Saturday, June 21, 2008

Block number 8 and a big beautiful stash buster :cD

Hi everyone! I am so excited to post some progress today. First I want to share my quilt along block number 8. It feels so good to be all caught up.





Now then, remember this one? Well this baby is all basted and ready to go. I got the backing pieced tonight, and I am one step closer to another finish. Yippee!!

Here is the front...





Here is the back...




I don't know exactly how much fabric I used up from my stash, but I do know that the entire quilt is made from what I had on hand here at the house. Well, except for the batting, I had to go buy that. I have been on a big 'use up what I have already' kick lately. Even more so than when I started blogging in January. We have been having some personal issues here and finances are a bit tight right now so I am doing my best to curb my spending. I figure I have enough finished tops and fabric in the house right now I should be able to keep busy for a while, and save my money for a big shop hop coming up in late October and early November ;cD (and one of these days I'll figure out how to take better pictures)

We never did get to the movies earlier this week, so I guess we'll have to rent Alvin and the Chipmunks. We did, however, get to go out to Chuck E. Cheese tonight. Mouseling number 2 has been asking to go since her older brother got to go with his classmates as an end of the year field trip. We had sooooo much fun!! The mouselings had a blast riding the little rides and playing the games. We are saving the tickets they won so they can add them to the ones they win on the next visit. I really have to remember to carry a camera with me, because I wish I had some pictures to share. I'll make sure to toss it in my purse next time.

Well, I have to work a big 'ol double tomorrow at work, so I am thankful to have gotten to have some fun today. Hope you all did too. Until next time, warm country wishes :cD

11 comments:

Michelle said...

I love your scrappy quilt! I'm going to make one of those someday. I'm working on using up my stash too!

I love your header picture with all your pincushions...very nice!

Jacquie said...

Love the header...nice look!! It is nice to be caught up! Are you going to use the setting blocks? I made some, but I'm thinking about making more stars and just using those. Great scrap quilt..love the way you did the back!

Purple and Paisley said...

your scrap quilt is absolutely gorgeous...i love it! awesome job! and your new header? beautiful!

Kristie said...

I love your scrap quilt! I have been doing the samething lately. I have made 4 scrap tops in the past month! I really need to use some of this up...trying to save money for a quilting machine somewhere around August.

Are you hand quilting this or machine quilting?
Kristie

julieQ said...

Love your scrappy quilt! Wonderful use of all your fabrics at home...now, hand quilting? Machine quilting? Can't wait to see!

CalicoDaisy said...

That stash buster is awesome! Great job and colors.

QuiltedSimple said...

your scrap quilt is so pretty - absolutely love it. And your block looks good too - I have #8 cut out - I'm hoping to sew it when I get home today.
Kris

amandajean said...

hurray for stashbusting! I'm trying to work on that too. the quilt looks fabulous, as does block 8.

Rhonda said...

I absolutely love your quilt. The pattern is neat, the colors are bright and cheery. What's the name of it. I'd love to know.

AJ said...

Your Star is beautiful! And I love your scrappy quilt too.

Sunny said...

I love the blocks so far. The colors are very pretty. That scrappy quilt is very lovely too.