Sunday Stash December 16, 2018

We’re closing in on the end of the year. Holiday preparations have cut into sewing time for many of us.
No changes in any of my numbers this week.
I laid out the nine patch quilt taking a page from Kate. I’m sewing it together but doubt I’ll finish it this year.
9P layoutFabric In: 14 yards
Fabric Out: 21.125 yards
Net Fabric Used: 7.125 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $155
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Chrisknits
3 Meloney
4 Marti
5 Mary-Kay
6 Quilting Gail
7 maggie f
8 Melva Loves Scraps

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2019 Plans

I’ve started thinking about next year, what stays and what goes. I find it much easier to let go of things than I do choosing where to focus my time. Too many choices, too little time.
I will continue to post the Sunday Stash link-up, although I will not track my spending. The stash reports keep me honest. Money tracking didn’t provide much benefit. If I’m not buying fabric, I’m not spending money.
I’m keeping The Short List and participating in OMG.
I’m also sticking to my ban of BOMs, QALs, mystery quilts, etc., except I am participating in the Hand Piecing QAL hosted by Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday. I’ve wanted to try hand piecing for years. It finally made it to the top of the list. Thanks to Susan for letting me know about the QAL.
I’ll still work on UFOs next year but don’t expect to finish as many as this year. I’m shifting some time to charity quilts, original designs and creative play. The idea of creative play has been dogging me for months now. I can’t ignore it anymore.
That’s what I see hitting the blog next year, but you never know. The best made plans and all that usually turn out different.
Thanks to everyone that visits and leaves comments. I still can’t comment on many of the Blogger blogs, but I do read them. It’s always fun to see what everyone else is making.

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Sunday Stash December 9, 2018

No fabric in or money spent this week.

I finished the chicken quilt for 5 yards out. I quilted it with variegated thread in the colors of the background fabric. The chicken blocks were quilted with off white. I’m glad to have this one behind me.

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chickenfront

This may be my last usage of the year as everything else I have going is too large to finish this month. Unless I whip out something small, this is as good as it gets.

Fabric In: 14 yards

Fabric Out: 21.125 yards

Net Fabric Used: 7.125 yards

Quilt & embroidery spending: $155

How did you do this week?

1 maggie f
2 Meloney
3 Chrisknits
4 Marti
5 Julie in GA
6 Quilting Gail
7 DesertSky Quilting

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December 2018 Short List

Was that a whole month that just blew by?
I finished two projects in November, Autumn’s Call and the scrappy nine patch design.
This month I’m changing up the projects and taking liberties with the categories. My projects didn’t fit the categories very well, but this is what I’m going with.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and a scrap project. This month I am adding back Creative Play. I will either include Design in Creative Play or swap them out as needed. I can’t see myself fitting both in one month. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.
Something Old – I’m putting the nine patch quilt here. It isn’t technically a UFO, but I’ve been working on it a long time, maybe as much as two years. Leader and ender projects just don’t do it for me.
9 patch orderSomething New – I’m binding the chicken quilt. This was last month’s OMG, which did not get finished.
chicken topHandwork – Prep the next block in the dresden quilt. The wheel is in pieces and I’m hand piecing the spokes. This is also a very old UFO, both mine and adopted. I’m making this my OMG for December.
vintage spokesScrap Project – The table runner is fused and the pieces need appliqued.
floral runnerCreative Play– I picked a technique and will post about it later.
I’m planning on two finishes this month, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for my OMG.

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Sunday Stash December 2, 2018

No change to any of the numbers this week.
I’m still binding the chicken quilt. I got distracted trying to come up with my next hand work project. I planned to work on the vintage dresdens, but when I pulled out the project bag this is what I found.
vintage spokesNot exactly two complete plates, is it?
I found my box of 1930s and 40s scraps to make the rest of the spokes but got no further. I wanted to have the next block prepped for applique before Monday, but that’s not happening. I’ll work on cutting more spokes today.
Fabric In: 14 yards
Fabric Out: 16.125 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2.125 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $155
How did you do this week?

1 Kate
2 Julie in GA
3 Chrisknits
4 maggie f
5 Marti
6 Angie in SoCal
7 Meloney
8 Aileen
9 Quilting Gail

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Done With Autumn

I finished the autumn embroidery yesterday.
autumn finishedI love it. I would definitely do another Crabapple Hill pattern with the crayon background, which is good since I have several.
I plan to frame this one and hang it on the wall.
For my next hand work project I’m pulling out some old applique blocks and taking a break from embroidery. Stay tuned for pictures!

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Sunday Stash November 25, 2018

No fabric in or money spent this week.
I had a small amount out that was gifted.
The chicken quilt is quilted and the binding sewn, but not trimmed or pressed.
I’m down to the french knots on the embroidery project.
I figure one of the two will get finished this week, but not both.
Since I’ll be looking for a new hand work project soon, I checked this book out of the library.
Beyer BookI’ve always wanted to learn to hand piece. If I like it enough to do it long term I will pick up the book used. From what I’ve seen so far this book covers it all.
I’ve always thought of Jinny Beyer as the queen of hand piecing. When I was poking around on YouTube I saw that Yoko Saito also pieces by hand. I did not know that.
Fabric In: 14 yards
Fabric Out: 16.125 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2.125 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $155

How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 Meloney
3 Aileen
4 Kate
5 Marti’s Plain Stitches
6 Quilting Gail
7 DesertSky Quilting
8 Angie in SoCal

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