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Found in my Stash… February 8, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Colorworks Dresden Plate, Stash, UFO Challenge 2011.
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…a length of gold Dimples (Judy would be so proud). Although, can you call less than a yard “a length”?

Anyway, there’s enough to make the inner gold border and all of the centers for my Colorworks Dresden Plate, which is this month’s UFO Challenge.


Shopping the Stash October 7, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in applique, crossword, Stash.
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I have a new project in the works which needs to be finished by next summer. Due to circumstances, there will be a mad rush to finish it.  Since it is going to require appliqué, I thought I’d start working on it sooner than later.  Tonight I remembered a length of light fabric I bought based on a tiny swatch. It’s perfect for my project.  Then I spotted some black fabric in one of my bins.  Turns out it a big hunk as well.  I need less than a yard for the appliqué, so if it turns out I need this fabric to set my Black & Bright Swap blocks I should still have plenty.

In addition to the fabric, I need freezer paper and fusible webbing.  It turns out I have both in my stash, along with a spool of black thread.  So, I think this quilt top will come completely from stash.  Check back with me next summer to see if the backing comes from stash.

Backing Decisions October 7, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in RowQuilt, Stash.
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Yesterday I said I needed to put together a backing for this quilt.  It’s a big quilt top – 100 x 100, so I either need 3 yards of wide backing or 9 yards of 45″ wide fabric and seam it twice.

In October 2007 I bought 10 yards of this yellow floral fabric, plus a couple of tone-on-tone coordinates (that I keep reaching for when looking for a peach or green fabric).

The fabric was on sale for not more than $4 a yard and I took the rest of the bolt thinking I would make  a 4-patch Stacked Posies quilt — and apparently a dust ruffle, curtains, pillows and other accessories.    This was pre-stash report days.

I really don’t want to make another 4-patch Stack Posies quilt (well, maybe one more from some Kansas Troubles fabric) — I’ve already made 3.  The only issue is the Row Quilt (need to find a new name for this quilt as well) has absolutely no yellow in the top.  The blue on the left of the picture is the border and binding fabric.

Now that I’ve written this post, I think I’ve talked myself into using this fabric.  If anyone can think of a reason for me not to this fabric let me know.

The Stash September 26, 2009

Posted by Pam in KC in Stash.
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Judy has done it again. She’s challenging us to show our stash and then to make a dent in it by the end of 2010. Between now and January 1 the idea is to get it organized.

Well, mine is organized, so I just need to see about making a dent in it.

Here’s the tour:

Top left – Kits. There are 2 or 3 that I bought already kitted up, the rest I’ve pulled together, but haven’t gotten to. I’m doing my best to stay focused on the UFOs and working on a kit would generate a new UFO — or at least a new top needing to be quilted.

Top Right – Scrap Basket. I have not generated any new scraps from stuff I’ve worked on since I made such progress this past summer. It’s piled high again from my friends’ generosity — and I threw the back of a quilt in on top.

Middle – Music Stash. I started collecting music themed fabric the summer of 2003 to make a quilt for my DH. The quilt top is complete and this is what I have left over. I’m going to piece the quilt back from some of this, but there is more than enough to make several music themed quilts.

Bottom – The Shelves. This is the rest of the stash. On the top of the left shelf are UFOs, the next three shelves is my primary stash — anything smaller than a yard. The bottom shelf contains the yardage. On the right tops shelf are finished quilt tops and birthday FQs, the next shelf down is thread, stabilizers, some batting and a couple of small finished quilts. The bottom visible shelf contains the precut pieces, baby and Christmas fabrics, panels and the vintage fabric. The bottom shelf holds magazines and books.

So what would I like to see happen in my stash? Reduction of UFOs – preferably into finished quilts and not just tops. Some of the kits worked up and a dent in the music fabric drawers.

We’ll have to wait and see what the next 15 months bring.