Monday, February 17, 2014

Belated finish pics and a Fabriholics update

I had envied some Atlantans (Allegory mainly) taking these lovely snow pictures during the first storm.  See, I didn't think about it.

Lucky for me it stormed again, right?  (cough)

I hauled myself out on the ice and took some pics of finished quilts.

First up, the Feathers quilt.

I love this one.  Love it hard.
I backed it in a fleece blanket, no batting.  This is my favorite all time quilt for the sofa and tv watching.  It's so fuzzy.

Feathers finish, pointing up

I'm trying so hard not to buy more Field Study.  The leopard is killing me.  Want. More.

That quilt is the product of a QAL.  I'm actually thinking of making a version 2.  I have a bundle in mind.  I have a second fleece blankie that needs using.

I will be linking up to Nydia when the link goes live.  It's not too late to join:

I also finished my Economy Block quilt a while ago.
I hand quilted on this one.
Can you tell I like Orange and Purple?
Also, pretty much used up the rest of my Field Study on this one.

economy block finish

Economy block finished

Okay, now the fabriholics update.
I've been pretty good.  I did cave and buy 2 FQs and a yard and a quarter of solids for a bag for the Color Intensive Workshop class's bag.  I also bought 3 FQs in low volumes for bee blocks.  Turns out I had pretty much killed my supply of those, too.

Ok, before the "I've tripped off the wagon" bit, I started the 17 day diet again.  I did it two summers ago and lost like 25 pounds.  I've been eating crap since Christmas.  After the Class Play anxiety/ClusterFlake of 2014 resulted in me mainlining chocolate and candy, I realized that I not only feel like crap, my knee is acting up again, and I've gained back 7 lbs I had lost.  Nope.  Not doing that again.  Especially not setting myself up for knee surgery in the future.  Because of the knee, I'm trying to be a bit more mindful in reupping my physical activity.  I'm wearing my fitbit and trying to add in more each day.  I want to return to Zumba.  I started dancing again last week. I need a plan...and probably a reward system that doesn't involve food.  So, it may be fabric.  (I'm pondering a punch card for the when I fill a card, I get a 1/2 yard or something...)

Anway, if you read this far, here's where I was bad on fabric. I got some destashed out of print Tula.  I did keep myself on a strict budget, though.  $20 with shipping included.  I so wanted more.

I may treat myself with some shot cottons after finish Mad's quilt, the red/purple one, and retro rubies.  I've started trying to clear the scrap bin with some present piecing.  I do like "making" scrap based fabric.  The bin doesn't look much smaller, though.  My reality is that this weekend is going to involve some MAJOR cleaning, as I have to clear out the guest room to make it ready for a replacement mattress.  My folks are coming in March and the current mattress is terrible.  (I tried to sleep on it when I had a really bad cough a few months ago and the floor would have been softer.)  Anyway, confession over.

New goals for the next week and a half:
Piece Mad's top, piece red/purple top (same game plan of layout), finish the applique on the Hexy MF, mail international bee blocks, catch up on some qals, scrap sew!  Baste a bunch for quilting (Mad's, Red/purple, Retro Rubies).
We'll see how it goes.  Wish me luck!