Friday, July 13, 2007

After finishing that Christmas gift top... and Judy, Judy, Judy


I made my BOMs for this month and mailed them off. I like the blocks for this month-simple rail fence, exactly what I needed. Something easy and quick to get done and into the mail. I wouldn't mind winning this month, I can see putting a bunch of these together into a top. The Moda Marble black is the required background, then for this month a shirting and a red. I like it better than the last few months with odd looking flowers. This BOM is something that I kind of wish that I hadn't committed to. It means a monthly 'gotta do' whether or not I have time or like it. It sounded fun, and sometimes is. I have learned a few things, done some things I hadn't tried before. However, it is a 'gotta do'. With something like Judy's hr a day, I can see the quilt ahead of time, and if I don't like it, I can pass on it. .......Not that that's happened yet. She keeps doing these terrific ones that I have to try, even though I should be starting another Christmas top. If I don' t have my quilts done for Christmas, it will all be Judy's fault; that's my story and I'm sticking to it! So, I do an hr a day for me, a Christmas gift top for one of the family, an hr a day for me, a Christmas gift........you get the idea.

Speaking of the hour a day quilts, after I put the BOM in the mail, I cut strips for JudyL's July hour a day. I have also sewn strips together, but that's as far as I have gotten so far. I love the one that Judy did, would love to do that nice black and white and either pastels or brights, but that's not what was in my stash. So, I'm doing a Judy quilt in a Judy challenge kind of way. In place of the black is a fabric that has been in my stash for years, sort of an eggplant color. It was supposed to be part of something else which never was made (surprised, anyone?) In place of the white is a fabric I bought because it was just so pretty and I loved it, then was afraid to cut into it. Man, has it been cut into now! They are ok together, and then the colors will be scraps and some FQs of colors that happen to be in the pretty print, to brighten things up. At least that is what I am hoping. We will see how it all works out, but in the meantime, I'm getting 2 pieces of yardage and a number of FQs out of my stash. Of course, I'll probably have to buy backing, but we'll see. I've done all of the hour a day quilts so far and from a relatively small stash. So tell me, when should I be able to notice that my stash is getting smaller??

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

Does a stash really ever get smaller?

Karen said...

The eggplant sounds pretty, Gail!

Vicky said...

No, the stash size doesn't dwindle, no matter how much of it we use up! But good for you for giving it a go! LOL The block is great!

JudyL said...

That's the whole point -- use what you have and get it made and out of the stash. Sounds like you're doing a great job of that!

Susan said...

I like the fabrics in your BOM blocks. That would make a wonderful quilt all by itself. You are using a lot of stash, and that's a good thing!

I love Judy's new hour quilt, but I have to make a basket top for my best friend before I can do that one. =( I like what I'm doing for my friend, but I'm in the mood to do Judy's!

Suze said...

Eggplant is such a rich color. Isn't this a great quilt?

Julie said...

Hi Gail, when can you show us a picture of your hour a day quilt progress? Not because I don't believe that you're quilting it! But because I'd love to see what fabrics you've used. I love the railfence blocks. I doubt that I could have parted with those.

EileenKNY said...

Gail,
Don't you know the stash multiplies itself while you sleep? I really like your Christmas quilt.