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January 24, 2021
Stash report January 24 , 2021 from Making A Lather

I needed a back for a rainbow quilt, and I found this great polka dot. Polka dots are just so fun.

Stash report  January 24, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  9 yards - pink flannel baby quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 31 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 24 yards

net fabric: 7 yards used more than bought

I stitched at least 15 minutes 5 out of 7 days - We were gone one day and recovering the next. But, I did experience 3 days of sunshine in one week - happy dance

I didn't ...

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Sunday Stash January 24, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Little involving fabric happened here this week.

I managed to get a freak infection that both blurred my vision and made sitting anywhere near a light extremely uncomfortable, all while feeling fine. Things are returning to normal, but there were many hours of sitting in the dark doing nothing.

Yesterday I finished task #4 in the Crazy Quilting class. My base block is sewn together on a foundation and framed for stitching.

I’m many tasks behind most of the class, hanging out with the stragglers at the rear. Maybe this week I can catch up a bit.

Net Fabric ...

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January 17, 2021
Stash report January 17, 2021 from Making A Lather

 I have started a new rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. The full stop quilt that Angela is doing. It looks modern to me, and, I felt that I didn't have a background fabric with enough yardage that I wanted. I bought the polka dot for that. I bought 5 yards of it to make sure I would have enough. The red Christmas fabric came home in the bag with it.

Stash report  January 17, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  7 yards - pink flannel baby quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 22 yards

Fabric Added this week: 7 yards ...

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Sunday Stash January 17, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Nothing new to report.

I had two meeting nights and two doctor visits this week which kept me busy. I finished the next task in my Crazy Quilting class, a mock up of the class block, but nothing else.

Tomorrow I hope to sew it together, among other things.

Welcome to everyone that joined us last week. I love seeing your projects and watching you use that stash. The more, the merrier.

I’m way behind on comments, but I do read them and respond. That will be another goal over the next few days.

Net Fabric Used: 0

How ...

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January 10, 2021
Stash report January 10, 2021 from Making A Lather

The after Christmas sales are irresistable for someone who doesn't get out much. The top 2 pieces are flannel with cute gnomes on them. I am dipping my toes into the gnome craze.

 Stash report  January 10, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  12 yards - orange slice quilt finish

Fabric Used year to Date: 15 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6.25 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 12 yards

net fabric: 3 yards used more than bought

I stitched at least 15 minutes each day -pink flannel baby quilts have my attention

I started Mr. Scarecrow's pants, because ...

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Sunday Stash January 10, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric movement this week. My first finish this year will be a long time coming.

I pulled fabrics for my crazy quilt class.

This class runs differently than any other I have taken. Participants must post each assignment to the class blog. The teacher comments on your post and emails you the next assignment. If you don’t finish the assignment and post pictures, you don’t get the rest of the class. Talk about motivation to do the assignments!

The next assignment is a fabric mock up using the project template.

Net Fabric Used: 0

How did you ...

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January 3, 2021
stash report January 3, 2021 and new project from Making A Lather

 I miss watching my fabric totals for the year and working on a hand stitching project. I have decided to start that post again in 2021. 

I found some great before Christmas sales at Joann fabrics. I liked this Christmas fat quarter bundle and matching jelly rolls at 60% off sale price. I have a plan for an improv Christmas tree quilt. We will see if I remember it long enough to actually start it, before the fabric is absorbed into the stash.

Stash report  January 3, 2021

Fabric Used this week:  yards - 3 yards pillowcases

Fabric Used year to ...

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Sunday Stash January 3, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

It always feels good to start the year with a clean slate.

My stats from last week held and I finished the year down 5.625 yards. I’ll take any year when I use more than I buy.

I’m back to working on the Stars in the Night BOM having figured out where I left off. I have three blocks ready to sew together. Only eight more stars to go, and then I can move on to month five.

The original quilt had a dark teal background, thus the name.

Expect to see a lot of this quilt ...

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Year! PBS mementos, the year's favorites, and the annual reckoning from With Strings Attached


Postcard from a collection I purchased in Fargo circa 1996.  Published by the Gibson Art Company, Cincinnati.  Postmarked Casselton, ND, December 30, 1924.  Sent by Louise (no surname) to Miss Nora Buttke. Message: "Dear friends: We wish you folks all a very Happy New Year. I had planned on coming out for New Years but as it happened that I was not home for Xmas as much as I would have like to be. Would like to be for New Years now. We expect the Teetz family for New Years. Thanks very much for Xmas gift. Will See you after ...

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December 27, 2020
Sunday Stash December 27, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Hard to believe it’s the last Sunday of the year.

The stash numbers saw some changes this week. I finished Tribes and a tank top made from fabric bought at Zinck’s in July. I also received a panel for Christmas, perfect for practicing free motion quilting.

We still have a few days to use more fabric, although I think those will be my last finishes this year.

Fabric In: 18.75

Fabric Out: 24.375 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.625 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 Chrisknits

3 Meloney

4 Melva ...

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December 20, 2020
Sunday Stash December 20, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I’m sewing the facing on Tribes, with a goal of squeezing one more finish in the year.

