Sunday Stash – Catmaflauge

I powered through two quilts this week; the first a Christmas gift and the second a sample for an upcoming pattern.  Nina, of course, needed to help, which means I get go to go through tedious de-hairing exercise and then hermetically sealing it into… something to keep the cats off of it. Sigh.

  • Used this past week: 13 yard
    • 4.25 yd for Narwhal quilt
    • 8.5 yd for Into the Groove sample quilt
    • 0.25 yd for block testing
  • Total Used Year to Date: 243.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 69.5 yards (29% of total used)

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)

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)

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)

Sunday Stash – Mindless Stitching

My focus the next couple of weeks has been on some new quilt design without actually stitching them, so my actual stitching has been focused on wrapping up some charitable quilts.  As I sit typing, under my needle are two donation quilts that I am leader- and ender-ing to assemble as tops.  I’ve got another quilt under the quilting needle for donation, and fourth top ready to be sandwiched. And just to keep the trend going, I made two pillowcases to donate. Once all of these quilts are done, I’ll probably do one big blog post with pics of all of them.

It’s a lot of sewing, but a nice spell of mindless stitching after doing quilt math for several days! My particular problem today has been dealing with a headache and some related symptoms, and hoping it goes away overnight.

  • Used this past week: 6.75 yard
    • 2 yd for 2 pillowcases
    • 4.75 yd for Sparkling Pinwheels
  • Total Used Year to Date: 194.5 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 45.75 yards (24% of total used)

Sunday Stash – Cat-atonic

It was the final week of summer break for my kids (I know, it feels early to us, too), but I managed to chip away at quilting the full-sized Meow or Never quilt I showed in last week’s Sunday Stash report.  Despite another busy weekend, I managed to get the binding on it tonight!

Next up I have to sandwich and quilt two more quilts to be donated for our guild’s Community Services efforts, and piece a third top.  It’s been laid out and is ready for piecing, so those should go fairly quickly since they aren’t behemoths like the one I just finished!

After all the donation quilts, I’m due to make another sample of Belinda, so hopefully I can get those all knocked out in the next couple of weeks!

  • Used this past week: 13 yard
    • 13 yd for Meow or Never quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 187.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 39 yards (21% of total used)

Smunday Stash – Just the Fiddly Bits

This week was more prep work to finish things than actually finishing things.  What I did finish was so small that it’s barely a blip in the spreadsheet.

I made this travel accessory assortment for the raffle at the annual Good Mews Animal Foundation “Pins for Purrs” bowling fundraiser.  It has an Open Wide pouch from Noodlehead, a Kismet Trinket Box from Sew Sweetness, a tissue holder with extra pouch for hand sanitizer, and a privacy luggage tag.

While I did a lot more sewing, the big thing was finally basting this full size quilt on my kitchen floor. I basted 80% of it, and then had to skootch it over to baste the rest since it was too wide for the space available. Since I’ve finished most of the immediate piecing work to be done on other projects, this is next up under the needle this week.

  • Used this past week: 1 yard
    • 0.5 yd for Good Mews donation
    • 0.5 yd for placemat
  • Total Used Year to Date: 174.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 26 yards (15% of total used)

Smunday Stash – Resource Rich

This week I got one small baby quilt finished, made as homage to the Settlers of Catan board game.

As per the board game, there are five terrains (fabrics) in the center arrangement of 19 hexagons that represent different resources: grain, brick, wood, sheep, and stone.  I mimicked those designs in the quilting texture in each fabric type. From top left to right, pebbling for desert, brick for brick, elongating feather for wheat, facets for stone, and fluffy sheep outlines for sheep (in the unicorn fabric – didn’t have good sheep fabric!).

I’ve got a couple other tops done recently, and some smaller projects to tackle this week, so stay tuned for more!

  • Used this past week: 3.75 yard
    • 3.75 yd for Nursery of Catan
  • Total Used Year to Date: 173.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 25 yards (14% of total used)

Sunday Stash – Finishing

It was quite a busy week for me given the remnants of the long holiday weekend and two more finishes earlier today! I finished up the second sample that will be hanging at Red Hen Stitch Shop when our Emilio pattern launches in a couple weeks; pics of that quilt when the pattern launches!

I also finished up another sample quilt for the pattern after that, Main Squeeze, this morning, but that pattern won’t be out until August.  One of the quilts I can show, though, is my finished Madras quilt, which was from my class with Bill Kerr.  The class was much more focused on color theory than stitching techniques, but I wanted a consult with him to pick the colors and then I stitched on my own.  His comment when he saw my selection, “It’s certainly cheerful!”

The pattern is called Madras from his book, Transparency Quilts.

  • Used this past week: 18 yard
    • 9 yd for 2nd Emilio sample
    • 5.75 yd for Main Squeeze
    • 3.25 yd for Madras
  • Total Used Year to Date: 170 yards
  • Added this week
    • 3 yd of gray print
  • YTD Used for Charity: 25 yards (15% of total used)

Wednesday Stash – Oh Well

I’m going to blame it on the long weekend, but here’s a mashed up post for Sunday Stash and WIP Wednesday! I had one finish by last Sunday, my Summertime Blues quilt. Pictures of that later, but in the meantime, here’s the 3 Saturday Sampler blocks I also picked up and finished!

I can also reveal what I made for the Fandoms in Florals swap! My partner got the package a couple days ago, so swipe to see what I made her: a Hamilton/Doctor Who mashup mini quilt, a Pokemon/cat mashup Open Wide pouch, and a Harry Potter Deathly Hallows zippered Trinket Box. Hopefully you can swipe to see all the projects below:

  • Used this past week: 8 yard
    • 8 yd for Summertime Blues
  • Total Used Year to Date: 152 yards
  • Added this week
    • 1 yd of low volume FQs
    • 3 yd batik
    • 3 yd for Mingle & Jingle FQs
  • YTD Used for Charity: 21.75 yards (14% of total used)