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January 29, 2023
stash report 1/29/2023 from Making A Lather

These are mystery jelly rolls from last December. I am including in this years totals because I was hiding them from myself.

cute

Stash report January 29, 2023

fabric added: 6 yards
fabric added year to date: 19 1/2 yards 

fabric used: 25 + 12 yards donated   sea swept finished 



fabric used year to date: 49 yards  

29 1/2 yards used more than bought - Yippee I have flipped to the used side

I sewed 6 days last week.  including Friday sew

Last week, I stitched and finished a hexie while traveling in the car. This week, I hope to ...

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January 22, 2023
stash report January 22, 2023 from Making A Lather

  I bought a few mystery solid fat quarters. I like all the colors, but, I don't use solids much. I wonder why.

Stash report January 8, 2023

fabric added: 1 1/2 yards
fabric added year to date: 13 1/2 yards 

fabric used: 12 yards     dotty bow ties finished



fabric used year to date: 12 yards  

1 1/2 yards bought more than used

I sewed 6 days last week.  including Friday sew

I made a winter wreath for Mr Snowman rug hooking project. 


Today we will be traveling to see our son's family. I hope to ...

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January 15, 2023
stash report January 15, 2023 from Making A Lather

I found some batiks to add to my stash. I was surprised how much aqua/ turquoise I have added to my stash the last few years. I have an impressive stack of them. Last year, my goal was to mindfully add yellow and purple. I did a great job, I think. This year, I don't have a focus for purchases, except not to make any - LOL. I have plenty of everything. plenty.....

 Stash report January 8, 2023

fabric added: 6 yards
fabric added year to date: 12 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards     

fabric used year to date: 0 yards ...

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January 8, 2023
stash report Jan 8,2023 from Making A Lather

I bought BOGO layer cake. I can always use white.


I ended the last year using 133 yards more fabric than I bought. But, I still would like to lower my fabric purchases in 2023 by 10 %

Stash report January 8, 2023

fabric added: 3 yards
fabric added year to date: 6 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards     

fabric used year to date: 0 yards  

I sewed 6 days last week including Friday sew.

My hubby hooked this cute snowman for me. I drew the pattern. It has been waiting for me to finish it. I will hand sew the back ...

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January 5, 2023
Crimson Tweed Update from Alamosa Quilter

 I am slowly making progress getting this one quilted.

Crimson Tweed quilt close up showing quilting

I started with the snowflake block. After that I moved to the right and did the block above the tree. Then the tree block. Now I am working on the triangles block right below the tree. I got to sit and work on this for two days last week and made good progress those two days. I still have a long way to go but I am happy with how it is turning out so far.



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January 1, 2023
stash report 1/1/23 from Making A Lather

There were some great ( in my opinion) sales for Christmas even for fabric. I bought a layer cake of halloween, because, I just love halloween.


I ended the last year using 133 yards more fabric than I bought. But, I still would like to lower my fabric purchases in 2023 by 10 %

fabric added in 2022 141 yards

fabric used in 2022 274 yards

Stash report January 1, 2023

fabric added: 3 yards
fabric added year to date: 3 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards     

fabric used year to date: 0 yards  

3 yards bought more than used. 

I sewed 5 ...

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December 18, 2022
stash report december 18, 2022 from Making A Lather

I am afraid that too many pieces of fabric have found their way into my stash, lately. With all the holiday shopping, they are hiding, until, I can properly sort through it.

I did get a picture of a jelly roll and some mystery fat quarters. The fat quarters will be great for finishing my crown blocks. The jelly roll are solids called sunroom. They are pretty colors that are different than usual solid colors.


Stash report December 18, 2022

fabric added: 4.25 yards
fabric added year to date: 141 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards     

fabric used year to ...

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December 11, 2022
stash report December 11, 2022 from Making A Lather

My quilt guild's Christmas party was last week. We played a pass a yard of fabric game and the aqua floral was what I took home. The fat quarter was the prize I won. We had a pitch in for food and it was so yummy. There are just some favorites that I only get at a potluck. 


Stash report December 11, 2022

fabric added: 1.25 yards
fabric added year to date: 136.75 yards 

fabric used: 25 yards     I finished  rhododendron mystery quilt

fabric used year to date: 274 yards  

137.25 yards used more than bought ...

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December 4, 2022
Stash report December 4, 2022 from Making A Lather

Someone, at guild open sew, gifted these squares to me. They filled a plastic shoe box. I had found another scrap bag of squares earlier- here- and had decided what I was going to do with them. I need to do that again. They are not all the same size and will need trimming. The squares are about 3 inches. Any ideas?

fun florals

Stash report December 4, 2022

fabric added: 0 yards
fabric added year to date: 135.5 yards 

fabric used: 25 yards     I finished  frolic mystery quilt

fabric used year to date: 249 yards  

113.50 yards ...

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November 27, 2022
Stash report November 27, 2022 from Making A Lather

I bought another neutral piece for my boho heart quilt. I am using these colors as the background.

Stash report November 27, 2022

fabric added: 1 yards
fabric added year to date: 135.5 yards 

fabric used: 7 1/4 yards  

fabric used year to date: 224 yards  

90.50 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 6 days last week. 

As I was cleaning a pile of stuff, I found a bit of fluff, and thought it had been a while, since, I had spun anything. I always enjoy the process. I find it soothing and relaxing. I need ...

