In - I received my order from MassDrop of a Fat Quarter Bundle - 18 fat quarters from the Andover Chambray collection. Its a luscious collection of beautifully textured fabrics, some shot with gold or silver, in a range of colours - creams and whites, gold, purples, greens, aqua and black. just gorgeous. 18 fat quarters. That was a total of 4.37m of fabric
Our dear friend Bek loves Minions and for her birthday (which was Sunday) I made her 2 small minion wall hanging. They are paper pieced, measured 32cm x 40cm and are gorgeous. She loves them.
I completed The TARDIS Tree, a Christmas wall hanging. Its all labelled and ready to get tucked away with my other Christmas stuff... some of which is still piled up in the office waiting to be put away. No matter how careful I try to be in putting stuff away I always find various stray bits of Christmas decorations after I have heaved the boxes I have packed the Christmas stuff into up into their high storage cupboards. The TARDIS Tree has 1400 1" finished squares in it and 72 HST of the same dimensions in it. The usual formula I use to calculate fabric usage didn't accurately reflect the fabric that went into this quilt so I added an extra metre of usage to my calculations to more accurately record the fabric. 3.68m of usage in all
Its been a Doctor Who themed week. Fangirl turns 30 next weekend and is having a party with the theme "Adventures in Time and Space" She had bought herself a TARDIS dress to wear but it was very tight across her thighs. She asked me to adjust it for her. The easiest thing to do was to undo the side seams, remove the side zip and insert 2 black panels that would hang loose. I hemmed the side seams and it has worked very well. The side panels used some black fabric I have had left over from a dress I had made for a ball back in 1986 I think! (when Fangirl was 18 months old) The panels used up half a metre of fabric.
My last bit of sewing for the week has been 2 bags made from the top part of a pair of jeans. I have several containers with leftovers from the jeans I cut up to make Jean's Jean Quilt last year - pockets, the top parts and other bits and pieces. I came across them whilst sorting out and listing all my UFO's, WIPS, and planned projects.
I googled Jeans Bags and came across one fairly simple pattern here on Paging Fun Mum's blog. I found it quite helpful although it glossed over a few tricky bits. The biggest hassle I had was cutting off the jeans to make them straight. The blog said to cut off at the crotch but I was interested in keeping the back pockets in tact so had to go a little lower and that meant there was a bit of shaping to negotiate around.
|It looks like its crooked but I cut it straight so I think its the photo... that is going to be my excuse anyway|
Fabric Used 5.21m
Fabric Added 4.37m
Year to Date
Fabric Used 13.01m
Fabric Added 10.35m
Net Fabric used 2.66m
So how has your fabric usage gone this week?