Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stash Report Week 2 AND Traveling Stash

***Check out the last of this post for your chance to have the Traveling Stash***

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2014:-2 yards

The year is starting out in the negative just as the temperatures have!

Bought 2 yards this week to fill out stash for a retreat project. The blue and the green. The picture color is off but the blue is shaded and picks up the existing blues and the green picks up the stems and leaves in the light green. A cover quilt has not excited me in a long time and I am thinking this will not be the only one I do. Now I need to get it cut. Do you always cut your retreat projects ahead of time?
Celtic Solstice Update
Now this is not whining or complaining, okay, maybe it is. how can you make 24 of this blocks and meticulously check each one, put the row together and THEN find your mistake?  It is now fixed and the afternoon project will be assembling the top. Borders are cut and the Tri-Recs units done unless I decide to do the half blocks to complete the pattern(and make it a little larger).
I work with Seniors and they are so sweet. This a a gift I got from one of my favorite people, Georgia, always thinks of things to brighten your day. It is from her personal stash and was published in 1984. It has some awesome blocks in it, although they are from the days before rotary cutting I will be anxious to update them to a new format. Thanks!
Working on Pat Sloan's Globetrotter and calling mine "Globetrotter in History". This is the center block complete.
And Aurifil's BOM, using all the quilting, sewing themed fabrics I have collected. It is also on Pat Sloan's page.
Years ago, when it was the rage in the 80's, I hooked rugs and it was the only time I have worked with wool. We had a trunk show from Pine Needles Quilt Shop in Rochester, MN with Kathy and Katie, Mother and Daughter team showing us the most beautiful projects. I had to buy a little something and thought this would be perfect as we move toward spring.

And finally, the Traveling Stash Box arrived from Dee Dee and here is what it contained.
Here is what I kept:
Sherbet Pips Mini Charms, thread, a book of doodles for FMQ and 5 FQ's
Here is what I added:
1 1/2 yards Easter Egg fabric, Twice as Nice by Kim Carr, a Vintage Car panel, 10 FQ's , 5 Apple Jack Mini Charms, 2 spools Essentials thread, a 'Lil Twister, and a vintage Thimbleberries Tin(kit inside). 
If you would like this Traveling Stash box to visit you, just leave me a comment by Thursday, January 17th at noon(CST) and it will be in the mail to you! The only rule you must know upfront is that you need to have an active blog to be able to pass it on. There is a page of explanation included in the box so you will know what to do when you receive it. This box has been traveling since 2011. Pass it on!

Now make sure you check out the others stash busting moves at Patchwork Times.

As Always,



  1. You added some really great things to the traveling stash box - you certainly have been busy with your many projects - they all look like fun.

  2. please put me in for the tsb

  3. Pat's Globetrotting BOM looks like it's going to be fun -- your DC block looks great! I love your spools -- it's a block I've always wanted to try and do a one-block quilt. Please count me in for the traveling stash!!!! :)