Weekly Progress - Back to School

{Dad doing the wake-up via Skype}

{Second grade? WHAT?}

So the Dude is off to school and I suddenly have masses of free time. Which is filled with PTO already. Woo!

Fifteen Minute Challenge

 Pressing and folding all my fat quarters. Slow and steady progress. Benefit: I could find my Poetica fabric! {See below.}

Design Wall

Four-patches as leaders/enders for a little toy quilt. There will be pinwheels in the empty spaces. Eventually.

Finished:

Superhero Squares

Progress:

{Grandmother's Choice - Churn Dash - Thrifty}
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (18/36 blocks)
{Check out more BOMs!}

New:

I'm working on quilting a HUGE t-shirt quilt, so when I needed a break and didn't want to do complicated piecing, I put a couple of these together. The pattern is Boardwalk by Fig Tree. It's one of those blocks that looks 'eh' set regular {right} and 'WOW' on point {left}.

No Progress:

Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)

St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks) 

Quilting/Basted: 

Joining:

 Grandmother's Choice - I know. I KNOW. But, I decided not to do the Vintage Christmas QA, because I really don't need another Christmas quilt. And a long term BOW is nice to have around. And I really want to use my Poetica! {But I need to buy a smidge more now... Oops!} 

Japanese Charm Swap - I did one of these a year ago, so obviously I need to add to my collection. There's a few spots available still {maybe!}

Adoption:
Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12
Home Study to Korea - 6/12
Referral Accepted - 6/12
New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 11

Stash Report - Week 34

The only thing I bought last week was the backing for my Superhero Squares.
 Which is finished, and the binding came from my stash, so woo! Numbers should be going down!
Except...I created a monster...and my mother-in-law went shopping...
Three yards of Dear Stella to back my Sunkissed quilt - don't they go perfectly together?
Peanuts Christmas fat quarters for my birthday.
And I am so not counting this stack as mine. I'm teaching her to piece next month so she can make something with it. {And I will steal the scraps!}
Oh, and I also used a fat quarter to make this:
A bulletin board to stick some inspiration on!
Used this Week: 4.46
Used Year to Date: 82.61
Added this Week: 7.97
Added Year to Date: 143.81
Net Used for 2012: (61.20) yards

Superhero Squares - Finished!

I love a quilt that takes just about a week to put together, start to finish. Probably because I have Quilting ADD and I lose interest in a project after that!
This is a donation quilt, for Wrapped in Hope. The kid requested Marvel heroes, red and black. So that's what I did! The squares are 10" finished and the sashings are 1" each, with an overall size of about 60x48".
I didn't use a pattern - and I actually wanted to have the double sashing on the outside edges, too, but I ran out of fabric. Which is probably why you should use a pattern and not guess!
I quilted it with my trademarked* triple diagonal lines through the blocks, with red thread in the black four-patches and black thread through the red ones.
{*not actually trademarked}
The backing is red minkee; the binding is a red dot from my stash. 
The grass is dead...but I shot these few pictures in between thunderstorms, so there may be hope for my lawn.
The solids are Kona black and cardinal. Both of the superhero prints came from Joann's.

Weekly Progress - On Our Own

We dropped my mother at the airport last week, and now the Dude and I are fully on our own. It's a good thing school starts this week, because he is already bored of me!
I have been unpacking slowly and doing a sewing space overhaul at the same time, which has led me to a new Fifteen Minute Challenge - pressing and folding all my fat quarters {and semi-FQ shaped pieces} the same way. 
So far, I've only done it Friday/Saturday/Monday, and I have a pretty big pile to work through. So for fifteen minutes, every day, before I start sewing...press and fold.
Progress:
First thing I unpacked was my Picture-Perfect Polaroid Block Swap fabric, and finished them up only two days late.
{my favorite}
{except maybe this one, with the bunnies photo-bombing...}
 Next, I whipped through my Wrapped in Hope quilt. The kid requested "Marvel heroes, red and black." I think I nailed it! I have all the rows sewn together now, and as soon as I figure out backing, it will be basted.
And finally, I finished the sashing on Central Park Sudoku. It's not done - I want to add a skinny and a wide border - but that will have to wait until my shopping list is complete.
No Progress:
Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (15/36 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)

St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks) 

Quilting/Basted: 

Layer Cake Quilt Along 

Joining:

Vintage Holiday Quilt Along - another one for the shopping list. I have piles of Fairy Frost...but none for background!

Adoption:
Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12
Home Study to Korea - 6/12
Referral Accepted - 6/12
New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 12

Stash Report - Week 33

Finally found my Avengers fabric!
And Kona black and cardinal to go with it.
It's already sliced up and nearly sewn together. So it should go right back out next week.
Used this Week: 0
Used Year to Date: 78.15
Added this Week: 2.5
Added Year to Date: 135.84
Net Used for 2012: (57.69) yards