I sewed the last few stitches in my binding this morning so I can say…THIS QUILT IS FINISHED! It’s not washed…but finished.
It was my May UFO. I finally got it finished…my April UFO top is finished but not quilted….and my June UFO, I haven’t even dug it out yet.
I think I have had these blocks around for over seven years. They are made with the first Civil War print fabric I ever bought. The pattern is simply called Pinwheels. It is from Pat Speth and Charolene Thode’s book, Nickel Quilts. I have really enjoyed the quilts in this book and am glad to have it in my library. The premise of the book is to make all your quilts from 5″ charm squares. Now that I know more about quilting however, I would not cut my fabric into 5″ pieces before sewing and cutting it all over again. I’d just rewrite the pattern and work from the book that way. This is my second completed quilt from the book. Here’s a link to my first quilt (my favorite quilt to date).
Gracie wasn’t in the mood for an early morning photo shoot.
You can see she doesn’t have her perky eyes…The original quilt had a border on it but I am getting in a bit of an “anit-border” phase.
The quilting is just a free hand thing that I do. It has no name ….
The thread is actually an orange, red,yellow variegated thread that I decided to try to use up….and of course, I ran out of it about 6″ from the end of the quilt. I put in a new straight up gold thread to finish the quilt and guess what…the thread tension on the back was all screwed up. I ended ripping out thread for over an hour…UGH! The tension was REALLY loose so it wasn’t taxing~just a very irritating job.
The backing fabric is something I bought off the clearance rack hoping it would work on a quilt at some point.
Right now, the quilt is a pile of quilts that will be used as gifts or donation quilts. There is nothing wrong with it….there are just quilts here that I like better and I am not one that keeps a lot of quilts. I would guess that I only have about 10 around here that I keep.
This week I also had a project featured on Moda Bake Shop. You can check that our here. I count that fabric in and out on week it is published.
So how does this all translate to a stash report….
Used this Week: 16.5
Used year to Date: 135 yards
Added this Week: 5 yards
Added Year to Date: 62 yards
Net Used for 2011: 73 Yards of store bought fabric…2.5 yards of recycled fabric.