Stash Report September 23, 2018

The last couple of weeks I’ve been sharing with you some unfinished projects I’ve inherited from my mother-in-law’s friend who passed away. Here is the last of the stash.

I’m counting this as one UFO even though I think there are two separate projects here, since two are set on point and the others are squared. 5 of the six are made with batiks though so I think, with some creativity, I might be able to make these into one quilt top. I may take one or two out and make pillows with them if they end up not working, though. All of the applique on these blocks is finished and there are instructions for more blocks, but I think I’d rather do some patchwork blocks to finish out the quilt top.

Speaking of patchwork, I got all of this fabric along with the other UFOs and yardage:

These are mostly batiks and mostly eighth- to quarter-yard pieces. I did a rough measurement (by sight only) and I estimated there’s almost 13 yards of fabric here. I’d love to use these to finish out a quilt top with the batik flower applique blocks.

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 24 7/12 yards

Added this Week: 12 3/4 yards

Added Year to Date: 75 yards (I rounded down so I wouldn’t have weird decimals)

Net for 2018: -51 7/12 yards de-stashed

This project adds another project to my list.

  1. Quilt for C: This is the Connect Four quilt. Follow my progress on my instagram. I’ve started to sew the rows together, so a finished quilt top is in my near future.
  2. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  3. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  4. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.
  5. Singing the Blues by Moda Bake Shop
  6. Applique UFO
  7. Christmas UFO
  8. Batik Flower Applique UFO

With that, I’ve shared all the fabric bits I received from my mother-in-law’s friend. I also received a TON of rulers and patterns. I’m giving most of those away since I have a lot rulers already and the patterns aren’t really my style.

Stash Report September 16, 2018

On my last stash report, I shared one of the unfinished projects a friend of my mother-in-law’s left behind when she passed away. Here is another one:

It’s a charming applique Christmas quilt. When I was first looking at the blocks, I didn’t realize that the letters came together to spell “Christmas,” even though it seems obvious now! I could tell that some of the blocks were unfinished (probably I don’t want a block with a bald angel!) but I didn’t get a pattern or instructions for finishing them. I decided to do some searching on Google and I managed to find the original pattern!

This Etsy shop has it listed as “Christmas Traditions felted wool appliqué wall hanging quilt pattern by Rhonda McCray for Farmhouse Threads #947 (2014) K0954.” Now that I see the finished product, hopefully I’ll be able to finish it. I thought it was interesting that she switched the Santa “S” to be a Sleigh “S,” along with some other creative changes. I’m not a big fan of the original pattern’s borders so I will make some of my own changes. I think I will sash the blocks with a dark green fabric and do a border around the blocks with the same fabric. I might do a pieced border after that and then another solid border to increase the size. I plan on giving this to my mother for Christmas, I think she’d really love it.

I’m not counting these pieces as “yardage” coming into my stash, and these pieces didn’t come with coordinating fabrics. Once I decide to finish the quilt I’ll have to buy some fabrics and I will count the incoming yardage then.

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 24 7/12 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards

Added Year to Date: 62 1/3 yards

Net for 2018: -37 3/4 yards de-stashed

This project adds another project to my list.

  1. Quilt for C: This is the Connect Four quilt. Follow my progress on my instagram. I’ve started to sew the rows together, so a finished quilt top is in my near future.
  2. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  3. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  4. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.
  5. Singing the Blues by Moda Bake Shop
  6. Applique UFO
  7. Christmas UFO

I have one more UFO that I inherited from the quilt lady, I’ll be back to share that one next week.

Stash Report September 9, 2018

This week I got an amazing gift from my mother-in-law. A friend of hers from church passed away and she passed on some of her friend’s unfinished quilty UFOs and fabric on to me. I’m so happy to have them and I hope I can put them to good use. I’m still going through the haul so I will probably feature the finds over the next few weeks of stashes.

The first project is this beautiful pink and tan applique project. Quite a few of the fabrics remind me of the fabrics I used in my Leaves and Berries Quilt from a few years ago. I searched my stash and unfortunately don’t have any more of those fabrics left, but the UFO came with some coordinating fabrics that should work. Most of the applique is finished except for some hearts on one of the smaller blocks. My plan is to use one of the pink coordinating fabrics to border the panel in the center, then create one or two borders with the remaining fabrics. I’d like to do sashing in between the other blocks but I don’t have enough of the pink coordinating fabric and I don’t think the others would look right.

