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

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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

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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!

Stash #3 Detail: Mary Engelbreit

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Mary Engelbreit cherries!


I had The Snow Queen illustrated by Mary Engelbreit as a child. Her style is so distinctive; when I saw these fabrics I knew right away they were hers. They’re from the Mary Engelbreit for Daisy Kingdom collection. My mom bought them originally to make a quilt for someone. I figure I’ll do the same. There’s quite a lot of fabric (I’m guessing 1-2 yards of each), so I should be able to make a good sized quilt out of it. Anyone interested?

Stash #3 Detail: Old Lady Prints

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My old lady print collection.


I like to call this collection of fabrics from my mom the “old lady prints.” My friend always teases me when we go shopping together because I tend to gravitate towards floral prints she calls “old lady prints.” I love these, though! I’m not sure if I would necessarily use them together (the third and sixth fabrics match each other, though) but I’m sure I can find a use for them.

Stash #3 Detail: Lanz of Salzburg

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Lanz of Salzburg fabric.


An awesome find! Lanz of Salzburg flannel fabric was in my mom’s stash. A lot of fabric that my mom had she inherited from her mother or grandmother, I think this might be one of those.

I took this fabric (believe me, I was selective about the fabrics I took and left with only about a third of her fabric!) because it reminded me of Dutch Delft Blue designs. Guess I wasn’t too far off! Since it is flannel, I plan on using it as a backer for something.

Stash #3 Detail: Large Florals

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Big Floral Prints - AKA The 90s, we missed you!


Another day, another look at fabric from my huge haul! This fabric matched a bed set that my mother and father had in their master bedroom that she planned to, you guessed it!, make matching curtains out of. It was all in its original packaging; however, like an idiot, I threw it all away so I don’t know the maker of the fabric. I honestly have no idea what I’m going to do with it. It’s more pastel than I typically favor in my quilting (as was popular in the early 1990s). And the prints are so large, it would to hard to use in small piecing. I’m sure I’ll think of something, though!