Category Archives: Sunday Stash

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. ūüôĀ

  • 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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

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!

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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Sunday Stash – Impetus

Earlier this week I wrapped up the En Provence mystery quilt, which is roughly twin size.  Because I broke it up in two quilts, I ended up with some mismatched bits, so I put the all into a single placemat which will get donated to Meals on Wheels.

I did buy fabric this week, but it was solely for sample making for The Stitch, which means it doesn’t go into “personal accounting”. If there are leftovers from the two samples, then I’ll check those into my stash at that time! ¬†Of course, those two samples also have to be done in a week and a half, so it’s pedal to the metal time around here, and it’s birthday weekend for my daughter and anniversary for us next weekend, so we’ll see how that goes!

In the mean time, I worked on some handquilting on the last Virtual Stitch-In. Nina also decided to be a helper cat and contribute, so check it out!

  • Used this week: 10.5 yards
    • 10 yd for En Provence
    • 0.5 yd for donation placemat
  • Used Year to Date: 14.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD:¬†14.75¬†yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 4 yards (27% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Sunday Stash – Provenent

This week we got a bit of snow here in the South, enough that some schools got out early on Friday and school was cancelled on Monday. ¬†The temperature has stayed low, keeping the ice on the roads from melting in the shady areas, so better safe that sorry since we don’t have a lot of de-icing and snow equipment in Atlanta.

With that, I managed to finish up a couple projects as part of the Snow Day Sew In (#SDSI on social media). ¬†First up was the paper piecing unicorn portrait, “Vinnie Does Beyonce”, after my mascot for The Stitch TV Show.

Vinnie Does Beyonce Unicorn Portrait

It was also time to finish up the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter.  Rather than use all the blocks in a single (huge) quilt, I took 4 of the blocks to make a donation version through my guild.  Since that was smallish, it got whipped up rather quick and is now finished:

En Provence Baby Quilt

And, of course, I also worked on the BIG version. So big I had to baste it in my kitchen, where I have the biggest hardwood floor space available. ¬†I think this is around 84 x 65?” Roughly twin size, anyway. ¬†Here it is being basted:

En Provence Twin Quilt

It’s now quilted, but my arms are killing me, so I’m going to wait to bind it until tomorrow evening. Whew! ¬†Check out other quilters’ versions of En Provence on Bonnie’s link-up Monday!

  • Used this week: 4.25 yards
    • 0.75 yd for Vinnie Does Beyonce mini quilt
    • 3.5 yd for Small En Provence
  • Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD:¬†4.25¬†yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 3.5 yards (82% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

2016 Net Yardage

Sunday Stash – 2016 Wrap Up

A bang-up finish to 2016 with the finish of my shop sample of The Nope! Quilt!  I wanted to use a print for the center panel instead of a solid (mostly to get away with less intricate quilting, but also to see what it would look like). I need to edit the images a bit and will get them posted over on The Stitch TV Show site.

The work I’ve been doing in paper piecing and the En Provence Mystery don’t quite count yet towards stash usage, so that Nope! sample plus my Glow Stick Mini and a cover for my HQ Sweet Sixteen were my last official finishes for the year. ¬†Here is Nina demonstrating that the new cover, while helpful for keeping dust out, isn’t exactly cat proof.

So, here’s the net of all of that, including some acquisition this week:

  • Used this week: 11.25 yards
    • 3 yd for HQ Sweet 16 cover
    • 1.25 yd for Glow Stick mini
    • 7 yd for Nope 2.0 shop sample
  • Used Year to Date: 357.75 yards
  • Added this week: 11 yard
    • 5 yd for upcoming pattern sample
    • 6 yd for Giant cat quilt
  • Net Used YTD:¬†203¬†yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 141.75 yards (36% of total used)

So, woohoo, I surpassed 200 yards net used this year, despite some serious acquisition to support making these samples for patterns for The Stitch. So how does that compare to previous years? Since I’ve been tracking since 2012 now, that’s a lot of lines on the graph so I simplified my historical view with minimum, maximum, and average net yardage for the particular week of the year. ¬†2016 is the red line below:

2016 Net Yardage

My 4Q finishes for this year were above average despite a slow-ish summer. Not too bad.

For charitable usage, I’m a little below average, but finished the year with more than a third of my fabric usage going to community service projects. Not too shabby!

2016 Charitable Yardage

As always, see more stash reports on Patchwork Times!


Sunday Stash – Gifty

Merry Christmas to the last little bit of the day that is left to celebrate in. Up next, Boxing Day! ¬†Celebrate with us on social media for the Boxing Day Sew-In Monday using #BDSI on your quilting and sewing related posts. ¬†I cleverly planned an all day sew-in at Lynn’s house Monday, and am packing up the projects I want to take. So far I’ve got a king-size quilt and a mini quilt, as well as my full-size handquilting project to work on. I’m sure all that will keep me busy. For the morning anyway!

I’ve got two small finishes this week that I can share pictures of after tomorrow. I realized I forgot to take pictures of a set of gift quilts I finished months ago, so oh well, go ogle the original from Edyta Sitar. Only imagine it one column narrower so I had enough blocks left to make a junior baby-size quilt to accompany it. My sister and her husband got the big version, my baby niece got the junior version, and my 3 year old niece got a dinosaur quilt I picked up at Tiny Stitches and didn’t have to make! The 3 year old is very into dinosaurs – we also gave her a book about dinosaurs (with roar buttons for optimum annoyance) and a stuffed dinosaur. ¬†The baby is delicious and very squishy; here I am pointing out all the verboten ornaments on my parent’s Christmas tree to both little girls. Not to be forgotten, my son and I worked with my oldest niece in an Escape Room game. Good news: we escaped from Santa’s (Slightly Creepy, Doll-Filled) Attic with 7 minutes to spare!

I also kept up top of the latest Bonnie Hunter clue on Friday – 80 HSTs. ¬†In the past, she’s released the final clue on New Year’s Eve, so maybe we’ll get back to back Friday/Saturday clues this week? ¬†You can check out other participants progress on the linky on her blog Monday.

I’m off to quilt a donation quilt in the dying hours of Christmas; hope everyone had a happy day and has more time off to enjoy with family (or alone, recovering from family visits – whatever flips your skirt, as Grama Eddie would say).

  • Used this week: 1.75 yards
    • 1.75 yd for 2 gift quilts
  • Used Year to Date: 339.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD:¬†195.75¬†yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 126.5 yards (37% of total used)