Sunday Stash – Finally!

This week I powered through some of the donation quilts I had ready to go from all that piecing that happened last week.  Those two quilts I finished are in the wash, so no pictures yet, and of course the third I totally forgot to finish before taking in to the shop that it’s going to hang in! Next time I’m in, I’ll grab a picture of it.

It was Saturday Sampler blog pick up week for me, though, so I got four blocks done over the weekend.  Here’s the two house blocks since it was a double month for those:

  • Used this past week: 14.25 yard
    • 5.75 yd for Belinda shop sample
    • 4.25 yd for Rainbow Unicorn donation quilt
    • 4.25 yd for Shabby Chic donation quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 230.5 yards
  • Added this week: nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 69.5 yards (30% of total used)

HtbaS Quilting Podcast Ep 313: Donation Quilts and Books Galore

It’s been a weird week with the Irma recovery, gratitude for the new roof, and lots of quilt top assembly so I can gear up to actually get some quilting done!

Books reviewed in this podcast:

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WIP Wednesday – No Longer Hunkered Down

I’m looking forward to neither using nor hearing the phrase “hunker down” for a couple weeks; Hurricane Irma passed through my area, and we lucked out and only had a steady rain with minimal wind gusts at my house. School was cancelled for a couple days to prepare for the worst, so I’m quite happy that the kids are back in school today.

Since we never lost power, I’ve made some progress on other donation quilts.  First up is the rainbow unicorn one:

And also the pastel floral one:

I should point out that while Irma didn’t wreak much havoc, Hurricat Nina did sweep through.

Episode 302 of The Stitch TV Show – Audio Only

Join Lynn and I for an invigorating recap of longarm quilting tips, and what we (and maybe you) should look for when choosing a quilt pattern or book.

The quilt hanging behind us is our new Main Squeeze quilt pattern, which can be used with either a layer cake or a jelly roll!

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is Sept 8, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern.

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video, produced as a quilting podcast. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare.

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WIP Wednesday – Early or It Doesn’t Count

I’m going ahead and posting WIP Wednesday so I don’t actually forget to do it for the frillionth week in a row!  And there’s a pitiful Sunday Stash report to boot, too, at the end.

I got three sets of blocks ready to go for three different quilt tops, so one day (hopefully soon) there will be finishes in the spreadsheet for those quilts. One of them was a pretty traditional shabby chic type charm pack that I mixed up with some more modern prints in similar colors for a big four patch quilt; the other two are leftovers from the skirt finishes of prior weeks.

I’m also in the middle of testing a new pattern and that will get finished up in the next month or so, too.

  • Used this past week: 1.75 yard
    • 0.25 yd for pincushion
    • 0.75 yd for Bingo FQs
    • 0.75 yd for block testing
  • Total Used Year to Date: 216.25 yards
  • Added this week: a couple FQ bundles, and some yardage for a quilt back
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (28% of total used)

HtbaS 312 – More Quilting for Good, Elbow Cancer (Not Really), and Books

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I catch everyone up on Jett (he’s fine), my weird elbow thing (I’m fine), some recent quilting and new things from The Stitch TV Show, and lots of book reviews!

Books reviewed:

New vinyl decals for The Stitch TV Show from our partners at Lasting Impressions!

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Sunday Stash – No Regerts

A last minute finish just before I started typing means I got to add something else to the spreadsheet this week!  Not only did I finish two skirts for my daughter, I wrapped up my small pattern samples, both for the upcoming “No Regerts” pattern (very similar to the pattern published in Make Modern a few months ago).  Here’s a little close-up of the quilting on the wallhanging:

  • Used this past week: 4.75 yard
    • 2 yd for DD’s skirts
    • 1.25 yd for No Regerts pillow sample
    • 1.5 yd for No Regerts wallhanging
  • Total Used Year to Date: 214.5 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (28% of total used)

Episode 301 of The Stitch TV Show – Audio Only

Join us for the start of our third year of The Stitch TV Show online quilt show! We’re talking where to seek inspiration when you have none, and unconventional weird tools you may not think to have in the sewing room.

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is Sept 8, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern.

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video, produced as a quilting podcast. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare.

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

WIP Wednesday – Texture Galore

This week I did finish a couple more items , including this fun quilt that will get donated at my guild meeting tomorrow night!

The pinwheels and 4 patches are made from the final leftovers from the Silver Star quilt, and I dug out some 3 1/2″ squares from the scrap stash to fill it out.

After finishing that, I took some time to do some graffitti-style quilting on this sample pillow cover for an upcoming pattern:

Sunday Stash – More Charity Quilts

A couple finishes this week, coupled with failing to report last week, means a big jump in the “yardage used’ column this week! The Kites quilt from below is for a blog hop, and the gray pinwheel quilt is currently in the wash, but I did manage to remember to take a picture of the Riley Stripe quilt before popping it in the wash.

Not a lot of definition between the fabrics in this one, of course, but this is one of my go-to layouts; picking one fabric for sashing and pulling from the 3 1/2″ and 5″ squares to make 9″ blocks.

I need move on to some pattern samples that are fortunately small and should finish up quickly!

  • Used this past 2 weeks: 15.25 yard
    • 0.75 yd for 3 placemats
    • 4 yd for the Kites quilt
    • 5 yd for the Riley Stripe quilt
    • 5.5 yd for the Gray Pinwheel quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 209.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • 3 yd for low volume FQs
    • 3 yd for low volume print
  • YTD Used for Charity: 61 yards (29% of total used)