Two weeks have passed, and no new fabric has entered my house! Good thing, I totally overdid this year, and that gift I received pushed me to the limit. My sister and my friend were thrilled with the bags I gave them and I have finally gone through the last bag. I have a giveaway at the bottom of this post, read on!
Added since my last report: 0 metres
Added Year-to-Date: 200 metres
Added Year-to-Date: 200 metres
Used since last report: 3.5 metres
Used Year-to-Date: 44.5 metres
Net used/Added for 2013: 155.5 metres
I've started my Christmas sewing and last Saturday, my sister and I got together and made 6 pairs of pyjamas in about 6 hours! We bought the fabric at the big New Year's Day sale this year with great intentions, and I'm happy to say we did it.
My sister has four grandsons, and she made them all the one-piece jammies. We have had a family tradition of new pyjamas to open on Christmas Eve since I was a little girl. They were always from my great-grandmother, but since my mom is no longer around, I'm keeping it up for my grandbabies. It's such an ingrained tradition that my adult daughters won't let me drop it, so I end up getting new pyjamas for everyone in the family.
I hope to change the used number by the end of today! I finished the last of my Easy Street blocks yesterday (why do I procrastinate so long?) and laid them out this morning. In between housework and cooking dinner since the kids are coming over today, I'm going to sneak in some sewing the rows together!
This is one big quilt! Even with all the furniture moved aside, I still ran out of room on my "design floor".
It will measure about 110" x 110" once finished. At least I won't have to make borders! My daughter wanted purple so I used darker and lighter purples where Bonnie Hunter had aqua and lime greens where she had her purples. (I still like the version that is more aqua, but this isn't for me) I already have the backing and batting, so once it's put together I'm taking it to Quilted Cats Hideaway to be quilted. No way I am tackling this monster myself! It will be finished just in time for Bonnie to announce her newest mystery American Thanksgiving weekend.
Last weekend my kids went to a cabin in the interior of BC to meet their cousin for Thanksgiving, so I went to my sister's for dinner. I was thrilled to see how much my great-nephew loves his I-Spy quilt! He drags it everywhere.
Now for my giveaway! Remember those bags of fabrics I was given a few weeks ago? Are you a Bonnie Hunter fan? When I divvyed up the quilting cottons between my friend and I, I cut a 6" strip off of the larger pieces. Why did I choose a 6" strip? If you follow Bonnie's Scrap-user's system, you can easily cut it down into her recommended sizes. You can get 4 1.5" strips, or 3 2" strips, 1 each of 1.5, 2, 2.5" strips, or any other sizes you want. If you make I-spy quilts, there are some prints perfect for 5" squares. Most are quilt shop quality, a few are chain-store prints, but are perfect for scrappy quilts a la Bonnie.
I appreciate all your comments, I'm not the best at responding especially the last few months due to work, but things are getting better and I see more free time in my future! This giveaway is my way of sharing the goodies I've been given and to show my appreciation to fellow bloggers, commenters and everyone who shares so generously in the blogging world.
I have about 5 yards of strips to give away to one lucky winner who posts a comment to this post. That's it - that's all you have to do! I'll use the random generator next Sunday to select a winner. The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents, and if you are willing to share postage, international as well.
Thanks for visiting,
Terri in BC