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Sunday Stash Report: 11/18/18

This week I made another dozen of these, for a total of twenty-four, half of what I’ll need for the quilt.

What I can count out of the stash is a hostess gift that used a little over half a yard. Inching along, but I’m going to make 50 yards!

This week: + 0 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 124 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 42.75 yards

Now my supplies have arrived and I need to get busy on some Christmas sewing.

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 11/11/18

Wow, what a date. Happy Veterans Day to all.

I can’t show you my finish, so this is what I’m currently working on. I often piece my large log cabin blocks on the Shumway catalog- look at that artwork!

My two small finishes this week used a yard of fabric.

However, I did buy a half yard of new fabric, so just creeping along.

 

This week: + .5 yards, – 1.0 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 123.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 42.25 yards

Keep using your stash!


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October / November Goals

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October was not a productive month for me in the quilting department.  The weather was really hot until it was very chilly and wet.  I spent the nicer days working outside and the rainy ones traveling around.  Sewing only happened once or twice a week.

October Goals:

  1. Make a mat for a cart in my kitchen.  Nope.
  2. Piece the cardinal panel Christmas quilt.  Yes!
  3. Quilt and bind cardinal Christmas quilt.  No.  I’m almost finished with the quilting.
  4. Make blocks for a donation quilt (probably log cabins).  No, not at all.

Bonus:  Made a little pillowcase for a travel pillow.

So, a lot more nos than yeses.  And I have no illusions that November will be better, so the new list is modest.

November Goals:

  1. Finish cardinal Christmas quilt.
  2. Secret Christmas project.
  3. Tiny Christmas project.
  4. Make blocks for a donation quilt (probably log cabins).

 

Are you sewing a lot for Christmas?  I don’t usually, but I thought I’d try a couple of things.  First the studio needs a clean-up.

Good luck on your goals.


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/21/18

My only finish this week was this little pillowcase for a travel size pillow. I continue to quilt the Cardinal quilt.

But I didn’t buy any new fabric!

This week: + 0 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 80.75 yards, – 115.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 35 yards

With the sudden cold weather, you’d think I’d have plenty of time for quilting, but it hasn’t worked that way. There’s still lots to do outside and inside. My garden hasn’t had a frost yet (most around me have), so I’m still picking as well as cleaning up. I made a small batch of tomato sauce today, and stuffed peppers are on the menu for this week. I’ll miss my marigolds when they freeze.

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/14/18

I made a baby quilt this week and I managed not to buy any fabric.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.75 yards

This year: + 80.75 yards, – 115.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 34.5 yards

Chipping away at it! As I looked back at a previous baby girl quilt, I notice I said that I had lots of light pinks. Not anymore! (My taste seems to run more to the magentas and fuchsias…) So pinks might be in my next stash enhancement purchase.

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/7/18

Another finish! And no new fabric!

Yuri and I took photos of this one today, so look for a post soon.

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 80.75 yards, – 111.5 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 30.75 yards

This quilt is totally made from fabric I bought this summer, but, hey, it was logged into the stash and now it’s back out. I have a scrap quilt planned to dive a little deeper into the old stuff.

So use your stash, whether it’s old or new!


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September/ October Goals

2018-09-05 20-1542091846..jpgI did well on my September goals.

September Goals:

  1. Quilt and bind Summer Stars on Fawn LakeYes!  Here.  DH claimed it.
  2. Piece top for Christmas quilt from truck and tractor panelsYes!
  3. Quilt and bind Christmas quilt.  Yes!  Here.

Bonus:  Almost finished with another (blue) Christmas quilt!

 

October Goals:

  1. Make a mat for a cart in my kitchen.
  2. Piece the cardinal panel Christmas quilt.
  3. Quilt and bind cardinal Christmas quilt.
  4. Make blocks for a donation quilt (probably log cabins).

 

You may notice that I’m not doing donation blocks for Kat as I usually do.  Her Sept/Oct blocks are fun and easy, but I just don’t have the grown-up novelty scraps to make them.  I’ll jump back in later.  If you have the scraps, why don’t you make some?

 

Good luck to you on meeting your goals!