Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stash Report Sunday 12/4/16

My name is Julie, and I am a fabricaholic!

I was feeling pretty good about my stash busting efforts this week, especially since I finished a quilt top. It is my green and beige Mystery Quilts 4 Military (MQ4M) top, and it used 5 yards, all from the stash. I'm planning to piece the back out of stash fabrics too. Once the rain lets up, I will try to get some photos of this completed quilt top, but you can see it in progress HERE.

Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Glorious Hexagons group at Intown Quilters. We get together to chat and laugh and work on English Paper Piecing our blocks. Mary Lou, the leader of our group, laid out many of her blocks for us to enjoy. Look at all the gorgeous colors and pattern!


After the hexagons group ended, I headed over to Fabric World in Stone Mountain, GA. This is the kind of place that buys and sells remnants plus overstock fabrics and trims. There's no telling what you will find there. The fabric is all jumbled together on big tables, and it's like a treasure hunt trying to see what's hiding at the bottom of the pile. The last time I went, they didn't have any cotton prints at all, just home dec and fashion fabrics. That was not the case yesterday, and I went a little crazy, tossing anything I was even remotely interested in into my shopping cart. Yikes, look at that pile of fabric!!


Once I'd finished digging through all the tables of cotton prints, it was time to sort it all out and narrow down my choices. My original plan was to concentrate on lights/backgrounds, and also to get some teals and greys for a baby quilt. I was very successful at both of those goals, as you can see here. The pieces vary in size from 1/8 yard up to almost 2 yards, with most averaging around 1/2 to 5/8 yard.

Beautiful backgrounds

Enough fabric for several baby quilts!
Same colors, this time in flannels


Unfortunately, I didn't come anywhere close to limiting myself to my original plan. I ended up buying a grand total of 71.5 yards of fabric! I have never bought that much fabric at one time in my life! I was at the store for almost 4 hours; it was a huge surprise to discover that it was dark and raining outside by the time I left. The only good thing about my crazy shopping attack is that the fabric was only $2 a yard!! That is too hard to resist.

Miscellaneous cotton prints--kids, patriotic, tone-on-tone, Kaffe's

Rainbow of flannels--32 pieces

I've dug myself into a hole that I definitely won't get out of by the end of the year. There goes my yearly goal to use more fabric than I add. I'm not even sure where I will put it all, but I'm still terribly excited by the new additions! Next year will definitely be focused on stash-busting projects.


STASH TOTALS: 

     Used last week:                   5.0 yards     
Used year to date:          92.625 yards

Stashed last week:             71.5 yards
 Stashed year to date:       152.75 yards 

 Net year to date:  60.125 yards stashed


I am joining Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking the number of days each week that I spend at least 15 minutes quilting. I will need to find lots of time for quilting in the upcoming weeks/months in order to make a dent in what I bought yesterday.

15 Minute Challenge:  
11/27 - 12/3                  7 of 7 days
Year to date            306 of 338 days


350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts
Blocks made 11/27 - 12/3:  6


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  

Julie in GA

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Design Wall Monday 11/28/16

Yesterday I was able to spend some time getting rows of blocks joined together on my current QOV project. This is another of the Mystery Quilts for Military (MQ4M) designed by Alycia



The photo shows a little more than half of the total quilt. I have been joining the rows together, and the other rows are pinned together and waiting on the sewing machine. We received the final clue for this project two weeks ago, and I would like to get this top done soon before I get too involved in Bonnie Hunter's new mystery En Provence.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration!

Julie in GA

Stash Report Sunday 11/27/16

Even though there wasn't much time available for quilting last week in the flurry of holiday preparations and celebration, I still managed to finish my 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler quilt top! (You can see a photo of it in yesterday's post.) That used 3/4 yard for the sashing and border. 

The most amazing news of the week is that I have managed (so far) to avoid all of the Black Friday weekend fabric sales, so no additions to the stash. Let's see if I can make it through Cyber Monday!


