Sunday Stash Report - Week 12

Remember last week, when I bought A Walk in the Woods? My sister outdid me and bought the whole fat quarter set. Some of them might go missing next time I visit... 
Anyway, she went fabric shopping in honor of National Quilting Day, and at her shop, someone was showing off a finished Orca Bay.
Coincidentally, I'm showing off one too! Small world, indeed.

Not only that, but one of the blue borders was giving me a massive headache (sewed/unsewed it FOUR times), so I whipped these blocks into a finished top to release my frustration.


Of course, I did go fabric shopping last Sunday...
The blue is the borders for Skorca (and granny squares, and possibly Star Wars...) The floral is Denyse Schmidt's Daisy Mae, to back my Chunky Log Cabin (yes, I bought it just for the Mae.) The orange orca flannel is the backing for Skorca...seriously. That's the last time the Dude gets to pick.


ETA: I mailed off my giveaway last week! Duh! Need to count outs wherever I can get them!

Used this Week: 10.35
Used Year to Date: 33.67
Added this Week: 12.83
Added Year to Date: 80.33
Net Used for 2012: (46.66yards


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FMC/WiP - Deep Breaths

Early spring/no winter means the cottonwoods are in full bloom very early this year, and it's killing me. Literally. My trachea is about as big as a pin. If I tilt my head down or up more than 45 degrees, I can't breathe. Fun times.
I told my husband I was allergic to deployments. He didn't think I was funny. But he did hide the chainsaw when I threatened to cut down my neighbor's cottonwood tree.

Fifteen Minute Challenge - nothing really to show. I've been spending 15 minutes a day cleaning the sewing space, sorting patterns, folding fabric, etc. Since all my patterns are currently (sorted!) on the floor, it's at the "things look worse before they look better" stage. 
On the plus side, you can see the top of my Necchi sewing table! (Which the cat promptly started sitting on.)

Quilt-Alongs: 

Fat Quarter Stars - 6/12 blocks - blocks 6 and 9. I cheated on 6 - didn't want to make a Cathedral Window - so I faked it.

LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 6/36 - new blocks to make

LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 - Blocks 10 & 12! I really like 12 - I think it's my favorite of the bunch. Now that I'm finished with the BOMs, it's time to start putting together a quilt.

Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - I couldn't find a blue for the border until Sunday, so it's slowly getting borders. The penguin border is directional, so I had to do math and careful cutting to get them facing the right direction.

Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - no new blocks - I can only do so many intense piecing blocks a week!
Granny Squares - yeah, I know, another quilt-along. Shush. I need to make a quilt for my cousin's baby, and she gave me free range, and I'm so over making stars right now. I'm making granny squares with a "special" center - minkee, fur, flannel, corduroy, etc. I tried to be careful and not get near the minkee, but, um, not careful enough. Oops.

Untouched This Week:

Awaiting Quilting:

At the Quilter's:

Adoption:
Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - in progress 

New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 16

WiP/FMC - Swoon and Skorca Week

Hey, for the first time in two weeks, I don't have any fun life events to share! It's good to have a quiet week.

Fifteen Minute Challenge - I did my mini-quilt (see below) Wednesday-Saturday. Then I realized how messy the sewing room had gotten, and dedicated 15 minutes every day to putting away the clutter. Most of it was scraps for Skorca that could finally go back to their boxes. 

And then there was the pile of the Dude's jeans that surpassed his non-destroyed pants. What is it about boys and knees? Fifteen minutes later, there's patches to survive the spring before these become shorts. Like all his pants have for the last three years.
My mini-quilt. It's hanging on the wall until I get the nerve to try hand embroidery again.
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - 6/12 blocks - will be getting more background fabric on Saturday and having some catch up time

LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 6/36 - caught up!

Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - is 90% assembled...and all you get is a shot of the middle rows. All I'm going to say is it looks pretty awesome...somehow way smaller than I thought. Something with 80-billion-little-pieces should be bigger than 58" square. Wait, when did 58" square become small?
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - really like this color combo

{Creepy Cat as I assembly Swoon pieces}

Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:

At the Quilter's:
Big Blue

Adoption:
Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - in progress 

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 15

WiP/FMC - Shiny

Happy Leap Year Day!

{As a total aside, I noticed I'm two followers short of 50. Hitting 50 followers on my favorite not-really-a-holiday would probably make me want to do a giveaway. Just saying.}

There wasn't a whole lot of sewing this week. There was a whole lot of running. Followed by a whole lot of icing. Not sugar icing, unfortunately.

{I'm the one in the red skirt. Which, those are from Team Sparkle. Which, there were a LOT of sparkle skirts and tutus out there. Purple is my friend Lori; pink is my sister, who's 30th birthday was the day after the race; and blue is my sister's friend.}

See where I'm touching my right leg in this picture at Mile 12? I discovered my IT band! By the finish line, I was limping. Now I have a freezer pack taped to my thigh.

 But I also have a big shiny medal.

And I'm delusional enough that I think it's going to be fun to do Disneyland's half this year, too.
Fifteen Minute Challenge - not Sew Starry! Sew Starry is done!
Instead, I worked on my mini-quilt challenge. Pieced the first six blocks into rows on Wednesday; worked on blocks 7-11 on Thursday, Friday, and Tuesday; tried my hand at embroidery on the plane on Saturday; ran a half-marathon on Sunday; and picked out my hand embroidery on Monday. {It sucked. A lot.}
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - 6/10 blocks - need more background fabric

{Road to Oklahoma - Star of Friendship - Clay's Choice}

LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 6/36 - my points are not the greatest on this set. Ugh.
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - okay, this is only two more blue blocks since Monday...
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - no new block this week
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:

At the Quilter's:
Big Blue

Adoption:
Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - in progress 

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 16
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