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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!


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Sunday Stash: 5/07/17

PicMonkey CollageSo some was used, but some was purchased.  I used 1.75 yards to make these two very patriotic, very scrappy wall hangings (for my shop).  Then I bought four yards of fabric, partly for a commission I began today.

This week:  + 4 yards,  – 1.75  yards
This year: + 54.25 yards,  – 58.50 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  4.25 yards

Eh, it’ll come back up.  Many things are in the works!

I’m linking up to Sunday Stash at Patchwork Times.


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Sunday Stash and March/April Goals


Well, I bought fabric and I haven’t really completed anything, despite make progress on a few things.  This batik will be a backing, so hopefully it can be counted out soon.

This week:  + 12.25 yards,  – 0  yards
This year: + 50.25 yards,  – 56.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  6.5 yards

“Surrounded by Scraps” by Charlotte Hawke


The warm weather is really slowing sewing production!  However, I’ve inched along and gotten a few things done in the past two months.

March/April Goals:

  1. Make donation blocks for Kat’s Covered with Love.  Yes!  And mailed!
  2. Clue 3 for Surrounded by Scraps.  Yes!  And the next one, the top is finished.
  3. Finish the orange Cabins donation quilt.  Yes, also mailed!
  4. Storm at Sea Quilt:  Decide about cropping corners, finalize quilting plan, trim excess batting, sandwich, begin quilting.  I worked on this.  I made a number of decisions about quilting, and trimmed some of the batting.  I still have more marking before I begin quilting.

May Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s May/June block drive.
  2. Begin the Twilters! facebook group quilt along.
  3. Make backing and sandwich Surrounded by Scraps.
  4. Make summer/patriotic wall hangings.

Hope youre making all of your goals!

I’m linking up to Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.