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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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Scrappy Cabins 1 is Finished

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Last week I got this project quilted and bound.  Yes, I see the, uh, design decision, near the lower left corner.  I mean, I see it now.  I partially blame all of you, who looked at the top here and never mentioned the problem.  (I’ve made sure to get lots of eyes on the pink and black one currently on my wall!)  I’m not too upset.  It gives it some character.  Not all furrows are straight, after all.

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As the commenters said, I like the green and the pops of purple.  I used a shiny purple thread, Art Studio Colors by Superior, to quilt three wavy lines vertically and horizontally on each block.  I had already stitched in the ditch with Bottom Line, which is mostly invisible, but gives it sufficient quilting.

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I made this for donation and to lighten my string bins, and I think it will be loved.

2015-04-17 08.33.34pmWe hope you’re finding time for finishes.  I’m linking to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and to WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader’s Garden.

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Sunday Stash Report: 3/8/15

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This post is brought to you by Yuri, who says every quilter needs an attractive paper weight.  Actually, he had a strong belief last evening that it was time to feed the cats, and was hoping that if he sat on something important enough I would have to stop my work.  Or that he could stare me into submission.  I had already yelled him for trying to remove pins from my piecing.  I did make him wait till I finished my block.  So there.

No fabric bought, and I used 3 1/2 yards for the Geese baby quilt.

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 3.5 yards
This year:  + 26.5 yards,  – 45.75 yards
Net fabric destashed  in 2015:  19.25 yards

Hope all of you are moving your stash in the right direction!  I’m linking up to Patchwork Times.