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Sunday Stash and October/November Goals

2017-10-01 11.49.39A finish!  A post about Layer Cake Explosion in a few days.

 

2017-09-25 13.52.40And… a large amount of fabric came in.  It’s for a commissioned quilt, and I wish I could say that it will all go out again soon, but there will be lots left over that I will need to put to use.  So.

This week:  +  16.5 yard,  – 12.5  yards

This year:  + 81.75 yards,  – 104.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  13.00 yards

So, net destashing needs work, but I have used more than a hundred yards of fabric this year.

 

September Goals:

  1. Make back for Layer Cake Explosion.  Yes!  And I quilted it!  A post soon.
  2. Make donation blocks for Kat’s September/October block drive.  Yes, I made eighteen.
  3. Continue with Pacific Stars Mystery Quilt.   No, I skipped this.
  4. Customer quilt commission? (in the works)  Not made, but I spent the time discussing, ordering, and washing the fabrics.  Almost ready to sew.

I got on a roll after making the back for Layer Cake Explosion, and got it basted, quilted, and bound.  This was a huge project (93″ square), so I don’t mind that I put off Pacific Stars.  I’ll just be doing lots of work on that this month.

 

October Goals:

  1. Make last month’s Pacific Stars blocks.
  2. Make this month’s Pacific Stars blocks.
  3. Make commissioned flying geese quilt.
  4. Donate some quilts that are hanging around.

 

2017-09-01 18.17.07Good luck on all of your goals!  Right now I’m feeling fortunate to have food, water, and power, and I hope you do, too.

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Sunday Stash Report: 9/10/2017

2017-09-02 15.00.11Some sewing is happening, but I can only count out the donation blocks I made for Kat’s drive. nd I haven’t purchased any fabric!  So it’s good.

This week:  +  0 yard,  – 2.75  yards

This year:  + 75.25 yards,  – 92.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  17.00 yards

Creeping along!  Just wait till I finish one of these big quilts!

2017-08-27 18.14.23Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 8/13/17

These past two weeks haven’t seen much sewing, but I did complete these wall hangings from printed panels.  This picture was taken before they were washed and dried.  We were talking over on Twilters! about whether or not to wash them.  Often I don’t, if I didn’t use marking on them for the quilting.  This time they seemed very flat and the invisible thread quilting didn’t show up much.  I like them much better now that they’re poofier.


Also, I caught up on the current clue (lower right blocks) for the Pacific Stars mystery by Charlotte Scott.  These won’t count out of the stash until the quilt is completed.


This week:  +  0 yard,  – 4.25  yards

This year:  + 75.25 yards,  – 89.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  14.25 yards

Keep using that stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/16/17


Hope you’ve been enjoying Palindrome Week- every date this week is palindrome!

No fabric was purchased, and I completed this baby quilt, so there’s a little progress.

This week:  +  yards,  – 3.5  yards
This year:  + 74.25 yards,  – 82.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  8.5 yards


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/9/17

2017-07-08 11.53.58You know all that progress I had been making on destashing?  It went out the door this week.  I guess it could have been worse, since I was shopping at the fabulous Fabric Shack.  And they’ve just opened a new annex..  So I limited myself to these…17…yards.

I went for a few basics (the best prices on Kona solids), but also found the sale fabrics at the bottom of the photo for backs to a couple of current projects.  They’ll all get used pretty soon.  And I have half the year left to reduce my stash!

This week:  + 17 yards,  – 0  yards
This year:  + 74.25 yards,  – 79.25 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  5 yards

2017-06-27 18.42.32Here’s a photo for you, in case you have too much color in your life.  Either it’s raining cats around here, or Yuri hopes he’s camouflaged while waiting for a chipmunk to come by.

Good luck on sewing up your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/25/17

IMG_2855My finish this week was this baby quilt for donation.  (If you need a Zebra quilt, you can find a very similar one in my Etsy shop.)  This was all fabric from the stash, mostly leftovers from the first Zebra quilt.

IMG_2856There are surprise flannel text patches mixed in on the front, but the backing is quilting cotton.

IMG_2860I had a pleasant time quilting ribbon candy and matchsticks across this using a pastel variegated Rainbows thread from Superior.

However, I added three yards of light gray fabric this week, so it was pretty much a wash.

This week:  + 3 yards,  – 3.5  yards
This year:  + 57.25 yards,  – 79.25 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  22 yards

Hope you have time to sew, and that you’re using your stash.

This quilt is headed to Project Linus.  Linking up to Sew Some Love at Kat and Cat Quilts.


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Sunday Stash Report and May/June Goals

2017-05-27 16.08.17Finally, I have numbers for a Stash Report!  This was a secret gift project.  Most was home dec fabric, so I can only count half a yard out of the stash.  However, I also completed this quilt, Surrounded by Scraps, for a eleven and a half yards!

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 12  yards
This year:  + 54.25 yards,  – 75.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  21.5 yards

This was my first One Hour Basket (Craftsy).  It took me an hour and fifteen minutes.  I added fleece to the handles, and did extra topstitching on the handles and around the top to give it more stability.

2017-05-29 15.10.26The pencil case (I cut the size down quite a bit) was The Worlds Fastest Pencil Case by thread riding hood, and it sure was!  If I had had this tutorial when I was teaching, my whole class would have gotten these every Christmas!  I wanted to use quilting weight fabric, so I cut two pieces and spray basted them wrong sides together.  This still only took me twenty minutes to make, finished edges inside, and no hand sewing!

The other piece is the Wide Open Zippered Pouch (Noodlehead), which I have made before.  I think I made her small size this time.

 

Wow, the first half of June really got away from me!  Family, the garden, the heat, everything has gotten in the way of sewing.  It’s a good thing I got a lot done in May!

May Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s May/June block drive.  Yes!  Here.  And mailed!
  2. Begin the Twilters! facebook group quilt along.  Yes, Clue 1 is complete, and I’m working on the the second.
  3. Make backing and sandwich Surrounded by Scraps.  Yes!  And in June I quilted and bound it.
  4. Make summer/patriotic wall hangings.  Yes!  Here.

Bonus:  I made an Elephant quilt for a customer.

 

June Goals:

(Well, June is half over, so I’ll keep it brief.)

  1. Layer Cake Explosion, Clue 2 (Twilter Quilt-Along)
  2. Layer Cake Explosion, Clue 3
  3. Pacific Stars Mystery Quilt (by Charlotte Scott on Carol’s Quilts blog), Clue 1
  4. Pacific Stars, Clue 2

 

I hope you’re enjoying your summer (or winter!)  and still getting some sewing done!