Speaking of the coordinating fabrics, here they are:

There are 2 yards of the white with pink print, 1.25 yards of the pink and 5 yards of the tan with pink print. Should be plenty to finish this one.

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 24 7/12 yards

Added this Week: 8 1/4 yards

Added Year to Date: 62 1/3 yards

Net for 2018: -37 3/4 yards de-stashed

This project adds another project to my list.

  1. Quilt for C: This is the Connect Four quilt. Follow my progress on my instagram. I’ve started to sew the rows together, so a finished quilt top is in my near future.
  2. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  3. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  4. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.
  5. Singing the Blues by Moda Bake Shop
  6. Applique UFO

Stay tuned to see more of the UFOs I received from this talented quilter.

Stash Report August 26, 2018

The last shipment from the Fabric De-Stasahing group on Facebook came in.

I got 3.5 yards from the Garden Party by Studio E fabric line, plus a yard of a cute swan princess print, 3 yards of Folkstone Blue Moon Forest by Dear Stella, and 3 Yuki by Debbie Maddy for Moda Charm Packs. I want to try and make this Singing the Blues quilt by Moda Bake Shop with the Yuki Charm packs. The others… well I just couldn’t pass them up!

I didn’t get anything finished this week, but the Connect Four quilt is coming along. I’ve got all the blocks assembled, now I just need to put the top together.

In addition to getting a ton of fabric in the mail, I also got this!

All set up in my little sewing nook.

Our cat Yoda is keeping an eye on her!

I got a Juki TL-2010Q as part of a Massdrop. I ended up saving about 35% off the list price, I’ve rarely seen these discounted that deeply so I’m pretty happy with the price. I can’t wait to start sewing on it!

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 24 7/12 yards

Added this Week: 10 yards

Added Year to Date: 54 1/12 yards

Net for 2018: -30 1/2 yards de-stashed

I can’t believe I’ve added so much fabric to my stash this year. Really must do more to get fabric out than in!! My to-do list has added another item… the quilt with the Yuki charm packs.

  1. Quilt for C: This is the Connect Four quilt. Follow my progress on my instagram.
  2. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  3. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  4. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.
  5. Singing the Blues by Moda Bake Shop

See you next week hopefully with finishes and no new additions!!

Stash Report August 19, 2018

More fabric incoming from the Fabric De-Stashing group on Facebook! I have cut myself off from buying anything else so incoming fabric should start slowing down. Also, I have started the Connect Four quilt so hopefully I will have a finish for that soon and be able to show some big movement on my numbers.

Here is some new fabric from the Fabric De-Stashing group… this adorable vintage Disney movie poster print. There’s about 3/4 yard here.

I also made a hankerchief for my boyfriend from the Zelda fabric I got in a couple of weeks ago, and cut into the leftovers for his Connect Four quilt, so I’ll go ahead and count that out this week.

Used this Week: 1/4 yards

Used year to Date: 24 7/12 yards

Added this Week: 3/4 yards

Added Year to Date: 44 1/12 yards

Net for 2018: -20 1/2 yards de-stashed

My to-do list is getting smaller!

  1. Quilt for C: This is the Connect Four quilt. If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve already started on this!
  2. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  3. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  4. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.

Stash Report August 12, 2018

Here are my numbers this week, with a finish under my belt! Unfortunately/Fortunately (depending on how you look at it!) the last quilt I made was mostly made of fabric scraps from my scraps bucket, which have already been counted as OUT fabric so they don’t get to count again (darn). Pretty much the only fabric I pulled from my stash for the last fabric was used on the backing and binding.

This week I also discovered the Fabric De-Stashing group on Facebook… BEWARE! It is extremely addicting to buy fabric there! This week alone I bought all of this…

One yard of the bottom four, then 1.5 yards, then a Superman panel I plan on putting on the back of the quilt I’m making of my late husband’s t-shirts. He loved Superman so when I saw it I knew it would be perfect for the backing.

Two yards of each of these… I love the black and white triangles! And the soft green with the little tee pees is adorable.

Used this Week: 3 1/3 yds

Used year to Date: 24 1/3 yards

Added this Week: 10 yards

Added Year to Date: 43 1/3 yards

Net for 2018: -19 yards de-stashed

Oh my gosh, I’m so far in the red!! Should I even bother keeping track any more?? lol!