STASH TOTALS: 

     Used last week:                   .75 yards     
Used year to date:          87.625 yards

Stashed last week:                 0 yards
 Stashed year to date:       81.25 yards 

 Net year to date:  6.375 yards used


I am joining Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking the number of days each week that I spend at least 15 minutes quilting. I was surprised that I actually managed to find time to quilt on 6 out of 7 days last week.

15 Minute Challenge:  
11/20 - 11/26                 6 of 7 days
Year to date            299 of 331 days


350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts
Blocks made 11/20 - 11/26:  7


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  

Julie in GA

Saturday, November 26, 2016

2016 Rainbow Scrap Sampler

There hasn't been much time for quilting recently, mostly due to the Thanksgiving holiday and family visiting from out of town. I wouldn't give up any of the time we've been able to spend together, and the quilting will happen soon enough.

I did find a little time over the past couple weeks to finish assembling my 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler quilt top. All year Angela has chosen our monthly color and shared a block pattern. We made 10 sets of blocks, but I have included only 9 of them in my quilt. The last set may make it into the back.


2016 RSC Sampler
64.5" x 76.5"

Our block sizes varied from 3" to 9" finished sizes. I joined my columns of blocks with 3/4" wide strips of background to separate them. The outer border is more of the same background fabric, and the quilt will get finished with a scrappy binding. That's my sister Joan and her husband David in the shadows holding up the quilt for photos.


It's exciting to have the top completed for the RSC project, especially with more than a month left in the year! Up next is assembling my 3D Folded Box blocks into one or more tops.

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. 

Julie in GA

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stash Report Sunday 11/20/16

I don't have any photos that I can share yet, but I was very excited to finish a surprise Christmas project today. I'm happy to report that I used 6 yards of fabric on it, and did not add any fabric to my stash this week!




STASH TOTALS: 

     Used last week:                   6.0 yards     
Used year to date:          86.875 yards

Stashed last week:                 0 yards
 Stashed year to date:       81.25 yards 

 Net year to date:  5.625 yards used


I am joining Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking the number of days each week that I spend at least 15 minutes quilting. I didn't get in my time every day, but still had a pretty good week.

15 Minute Challenge:  
11/13 - 11/19                 5 of 7 days
Year to date            293 of 324 days


350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts
Blocks made 11/6 - 11/12: 13


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  

Julie in GA

Monday, November 14, 2016

Design Wall Monday 11/14/16

One of my current projects is another of the Mystery Quilts for Military (MQ4M) designed by Alycia. The current clue was posted on Friday, but I had gotten a little bit behind and am trying to catch up.



My blocks are all joined into rows, but I haven't sewn any of the rows together yet. I think we must be getting close to the end on this mystery, and I am anxious to find out how it finishes.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration!

Julie in GA

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Stash Report Sunday 11/13/16

This was another week with plenty of sewing, but not much usage to report. Only 5/8 yard used on the November units for the Meadow Mystery quilt. It feels good to have them finished nice and early. The next clue comes out on the first Thursday in December.




On the incoming side of the tally, I received some fabric I'd ordered from Connecting Threads. I'm such a sucker for their sales! I mostly got light background prints, plus some lovely blues. 6.5 yards total, which will put my numbers for the year back into the red (but just by a little!) It looks like I need to do a quilt with black-on-white prints





STASH TOTALS: 

     Used last week:                 .625 yards     
Used year to date:          80.875 yards

Stashed last week:             6.50 yards
 Stashed year to date:       81.25 yards 

 Net year to date:  .375 yards stashed


I am joining Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking the number of days each week that I spend at least 15 minutes quilting. I know life is going to get even busier as we head into the holidays, but I will keep trying to get in my quilting time.

15 Minute Challenge:  
11/6 to 11/12                 7 of 7 days
Year to date            288 of 317 days


350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts
Blocks made 11/6 - 11/12: 57


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  

Julie in GA
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