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 – 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)

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Sunday Stash – Not Much at All

I feel like I’ve been sewing nonstop for days, yet didn’t actually finish anything. This week I finished up the latest Saturday Sampler blocks, the top for the Favorite Things BOM, and made progress on a charity quilt top.  I’m hoping to get that donation quilt done by Thursday so I can donate it at the last guild meeting of the year.

Here are the Saturday Sampler blocks:

 

It’s the last one for the 30’s sampler, so that’s also getting turned into a donation quilt in the next month or so.

And here’s my version of the My Favorite Things BOM:

I’m officially in Pile Up mode again with several quilts ready for basting and quilting!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 329.75 yards
  • Added this week: 10.75 yard
    • 2.75 yd for jelly roll
  • Net Used YTD: 187.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 116 yards (37% of total used)

Sunday Stash – Quilting for Good

My sewing this week moved along some community service quilt projects; Stargyle is done, although I’m posting photos over on The Stitch site as other instruction steps go up officially as part of quilt-along.  I also made a storage bag for the Quilt of Valor I finished last week, and some luggage/carrier tags for Good Mews.

I’m pretty close to finishing my challenge quilt for The Stitch for a late December reveal. I’m using a wool batting, so there’s lots of floofy bits floating around the sewing room.  That means the decks will be clearer for the start of En Provence, wrapping up the 30’s Sampler from Tiny Stitch Saturday Sampler, and the #MyFavThingsBOM (latest block shown).  All those come together in the next couple of weeks!

 

  • Used this week: 6 yards
    • 4.5 yd for Stargyle
    • 1 yd for QoV storage bag
    • 0.5 yd for luggage tags for Good Mews
  • Used Year to Date: 320.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 191.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 114 yards (36% of total used)

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Sunday Stash – Smallish

This week seemed to have flown by! I did get the stash benefit of donating some fabric to a group project, so that fabric just went POOF without any effort on my part.  I also finished my commission quilt for my friend’s cat (below, made with leftovers from a new version of Lucky Star coming for sale next month!) and a Christmas present which I can’t show quite yet.

I also took some time to catch up on my blocks for the My Favorite Things BOM over at SewHooked.com.  Rather than do a second yarn block, I found a paper pieced cat block to put in instead.

 

I took in some fabric to make a shop sample for Red Hen Fabrics of the You Spin Me Right Round jelly-roll friendly quilt pattern.  That means you can buy a print copy of the pattern soon!  If you can’t wait (or aren’t in Atlanta), you can buy it online. 🙂

  • Used this week: 11.25 yards
    • 5 yd for backing for group project
    • 4 yd for Christmas present junior
    • 2.25 for cat quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 287.5 yards
  • Added this week: 6.5 yard
    • 6.5 yd for shop sample for You Spin Me Right Round
  • Net Used YTD: 169.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 104.75 yards (36% of total used)

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WIP Wednesday – Actual Work on Actual Quilts

Oh hey, look at that. Progress on things I can share! Well, mostly.  I did finish a quilt this week, but can’t share it yet since it’s a gift.  Nina was on hand to help with quality control during quilting, though.

VP of Quality Control seems satisfied with consistent stitch length. #ninavore

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I spent last night catching up on the My Favorite Things blocks from SewHooked.com.  I had June, July and August blocks to do, but the August block was glitter, which… no. I cannot in good conscience even imply that I even tolerate glitter, so I will certainly not commit to calling it a favorite thing.

So I made a wineglass block instead. The actual block pattern is from a different designer. Maybe I should have put a cat in there instead, but the wineglass was easier to piece.

For the record, there was no wine involved in this little incident (but there may have been rum afterwards).  That seam gauge block was not my favorite!

Next up is working on another pattern for The Stitch– it’s another oldie but a goodie!

Sunday Stash – Semi-Prolific

Most of my sewing this week has been secret stuff since I was assembling the raffle quilt top for the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild for most of yesterday.  I did manage to squeak out a small quilt for donation, though, but that’s offset a bit by splurging on a layer cake today after my guild meeting.

I also embarked on Paper Piecing Palooza today (prepping all my bookshelf quilt blocks for the #SummerReadingQAL coming up!), and also worked on the newest one for the “My Favorite Things” quilt along at SewHooked.com:

  • Used this Week: 4 yard
    • 4 yd for Carpenter Star donation quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 142.5 yards
  • Added this Week: 2.75 yard
    • 2.75 yd of layer cake
  • Net Used YTD: 58 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 50.25 yards (35% of total used)

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Hogwart’s Required Reading – Finished!

I’m just now getting around to posting these pictures after finishing this over the Christmas holidays, but here, finally, is “Hogwart’s Required Reading”, my Harry Potter Project of Doom from FandomInStitches.com.

Hogwarts' Required Reading

For the most part, the quilting focused on outlining the piecing for the various blocks.

Hogwarts' Required Reading

Particularly this stinker.

Hogwarts' Required Reading

Some things got fancier treatment, like bubbles in the butterbeer and feathers on Hedwig.

Hogwarts' Required Reading

Here’s the bottom section of the bookcase, which shows a little more on the books themselves.
Hogwarts' Required Reading

If you’d like to make your own, go download the patterns!