Category Archives: Sunday Stash

Sunday Stash – Onward

Two projects wrapped up this week as the wheels of progress continue to turn! I managed to wrap up two of the three pillow covers I’m working on (the other involves handpiecing), a donation quilt, and a totebag of sorts.

Here was my starting point for the bag fabric; I did sub in a lime green houndstooth, a black polka dot, and a darker teal for three of these to bring a better value range to the assortment.  I think it will make a good project bag to tote around, but is a bit too open to be a replacement purse.

  • Used this week:  9.25 yards
    • 5 yd for baseball donation quilt
    • 3.25 yd for the Maxwell Bag
    • 1 yd for two pillow covers
  • Used Year to Date: 72 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 14.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (23% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – It’s Getting Ugly

This was another slow usage week as I focused on getting well from the mega-cold I caught on vacation. I managed to eek out 2 small projects, both of which made use of the “ugly” snowman fabric that Lynn showed on episode 215 of The Stitch TV Show. They’ll both be going to good homes shortly!

 

  • Used this week:  2.75 yards
    • 1.25 yd for snowman tablerunner
    • 1.5 yd for the snowman tree skirt
  • Used Year to Date: 62.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 5.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (18% of total used)

 

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Sunday Stash – Wishful

This week I managed to finish one last quilt before vacation. No pictures of it since it was of a personal nature, however. This is the “get well” quilt for a co-worker that had messages and names written all over it, so just imagine it looks good!

In the absence of  picture of a quilt, here is Nina, practicing her “cubicle face”. #ThatsJustHerFace.

I also managed to hold off on buying fabric this week so I’ve finally crossed back over into the light on the net used statistic this week!

  • Used this week:  8.75 yards
    • 8.75 yd for the “get well” quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 60 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 2.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – At Last

Greetings from the Land of Vampire Internet Access, where I only have home internet after 8pm. Whut.

We had some storms last week while I was traveling for work, so the best assessment from phone support is “there’s a loose wire”that only lets the internet work after everyone else in the neighborhood is done surfing for the day. Seriously, we’ve jiggled it and turned it off and on again multiple times, but we’re waiting on the tech to come out to the house tomorrow for a permanent fix.

Anywho, we had our live taping on Saturday this week, and I think it went great. We had a small but intense audience but several people wandered by the filming and recognition dawned over them, so we have that going for us! Lynn and I went through 7 quilt tops and give various suggestions for quilting them.

I also got the quilted project from Lynn for our 2nd magazine publication, which I’m shipping out Monday or Tuesday this week.  I just need to put finishing touches on the graphics and double check the instructions again and it’ll be ready to go! Picture from the hand binding to the right; I also had to hand stitch the sleeve and label.

So, with that, I have one finish to log, but the addition of other fabric. I got the pattern for the Amethyst project bag from Sew Sweetness so wanted to pick up some fabric for it.

  • Used this week:  7 yards
    • 7 yd for Islands in the Stream quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 51.25 yards
  • Added this week: 8 yard
    • 4 yd for pattern sample
    • 2 yd for Amethyst bag/stash
  • Net Used YTD: -6 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Monumental

It was quite a productive week in terms of number of projects finished. Granted, three of them are quite small, but a finish is a finish!

First up is a pair of composition book covers for a school fundraiser.

I’m really happy with some quilting on this poppy mini quilt; this “Poppy Power” mini ended up 12″ square.

I also finished my Star Wars mini for the swap, and my small quilt for the Riley Blake MQG challenge, and just before writing this a donation quilt for my guild. More pictures of those to come later! Next up is the second magazine pattern for The Stitch TV Show, and THEN I finally get to the chair cover and pillows for my mom. Only three months late. 🙁

  • Used this week: 8.75 yards
    • 1 yd for composition book covers
    • 0.25 for The May The 4th Be With You Star Wars Swap mini
    • 1 yd for Riley Blake MQG challenge
    • 0.5 yd for Poppy Power
    • 6 yd for Green/Pink Charity quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 44.25 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: -5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Whew

It was, by all accounts, a productive weekend.  I put the finishing touches on my first magazine project (seen to the right after Nina “helpered” with the quilting by making a fort), and started setting up photography for the finished project.  That involves staging and lighting and all manner of things I’m not as good at as quilting, but has to be done.  I’m waiting to see if the natural light tomorrow is better than today. If not, I’ll go with one of the shots I took today.

I also powered through my entry for the Bad Ass Quilters Society graffiti challenge. It’s not great, but it is, as we said senior year of college, “D for Done!”. Actually we said “C for Commencement” quite a bit more because we did have some standards, but at this particular point in my project list, I’m happy with “D for Done”.  The entries for that open up online in early March, so there’ll be post about it next week.

