Monday, October 31, 2016

October OMG finished!

October was a very successful sewing month for me as is usually the case. I just seem to finish up a lot of overdue projects. I finished 25 projects this month!
My OMG goal was to finish Strip Lash, which I was able to do before attending Gudrun's class at the retreat.
Strip Lash II finished!
I finished up the 4 blocks for FGV quilt along. I now have two more to work on. I'm loving this sew along because it is slow paced and I can sew other stuff too.
My 4 blocks for FGV finished just in time.  New blocks came out today.
I finished the 6th block for Gudrun's Dangerous BOM. I love this mystery!
The first 6 blocks of Dangerous BOM.
I finished up two All Bottled Up bags for gifts.
Essential oil bag made with wine fabric scraps.
I finished two purple Charm baskets. I have another 4 cut out! These will just not go away.
Basket if charms
I finished the Peek A Boo table runner for a class I plan to teach in January. I have two more cut out to show it in different styles.
Peek a Boo table runner. #gedesigns
Eight hours of testing this month gave me time to work on my EPP. I got 4.5 rows sewn together. Progress! This hand piecing project is going on 6 years.
Four hours of testing =4 1/2 rows sewn together. More progress than in the past year.
Yesterday I was able to quilt at dad's. I got Giant Starburst quilted.
Giant Starburst quilted.
I quilted Strip Burst and bound it last night for another finish.
Strip Burst finished in less than a month! #gedesigns
I quilted Strip to be Square and bound it last night.
Strip to be square, bound and ready for the camper. #gedesigns

The best part of the month was taking a class at a retreat with Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. She was one of my "bucket list" teachers I'd wanted to take a class from. I loved every minute of it!

A fun class with Gudrun Erla Gisladottir yesterday at the Quilting in the Hills retreat.

The kids are loving the beautiful fall weather, so we take lots of pictures before school. Although for the next week it will be dark every morning when we leave at 7:20!

October Stash Report
Fabric bought this month: 8 yards
Fabric bought this year: 84.5 yards
Fabric used this month: 34.5 yards
Fabric used this year: 224 yards
Net Fabric used this year: 139.5 yards!


Sara said...

Wow - lots of finishes for the month. I got very little accomplished with quilting or anything else. Time for me to get in gear!

AmyScrapSpot said...

Just love your work! Your quilts are beautiful and your baskets are super cool!