Sunday, January 31, 2010

stashreport week 5

Nothing gained, nothing lost. Just was busy sewing cloths, but next week I will have a bust as it is time for the new schnibbles, looking forward to see which one it will be.

Fabric in 2010: 12.45 meter
Fabric out 2010: 14.05 meter
Fabric busted: 1.60 meter

Friday, January 29, 2010

Finshed another shirt

Finish number 6 for this year. I am very happy with it. I made it with a stretch fabric and it is made with the pattern Svea from Farbenmix.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

stashbusting report week 4

It was a good week, only my new bom block came in. And there went 2 meter out for the bindings on Nature's Chorus and Sweet Escape.

Fabric in week 4: 0.25 meter
Fabric out week 4: 2 meter

Fabric in 2010: 12.45 meter
Fabric out 2010: 14.05 meter
Fabric busted in 2010: 1.60 meter

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Monthly Update

I almost forgot to take my monthly pic. So it is a few days later than a month ago. 3 pages finished and only 10 pages to go (if I counted right). I didn't have a lot of stitching time this month due to Christmas and other things happening around here.
Also a few people asked how I have quilted Sweet Escape so here a close up pic of a little part.
Now it is sewing time, tomorrow I am going to make a few cloths (well I hope I will make more than one thing). And tomorrow stashbustiong report, it is surely not a bad report.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another finish

Yes I have been busy quilting and binding this quilt. I am so in love with the colors. It is made with 2 gobble gobble layer cakes and a bit of yardage. The patterns in Sweet Escape from Miss Rosie designs.
What is next I think a bit of sewing cloths.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

quiltathon sunday and another finish

I am on a roll these days. I just finished the binding on the snowballs and ninpatches quilt. It is made from Nature's Chorus and the pattern from a book from which I don't know the name at the moment as it is my mother's book. Only 3 more quilts to quilt and than my pile of quilts to quilt is gone, than I need to get on with the quilts that waiting to be finished in to a top. Just have to decide from that pile which is first in line. From the to quilt pile Sweet Escape will win.

stashbusting week 3

This has been a great week for busting stash, but there also came some in, well more than there went out. A fatquarterbundle of Garden Party came in. When yardage arrives at the fatquartershop I will order a bit and from this collection and than I will make Summer Rental from Miss Rosie from this collection. It doesn't happen very often that I already know which quilt I will make from it, but this is one I knew immediately when I saw the collection. Still have two bundles to decide which quilt to make from.
Than about the fabric going out. Well backings and bindings for all 3 quilts I finished this week.
Fabric in this week: 9.10 meter
Fabric out this week: 4.50 meter
Fabric in 2010: 12.20 meter
Fabric out 2010: 12.05 meter
Fabric busted: 0.15 meter
I am sure I will be in the positive again next week as I have big plans.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


This weekend is the quiltathon and so I am very busy working on quilts. I have finished another one. It is the babyquilt in which I was working. I have added a few appliques, just ready ones and quilted it.
Also Jantine asked for closeups to see the quilting on Picnic and Madeline.
Next to work on is the mysterie designer BOM or quilting on sweet escape. You will see what I have choosen tomorrow. Also my stashbustingreport looks great tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2 schnibbles finished

It were a busy two days. Monday I started quilting Picnic, but as I had a very short night as I had a call from my work that I was needed there sundaynight, I just wanted to go to bed early. Yesterday I finished the quilting on Picnic. I have done freestyle feathers on it and I have to say with the darker binding on it I like it a lot more.

Than today I had as a goal to quilt Madeline and bind it and so I did. I have done stars and kringles on it. I have to say love wuilting with the King Tut thread and also the quilting needles. Only on Picnic I had a lot of breakage of my needles as some points are a bit thick and the needle had big problems with it. Next to quilt is ninepatch and snowballs. Just a few flowers and than the binding can be put on, maybe it will be finished tomorrow (don't think so).
Only 5 more quilttops to quilt (snowballs and ninepatches, 40T, Sweet Escape, round robin and a babyquilt). Hope the batting will come soon that I have ordered.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

stashreport january 3 till 9 january

Well I used a backing and that is all. Nothing in, but there is a fqbundle on it's way.