Those two finishes weren’t enough to offset the fabric purchase for my SECOND magazine publication (woohoo!) but hey, I’ll take it! This week as I piece that magazine pattern, I’ll be leader-and-ender-ing a charity quilt so I can knock out another finish for the donation pile, too.

  • Used this week: 2.75 yards
    • 1.75 yd for magazine pattern
    • 1 yd for BAQS challenge piece
  • Used Year to Date: 35.5 yards
  • Added this week: 5.75 yard
    • 5.75 yd for magazine pattern
  • Net Used YTD: -9.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (12% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Pieceful

This week I focused on meeting two near-term deadlines.  The first (and most fun) was making a baby sized version of the Belinda quilt. Instead of using a layer cake, though, as the pattern calls for, I used various hexagons cut from fat quarters and other scraps, and I even created some “made fabric” from which to cut them.  I’ll be doing a more detailed write up over on The Stitch TV Show site in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s the pictures of me showing it off at our guild show ‘n tell after our meeting this morning.

I also finished the top for the magazine pattern, and did some marking for the quilting.  The good news is, it’s not that big a quilt so it shouldn’t take long to quilt! I am planning on doing some fairly fancy stuff to it, though, so it’ll probably take me just as long as I would spend on a “regular” quilt. Ha!

  • Used this week: 4.75 yards
    • 4.75 for pieced Belinda quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 32.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: -6.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (12% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Reckoning

Well, this week was the Great Reckoning, both for sportsball and for the stash report. The former is unresolved as of this writing, and the latter can be addressed thusly:

It was a good sale, and I splurged a bit on more than fabric. I got kits to make some pop-up buckets to take on retreats or sew-ins, thread, and some other goodies.  Also, thanks to the Sportsball Sew-In, I made lots of progress on projects, including the two latest Saturday Sampler blocks and 4 (very fiddly) ribbons for our upcoming guild quilt show, shown on the left.

I also got a top and back made for a new version of the Belinda quilt, which includes pieced hexagons; I’ll be blogging about that more over at The Stitch TV Show site in the coming weeks.

  • Used this week: 9.25 yards
  • Used Year to Date: 18.75 yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yard
    • 35 yd for various Super Bolt sale fabrics (mostly backings)
  • Net Used YTD: -11.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (14% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Miscount

Remember how I freaked out a bit at having to make 3 quilt samples for the pattern I’m writing? Joke’s on me, I actually needed 5!  The additional two were truly samples, though, and only showcased part of it, but still, 5 quilts. Hooo boy.

The good news is, I got FOUR of them finished this week, and the last top is just about put together and will get quilted this week. While putting that last top together, I did finish up this top. At least, I think it’s finished; I’m rather out of the white fabric so any additions to it will be without the white fabric. Or the colored batiks, because I’m out of those too. So… yeah, I think it’s done.

I also found out that I officially got the kit to participate in the latest MQG challenge with Riley Blake. I have a vague idea that I’m not sure will work with these fabrics, and I’ve put Lynn under strict orders not to let me sign up for anything else.  In her defense, I have large swaths of unsupervised time and she probably can’t stop me.

 

  • Used this week: 4 yards
    • 4 yds from personal stash for pattern samples
  • Used Year to Date: 18.75 yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yard
    • 1.5 yd for Riley Blake MQG challenge
  • Net Used YTD: 14.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (21% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Sampling

In a fit of… insanity? delusion? I decided to take on a literal challenge for the Bad Ass Quilters Society so I bought some fabric this week  To be fair, I’m not quite sure what the deadline is, but I suspect it’s early March. I’m still noodling on a design in the short term, though, while I’m mindlessly piecing the third sample for the quilt pattern I’m writing.

It was also playoff weekend for American football, which normally would not affect me in the least but my husband is a giant fan of the Atlanta Falcons, and they have won their game and will be playing in the Big Game on February 5. Conveniently, that’s the same day as the Sportsball Sew In! Show us what you’re sewing on social media that day with #SBSI.

I’ve finished two of the sample quilt tops and have one basted, so no finishes this week but very likely there will be a couple next weekend.  I did finish my two Saturday Sampler blocks, though! Here’s the latest Summertime Blues, and the first in the new program Great Grunge.

 

  • Used this week: 0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 14.75 yards
  • Added this week: 3 yard
    • Challenge fabric kit for BAQS
  • Net Used YTD: 11.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (27% of total used)

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