Sunday Stash August 14, 2022

No change in the numbers this week.

It’s all pinwheels all the time, unless it’s stitching. The pinwheel pile keeps growing, but it doesn’t feel like the pieces pile gets any smaller.

Somebody had a serious pink infatuation going. I think this is more pink than I’ve sewed in my entire quilting journey. If need to add pinwheels from my stash, they will not be pink.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

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Sunday Stash August 7, 2022

No fabric in or out this week.

I showed pictures of all my projects in Friday’s post and haven’t been back in the sewing room since. The best I can do is a picture of the different color pinwheels.

To deal with the size inconsistencies, I decided to trim the blocks to the largest size I could based on color. At this point I have pinwheels in three different sizes.

We’ll see how that works out for me.

I have also fallen behind on reading posts and acknowledging comments. A number of weekend commitments and a stormy night with no internet contributed to the backlog. I appreciate everyone who participates in the linky party and hope to catch up soon.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

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August 2022 OMG and Short List

Another month down, another project finished. I met my goal last month of sewing a shirt. I’ve done well this year finishing my OMGs, which has kept my projects moving.

There are quite a few changes in the list this month.

Project One: I’m still stitching My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: I started working on a UFO I picked up off the charity table at Guild. Whoever started it including a picture of what the planned quilt would look like, but I’m not going there. I’ll sew up all the pinwheel pieces and decide from there.

Project Three: I started cutting pieces for a Traffic Jam quilt (free pattern by Pat Sloan). It will take a while to accumulate enough pieces for a twin size quilt. This one isn’t a priority, more like filler.

Project Four: I pulled out a UFO that I refer to as The Wall quilt. The blocks are hanging on the design wall.

My OMG will be to sew all the pinwheel blocks included in the UFO bag. I’ll need more blocks for the quilt, but it will be a start.

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Sunday Stash July 31, 2022

No countable fabric in or out this week.

I gave some wool to a member of my art quilt group last month who is learning to dye it for applique. She dyed what I gave her and brought me some back to share the wealth.

It came out great. The colors are very clear and soft. The original blazer was cream.

The pieces in total are about 1/16th of a yard, too little to count.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

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July 2022 OMG Finish

My OMG for July was to make a shirt from this fabric and pattern.

I finished it last week. The first picture shows the color more accurately.

I used a gauze fabric I bought at Joann’s a few years ago. It tended to have a mind of its own and shifted if I looked at it wrong. It doesn’t pay to but mediocre fabric. I’ve just about learned that lesson.

More importantly, it’s done.

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Sunday Stash July 24, 2022

No fabric in this week.

I finished the shirt for a yard out.

The color is off in the picture. The shirt is a true green. I’m not wearing it because it’s still wet from washing.

New projects in the works remain in the pressing and cutting stage. It takes a while to get rolling on something new.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

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Adopt A Box

My Guild (The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild) does a thing called “adopt a box.”

The guild has a supply of fabric used to make quilts for a local battered women’s shelter (Safehouse). Member can browse the tables of fabric and take whatever they want to make a Safehouse quilt. We’re talking a lot of fabric to choose from.

Rather than rent a storage unit to store the fabric between meetings, member are asked to take a box home and bring it back the next meeting. Members’ homes become the storage facility.

I’ve taken boxes off and on over the years. I brought a box home after last weekend’s meeting. The fabric is two layers deep and you can only see half of it.

Although it looks like a lot of fat quarters, it’s mostly scraps. Sometimes the boxes have all yardage and sometimes they are full of orphan blocks and UFOs. When you grab a box you never know what you’ll get.

Working with scraps is my method of choice. For the past couple years most my quilts have come from my scrap bins, with the addition of a background fabric. I was in heaven when I saw the contents of this box.

And since they know how much I love and appreciate them, those blue and cream scraps told me they want to become a Traffic Jam quilt.

I’ll add my own scraps to the mix and look at this as a long term project. Each adopted box can contribute until I have enough blocks for a twin size quilt. It can serve as a leader and ender project.

When the need arises, the project comes.

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Sunday Stash July 17, 2022

No fabric in or out this week.

The shirt is together but not finished. I still need to hem the sleeves and the bottom and add a button. I’ll finish it this week.

I’ve thought about the next project and keep changing my mind. I narrowed it down to four and then two. I chose one. I backtracked to one of the original four. Whatever sparkles the most the day I’m ready to start will be the next project. I’m not sure why I even wasted time thinking about it.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 7.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 7.375 yards

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Good News and Just News

First, the good news.

Our Art 2 Quilt group’s challenge quilts were accepted into the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS Grand Rapids (August). We were all very excited! More on that once the show is closer.

The other news is the book that inspired The Wall Quilt blocks came in at the library. The not so good news is that it didn’t jog my memory. I have a rough idea of where I was going with the idea, but I’m basically starting over.

The book contained detailed instructions on how to build stone walls, steps and patios. How I got from there to those quilt blocks I’ll never know. My mind is a scary place sometimes.

I have the blocks up on the design wall. Once I finish the shirt I’ll start playing around with them. I hope they have a lot to say to me, and it’s something I want to hear.

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Sunday Stash July 10, 2022

No fabric in this week. I ignored the sale at one of my favorite quilt shops.

I finished Pumpkin Patch for 1.5 yards out.

I can’t wait to hang it this fall. It was fun to piece and fun to quilt. I’m pleased with how it turned out.

I’m on to the next project, a quick garment. That doesn’t leave much of a window for choosing whatever comes next.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 7.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 7.375 yards

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