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Sunday Stash - Baggy

This week I had the pleasure of teaching another bag-making class at Red Hen Fabrics; 7 women learned how to make the Aeroplane Bag from Sew Sweetness, and 4 of them are finished and the other 3 are close to being done.  While I was there I picked up 3 yards of fabric to make a sample for the next class - the Tudor Bag. It’s a little simpler to construct (no curves), so I’m hoping we get a healthy number of signups for that in October.

My kids were spending some time with their grandparents today, so I had some free hours to work on other projects; because I was so productive earlier this week with the Twilter quilt and another donation quilt, I spent some time making…. clothes. Yeesh.  I made two tunic tops and a knit skirt for me, and a cotton skirt for my daughter.  I the remaining fabric from my daughter’s skirt up into bits for a donation quilt in addition to part of a pillowcase, too. All said clothing items are in the washing currently, so no pics yet.

I need to piece the back for this quilt and hopefully get it finished before Thursday evening so I can turn it in for the Community Service round-up at guild that night. Fingers crossed!

  • Used this week: 9.5 yard
    • 1 yd for pillowcase
    • 2.75 yd for strip donation quilt
    • 1 yd for daughter’s skirt
    • 4.75 yd for Twilter Bird in the Air quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 233 yards
  • Added this Week: 3 yard
    • 3 yd for Tudor Bag sample
  • Net Used YTD: 126.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 77.75 yards (33% of total used)

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Sunday Stash - Skirtpalooza

This week was a bunch of sewing for the setting blocks/border for Sparkling Gems.  It doesn’t show in the finish stats yet since there are still two more blocks to pick up for the program, but there were about a frillion 4-patches sewn into 9 patches.

We also got word this week that the dress code changed at the elementary school my daughter attends. In general, leggings should not be pants, but she’s still young so I’ve let it go. New rule is that if you wear leggings, your shirt needs to cover your butt. Well, she’s not a fan of long shirts but she does like skirts, so I made her 4 new ones to complement her existing wardrobe.  Here’s 3 of the 4 (the other is a navy and lighter blue Amy Butler print):

She was a fan of the Tula Pink fabric so now she’s got a Squirrelfriends skirt, plus a simple yellow with Kaffe bottom border and some Robert Kaufman dots in a rainbow assortment.

  • Used this Week: 3 yard
    • 3 yd for 4 skirts
  • Used Year to Date: 98.5 yards
  • Added this Week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: 43.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 41.25 yards (42% of total used)

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HtbaS - Episode 235

I’m home! The work project went great and I got to visit The City Quilter in NYC. I talk about current projects, upcoming projects, and give a mini-movie review of Boyhood. I also talk about sewing clothes, or thinking about sewing clothes, since I can’t bring myself to do it yet since I’m afraid it will reveal me to be a giant fraud.