Monday, January 30, 2017

January round up....,

So, what did I accomplish this month?

I finished one quilt. 
My Sun Down quilt only needed binding to finish. 
I had a finished flimsy.
My Scrappy Rainbow Medallion Quilt is still not quilted. I need to make a backing for it and buy batting. I'm on a tight budget right now. That's why it's not done. 

I made a bunch of quilt blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and started making blocks for my En Provence quilt. 

I also added a round to my Millefiori quilt rosette #1. I started an improv quarter log cabin crumb mini quilt too. 
I also made two pincushions and a needle case for a swap. My swap partner hasn't received the package yet so I'll show those in February. 

My quilt related purchases this month totalled $23.73
I bought 1 3/8 metres of fabric. These were all fat eighth.  
I'm going to try to keep track of how much I spend for quilting this year. I'll do one post at the end of each month to see how I'm doing. I have a lot of fabric. But most of my fabric is fat quarters or smaller. I don't have much yardage. I also don't have any batting. So a lot of my purchases will be for batting and backings. 

Why am I watching how much I spend?
Well, my daughter is going to university in September. She is taking Neuroscience. She loves learning about the brain. Lol! She will be going to school out of town. So the costs are much higher then when my boys went to community college in town. We are paying a chunk of her expenses and she is working towards paying a chunk. It will be about $20000.00 per year for four years. And if she decides to do pre-med after, well it will be even more. So, I'm trying to be good and use what I have. If any of you feel like getting rid of any fabric, scraps or whatever..... think of me. Lol!




Raewyn said...

Gosh you achieved a lot this month - some great sewing going on at your place! Your trwo qilts nearing completion are gorgeous - love seeing the rainbowness happening in your scrappy medallion. Good luck to your daughter with her studies - it's not cheap is it but well worth the sacrifice in the end!

Northern Deb said...

Wow!! That's a productive month! Love your sun down quilt!...and all your other projects! Great colors❤️

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You totally inspire me 💖💖

The Cozy Quilter said...

You sure got a lot done in January! My goal is always to use what I have but sometimes the new fabrics yell at me to buy them! I try to avoid quilt stores for this reason!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

My goodness you have accomplished quite a bit! Congrats on the finish and as to waiting for things, I have a quilt still waiting on what-to-do-for-the-binding.

You have so many gorgeous in the works blocks here too!

a good yarn said...

Such a productive month with so many delightful projects. That's a really nice quilt. Educating children is an expensive affair so being careful with your spending is a good plan.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your finished quilt and top are both beautiful. I love the scrappy low volumen backgrounds on both. I hear you about how you're now trying to watch your spending on quilting supplies. Do you only purchase batting by the meter? I am wondering if you can find someone else who is in your circumstances and area who would maybe like to go in on a roll of batting with you. Can be much cheaper to buy it that way. Just a suggestion. And congratulations to your daughter! This is exciting news!