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November 23, 2022
"Gnome-shave" November (or How to Attach a Beard) from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Instead of "No-shave November," over here it is "Gnome-shave November," as our gentleman gnome has a fun and curly beard! We have used curly wool to give some great texture to our gnome's beard, and the curly wool is available as part of the embellishments in our wool kit. While it might look complicated, we have broken the process down for you in a series of pictures.


Use just a small amount of curly wool—it doesn't take much.


Roll it around in your hands until you have a small, slightly compacted ball of wool. 


Pull apart the ...

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November 13, 2022
Stash report November 13, 2022 from Making A Lather

I bought this for a rainbow scrap  challenge next year. At least that is the plan. I want to do saw tooth stars


Stash report November 13, 2022

fabric added: 3 yards
fabric added year to date: 134.5 yards 

fabric used: 14 yards   I finished scrappy twirl this week

fabric used year to date: 216 3/4 yards  

84.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 4 days last week. 

I worked very slow and babied my thumb and finished the border of spellbound. May be it will be ready for next year. 

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November 6, 2022
FOLAGE, FLORALS, AND THEN SOME from Q-BITS


 The days are getting shorter and cooler.  It's time to do a wool applique project.  I always enjoy a break from the usual cotton patchwork with the opportunity to work with wool.  I'm from a sheep ranching family that homesteaded in Colorado in 1876 four generations ago, so wool is just embeded in my DNA.


I don't claim to be a good or trained designer, and try to keep things simple within my basic skill set and ability.  Design as you go is my mantra, so no pattern is available. I've discovered that I'm much ...

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Stash report November 6, 2022 from Making A Lather

 A new month, new fabric

I added 2 neutral jelly rolls for quick cutting and piecing.

Stash report November 6, 2022

fabric added: 6 yards
fabric added year to date: 131.5 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards  

fabric used year to date: 202 3/4 yards  

71.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 2 days last week. 

I have a very sore/swollen thumb, still, and, I can't hook right now, I am showing another rug that Pam is hooking.

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October 30, 2022
Stash report October 30, 2022 from Making A Lather

 yes, there is more fabric coming to live here. I am preparing a little for the quiltville mystery quilt next month. ok not really but, it sounds better than I just like buying pretty fabric.


Stash report October 30, 2022

fabric added: 4 yards
fabric added year to date: 125.5 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards  

fabric used year to date: 202 3/4 yards  

77.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 2 days last week. 

I have a very sore/swollen thumb, and, I can't hook right now, or, do much of anything. I really like ...

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October 27, 2022
Crimson Tweed Update from Alamosa Quilter

 Last weekend I had a small SIYOB Retreat at my shop. SIYOB stands for Sleep In Your Own Bed. I got to work on my Crimson Tweed the whole time, except when I was helping customers.

My Crimson Tweed quilt with quilting in progress

I started quilting the center snowflake block. When the retreat started I had less than a 1/4 of that block quilted. Now I have about 1/4 left to go. See below for a detail shot of this section.

detail photo of the quilting I have done thus far

Seed stitching is slow going but I really like the effect. This is going to take a while, which is why I decided that ...

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October 23, 2022
stash report October 23, 2022 from Making A Lather

 Stash report October 23, 2022

something new again. I need to stop... again. The walls are bulging and I am not sewing fast enough.

layer cake and a yard of neutral

fabric added: 4 yards
fabric added year to date: 121.5 yards 

fabric used: 27 yards   I  finished blue ridge beauty here and it was a big stash buster.

fabric used year to date: 202 3/4 yards  

81.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 3 days last week. 

I have added a bit to the border of my witchy rug called spellbound using my own hand ...

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October 16, 2022
stash report: October 16 , 2022 from Making A Lather

I bought more fun neutrals

Stash report October 16, 2022


fabric added: 4 yards
fabric added year to date: 117.5 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards  

fabric used year to date: 175 3/4 yards  

62.25 yards used more than bought. 

I sewed 3 days last week. 

I have added a bit to the border of my witchy rug called spellbound using my own hand dyed fabrics.

so exciting


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October 9, 2022
stash report: October 9, 2022 from Making A Lather

I bought muslin for my shirt quilts and a fun jelly roll of stripes in bright colors. I know I have muslin somewhere in my stash, but I can't find it. Where does it go.



Stash report October 9, 2022

fabric added: 8 yards
fabric added year to date: 113.5 yards 

fabric used: 0 yards  

fabric used year to date: 175 3/4 yards  

66.25 yards used more than bought. 

It is border time on my witchy rug: spellbound. I dyed a bit of wool in orangey/gold. I also set a binding strip around the edges ...

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October 6, 2022
Crimson Tweed Update from Alamosa Quilter

 I finally decided that I am finished with the embroidery on my Crimson Tweed. Here is the final layout, before quilting.

My Crimson Tweed quilt top

Would you believe that I didn't have ANY of the thread colors that I needed to seed quilt this with!? I was a bit shocked, but I gravitate toward the brighter colors and I need neutrals for this.

start of quilting Crimson Tweed with neutral thread colors

The tin shown in the photo above contains the 5 colors of thread, size 8 Eleganza solid colors, that I will use for the seed stitch quilting. This style of quilting takes quite a while to do, but I'm ...

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