My to-do list is getting smaller!

  1. Quilt for C: I have decided on a pattern from a book & bought the fabric.
  2. Hankie for C from Zelda fabric.
  3. Pillow case for ME from Zelda fabric.
  4. Mike’s T-shirt quilt. I may make another t-shirt quilt first so I can practice on shirts that have less sentimental value to me before I risk making a mistake on these shirts.
  5. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.

Stash Report July 22, 2018

Still no quilt finishes under my belt, so no fabric out this week. But boy, sure do have some fabric IN…

From left to right:

  1. 0.833 yd of a cute Parisian themed fabric. My boyfriend’s daughter loves all things Paris so I thought I might try to make something out of it for her.
  2. 1 2/3 yd of this cute triangle fabric. It was actually two remnants, a yard and 2/3 yd. It looks like a cute baby quilt backing or something.
  3. 2/3 yd of this awesome Zelda stained glass fabric! I think I want to make a pillow case of of it for myself. My boyfriend requested a hankie from it, too.
  4. 4.5 yds of this pretty Kona Burgundy fabric. I’m going to use this to make the Connect Four quilt from Country Girl Modern.

That’s a total of

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 20.985 yards

Added this Week: 7.667 yards

Added Year to Date: 33.354 yards

Net for 2018: -12.369 yards de-stashed

oops, way back in the red!

Stash Report May 6, 2018

No quilt finishes for me this week but I have started working on the Meet Cute Quilt from the Moda Bake Shop Blog.

I also bought some new fabric. Up first: the famous ombre confetti fabric by V and Co!

I pre-ordered the jelly roll and it came with a pattern for a quilt I’m excited to make. I also got this fat quarter bundle during another one of FatQuarterShop’s flash sales:

I don’t have any plans for the fabric yet but I think it’s so cute! Let’s take a look at my to do list:

  1. Quilt for baby boy 3: This is the Meet Cute Quilt.
  2. Quilt for C: I have decided on a pattern from a book.
  3. Quilt for baby girl 2: I’m making the Diagonal Strip Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew
  4. Mike’s T-shirt quilt
  5. The Lattice quilt tutorial when I pre-ordered the ombre confetti jelly roll from V and Co.

I’ve made a LOT of progress since the beginning of the year! I had eight quilts on my list at the beginning of the year, I’ve finished three quilts, dropped one and added one. I feel pretty good about that.

Unfortunately, my fabric splurges have really messed with my stash numbers this week. I plan on finishing the Meet Cute Quilt this month, unfortunately it used mostly scraps so it won’t show much movement in my numbers.

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 13.36 yards

Added this Week: 7.27 yards

Added Year to Date: 20.77 yards

Net for 2018: -7.41 yards de-stashed

Stash Report April 15, 2015

Can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last stash report! Believe it or not, I’ve got TWO quilt finishes this week so we’ll be seeing some real movement in my numbers. I’ll be sharing those posts once the gifts make it to their recipients.

I didn’t buy too much fabric this week, just two mini-charm packs. One was more Hushabye Hollow prints (oops, I forgot I had already bought a charm pack of that) and I bought a mini charm pack of Midnight Garden by One Canoe Two for Moda Fabrics:

Looks really darling, doesn’t it?

Used this Week: 7.86 yards

Used year to Date: 13.36 yards

Added this Week: 0.5 yards

Added Year to Date: 13.5 yards

Net for 2018: -0.14 yards de-stashed

Closer to even!

Stash Report March 18, 2018

I bought quite a bit of fabric since my last report. What can I say, I was weak!

First up, I caught a flash sale on FatQuarterShop.com for this sweet charm pack. I’m always making baby quilts so I thought this would be great for one of those:

Then, I caved to temptation and bought a jelly roll of the V and Co ombre confetti fabric that’s been floating around, the pre-order came with this pattern…

So then I had to buy a couple of yards of black and white fabric so I have all I need for the pattern. Plus I found some cute yardage in the remnants bin at JoAnn’s…

I do have a quilt top finished this week but I am not going to count it until the entire quilt is done.

Used this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 5.5 yards

Added this Week: 7.5 yards

Added Year to Date: 13 yards

Net for 2018: -7.5 yards de-stashed

Back in the red!!