Sunday, September 27, 2015

September Stash Report & Goals Update

OK, so it's not technically the end of September today, but I have so much non-quilty household stuff going on that I don't expect to even get into the sewing room for a few days, so I might as well do the stash & goals report today.

The non-quilty stuff has to do with catching up at home because I was on vacation for two weeks. I was in Perdido Key FL (near Pensacola):

Yesterday we left Pensacola early and drove to New Orleans. A bit SW of New Orleans in Des Allemandes we took an airboat tour of a wetlands area including marshlands, bayous and swamps.
It was a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it. I made a new friend. Doesn't he look happy?

After the tour yesterday we drove all the way home to St. Louis, arriving at 2:00am, so I can attend my guild's show opening today featuring a trunk show by Bonnie Hunter. I'm so glad I'm not missing it!

Anyway, back to the monthly reports:

Stash Report:

September IN: 3 yards (Kona Bone for Antler Dance)
September OUT: 3-3/8 (1/2 yd for blue Wonky Stars; 1/2 yd inner border & 1-7/8 yds for outer border of QF Alt blocks top; 1/2 yd for red Wonky Stars;)
September change: 3/8 yard out

YTD IN: 128-1/4
YTD OUT: 116-1/4
YTD Net Change: 12 yards in
Still hoping to break even for the year. I just need some finishes.


September Update:
1. Write tutorial for piecing a quilt top using my Fabri-Quilt block. Post on 9/4. DONE
2. Start prepping demo materials for teaching Cut & Shuffle workshop in October. Supply list due 9/4. Supply list done. Cut all the parts for new quilt "Antler Dance" using Block Mama method. These blocks will be demo blocks and step-outs for workshop. 
3. Piece QF Alt. Block top including borders to a finished flimsy. DONE
4. If time permits, piece sashing for QF main blocks and assemble top w/ borders to a finished flimsy. Made sashing components, sewed blocks & sashing into rows but still need to join rows together.
5. Keep up with bee blocks. DONE

Other: Made six Wonky Star blocks for Alycia's QOV block drive.
           Started piecing Antler Dance blocks.

October Goals:
1. Book signing at The Quilted Fox on October 4
2. Prep for teaching workshop
3. Finish piecing QF Main BOM Blocks flimsy including borders
4. Continue piecing Antler Dance
5. Layer and pin baste one WIP
6. Query from Quilt Pattern Magazine about submitting a pattern: Investigate their requirements and plan to submit something.
7. Sew Me STL retreat Oct 24-25
8. Teach Cut & Shuffle workshop Oct 24
9. Keep up with Bee Blocks

That ought to keep me busy!

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times


  1. Welcome home from vacation! I hope you enjoy the show opening, and get a chance to sneak in a nap. 2am sounds late. :)

  2. Looks like a wonderful vacation. Enjoy the trunk show.

  3. Nice work on your goals! And your October list looks ambicious! But this is a good time of year to sew. Enjoy.