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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +2
Fabric Out: -6.17
Net Fabric: –4.17
Fabric YTD: +46.95
Spending YTD: $2468.86

In: Some fat quarters, and a small amount of yardage, no photo as I used the flannel I bought!

Out: Burp Cloths just in time!!! Drunkard’s Path project. And EC’s Stocking is done! Test block for my November tablescraps. Back to the drawing board on it, too wonky.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 55,083 yards/287 skeins
Knitted: 54 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 55,029 yards/281 skeins
Spending YTD: $119.00

In: Nothing

Out: I knit on EC’s baby dress at the hospital while waiting for her arrival!!!!

My To-Do for last week:

  1. Fox and Geese quilting X
  2. Whippoorwill piecing X
  3. Drunkard’s Path piecing /
  4. Begin November Tablescraps Orange Peel /
  5. Begin quilting Baby Charity Quilt /
  6. EC’s Christmas Stocking √
  7. EC’s Burp Cloths √

I took a class at Quilts Plus on curved piecing. I pulled the leftovers from EC’s quilts for this. I am thinking it might make a great wallhanging for her room.

The class blocks above were 6″ in size, but I knew I wanted to make smaller blocks, so I had to figure out how to reduce them down. I used a 9″ circle for the quarter circle and an 8″ ruler for the concave piece. 

The result was a perfect 5″ block! 

Blocks, Top, Back 

I was going for high contrast, but missed it on a few blocks. I thought this would be a great piece to hang above EC’s crib to engage her attention. 

My To-Do for this week

  1. Quilting, anything!
  2. Baby Snuggles!!!


Need to finish up this Tummy Time quilt for the guild’s charity drive.

Did you catch my announcement up there? I am going to enjoy our EC!!! We are so thankful for all the prayers and good thoughts you wonderful bloggers have sent their way! It worked! She came on her Dad’s birthday while the movie she is named for played on TV. LOL We turned it on and she arrived while the closing minutes of the movie played out, where the car she is named after is being driven in a getaway scene. It was FATE! 

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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +2.25
Fabric Out: -3.04
Net Fabric: -.79
Fabric YTD: +50.15
Spending YTD: $2432.14

In: Some Fat Quarters from vendors at our guild quilt show. I was good.

Out: Yardage for backs and bindings!! And 5″x5″ squares for Drunkard’s Path blocks

  

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 54,748 yards/286 skeins
Knitted: 0 yards/0 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,748 yards/286 skeins
Spending YTD: $98.68

In: A skein Arroyo in red for baby’s Christmas sweater.

Out: Nothing

My To-Do for last week:

  1. Finish EC’s Monthly Photo Mat √
  2. Work on Fox and Geese X
  3. Finish piecing Whippoorwill quilt X
  4. More Bowl Cozies √
  5. Locate some red yarn for EC’s Christmas sweater √
  6. Extra: Drunkard’s Path blocks /
  7. Extra: Guild BOM √
  8. Extra: Finished straps on Miranda Day Bag √

 

Well, Fox and Geese isn’t progressing, but EC’s photo mat is done. Whippoorwill got no love, but I got a few more bowl cozies made along with working on DP blocks, a Snow Globe BOM for guild, and finished the Miranda Day Bag! 

My To-Do for this week

  1. Fox and Geese quilting
  2. Whippoorwill piecing
  3. Drunkard’s Path piecing
  4. Begin November Tablescraps Orange Peel
  5. Begin quilting Baby Charity Quilt

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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +.75
Fabric Out: -.47
Net Fabric: +.28
Fabric YTD: +49.66
Spending YTD: $2382.06

In: Nothing!  

Out: A small amount for Quarter Circle blocks. The ones I made in class are 6.5″ blocks, but I want to use some 5″ charms I have, and the larger block size is too big for my charms. In class we tried to use the 6″ templates to reduce the size, but the arc was off. So I did a practice piece to see if I could make the transition to smaller without having the right sized templates. And I did it! The last piece below proves it. Here’s how it went. I used an 8″ long arm ruler for the concave piece and a 9″ ruler for the convex piece. They made a perfect 5″ unfinished block.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 54,794 yards/286 skeins
Knitted: 46 yards/0 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,748 yards/286 skeins
Spending YTD: $98.68

In: Nothing!

Out: Knitting on the baby’s dress while riding in the car on a date night excursion*.

My To-Do for last week:

  1. Curved Table Runner Class √
  2. Finish EC’s Quilt √
  3. Make more Bowl Cozies √
  4. Work on Fox and Geese X

Well, Fox and Geese isn’t progressing, but EC’s quilt is done!!, reveal on Friday. Expecting her to not wait until her due date means G is trying to get some things finished. EC doesn’t even have a sweater to wear home from the hospital! LOL. Actually, Diva already has an outfit for her for the ride home. 

My To-Do for this week

  1. Finish EC’s Monthly Photo Mat
  2. Work on Fox and Geese
  3. Finish piecing Whippoorwill quilt
  4. More Bowl Cozies 
  5. Locate some red yarn for EC’s Christmas sweater 

An easy panto for the Photo Mat will make quick work of that one. As long as she gets it in time for her 1st month photo, we’re good. I was going to use the numbers from the panel and sew separate squares, but I decided to just buy wood blocks with numbers on them for Diva to use. Fox and Geese needs to be done! Maybe I will find time to quilt soon? And while I am back to the hometown to stay with mom a few days, I am taking the Whippoorwill quilt to work on. It’s for Diva and Car Guy’s wedding next year. And it’s my APQS 2021 UFO Challenge #3. I still have time to make a few more bowl cozies for our guild’s quilt show on Saturday, so a few more of those will make it in this week. And I need red yarn to make this sweater for EC. 

* Last night we had a date night. We went to see Luca Stricagnoli in concert. Simply AMAZING!! 

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