Fabric in: 0 meter
Fabric out: 5 meter

Fabric in 2010: 3.10 meter
Fabric out 2010: 7.55 meter

Fabric used in 2010: 4.45 meter

Saturday, January 09, 2010

I am ready with the snow

Since the 17th of december we have snow and since than I only dared 2 days to go by bike to my work, the rest of the days I just had to go by car as our street has not even snow, but the hole road is ice, you can skate on our road without any problems. I just want to go y bike, but just can't and I hate it. Please give me some warmer weather, so that the snow melts and I can bike again. We are also sleeping under two quilts as otherwise it is just to cold in the bedroom.

Today I have sandwiched the gobble gobble quilt or sweet escape from Miss Rosie designs. I already decided how to quilt it, but first I will finish the quilting on my ninepatch and snowball quilt. Tomorrow I also will sandwich Picnic and Madeline and those two will be quilted before I will start quilting sweet escape, so I can get in the quiltingswung again as somehow I always need to get my hands and arms loose. So the coming week will be for quilting only as I off course also have to finish a few quilts, otherwise will my pile of unquilted tops be getting to high.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Top of Madeline finished

This morning I finished the top and I love it , I am very happy with my color choice. Now just have to double it and go quilt it.

Monday, January 04, 2010

designwall monday

Well not a lot to see as I still have to start working on those blocks. Hope next week I can show a finished top.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


It's the first week of the year and yes I did use stash and also some came in. charmpacks from Astor manor came in and some yardage. Does look like a nice package or not?
Than what did I use. Well I used a bit for a front and backing, to help me to decide what to quilt on a few quilts. Also I used charmpacks and a bit of yardage for Madeline.
Fabric in 2010: 3.10 meter
Fabric out 2010: 2.55 meter
Fabric used 2010: 0.55 meter

Saturday, January 02, 2010

A finished little top

Quilts are keeping me busy these days. First on the last day of the year I have worked on this little quilt. It is for the baby of my colleague. Just have to quilt it, but don't ave the right color in my stash. Will have to go and shop next weekend, just have to decide to which store I will go. To Amsterdam where there are two shops next to eachother and I am sure I will find the right color or I can go to a shop closer where they have some demonstrations of Husqvarna sewing machines and also nice offers or I can do both as the demonstrations of Husqvarna are o
n friday and saturday and I have the friday also off from work and go to Amsterdam on saturday. Will really have to think about that.
Yesterday we got the schnibbles for january and it is Madeline, one of the newer ones and I am already very busy cutting as you can see. I am doing it will old primrose inn. Hope to do some more on it today, but not sure if I will feel up to it.
Also really have been busy with trying to decided how to quilt 40T and Gobble Gobble. Gobble Gobble will be quilted with leaves, 40 T I am not sure yet.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Goals for 2010

Well here I am again, now for the goals for 2010
1. Finish Little red riding hood ("only" 12 pages to go LOL)
2. Do all the schnibbles in the year of schnibbles and finish all of them, which also means quilting and binding them.
3. Finish the top if the mysterie designer BOM and probaly ask my mother to quilt it.
4. Finish the top of the 1930's quilt
5. Make 24 SBS blocks (which means 2 a month)
6. Finish Nature's Chorus (ninpatch and snowball quilt)
7. Finish Sweet Escape Gobble Gobble quilt
8. Finish 40T
9. Finish Picnic
10. Work on Journey of a quilter
11. Work on tisket a tasket
12. If I finish LRRH start another HEAD
13. Read 12 books
14. Finish some other miss rosie quilts.
15. Cook some more new dishes, the first new kitchen is chinese that I am going to try.

Happy new year

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and I hope all your wishes for 2010 will happen.