Sunday, September 25, 2011

Something new on my design wall

Blue-n-Gold Pride ended up getting pieced today, as well as a backing prepped for it. I was not able to get it loaded onto the frame by dinner time, though. And......frankly, after dinner, I no longer had any ambition to load it.

I wasn't completely unmotivated, though.

I hadn't just "looked" around the sewing room in a bit, so......I stood....turned...... and eyed.

The Fall Buckeye Beauty swap blocks from last year caught my eye. Since Fall is DEFINITELY in the air, I thought it would be nice to see what the status of the layout was.

I could leave this as an 8x8 layout and put those three extra blocks on the back. OR....

I could spend some time cutting into some more scraps in order to make thirteen more blocks to complete the bottom row and an additional row on the top.

And OF COURSE!!!! Once I was done cutting and piecing.... I found a HUGE stack of "extra" 4-patches from the swap. **hitting forehead** I guess I'll have to see about doing some kind of pieced border on this one.

I also haven't posted a Stash Report in QUITE a while. With the additional Buckeye Beauty units tonight, and the Jamestown Landing HSTs this morning, and the 9-patches of the Blue-n-Gold Pride piecing from last week.....
Stash Report: September 5 - 25
Used/wk: 4.819 yds
Purch/wk: 0.00 yds

Used/yr: 145.645 yds
Purch/yr: 81.917 yds

Net Used: 63.728 yds

I am definitely further behind in my "used" category than where I was last year, but my "Net" is MUCH nicer than last year :0)

Aren't these FUN!??? Candace has snack tomorrow, and a cousin of Paul had posted sunflower cupcakes like this on Facebook last week that she had made for HER daughter's snack day. With the girls' help, we made up 24 cupcakes, and enjoyed eating a couple too :0) {{Candace only needs 17 for her class}}.

Another weekend coming to an end. This one kinda FLEW by. You too?


scraphappy said...

I was wondering what you were up to today. Great fall colors. Funny how whole quilts can just be hanging out in the sewing room and pop up like that at a moments notice.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the buckeye beauty! And the cupcakes are sooo cute! The weekend was almost absent, it went by so quickly!

Andra Gayle said...

Love the fall buckeye beauty! Great job!

Amanda said...

Your autumn quilt looks great. I'm really looking forward now to next year. I determinedly dedicated this year to clearing my scraps and the Scrap Happy Rainbow Challenge has ben a real help there. But next year I hope to make another complex quilt, like this one or the one that Angela has just finished. What colourful cupcakes too, I'm sure they'll go down a storm.

Andee said...

I am now dreaming of fall colors and fall weather in Wisconsin! Enjoyed the Packer game today but it was about 105 here!

Ellen said...

Your autumn quilt top looks great -I really like Fall and the gorgeous colours that come with it. You got a lot of sewing done this weekend - you must be feeling great!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

I have to stop looking at your blog. I keep finding more projects that I want to do! Love the Buckeye Beauty! Those cupcakes are so cute! And to think I only brought mini donuts for my birthday boring!