Sunday Stash - Twofer

Saturday Sampler November 2017 blocks

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I am slowly getting back on the stash wagon and making progress on some quilts   I finished quilting the one I was stuck on earlier this week, but it needs a hand finish on the binding so will get done later this coming week.

I also plowed through two donation quilts that got an easy all over pattern that didn’t require a lot of planning and agony to design, so those get chalked up in the done column, too!

It was also Saturday Sampler weekend so I picked up the three blocks for the current projects.  One of these programs are wrapping up next month, so time to get thinking about layout!

  • Used this past week: 8.75 yards
    • 4.5 yd for the schoolyard quilt
    • 4.25 yd for the Cheerful Scrap Quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 269.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 80.25 yards (30% of total used)

Sunday Stash - Finally!

This week I powered through some of the donation quilts I had ready to go from all that piecing that happened last week.  Those two quilts I finished are in the wash, so no pictures yet, and of course the third I totally forgot to finish before taking in to the shop that it’s going to hang in! Next time I’m in, I’ll grab a picture of it.

It was Saturday Sampler blog pick up week for me, though, so I got four blocks done over the weekend.  Here’s the two house blocks since it was a double month for those:

  • Used this past week: 14.25 yard
    • 5.75 yd for Belinda shop sample
    • 4.25 yd for Rainbow Unicorn donation quilt
    • 4.25 yd for Shabby Chic donation quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 230.5 yards
  • Added this week: nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 69.5 yards (30% of total used)

Summertime Blues - Finished!

Finished Summertime Blues quilt

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I was quite happy to finish up this Saturday Sampler quilt. I went rogue and didn’t go with the kit that the shop offered for the layout since I wanted to add a third color to the blue and white palette for some pop.

Of course, to do this layout, I needed a 13th block for the center! I had enough scraps from the previous kits to make one without a problem.  The green and blue batiks in the center came from my stash.

The pieced setting triangles with that floral print came from necessity (read: fabric shortage) rather than a design choice, but I really like how they turned out!

For the quilting, I did a mix of orange peel designs to set off the piecing in the blocks, and ribbon candy in some of the larger areas. I’ve been practicing that motif quite a bit.

This will go to its new home in a couple weeks!


Sunday Stash - Zippo

Well, technically an unproductive week per the numbers, but I just put the final stitches on ALL the blocks for the big projects I’m working on right now. Whew.  It’ll be ready for assembly this week, although this week is bananas with baseball practice, art class, and my own tuffet class on Wednesday!

I did also finish the Saturday Sampler blocks for this month so I’m ready to finish the layout for the Summertime Blues quilt and get it assembled. The Great Grunge block below shows my mistake (whoops), which I did subsequently fix!


  • Used this week:  0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 77.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Huzzah!
  • Net Used YTD: 10.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (21% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

WIP Wednesday - Just Beachy

I may or may not be on a beach right now, but I will be shortly! In honor of that, here’s a picture of the Beachwalk quilt I made a couple year ago.

Before getting to the beach, however, I managed to finish the two Saturday Sampler blocks for this month.  We’re coming up on the end for Summertime Blues (only one block left), so I need to start thinking about layout.  I think I want to set it in an alternate sort of layout to make it a bed size quilt and take advantage of the giant digitally printed cat I got from a Moda kit. That will require me to bring in a bit of lime green to match the cat eyes, and maybe some additional blocks to fill out the setting. Mostly I want a bed size quilt to donate to Good Mews for their auction this year since I know those sell better!

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!

WIP Wednesday - Hey, I Remembered!

To quote Jaye, I’ve been sewing in place. The good news is there should be some movement in the near future in the ol’ stash spreadsheet. Just maybe not by my self-imposed deadline of Thursday evening when we have our final guild meeting for the year!

I took the final 30’s sampler block from the Saturday Sampler program and whipped up a donation top. It measures around 46 x 50″.

There’s no back for this one yet, but I do have the top and back done for another donation quilt, and I’ve got my Favorite Things BOM ready to baste as well. Combine those three with a second version of my challenge quilt for The Stitch (as a store sample) and another pattern sample, I’ve reached Pile-Up Level: PLAID.

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)

Smunday Stash - Sampling Saturdays

In terms of finishes it looks small this week, but there was lots of stitching going on!  I got my Tula Pink EPP top DONE and ready for basting and hand quilting.  I finished my top and back for the challenge quilt for The Stitch (we revealed in episode 203), and it’s ready for quilting, too.

I did use some leftover blocks to make a couple placemats to donate, and I also finished the wallhanging for the Sew Pro Blog Hop project. That will get posted over on on Tuesday, Nov 15 as part of the blog hop.

I also had Saturday Sampler pick up this week, and the blocks were pretty easy to whip up. I also signed up for the 2017 program, “Kaffe Meets Grunge”, which uses Kaffe Fassett and a Moda Grunge fabrics together. It looks delicious.


  • Used this week: 1.75 yards
    • 1 yd for the Sew Pro Blog Hop quilt
    • 0.75 yd for 2 placemats
  • Used Year to Date: 295 yards
  • Added this week: 4 yard
    • 4 yd backing for the Stitch Challenge quilt
  • Net Used YTD: 178.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 106.75 yards (35% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!