Sunday Stash May 19, 2019

When the numbers move, they MOVE.
My guild had their fabric sale yesterday. Need I say more?
This is part of what came home with me.
The pink on the left is vintage. The paw print fabric will go in the quilt with the cat blocks. I have no excuse for the rest. Not pictured: a few fat quarters and several yards of neutrals.
These fabrics I bought to make clothing. The pink came from the thrift. It’s a textured rayon blend and there’s a lot of it. The other two came from the sale, although I’m not sure there’s enough of the blue for a tank. If not I’ll make a pillowcase with it. That print would be hard to use in a quilt.
The total damage was 19 yards in. I am not counting the fabric I bought for someone else. No fabric out.
After buying so much fabric, I spent last night in the sewing room trying to make up for it.
Fabric Added: 33.25
Fabric Used: 3.5 yards
Net Fabric In: 29.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Kate
2 Pack Rat With a Plan
3 maggie f
4 Julie in GA
5 Chrisknits
6 Patricia

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A Little Painting

I made some progress on the hoop art challenge this week. I traced the design on the background fabric and painted some sections. The design fits in a four inch hoop. The blue is much brighter than it appears in the photo.
angel1I set it aside to think about what to do with the face and arms. A blue face is just weird. There are a couple options to change both to flesh tones, and I may have to try them to see how they work. The areas are just so small.
Three weeks and counting to the deadline.

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Sunday Stash May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope everyone gets a chance to do something nice for themselves. For me that involves time in the sewing room.

Fabric went out with the QAL top finish. No fabric in this week. Next Saturday my guild has its annual fabric sale. The numbers will go up…the only question is how much.

It’s time for the next project on the list. I picked a design for my hoop art challenge and some possible background fabrics. I wanted a design that would fill the space and provide opportunities to use paint, specialty fabrics, etc.
hoop art fabrics

The goal today is to trace off the design and pull materials for the hoop art and start cutting my next quilt.

Fabric Added: 14.25

Fabric Used: 3.5 yards

Net Fabric In: 10.75 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Pack Rat With a Plan
2 ChrisKnits
3 Meloney
4 Marti
5 Angie in SoCal
6 Patricia
7 Quilting Gail

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May OMG Finish

Some months the finishes come early.
meet me at the dinerI changed some of the blocks, but the pattern is based on the Hand Pieced QAL hosted by Elm Street Quilts and Simple.Handmade.Everyday. The blocks finish at six inches. The quilt measures 26 inches square.
The fabrics made the quilt for me. I learned a lot making the top, even though I’m not a convert to hand piecing. I think I’ll stick with applique and embroidery instead. It’s good to try new things and add variety to life.
Later this month, I’ll link to Elm Street Quilts.

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Sunday Stash May 5, 2019

No change to the numbers this week.
The QAL top is quilted and trimmed. I made the binding, but not the sleeve, and I still need to bury threads. This will be a finish on next week’s report.
QAL quiltedThis has been a slow year for using fabric and completing projects. Looking forward to logging another finish.
Fabric Added: 14.25
Fabric Used: 2 yards
Net Fabric In: 12.25 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Kate
2 Pack Rat With a Plan
3 Chrisknits
4 Meloney
5 Patricia
6 Julie in GA
7 maggie f
8 Quilting Gail

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May 2019 Short List

Where do the months go?
Here we are putting together a new list for the new month. I always like months with holiday weekends because I have more time to sew.
I finished one project in April and made a lot of progress on another. It’s fun to add something new to the list.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests change.
Something Old – The 9 patch leader and ender quilt. It still needs basted and quilted.
9patch topSomething New – I’m about half way through quilting the QAL top. This is my OMG for May.
QAL topHandwork – The cross stitch penguins. It’s about half way done.penguinsxs
Creative Play– My Needle Arts Guild is doing a “hoop art” challenge. The projects are due the second week in June. I need to get started this month.
My priorities are quilting the QAL top and getting the hoop art project far enough that I can finish it on time. I also plan to start a project in May that isn’t on the list.
It’s a lot of sewing plans for this time of year, but the constant rain has kept me inside more than usual. As long as it keeps raining, I’ll keep sewing.
I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for my OMG.

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Sunday Stash April 28, 2019

No change in the numbers this week.
I started quilting the QAL top yesterday. Once I got over the fact there would be a lot of stops and starts, the design came easier. Sometimes you have to get out of your own way.
I tried to get a picture of the quilting, but the white thread didn’t show up well on the light pink back.
I’d love to have this one done before the next report, but there’s a lot going on this week.
Fabric Added: 14.25
Fabric Used: 2 yards
Net Fabric In: 12.25 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Meloney
3 Marti
4 Pack Rat With a Plan
5 Chrisknits
6 Mary-Kay

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