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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)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

HtbaS – Episode 298

We are nearing 300 episodes of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast! That would not meaningful in another non-base 10 counting method, so come along for some fun recapping of a bit of QuiltCon, the pile-up of sewing projects in my sewing room, and a review of Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.

Related links from today’s podcast:

  • A dorky story from QuiltCon and our encounter with some sewlebrities
  • A near-complete list of quilting podcasts for those looking for other audio goodness
  • Today’s podcat was Morelli

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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 213 Audio Only

In episode 213 of The Stitch TV Show, Lynn and Pam talk about plastic color theory, meeting Mark Sherman, quilting apps, and how to buy fabric for your stash.

Don’t forget our next Virtual Stitch-In is March 17, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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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!

HtbaS – Episode 297

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about some recent changes at work, getting ready for QuiltCon next week, some exciting (yet panic-inducing) news, the Super Bolt sale and state of the stash, and some recent quilting.

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

 

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WIP Wednesday – V Fancy Indeed

The good news is I started quilting the pattern for the magazine. The bad news is I’m not quite sure how to finish quilting it. A hazard of the trade, I suppose.

It’s given me a chance to practice my ruler work, although it also afforded me a chance to practice my marking as well. I enjoy one of those much better than the other, but I need practice in both.

After this gets wrapped up it’s on to a challenge project, design TBD, frankly.  I’ve been fiddling around with some ideas but still not particularly inspired at this time. Maybe that change when I start playing with the fabric, or maybe it won’t. In that chase, it’ll be a 12 x 12″ mini!

WIP Wednesday – Love(ly)

This week I’ve been working on taking care of two birds with one stone: another giant hexagon Belinda sample and a quilt for a new baby!  I finished the top assembly over the weekend, and have spent recent time quilting it.  Rather than rely completely on my usual default meander quilting, I mixed it up with some words.

I’m rather thankful for my 5th grade penmanship award!

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 210 Audio Only

In episode 210 of The Stitch TV Show, we open with a spirited discussion about about how you define neutrals in quilting. Lynn shares her design process for the “Diamonds are Forever” quilt (part of the fat quarter challenge we did this year), and we give some tips for choosing fabrics, and wrap up with some quilting history talk.

Here is Lynn’s “Diamonds are Forever” quilt; pattern available in our pattern shop!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video. See show notes, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Wednesday: A Rainbow of Opportunities

Having finished up my En Provence quilt (binding on last night!), I have that slightly empty feeling you get when wrapping up a big project. It’s great, don’t get me wrong, and I know what I *should* be working on, but I got diverted by this group of scraps on my cutting table that I couldn’t resist spreading out to admire.

Rainbow scraps

These could end up as a tablerunner or two, or a donation quilt, or who knows what. Ah, the delightful prospect of a blank slate!

HtbaS – Episode 289

In this jam-packed quilting podcast episode I give an update on our friend and production sherpa, some exciting publication news, an upcoming blog hop, the start of the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery at the end of the month, quilt forts, potential live shows for The Stitch, and some holiday gift market sewing. Oh yeah, and I did some quilting! Whew

Books discussed:

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