DWM & Quilt Story Feature!

One of my favorite quilts is being featured on Quilt Story today!
I started this way back in the summer of 2010, and finished it in March 2011. I knew from the beginning that the pink and butterflies would end up here, in my niece's bedroom.
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Things are a little crazy right now - my husband deploys in a week and a half, and we're living in a hotel in California while he finishes his training. Which was also a hotel in Vegas for 10 days...but now we're back in CA. After he leaves, we're living with my parents in Virginia for the summer. But we're normally residents of Oklahoma. {Don't worry - I can't keep up, either.}
We includes my son, the Dude. And two cats - they're in Virginia right now, since they don't take well to hotel living. Oh, and in the midst of all this, we're adopting from Korea. Good times.
For the last couple of months, I spent fifteen minutes a day {thanks to the Fifteen Minute Challenge, which is run by Kate in OK...no relation!} cutting "hotel sewing kits" - quilts cut out completely, since I would have no space to cut yardage. I ended up with eight kits and already finished one spiraling HST top.
Apparently my kits are loaded with HSTs. I finished trimming 252 HSTs during the Father's Day Pawn Stars marathon.
Which are slowly becoming this, on my flannel{ish} tablecloth back design wall!

Sunday Stash Report - Week 11

 I ended up purchasing 2.75 yards for the back, and another 2 yards of white for the first border. (But who doesn't need white laying around?) Plus binding and a quarter yard for another project.

Used this Week: 8.75
Used Year to Date: 39.39
Added this Week: 5.63
Added Year to Date: 51.07
Net Used for 2011: (11.68) yards
I was kind of hoping to bust down to ten yards before reaching 50 yards purchased - and I would have if I finished the sailboat quilt. But I didn't, so...

Charm Pack Quilt Along - Finished!

I don't have a song title name for it yet, but I'm taking suggestions.
It was started over the summer (with the actual quilt along) but obviously wasn't a priority until I made it one.
I wanted to avoid the bulky seams, so I quilted straight lines in the white. It's bound with rick rack (so fast and easy!)
 It's 70x70", made with Deb Strain's Love U and white Kona.
The wind didn't think I should take a flat picture of the back. It's lemon Kona and that random yard of Love U.
And now it's off to my niece, who instantly declared anything pink and butterflies as hers.

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 2

I've been channeling Tim Gunn - make it work!
Charm Pack Quilt Along: for the back, I had one yard of butterflies and a 23" panel. For a 70" square quilt. Obviously, math is my strong point. So the panel was scrapped and I bought yellow Kona.
And it looks awesome. (I might be biased.)
 Front and back are pieced. DONE! I've even started the basting work, with some help from Tycho to make sure the batting is properly needle-punched.

Come Sail Away: back is pieced. DONE! I hope I have enough basting pins...
Layer Cake Quilt Along: Block 8 is picked apart, Block 5 is still awaiting a center square, no Block 6, and instructions for Block 10 were posted yesterday. (So I haven't started yet.)

Saturday Sampler: almost finished Block 2 as leader/ender.

iSpy Sliced Coin Quilt Along: cut two more strips when I was digging through a scrap bin. At this rate, I'll be piecing in 2013!
Awaiting Quilting: Bad Romance
Awaiting Backing: AO T-Shirt Quilt
In Planning
Steelers XO Quilt (husband)
Hunter's Star Quilt (sister)
Rudolph Quilt (the Dude)
Frolic Jelly Roll Sampler (me!)

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
PJs for the Dude

Snow White needs a zipper and a hem
Cow purse - have a pattern, will get moo-ving in a couple of weeks

This Week's Stats:
New Projects: 4
Completed Projects: 2
In Progress: 13 (baker's dozen!)

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Disaster in Progress - Week 1

I work so well under deadlines...
Due tomorrow:
Sweet Dreams just needs the binding. That'll be finished sometime this afternoon. Hopefully.
The Dude has PJ Day on Friday, and all his are 3" too short. Fine for home, not for school. Luckily I had the flannel on hand!
Due next week:
There is a row of the Charm Pack Quilt Along draped on every surface of this room. I'm just thankful I labeled each row, otherwise I'd really be in trouble right about now.
Unpictured is the pile of stuff to be quilted, which includes Bad Romance (oops, was that for Valentine's Day?) and a heart table runner (oops, was that for...oh, nevermind.)
My LQS is having a quilting retreat on Monday, and I think I'm going to go - mostly because that will force me to clean everything up and get organized this weekend.
Because right now I can't even find the ironing board.

Everyone else at Freshly Pieced is doing much, much better.