Category Archives: Sunday Stash

Sunday Stash – A Thousand Paper Cuts

Well, this week I’m net zero but did finish what feels like a hundred small projects.  Offset that with fabric I purchased for the border of the big project I’ve been working on, and Bob’s your uncle, net zero.

I made two FQ pop-up bins and two Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes (only one shown below; the other is on Instagram). Lots of fussy bits, but worth it! I really hated the container my Wonder Clips came in, so the small round Kismet Trinket Box works perfect as a much cuter replacement.

 

I also finished my mini for the Fandoms in Florals swap on Instagram.  No finished pics until my partner gets it, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. You can see a close-up of some of the quilting here.

I’ve also taken over the Boutique area for our guild quilt show, so I spent some time sorting and pricing items.  In doing that, I’ve discovered some half-finished items that lacked binding, so I pulled from my stash to complete those items.  I’ll probably finish the rest in the coming week as I need an escape from the last-week-of-school madness!

  • Used this week:  4.5 yards
    • 1.5 yd for tuffet
    • 0.75 yd for pop up bins
    • 0.5 yd for Kismet trinket boxes
    • 0.75 yd for swap mini
    • 1 yd for various binding
  • Used Year to Date: 88 yards
  • Added this week: 4.5 yard
    • 4.5 yd for borders
  • Net Used YTD: 15 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 17 yards (19% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Giving Away or Giving Up

It’s been another one of those weeks with a lot of stitching but not a lot of finished!  I did pull fabric out my stash to put in a raffle basket for the upcoming East Cobb Quilters’ Guild quilt show, however, since Lynn and I are donating one as The Stitch TV Show.

My kids also picked out a FQ bundle for me for Mother’s Day, so I’m dutifully logging that below.  I should get this big honking quilt top and back done this week, and then quilt a donation quilt this week. With the end of the school year looming, I don’t expect to get a lot done during the week, although I will finish my tuffet from my class on Wednesday!

  • Used this week:  6 yards
    • 6 yd given away
  • Used Year to Date: 83.5 yards
  • Added this week: 1.25 yard
    • 5 FQs for Mother’s Day
  • Net Used YTD: 15 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (19% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Zippo

Well, technically an unproductive week per the numbers, but I just put the final stitches on ALL the blocks for the big projects I’m working on right now. Whew.  It’ll be ready for assembly this week, although this week is bananas with baseball practice, art class, and my own tuffet class on Wednesday!

I did also finish the Saturday Sampler blocks for this month so I’m ready to finish the layout for the Summertime Blues quilt and get it assembled. The Great Grunge block below shows my mistake (whoops), which I did subsequently fix!

 

  • Used this week:  0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 77.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Huzzah!
  • Net Used YTD: 10.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (21% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Mildly Backwards

This week I finished up a couple bag projects: a new class sample/actual functional purse for me to use and a project tote for going to quilting classes. I offset that stash progress with the purchase of some background fabric, however; oh well!

For my purse, it was time to make a new purse after the wear on my old one got a bit unbearable. You can see details on this post from The Stitch, but in general we’ve learned that purses made out of quilting cotton that are used daily last about 20-24 months before extensive wear sets in.  The class I taught at Red Hen Fabrics on Saturday for the Candice Bag pattern was small, but mighty.  I’m pleased to say that all the students finished their purses, which is honestly a first! The one I made to carry myself is the Tula Pink Acacia fabric with raccoons in the back left.

I also finished my Amethyst Bag, which is a Sew Sweetness pattern. I’d been eyeing it since Sara released it, mostly because I specifically wanted something I could hooked onto the handle of my sewing machine tote.  That addition and some adjustments to the elastic tool spacing are the only changes I made; the rest of the pattern went together easily enough, although there is the usually amount of tugging when it comes to birthing the bag right-side out!

  • Used this week:  5.5 yards
    • 3.5 yd for the Candice Bag
    • 2 yd for the Amethyst Bag
  • Used Year to Date: 77.5 yards
  • Added this week: 10 yard
    • 10 yd of light gray solid for stash
  • Net Used YTD: 10.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (21% of total used)

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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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!