Sunday Stash April 11, 2021

No change in the numbers this week.

I’ve done some shopping over the last couple months, but not fabric. I added some patterns, two in one buy and the other two a month later.

The skirt/pants pattern also has shorts, which will be my first make. The block Butterick uses for their patterns fits me the best. I’m looking forward to digging in my fashion fabric stash and sewing some of these pieces.

I’ll share the rest of my haul (not patterns) in the next post.

We’re switching back to Mr. Linky this week because something is changing with my InLinkz access tomorrow and I wasn’t sure how that would impact the linky party. Rather than chance technical issues, I chose to avoid them. I apologize for the inconvenience of flipping back and forth.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net Fabric In: .75 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 Melva Loves Scraps

3 maggie f

4 Meloney

5 Chrisknits

6 Patricia

7 Melanie

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April 2021 Short List

I finished the bunny runner last month, which was my OMG. It felt good to finally get one done. I also finished the star blocks (January OMG).

I have a couple more projects close to done and one small start. I’d be thrilled to get all three of those finished in April.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – Open Dialogue is still waiting to be quilted.

Hand Work – Christmas Eve is very close to done. I try to work on it a little every day. I have a small section of the tree and the back stitch left to finish.

Class – I’m working on task #11 in the Basic Crazy Quilting Course with Kathy Shaw.

Other – I started a small quilt with the scraps of the bunny fabric. I didn’t want to waste any of the bunny cuteness.

Garment – I’ve done a lot of walking with my son this spring, more than usual. I want to make some longer shorts to wear once the weather gets warmer. I don’t usually wear short, but some of the paths we walk have limited shade.

Finishing the Crazy Quilting Course will be my April OMG, linking to Elm Street Quilts. I really want that project behind me.

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Sunday Stash April 4, 2021

Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates it! Hoping the Easter Bunny brought you a treat.

No fabric out this week, but I did receive a yard of fabric as a gift.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net Fabric In: .75 yards

How did you do this week?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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March OMG Finish

The bunny runner is finished!

I planned to bind it in red, then realized if I used a neutral fabric I could make it reversible.

I’ve had this fabric a LONG time. Each of the seed packet motifs has wonderful graphics and whimsical sayings. Looking at it is too much fun to hide it on the back.

I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for the OMG finish party. This is the first OMG I’ve completed this year.

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Sunday Stash March 28, 2021

I finished the fat quarter runner for a little fabric out.

The bunny runner is quilted and the binding attached. I’m turning the binding to stitch it by machine. Since it’s so close to done, I’m counting that fabric out too.

No fabric added this week.

The bunny runner is my OMG for March. The race is on to get it finished and posted before the end of the month.

I’m also trying a different linky service this week, with the hope it will work better. Let me know how you like it.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: .25 yards

How did you do this week?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Hand Work Update

I’ve made some progress on both of my slow stitching projects.

I finished task #10 on the Crazy Quilting Course.

I have two more tasks to go to finish the course.

The Christmas Eve cross stitch is in the home stretch.

The tree branches will extend further over the houses. The backstitching is complete from the right side to the middle. There isn’t a lot of backstitch in this chart. The design has a softer look.

Once a project gets this close to done I tend to sit down and power through it, just to move on to something new. As much as I’d love to do that, I have other projects I want to finish. I work on this piece a little every day and expect to finish it in April.

I’ll likely finish the Crazy Quilt Course in April too. I can’t wait to only focus on one slow stitch project at a time!

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Sunday Stash March 21, 2021

No changes this week, but soon.

I needed a break from the crazy quilting course. I hadn’t turned on the machine I quilt with since December. Pretty hard to finish quilts that way!

Being so out of practice, it made sense to pick a fat quarter, make a practice sandwich the size of the small table next to my computer and use it to audition the free motion design for the runner.

It came back to me with time. It also gave me a chance to play with scale before I quilt the runner.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric Out: 0 yards

Net Fabric In: 1 yard

How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits

2 Julie in GA

3 Beth

4 Melanie

5 Melva Loves Scraps

6 Marti

7 Quilting Gail

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Sunday Stash March 14, 2021

No changes in the stash this week.

I’m not sure what happened with Blogger recently, but I can no longer comment on Blogger blogs. The first time it happened, I thought it was a one off. Then I kept getting this message:

The response from the remote server was: 554 5.7.9 Message not accepted for policy reasons.

My Yahoo email address is no longer welcome in the Blogger world.

I still look at all the posts and am amazed at how much fabric many of you have used so far this year. It’s impressive!

I will periodically try to comment because the rules seem to change with the wind. I can’t tell you how many other times I’ve been blocked from commenting.

Thanks to everyone for linking up. It’s been a great year so far.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric Out: 0 yards

Net Fabric In: 1 yard

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 maggie f

3 Chrisknits

4 Beth

5 Melanie

6 Melva Loves Scraps

7 Quilting Gail

8 DesertSky Quilting

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Crazy Quilt Course Update

The struggle is real.

Progress continues slowly. I finished task #8, and everyone was right. The needle makes a huge difference when stitching bullion knots.

I had a delay on task #9 because I didn’t have silk ribbon. I had to order it and wait for it to arrive, which happened a lot faster than I expected. Task #9 went quickly.

Now that I see task #10, I’m a little worried I didn’t order enough silk ribbon. In hindsight, I should have bought 5 yards of white so I could paint the colors I needed beyond the ones I chose. Live and learn.

Including task #10, I have three more tasks to complete to finish the class. I’m hoping to work through those this month.

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Sunday Stash March 7, 2021

No fabric in or out.

I finished the 14 star blocks for the 2016 BOM quilt. This pictures shows about half the blocks for the quilt. The stars don’t show that well in the photo (because of the lighting), but look fine in person.

Those blocks were my January OMG. It feels good to have that done and move on to the next thing I should have finished months ago.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric Out: 0 yards

Net Fabric In: 1 yard

How did you do this week?

1 Marti

2 Julie in GA

3 Chrisknits

4 maggie f

5 Beth

6 Melanie

7 Meloney

8 DesertSky Quilting

9 Melva Loves Scraps

10 Quilting Gail

11 Carol Andrews

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