Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stash Report & Bloglovin'

Used since last report:       0.00 yards
Used year to Date:            43.00 yards
Added since last report:     5.50 yards
Added Year to Date:         26.17 yards
Net Used for 2013:            16.83 yards

This is the last day of Google Reader. If you would like to keep following, please switch over to Bloglovin'.  It is always the pits when something changes, but what can we say -------  So, anyway, I sure hope you keep following along.

I did do some enhancing of the stash. They were just too good to resist. The scrap bins at the quilt shop had some lovely Kaffe fabrics, both pattern and shot cottons. There were also a couple of nice "mark making" textured fabrics. At $5 for the scrap bag, I thought they would be a wonderful addition to the rest of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics. *** Grin -- I could have gotten more in the baggy and still close it, but I resisted. Good girl!!!

I could not resist this 10 FQ bundle that was on sale either. They will be such a nice addition to my stash.

I am always short of patterned background fabrics for my scrap quilts, since I usually tend to buy tone-on-tones. These were on sale and so into the scrap bins they will go to be cut up into strips.

These were fabrics that I have had my eye on for a while. Finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase them. They weren't even on sale. The stripe will work as a coordinate to a quilt that I am making for our bedroom. ** Good justification - Yes???  I just love the movement and texture of the other piece. NO -- I do not know what I am going to use it for!!! LOL

Last Sunday, I taught an introductory class to needleturn applique'. It was such a fun class and the ladies were real sweet hearts to teach. It is always so wonderful to get people started at something they have wanted to learn. After three years of no teaching, it is so wonderful to again share some of the knowledge that I have learned through the years.

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the sewing room. For the August "Leftovers" class, I am piecing a Bonnie Hunter quilt from her Leaders & Enders book called, "Hopscotch, Butterscotch."  It is a fast and fun quilt and a great one for using all the four-patch blocks made using 2" squares as Leaders & Enders. 

There has been a lot of discussion lately about all the stash that people have when they pass away and how families have to dispose of it all. Anyway, the discussion has prompted me to take a look at all of the "stuff" that I have and do something about it. I have started emptying out  a walk-in closet that holds all the overflow from the sewing room. There is a nice size pile of fabric and stuff for the Salvation Army. I also gave one of my friends several pieces  that can be made into "Cancer Bags" for our local cancer center. I still have a lot of garment fabric and I do not sew garments anymore, so after all the aging (called old!!), it is time to go.

These blocks are from a UFO started when I first retired from a regular full-time job in 2001. They are part of a Garden Twist quilt. I finished up all of the color wash blocks (42 large blocks and 30 small blocks) this last week. The two values of blue that will surround the blocks are all cut and ready to go. This UFO has now been brought up on the list to be finished but will have to be set aside due to other projects that need to be finished first.

There are so many other UFO's in the closet to have decisions made on them. How did it get to be so much "STUFF"????.  Grin -------

Make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.


  1. Oh what lovely goodies you have added to your stash girlfriend!!! Love the Kaffe's - always! And of course you had to have that one for your quilt in progress :*) Your colorwash UFO is going to be amazing - you really have a nice eye for color!

    1. Hey Teresa, You are going to give me a "big" head --- LOL Kaffe fabrics are always a must for the stash.

  2. Love it UFOs getting to the stage of complete! Bonnie has some wonderful designs that use up scraps. Hopscotch, Butterscotch is on my list too! You've brought home some wonderful fabrics from your LQS Sale! Anxious to see what you do with them. Sandi

    1. Those UFO's get overwhelming, so it is nice to get some further towards completion. Bonnie's quilts are just so much fun. Glad you like Hopscotch, Butterscotch also. Sales are a definite weakness --- Grin