Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blog Tag

My friend Jenn of Jennifier's Sometimes Creative Life tagged my blog, challenging me to answer some questions, and then to pass along a set of questions of my own to fellow bloggers. Okay, I'll play.

Here are Jenn's questions:

1. How big is your stash?
Good question. I am a member of Stashbusters Yahoo Group, and we're encouraged to give a report on our stash during our birthday month. So, as it happens, my birthday is this month and I'll be doing a stash inventory this weekend.

I tend to measure my stash in terms of pounds. All told, this time last year my stash weighed 138 pounds, up 5 pounds from the year before. Last summer I donated one-third of my fabric (2 large bags) to Vacaville Binky Patrol, so I'm hoping my stash will turn out to be considerably lighter when I weigh it up in a few days. I would call my stash medium size, maybe a dozen paper boxes full.

2. What is your favorite treat?
It's hard to say. I don't cook much, let alone bake. I usually have some sort of store-bought baked good on hand. Sometimes it's shortbread type of cookies, a frosted white cake or fruit pie. In the summer I might keep a box of Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle ice cream bars in the freezer. Also I keep Yoplait yogurt in the refrigerator for a cool, fruity snack/dessert.

3. When do you usually quilt?
I am a night-owl, so typically I don't start quilting until 9 or 10 at night, calling it quits at midnight or 1 AM.

4. How many projects do you have going on right now?
I tend to work on one project at a time. As it so happens, I am between projects, having finished my last quilt this past Wednesday night. I'm trying to get a pair of pants sewn, and perhaps a shirt to test a pattern that has been on the back burner for a couple of months. After those are done, I plan to work on a small mixed media quilt using a greeting card, fabric and embellishments. This will be my second mixed media quilt, and it was intended to be for Easter, but it's Spring-y enough for the next couple of months. After that, I will work on a throw sized quilt for a friend at work.

5. What is the weather like?
 It's clear skies outside, about 60 degrees at nearly midnight. Very nice Spring weather during the day.

6. What keeps you from quilting?
Not much. I quilt pretty regularly and I can get away with not doing housekeeping. Usually what stands in my way is having to catch up on bookkeeping after ignoring it to meet a quilt deadline. Too often on Friday (my day off) or Saturday I intend to quilt all day, but end up websurfing or taking a long nap or two.

7. What color fabric do you buy most often and is it your favorite color?
Judging from my stash I buy blues most often. I would say it is one of my favorite colors, along with purple.

8. What is the largest and the smallest quilts you have made?
The largest quilt I have made is a queen size for my son's bed 10 or more years ago. At the time I used the living room floor to lay out quilts. I scooted all of the furniture to the walls and the quilt took up all of the available floor space. I swore I would never make another quilt that big, and so far I've stuck to my guns. My preference is to make throw sized quilts, good for cuddling up on the sofa or as an extra blanket. Now that I live in a smaller space, and I'm (ahem) older, I use my queen size bed to lay out the quilt layers. and the throw size fits quite nicely, with just a bit of hangover on the sides.

Mug Rug

The smallest quilt I've made is probably a mug rug, last year's Christmas gift exchange for Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild, measuring 8" x 10". My first mixed media quilt was just a tad larger, at 9" x 12".

So, now it's my turn to tag some fellow bloggers. I've chosen:

Bea at Beaquilter
Katie at Sew Katie Jean
Jen at The Quilty Home
Marilyn at North Hills Quilter
Michele at With Heart and Hands

Ladies, here are your questions:

1. What is your favorite part of making a quilt?
2. If you could choose anywhere to vacation this year, where would you go?
3. What is your least favorite color, and have you challenged yourself to use it in a quilt?
4. Which quilt are you most proud of? Post a photo, if possible.
5. What is your favorite season of the year?
6. If you could keep just one of your quilting books, which would it be?
7. What quilting skill or technique are you hoping to learn or further develop by the end of the year?
8. If you have one, tell us about a piece of fabric that you just can't bring yourself to cut.

1 comment:

  1. fun! I just replied here



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