Thursday, September 1, 2022

August Stash Report and Goals Update (and July, too)

It seems I never posted a monthly recap for July, so I'll briefly cover both July and August here. 

Stash Report: 

July IN: 6-5/8 yards (Connecting Threads order, 2-3/4 yards. Ritter purchase, 3-7/8 yards)
July OUT: 8-1/2 yards (Dresden Medallion top, est. 6 yards. Backing for Natalie's House quilt, 2-1/2 yards wide backing.)

August IN: 2-1/2 yards (Durango shop)
August OUT:  6 yards (Backing and binding for Dresden Medallion quilt, 3-5/8 yards. Ruler Quilting test table topper, 1-7/8 yards)

YTD IN: 58-1/8 yards
YTD OUT: 63-5/8 yards
YTD Net Change: 5-1/2 yards out

Still moving in the right direction! 

Goals Update: 

Dresden Plate Medallion

July Recap: 

1. Cut for 3-D project to work on at retreat. Progress, triangles are cut and columns are being pieced. 

2. Plan and cut for Dresden Medallion project to work on at retreat. Done, top is finished.

3. Quilt and bind twin bed quilt for Natalie's House. Done, long armed by Mary H and me, bound, labeled, and ready for Mary to deliver.

4. Start quilting Candyland. Started.

5. Make progress on the Stack-N-Whack UFO. Done. Top finished, given back to Carla for quilting. 

6. Read through the new cross-body bag pattern and plan fabrics. Order stabilizers and interlinings. Started reading pattern but have not ordered any materials. 

7. Work on something from my own UFO list for No Shame Train. Didn't get to this. 

8. Have fun at retreat. YES!!! 😀

August Goals and Recap: 

1. Make progress quilting CandyLand. No progress.

2. Make progress piecing Cube Challenge. Good progress; all triangles are pieced and background strips are in work.

3. Quilt Dresden Medallion. Completely finished including spirograph quilting. 

4. Work on something from my own UFO list for No Shame Train. Yes, quilted the Bright Strippy Race top.

Other:    1) Made table topper to test and practice spirograph quilting and for a binding class teaching sample. 
              2) Bound Winding Ways, also for teaching sample.   

Spirograph Quilting Test

September Goals:

1. Continue quilting CandyLand.

2. Continue piecing the cube challenge project.

3. Work on a charity quilt from Quilt Diva Julie's donated black and white fabrics.

4. Write and post a tutorial for So Inclined.

5. Quilt something on the long arm. 

Several finishes including two UFOs occurred in August and they deserve their own posts. Stay tuned!

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