Sunday, 9 January 2011

Just a little catch-up ...

Not a great deal has been done, I'm afraid my mind has been elsewhere as the state of the economy and the availability of funding hits home and has the potential to affect my job.  Hey ho!

This year I've decided to keep a record of my stash and have set up a spreadsheet to record my progress, with the aim of using more than I buy.  Hopefully that way I can keep focused to use it more.  Though I can't say I will NOT buy any fabric this year, my aim is to only buy what I absolutely need!   Yeah right!  LOL


So this wouldn't be a quilting blog without some quilting to show you would it!



This is my block for Sherri for The Bees Knees virtual quilting bee.  This one is 24" square!

And January is my month for The Bees Knees vqb, and I have gone for a sort of pink lemonade with a splash of lime colour theme using Hourglass blocks.  You can find a tutorial of how I made them over here on the Bees Knees blog. 

I've been chopping fabric for another Pork Chop Swap, and had planned to get this quilt trimmed, ready to put on the binding, but alas I never got to it today ...



Now to tackle the ironing...... sigh!

Happy Quilting!

4 comments:

Lynz said...

Ooh, I hope the job situation resolves itself soon - what a bummer. :( I, too, am about to hit the ironing. Although at this time of night it will be stuff for tomorrow and that's it! Bad Mummy...

Barb said...

I love love love that quilt and your blocks are wonderful as well....

Jenny said...

I love that HST quilt - I really like the white contrast.

Lis said...

Rats about your job, this economic situation seems to be hitting the easy targets and the ordinary people without making any great difference at the "top"!
I've never known anyone make a fabric spreadsheet before, I think you might be in emotional turmoil
No, not a fabric spreadsheet, that would be an interesting quilt, I mean a spreadsheet of your fabric!!