Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 2016 OMG Goal Finished!

My May OMG goal was a big challenge for me. I just didn't have much sewing time to work on it and I really felt rushed to complete it. I decided to forego the sashing and just sew the blocks together. I'm glad I did because I would have run out of room for the backing piece I had left. This was made entirely of my Frolic scraps. It turned out super cute and now I want to make an even tinier one with the rest of my scraps.



Monday, May 02, 2016

Stash Report April 2016

Is it May already? It's going to fly by. Last night I had an hour to finish up this mini sew together bag for a store sample. It turned out super cute and I think it will be great to show at the class I am teaching on Wednesday night. I love the Sew Together bag and I've gotten pretty quick at making them. I don't even have to read the directions anymore.

Mini Sew together bag.  I'll be teaching the Sew Together bag on Wed. May 4th if you're interested in making it.
Just two pockets and a narrower bag makes the mini unique and a great portable size. I have mine ready for my hand sewing.

Mini Sew Together bag inside.

My stash report is looking pretty good so far. I really didn't finish a whole lot, mostly bags, but they were all ones on my to do list. I also finished the minkee jelly roll quilt. I'm hopeful to get a few tops pieced in May, so not a lot of yardage used, but at least the tops will be done.

Fabric bought this month: 3.5 yards
Fabric bought this year: 43 yards
Fabric used this month: 13.25 yards
Fabric used this year: 135.25 yards
Net Fabric used this year: 92.25 yards!

OMG: May 2016 Goal

May is going to be a super crazy busy month for me! I'm traveling to Sioux Falls, Omaha NE, Brookings, Fort Scott KS & Kansas City & Springfield MO areas. It's going to be crazy busy with two work trips and a family vacation to see family. I'm planning to take my machine for one of the trips, but the others I won't have time or space to sew. I've entered my mini scrappy granny square quilt in the quilt show in June, so I need to finish it up. I'm hoping to decide on a layout soon and get it sewn together. I'm still debating whether I want to use a sashing or not. It's going to be my goal for May for OMG.

All 16 scrappy granny square blocks. Now how do I set them?

Design Wall Monday

This week has been busy to say the least. There were lots of things going on, including teaching a class on Tuesday night. I did squeeze in some sewing time to make the block of every other week from the Farm Girl Vintage quilt along I am participating in with a group of friends. This is the Baking Day block. 

I'm in the final stages of making a mini scrappy granny square quilt. The blocks are 4". I just need to decide if I am doing sashing or not and if so how wide to do it. I need to get on this one as I plan to have it in the quilt show in June. It's made with Frolic scraps and a cream background.