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)

Smunday Stash – Puttering

Not a ton of finished objects this week due to holiday travel (for reference, my #FamilyRoadTrip hashtag on my Instagram is full of gems), but I managed to squeeze in Clue 4 for the En Provence mystery quilt!  You can see other people’s progress on Bonnie’s linky!

  • Used this week: 0.75 yards
    • 0.75 yd for Mom’s Snowman pillow (tutorial up on TheStitchTVShow.com tomorrow!)
  • Used Year to Date: 337.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 194 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 126.5 yards (38% of total used)

En Provence Mystery Step 2

In the midst of piecing several other projects, I got 100 v-block units put together and pressed for Step 2 of the En Provence mystery! Then I realized that I wasn’t planning on making the full size quilt, so I’ve overmade blocks. Oh well – I suppose i can always make the size quilt I want and then throw the leftovers into another project.

My colors are a little different; rather than magenta I’m using a pinkish/coral color.

En Provence Step 2Check out some of the other Step 2 results in Bonnie’s linky!

Sunday Stash – The Round-Up

As befitting a long weekend, I got quite a bit of sewing done. I also picked up quite a lot of fabric, so actually net negative for the week. Oh well!

In terms of projects, I did accomplish the first step of the En Provence mystery from Bonnie Hunter! Of course, it was only cutting squares since I’m only use a single neutral for my version. Check out others on Bonnie’s “Step 1” Linky!

In addition to another bag and tablerunner, I also finished another sample of the Candice bag for a proposed class at Red Hen in Marietta GA.  Stay tuned for their website on the workshop date in early 2017!

  • Used this week: 9.25 yards
    • 3 yd for diaper bag
    • 1.5 yd for tablerunner
    • 2 yd for Candice Bag
    • 0.75 yd for purse insert
    • 2 yd for pillowcases
  • Used Year to Date: 329.75 yards
  • Added this week: 10.75 yard
    • 2.5 yd for diaper bag
    • 9.5 yd for quilt sample
    • 0.25 yd for wallhanging
    • 2 yd for Candice bag
  • Net Used YTD: 190.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 116 yards (37% of total used)