Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – <46 yards>
Net Yards To Go – 197 yards
The next Quilt for an Hour project will start on Monday, May 19. There are a lot of quilt activities going on in blogland these days and I know everyone can’t do everything so if you’re involved in Crazy Mom Quilts’ Quiltalong or Bonnie’s Mystery, or whatever else is going on, and you can’t do the Quilt for an Hour this time, just skip it and catch the next one.
I’m going to add a little box over on my sidebar and add links to your blogs if you’re doing this Quilt for an Hour project and posting about it on your blog so please let me know if you’d like to be added.
I will post the fabric requirements tomorrow or Friday. This is the quilt we’re doing and it will measure 53″ x 75″. The borders are plain so you can easily make this quilt larger without worrying about figuring out the borders.
About the Fabrics You Choose: Decide which fabrics you want to use for your light background and your dark background. Lay those fabrics out and then lay out your star point fabrics to make sure they all work together. I really wanted to use a yellow fabric for some of the star points with the last quilt I did. I thought I had a goldy yellow that would work but it didn’t — the star points blended into the background fabric.
I laid out all the strips I intended to use for the second top I’m making. Right off, to me it looks like the blue strip on the far right doesn’t go. The red that is second from the left may not go but I like it and it’s staying. I traded a turquoise for the dark blue though. The lime green that is 4th from the right is a bit light but I’m keeping it in there too.
I made two blocks with the same star points so I needed 12 different colors for each star color.
If you’re cutting your star points, using the Tri-Recs rulers, from width of fabric strips, you’re going to have a bit of leftover fabric. Since I love using the Tri-Recs ruler, I finish cutting the strip into the “recs” shape, drop them into a box and one of these days, I’m going to make a heckuva scrappy star quilt. I have some ideas and it may be the next Quilt for an Hour project so you might want to go ahead and cut some extra “recs” while you’re cutting.
Here are my points all cut and ready to sew.
And, here’s how I’m keeping up with the yardage I’m using this week. Nowhere near 50 yards but . . the week’s not over! Seriously, I don’t plan to use 50 yards but I’m at 14.25 so far.