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May 23, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

so much closer…..

with bandy legs too

Latest progress picture

long time no post, I’ve been “hexxed”

48.8% complete

5053 pieces joined, 5286 to go

117 more and I’m half way there

Waiting on some more charm packs to arrive. Goal for the month is to finish the top border and add some white all around the outer purple border

Had a scare with the purple borders, ran out of fabric and was extremely lucky to find a very close match

April 25, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

the Insanity continues…..Design Wall Update


over a month has passed, what have I done?

Quilted a couple of quilts for other people

Quilted a charity quilt

tried to complete a quilt top (failed there, THANK YOU cat)

"you want to SEW??"

and added 789 hexagons to “Insanity II”

3973 pieces joined/6366 pieces to go

38.4% done

38.4% complete

I really should keep up with weekly posts and have the quilt grow evenly, but we have been “shaped” twice (that’s when the provider slows access to a point where writing on stone is quicker than the internet connection)

anyways, head over to Judy’s Blog to see updates from lots of other quilters


for friends (both in real life and on the ‘net)

a partner who takes over everything… I can obsess over hexagons

and the internet…as much as it is a pain, I would be lost without it

March 19, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

National Quilting Day, USA

it’s National Quilting day in America

how about I use this auspicious day to give an update on Insanity II?

picture taken on 13th of March

3184 pieces joined/7155 pieces to go

31.3% done

March 13, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

Week 11, Stash Report

drop by and visit everyone at

March 7, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

Week 10!!?? Stash Report

Can we please just say “Sugar-Hats-Icing-Tommy”…sure you can figure it out!! 😉

Used this Week: 12 and a half inches

Used year to Date: 332.25 inches (9 yards, 8.25 inches)

Added this Week: 50 inches (1 yard, 14 inches

Added Year to Date: 935 inches (27 yards, 13 inches)

Used for 2011: 9 yards, 20.75 inches……

Deficit of 640.25 17 yards, 28.25 inches

not sure what happened with the figures, only guess is that I’ve not added each week properly

but the figures are coming straight from the spreadsheet!!

guess this is what happens when you miss a couple of reports…..

anyways, jump on over and see

February 14, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

Design wall Monday


NOTHING on the wall of floor this week

am madly prepping hexagons and will try for a marathon piecing session before Sunday (my workshop day!!)

have purchased a laarge piece of Quilter’s Flannel for the portable design wall, that will hold quilts from next Monday

and here is the reason I can’t use the design floor…..

Miss L

my new exercise buddy

an 8-ish month old Shar Pei

we are fostering her through Shar Pei Rescue

as you can imagine, loose ANYTHING is a potential puppy plaything

so drop by Patchwork Times to see what other people have been up to

February 13, 2011 / chris-the-quilter

Week 7 Stash report

I swear, I just turned around and a week has gone by

Used this Week: 25 inches (15 white and 5 purple strips)

Used year to Date: 219.25 inches (6 yards + 3.25 inches)

Added this Week: 20 yards, well it was expected for next Sunday’s workshop

Added Year to Date: 883 inches (24 yards, 9 inches)

Used for 2011: 66.25 inches……

that’s a NEGATIVE of 816.75 inches, or 22 yards, 24.75 inches MORE than I have used


pop over to Judy’s blog to see how every one else is faring this week