I subscribed to Craftsy when they offered the too-cheap-to-pass-up price, somewhere under $3 for a year’s subscription. I’m watching Free-Motion Quilting with Lines, Curves & Loops with Debby Brown. I used a few of the designs covered in that class when quilting Tribes.

I need to get another project ready to quilt so I can continue practicing the different quilting designs. It doesn’t do much good to watch the class if I don’t use ...

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December 13, 2020
Sunday Stash December 13, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

Christmas preparations took most of my time this week. The tree is up and decorated. Shopping has taken longer than usual with limited selection both online and in the stores. I’m a little surprised at the crowds. My son and I walked out of one store because the only line for the cashiers was at least an hour long. There was nothing in the store I wanted that bad.

I did manage to add a little quilting to Tribes.

I think I could finish the quilting in a few hours, if I can just ...

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December 6, 2020
Stitching Stuff: Week 49 of 2020 from Life In Pieces


Just three more weeks left in 2020. It will be a busy time for most of us. Last week didn't go so well for me. How about you? Did you get a good start on any last minute holiday stitching?  

It really was a miserable week for me. Finishing up projects and personnel reviews kept me at work really late several nights. That took a toll on finding time to stitch last week.  

  • 15 minute days/week = 2/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Nov = 25/30 days
  • 15 minute days/Dec = 1/5 days
  • 15 minute days/2020 = 300 ...

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Sunday Stash December 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I used a little fabric putting a sleeve on this very wide quilt. I’ve only been meaning to do that for the past 10 years.

Better late than never.

Fabric In: 17.75

Fabric Out: 21.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.25 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 Life in Pieces Kate

3 Meloney

4 Chrisknits

5 Jennifer in Indy

6 Melva Loves Scraps

7 Quilting Gail

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December 1, 2020
Rabbit, rabbit! Stash report and December goal from With Strings Attached

Rabbit, rabbit -- the good luck charm dressed for the season!

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Stash report, November:  
Fabric IN:   46-1/2, $354
Fabric OUT:  46-3/8
YTD Fabric IN: 838-3/8, $1303  (average $1.55/yd)
YTD Fabric OUT: 913-1/4
Net reduction: 74-7/8 yards 

I came out almost even this month! I didn't get bargains, but I patronized two local quilt shops.  

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I've made 22 out of the projected 30 CW pinwheels.

And now it's time to declare my December goals:

(a)   keep up with the weekly clues for the Grassy Creek mystery

(b)   piece the Welcome Home quilt ...

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November 29, 2020
Sunday Stash November 29, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I usually fit in a lot of sewing time over holidays, but this long weekend got away from me. I spent lots of time on things I hadn’t planned to do, and little time on the things I had planned. Sometimes that’s how life rolls.

There are only four more Sunday Stash posts before the end of the year. I know I’m planning on another finish. There’s still time to add to the usage numbers!

For all the fabric I’ve added this year, only 1.5 yards of ...

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November 22, 2020
Sunday Stash November 22, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Progress in the sewing room, but no change in the numbers.

I started working on an old UFO that was a round robin from 2007 or so, give or take a year. I couldn’t figure out how to get all the strips to work together. I’d been thinking about it for the past year and felt like it was time to get it finished.

In several different groups recently, design walls have come up as a discussion topic. I have one that I never use because it’s covered with notes, pictures and other miscellaneous ideas. I cleaned ...

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November 15, 2020
Sunday Stash November 15, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.

With the big quilt finished, I was able to pull out Open Dialogue and finish the top.

The embellishments and quilting will add a lot, although I haven’t figured that part out yet. No doubt there will be more than one discussion about what comes next. Some quilts are just fun like that.

This one always seems to have a lot to say. Right now it’s asking, “What do you have in mind?”.

Fabric In: 17.75

Fabric Out: 21.625 yards

Net Fabric Out: 3.875 yards

How did you ...

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November 8, 2020
Sunday Stash November 8, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I’m counting out the backing for the zigzag quilt.

The quilt is trimmed, the binding is made, and binding it is this week’s goal. I know a lot of quilters pile up quilts that need binding, but once I get to the binding I’m all about finishing it. Quilting is my least favorite part of the process. Once I get past that it’s all down hill.

Fabric In: 17.75

Fabric Out: 21.625 yards

Net Fabric Out: 3.875 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits

2 Julie ...

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November 2, 2020
Weekly update: #hikelakecounty, stash report, CWRSRP Ohio Stars, OMG, and reading from With Strings Attached

 This week we checked three forest preserves off the Hike Lake County List.  (One more wild card -- a forest preserve of our choice -- and we will complete this season.)   Cuba Marsh and Buffalo Creek are in the southwestern part of the county, diagonally opposite where we live.   Van Patten Woods is close to home. (We've been to VPW often.) 

We are very fortunate to have a robust and extensive forest preserve district in our county.  (And the six-mile Lake Michigan shoreline  a mile east of us is nearly all a state park.) 

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And now it's time for the ...

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