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

No fabric in or out this week.

I finished most the applique on Birds. There are a few more leaves to add once the borders are on.

After seeing how much time it takes to pre-wash fabrics, I remember why I never did it. I washed the border fabrics today, and the reds gave off a lot of color. Some I had to wash twice. I’m glad I washed them, but I need to remember to factor that time into my sewing plans.

Fabric In: 17.75

Fabric Out: 15.25 yards

Net Fabric In: 2.5 yards

How ...

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

No fabric in or out this week.

I made a little progress on everything, but nothing is close to finished. I keep thinking I should work on fewer projects at once to complete them faster.

I also spent time cleaning up in the sewing room. Way too much stuff, plain and simple. The room is at capacity.

I am in awe of those of you that have used vast amount of stash this year, some over 100 yards. I don’t know how you do it, but keep up the great work!

I corrected my numbers from last week. I ...

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September 6, 2020
Sunday Stash September 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.

I haven’t touched my sewing machine since last Sunday. I plan to change that today and tomorrow.

My sister was able to score some free wool and sent it to me. I haven’t decided what to make with it.

I’m uncertain what clothes I need for fall and winter. We moved to a different building at work, and I haven’t figured out the heating and cooling system. When it’s very hot out, my office is like a sauna. When the temps are in the 70s I freeze. No idea if ...

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August 30, 2020
Sunday Stash August 30, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
This is the last linky for August. We are now two-thirds of the way through the year. Are you meeting your usage goals?
I worked on the zigzag quilt this week and sewed the first four rows together.
zigzag4
I plan to sew another section of it together today.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 15.25 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 Patricia
3 Julie in GA
4 Melva Loves Scraps –
5 Meloney
6 Quilting Gail
7 Angie in SoCal

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August 23, 2020
Sunday Stash August 23, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. There were opportunities, but I didn’t need anything.
Fabric was used for the white tee shirt.
I also framed Autumn’s Call, a Crabapple Hill pattern I finished a while back.
Autumn's Call
The design was traced onto fabric, shaded with crayon and then stitched. I love how it turned out.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 15.25 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Melva Loves Scraps –
3 Meloney
4 Chrisknits
5 Patricia
6 Angie in SoCal
7 Quilting Gail

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August 16, 2020
Sunday Stash August 16, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Most of my week revolved around meetings, three in all. They just happened to fall close together. That kept me out of the sewing room this week.
SS yellowNo fabric in or out.
I made sure to get some machine time Saturday afternoon and started sewing the shirt together.
white tee 2The finish will give my anemic numbers a boost next week.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 14.5 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 maggie f
3 Chrisknits
4 Meloney
5 Patricia
6 Quilting Gail

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August 2, 2020
Sunday Stash August 2, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out. I forgot all about counting the fabric my friend gave me last week.

SS yellow
I’m working on the idea that came to visit. We had quite a long chat that ended with this.
dyed fabric with swirlI’m not sure where this piece is going, but it’s definitely going somewhere to the left. All that talking yesterday must have wore it out. It’s been quiet ever since.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 14.5 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1 yards

1 Life in Pieces Kate
2 Melva Nolan
3 Julie in GA
4 July Bits ...

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July 26, 2020
Stash Report July 26, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.
I traveled to Zinck’s yesterday to buy clothing fabric. It’s a far enough drive to only make that trip once or twice a year. I had to make it count.
fashion fabric 72520I have plans for most of it, although it will take a while to sew it all up.
Also, a friend gave me a box of fashion fabric. She decided she wasn’t going to sew clothes anymore. I looked through it to see what was there, but didn’t tally up the yardage. I’ll save that for another time.
I managed ...

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July 19, 2020
Sunday Stash July 19, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
SS yellow
I didn’t turn on my sewing machine all week. I thought about it. And I looked at stash fabric.
paint-stik-on-paint
This piece I painted.
discharged fabric
This piece I dyed and discharged.
I’m still thinking.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 14.5 yards
Net Fabric Out: 13 yards
How did you do this week?

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

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July 12, 2020
Sunday Stash July 12, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
SS yellowThe start the next shirt plan got sidetracked. When I laid out the pattern, I found the fabric was discolored in places. Washing lightened the marks but didn’t remove them. They were scattered enough I couldn’t cut around them.
I moved on to plan B.
very cherryMy sister sent me this kit last year. I saw feathers and ribbon candy quilted in the frames until I did a mock up. The fancy quilting competed with all those patterned fabrics. Sometimes simple is better.
I finished it for a yard out. Now I need to ...

