Monday, December 9, 2013

Design Wall Monday and Celtic Solstice #2 link-up

 Celtic Solstice is rolling along, and I have two of the cute little chevron units made so far!
 I cranked up the production line last night, and made about 25% of the "downhill" patches before going to bed. (I read left to right, so "downhill" to me means reading them from left to right, or what spinners call "s-twist."  This is complicated because when you look at the backside, they go uphill.  This is one of those mysteries where I have to think things through carefully and be very organized, because it would be very easy to go in the wrong direction.  That's why I'm going to do all the downhill units first and then the uphill ones.)
I finished cutting the greens but am still cutting the yellow and neutral squares.  I'm going a little darker or grayer for the greens, partly because that's what I have in my stash, and partly because that's what I like.  I hope that by the end of this mystery, I'll have tamed my current mountain of scraps.
And here is what I did Saturday; this is the APQquiltalong, a low-volume version of Burgoyne Surrounded.  I'm really liking it and wanting to do more blocks.  It will make a dent in my vintage sheets and shirtings.
Linking up to Celtic Solstice, Design Wall Monday, and I finally have stash to report:

Stash Report:
Fabric used this week: 8 yards (project not to be seen until Christmas!)
Fabric used year to date: 61 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 49 yards
Net used for 2013: 12 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 10,900 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 5800 yards
Net used for 2013: 5100 yards


Candace said...

I especially love the colors and fabrics in your Burgoyne Surrounded.

Podunk Pretties said...

Just popping in from Freemotionbytheriver. Your Burgoyne Surrounded is coming together nicely, one of the best I've seen so far in the quilt along. Nice work!

Andee said...

In the past I have done that and I always wind up with too many of one side or the other! This time I did them in sets of ten and put them into the full unit. It worked like a charm for me, I can screw up the simplist directions!