Stash Report

I’ve infrequently done these stash reports in the past, but I get discouraged after so many weeks of inactivity. Not anymore! Thanks to finishing Henry’s quilt, I’ve used up some fabric. I’m going by the fabric requirements listed in the pattern, I don’t have a lot of faith in them but it’s all I got!

(Week 1 for me)
Used this Week: 9.8 yards
Used year to Date: 9.8 yards
Added this Week: 5 yards
Added Year to Date: 5 yards
Yards til Goal: 154 yards
Net for 2015: 4.8 yards used

I bought some really cute fabrics this week, hopefully next week I can count them as used since I’m currently working on a project with them. I bought 2 yards of the first two fabrics; I plan on making toddler sheets for Henry’s bed out of those. The last three were end of bolt clearance items I am using on a new quilt 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I’m linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times. If you haven’t checked out her blog, be sure you do… It’s one of my favorites and I’ve learned so much reading it!

Easy Envelope Pillow with Hello, Bear Fabrics

I just made this cute envelope pillow using Hello, Bear fabrics by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics!

A photo posted by Erin (@erinigorg) on

I used this tutorial from Sew4Home. It took me I think 30 mins, probably less, from start to finish to make it. The fabric on the front is Timberland Dew (HBR-5437) and the fabric used for the back is Buck Forest Night (HBR-5434).

I’ve also made two crib sheets and a diaper changing pad cover using this tutorial from Sew4Home. I love finding fabric that I actually like and personalizing baby’s nursery, instead of having to settle for whatever pre-made sheets and pillows I can find out there.

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From left to right: Adventure Springs (HBR-4438), Follow Me Moonlight (HBR-5436) and Oh, Hello Fog (HBR-4430).

I’m so loving the way baby’s nursery is coming together!

Superhero Quilt

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Another finished quilt! This one is a little special. I threw a baby shower for Mom and baby back in January and had the ladies at the shower write or draw messages on fabric squares to be made into a quilt. I took those squares and arranged them into a checkerboard design with some sashing. This is the finished result, finally ready to be presented to baby and Mommy. Quilt measures 33.5″x37.5″ and used an assortment of fabrics, mostly Rocket Age by October Afternoon for Riley Blake. I saw this fabric at my local quilt shop and absolutely fell in love! It’s so adorable! I did FMQ loop de loops with white thread on top and blue thread on bottom. I’m so loving FMQ!

rocket age

I also used some Batman fabric and some flannel train fabric, both picked up from Joann’s. Here’s the back of the quilt:

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Closeup of the quilting:

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Love that stripey binding!

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Stash Report

Well I won’t bother numbering these since I’m fairly sure I won’t do it every week. I actually bought these fabrics last year but I never counted them. I just unpacked them so I will add them to my stash today.

The fabrics on top are flannels, the ones on the bottom are regular cottons.

Used this Week: 0.00 yards
Used year to Date: 0.00 yards
Added this Week: 4.376 yards
Added Year to Date: 4.376 yards
Net Used for 2012: 0 yards

I’m sharing my progress over at Patchwork Times, check out everyone else’s progress!

Stash Report – Week of May 6, 2012

I was inspired by Judy over at Patchwork Times to sit down and measure out my stash of fabric. I didn’t really want to face how much fabric I might have shoved under the bed, lol. After all the measuring and adding, I estimate my stash to be around 97 yards!! :omg: And that’s not even including my scraps bin, which has a couple of charm packs and a layer cake in it… :blush:

I’m going to start as of today; I have no idea how much fabric I’ve used so far and I do not want to figure it out!! So here’s my stash report:

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 97 yards
Net Used for 2012: 0 yards

I really need to get rid of some fabric apparently!!

WIP: Positively Perfect

What, you think just because I finished one quilt, I should stop and catch my breath! You must be joking 😉

Here is my Jelly Roll all ready to be cut into pieces for this Positively Perfect Quilt

And here they are all cut! I ended up not using the AccuQuilt (even though I have a 2.5″ square die). It was too hard to get the fabric in there perfectly. It was easier to use a rotary cutter… Hopefully I can use the AccuQuilt on my next project. I got it for Christmas and still haven’t had a chance to use it 🙁

Happy Quilting!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

New WIP: Positively Perfect

Now that I’m wrapping up my current quilting project, I’m already looking ahead to the next project! I have a whole list going:

  1. T-Shirt Quilt for my Husband
  2. This doily quilt (for me)
  3. Quilt for a friend’s wedding gift
  4. Quilt for Mike’s cousin’s wedding gift

My list goes in reverse importance order… just when I think I’m getting to the end of my list, new things crop up!

Mike’s cousin is getting married in April across the country in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it, but I still want to send her a present. I’d like to make this Positively Perfect quilt posted last month over at the Moda Bake Shop:

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Positively Perfect Moda Bake Shop Quilt

It looks simple and quick enough, and I love the little plus signs. Mike’s cousin is a nurse so they reminded us of the Red Cross medical symbol. 🙂 Jelly Rolls were on sale over at Green Fairy Quilts, so I ordered one to make the process even quicker and easier for myself. I ended up ordering Moda’s Cape Ann by Oliver and S:

Cape Ann by Oliver and S

I love the sweet prints and I think they will translate nicely for this quilt. I think I might make it a little bigger than the pattern calls for by adding another row & column, but I’ll have to see how it goes. Hopefully I can get this one done in time for the wedding!

Giveaway at Green Fairy Quilts!

So usually I don’t blog about this kind of thing, but this time I can’t resist!

You know what they say about the mice playing while the cat is away… Clint, Judi of Green Fairy Quilts is hosting a giveaway while Judi is away for the week! All you have to do is choose which of the upcoming releases from February, March and April are your favorites and you can win one of them! You can also choose your favorite clearance item for a chance to win that, too!

Here are my picks:

A Walk In The Woods by Aneela Hoey Fat Quarter Bundle

Salt Air Fat Quarter Bundle

Quilt Blocks Fat Quarter Bundle

Ruby Fat Quarter Bundle

So head over to Green Fairy Quilts to enter the giveaway! Thanks Clint for an amazing giveaway!

Stash #4: Layer Cakes


Layer cakes!

I’ve been admiring all of the quilters who have been using Moda fabrics for a while now. When I saw a Sherbet Pips by Moda at my local quilting shop, I snapped it up right away. That’s the fabric on the left. I’m thinking of using this tutorial to make a quilt. On the right is an Alphabet Soup by Riley Blake Designs. So cute!! I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with that fabric yet. I really need to stop buying fabric since I have so much already!

Stash #3 Detail: The Rest


The rest of the stash!

Here are the rest of the fabrics I got from my mom a couple of weeks ago. The fabrics on the left are all solids, the other two piles are patterns. There are matching stars and moons fabrics in blue and white and some other pretty fabrics. I plan on using the solids for something like this. I may use some of the blues and whites for the American flag quilt. I have some other ideas for the others, too. Stay tuned!