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July 5, 2020
Sunday Stash July 5, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
SS yellow
Fabric went out for the Life Sew Savory Fitted Tee.
Life Sew Savory Tee
This is a form fitting t-shirt pattern. I prefer my clothes a little looser, so I sized up to a medium and didn’t do a back adjustment. I also shortened the shirt four inches. I’m average height, but I like my shirts to hit mid-hip. The original pattern went to the thighs.
This is a super easy pattern to sew. The instructions online are minimal, which wouldn’t make it a good first project. If you have some garment construction experience I highly ...

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June 28, 2020
Sunday Stash June 28, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers, but there will be fabric out next week.
SS yellow
I’ve been all over the place, working on four different projects this week: the Brazilian embroidery, hand applique, a shirt and the framing project. I finished the framing (last post) and will finish the shirt and the Brazilian this week.
One sewing and one hand work project is the best mix for me with the day job. After that it gets a little dicey.
The shirt will be a quick sew. Maybe I’ll even finish it today.
tee cut
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 ...

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June 21, 2020
Sunday Stash June 21, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
SS yellow
I confess I haven’t felt like sewing much lately. I’ve been obsessed with stitching and was on a mission to finish the penguins.
penguins finishedI started another stitching project today, a Brazilian embroidery piece I’ll talk more about later.

Unlike quilting, I only work on one stitching project at a time. The next project provides great incentive to finish the current one.

Fabric In: 1.5

Fabric Out: 12.75 yards

Net Fabric Out: 11.25 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Chrisknits
3 Meloney ...

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June 7, 2020
Sunday Stash June 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week. I went to my LQS today and didn’t buy anything. They had a sale going, but nothing begged go home with me.
SS yellowI’m still plugging away at my three projects: The HST quilt, the penguins and Birds in the Branches. I cut the leaf shapes for Birds. Most still need the edges turned.
birds with leavesI expect to wash this quilt a couple times a year and I don’t want the applique to fray. Fusing would definitely have been faster.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 yards
Net Fabric Out ...

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May 31, 2020
Sunday Stash May 31, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I started working on another UFO. I will not stitch anything down until I make sure all the applique pieces fit like they should.
branchesI ditched all my original fabric choices except for the red I chose for the birds. The birds will make their appearance after the branches grow some leaves.
The pattern was designed as a mosaic, which I also decided not to do. I toyed with the idea of re-shelving the fabrics and abandoning the project entirely. Because I like the pattern, it lives to see another day.
Fabric In ...

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May 17, 2020
Sunday Stash May 17, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
SS yellowMy quilt guild held a virtual meeting yesterday. Because of the group’s size, only a few people were audio enabled. While I listened to all the info being shared, I framed another embroidery.
dream hope embI finished this maybe ten years ago? I sewed strips of muslin around the picture for a little fabric out. The design was printed so close to the edge of the fabric that there wasn’t enough fabric to turn over the foamcore and baste. Adding the fabric strips worked well.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 7.375 yards
Net ...

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May 3, 2020
Sunday Stash May 3, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
SS yellowI had to take a break from sewing blocks into rows on A Walk In The Woods to make more face masks. We have to start wearing them at work next week, and I wanted enough to have a clean one every day.
No pictures because I’ve seen enough face mask pictures to last me a lifetime.
I hope to have a finished top to show next week.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 7.25 yards
Net Fabric Out: 5.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Life in Pieces Kate ...

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April 26, 2020
Sunday Stash April 26, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
SS yellowI’m sewing blocks for A Walk In The Woods. The fourth section is staged and ready to stitch to the first three. There is one more section that needs added after that.
walk in progressThe blocks sew up pretty fast. I may finish them today.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 7 yards
Net Fabric Out: 5.5 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 maggie f
3 Julie in GA
4 Meloney
5 Marti
6 Patricia
7 Melva Loves Scraps
8 Quilting Gail
9 Carol Andrews

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April 19, 2020
Sunday Stash April 19, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

SS yellowGood progress on Bears With Borders this week. I finished the quilting, squared up the top, made the binding and cut the hanging sleeve. If I don’t finish it today, I will tomorrow. I’m counting the fabric out today and will post a picture of the finished quilt this week.
Next in the queue is A Walk In The Woods, which has been waiting patiently.
awitw pieces

Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 7 yards
Net Fabric Out: 5.5 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Marti
3 Meloney
4 Chrisknits
5 Melva Loves ...

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April 12, 2020
Sunday Stash April 12, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. As the lockdown drags on I have a growing appreciation for my stash.
I used a quarter yard of fabric for masks. We’ve all seen enough mask pictures to last us a lifetime. I took a pass on posting pictures of mine.
SS yellowI finished quilting around the bears and will move on to the sashing. I sketched out a quilting design, but something about it bothered me. Once I rethought the quilting and came up with another plan I got my motivation back.
Anyone else ever slog through a project because a design decision ...

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