Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stash Report Week 5

Used this Week: 21.5 yards
Used year to Date: 25.5 yards
Added this Week: 8.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 11.5 yards
Net: -14

Survived the going and love being there but it is always nice to come home to your own bed, the peace and quiet and regular food. This group always has a great time, lots of laughter, shopping, awesome snacks/food and NO snowstorm this year!
The Challenge Fabric from last year and the results, although I did not get a pic of all of them. The winner was a hat and it was sew cute.

A tote.
 A pillow.
 A Kindle cover.
 Like Bonnie Hunter says "If it is still ugly fabric, you have not cut it small enough", all those little squares are fussy cut.
A First Timer, first retreat, first time at a Winery, first time eating duck and many other firsts....I think she had a good time and has made her reservations for next year. She that little crown on her head, it was her reward! 
Show and Tell: 

 These next 2 are the same pattern. Look how different they are.

 A mat tote.
 A pic does not do this justice. The fabrics are shimmery and the whole thing just had a "Christmas" glow about it!

 She got 5 done and 1/2 of a quilt top.
 Maple Island Pagoda Blocks, great way to do curves!
 There will be 5 more of these blocks and then some applique, gorgeous!
 Another UFO finished!!!! 
 Norman Rockwell fabrics.
 Another First Timer, the daughter of the other First Timer! Such fun when you can enjoy it with each other.
 A little story about this one, the right hand one is incorrect and she had made 11 of them. The one on the left is correct and she had made 4.  We tried laying them out and the design was not something she could live with. She put them away and bemoaned the fact that she would be ripping for quite some time. As all quilters do, they stepped up to the plate and 11 took them and ripped them all in 15 minutes. She had them all resewn before she left on Sunday! Yeah....we have all been there.

 Completed be arrival but wanted to show it off before she gifted it to her first grandchild! 

A T Shirt quilt and she was working on one for a boy.
 The medallion center of a quilt.
 Think Spring!
 A MSQC Tutorial in action.

 Even a Grand Illusion being worked on.
 Last year's project completed and shown.

 This one is an Advent Calendar. There will be little tabs to place the ornaments on for her grandchildren.
Part of a Duffle Bag with really bad directions. She got this far and will be taking it home to finish.
 In the meantime, working on very small blocks.
And as for me....
My February FW Pony Club Swap blocks complete.
 Aurifil Challenge, my way. Will be doing the Designer Little Quilt of the month in this colorway for the guest room and hanging them all together for impact.
 My Challenge Fabric quilt, "Time is Relative" which I forgot at home and is now being quilted.

 A MSQC Layer Cake quilt with Trains for Hubby. "All Aboard" It is at the quilter.

A little shopping. 
For borders and binding. Already cut up and in use. Can't show you yet, secret project. Shhhh.
A kit at half price.
Just because. All in Stitches puts together 5 yard packs and I buy one every time I go in. It is a great stash builder and I let them do the coordinating of fabric. I try to pick something I would not normally gravitate to. I don't always use them together but this one I will! Love it. 

Don't forget to check out the other Stash Busters at Patchwork Times!

As Always,



  1. Great post! I love seeing what happens at a retreat. I've never been to one either but it looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing your trip. It looks like you and everyone else got a lot done. And it was so sweet of everyone to rip out the blocks for the lady.

    Your stash report looks fantastic too. I long for the day I can show a reduction like that.

    1. Marti, Please go on one if you get the chance. As with anything it is what you make of it. You already have common ground when you go and the sharing, friends and experiences are so worth it! BTW, those numbers can change so fast, the next report will be low! lol