and the scrappy blocks with their tan fabric!! I went to training today so nothing to show-except for a twitch in my thumb which I am sure is from LACK of quilting!

Alycia said...

You are impressive - I need a little of that mojo to come this way please! LOVE the quilts!

Gari said...

OK, after I get over how much you accomplished in one day.......where did you get the pattern for the rolling stars. I have never seen this block and would love to make at least one, or maybe more.