Category Archives: Quilting

Sunday Stash Report – Week 36, 2021

I know. Another few months of me missing in action. First work started getting busier again and second, I was working on the same things. I felt like I was repeating myself, and third, it was NBA playoffs! And my Clips made it to the Western conference for the first time ever. I was in front of the TV a lot in June.

I finally finished the snowball blocks for the above quilt, Dancing with the Stars, by Linda Ballard and pieced all the blocks together. I finished the borders and the quilt top in July. Then I went to my first retreat since covid the first weekend of August and finished the Scrappy Star around the Corner top and the week after, finished the Radiant Jewel quilt top. In total that’s about 15 yards finished. I’m so happy to have finished those but I’ve been buying up since my last post –

First during week 22, I bought 10 yards for backing for my Jan Krentz quilt “Diamond Quilt”. Then during week 23, Tula Pink’s Curiouser and Curioser arrived at my house. That’s another 25 yards of gloriousness. And my guild had their annual (except 2020) treasure hunt in August at a member’s back yard. It was wonderful to see everyone but I added a ton of fabric. I didn’t even count it. There were 3 bags worth.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 14.75 yards
  • Used year to date: 45.75 yards
  • Added since last time: 44 yards (plus 3 bags)
  • Added year to Date: 87 yards (plus 3 bags)
  • Net added for 2021: 41.25 yards (plus 3 bags)

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

I recently finished my morning socks but I still need to weave in the ends and take a picture. so I’ll wait to add that when I’m able to take a pic.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 24, 2021

Linda Ballard "Dancing with the Stars"
Glam Clam Finished Top 1/13/2020

I know. Another few weeks of me missing in action. First work started getting busier again and second, I was working on the same things. I felt like I was repeating myself, and third, it’s playoff time! My Clips are down 2-1 in the second round and every other night it’s a nail biter as we scream and shout at the TV.

I finally finished the snowball blocks for the above quilt, Dancing with the Stars, by Linda Ballard and pieced all the blocks together. Next is the border and I need to audition fabric. Hopefully I can find something in my stash. When you see my numbers below, you’ll see that I need to seriously find something in my stash.

First during week 22, I bought 10 yards for backing for my Jan Krentz quilt “Diamond Quilt”. Then during week 23, Tula Pink’s Curiouser and Curioser arrived at my house. That’s another 25 yards of gloriousness.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 31 yards
  • Added since last time: 35 yards
  • Added year to Date: 78 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 47 yards

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

I finished the front panel of my Weasley Sweater. So now I can work on Tranquil mist during the last couple weeks of the quarter. 🙂

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 20, 2021

Glam Clam Finished Top 1/13/2020

Now that the Orange quilt is finished, next up on the to be quilted list is Glam Clam. I pulled it out of my bag of quilts to be quilted, but I will not be able to touch this again for a couple of weeks. Now that we are all vaccinated, I will be visiting family in Northern California this upcoming weekend.

Even though I finished the Orange Quilt last weekend, I didn’t have time to post my Sunday Stash so I’m adding the 1/2 yard used for the binding. And nothing added. I still have my 40% coupon for my LQS burning a hole in my pocket so I will be using that baby before the end of the month.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: .5 yards
  • Used year to date: 31 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 43 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 12 yards

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

I am knitting more even though it’s just on my morning socks and on my Weasley sweater. I’m a little more than half way through the front panel of the Weasley sweater. I’ve targeted to do 10 rows per week so that I will have the front panel finished by the end of June.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 18, 2021

Orange Quilt Top – finished quilting this!

I finished quilting the orange top! And last weekend I purchased the binding just in time. I’ve already counted that yardage last Sunday Stash so this week is zero used, zero added. As a reminder, for those who are new, I purchased the top from my quilt guild’s Annual Treasure Hunt Sale many years ago so I didn’t count the top’s yardage as used. I did put together the back and I counted that a few weeks ago when I put it together. Next step: Binding!

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 30.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 43 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 12.5 yards

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

I’m still not knitting much lately and about the only knitting I’m doing is my Weasley sweater. I haven’t even been doing my morning socks lately. It’s a new month though and I need to get back into things this week.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 17, 2021

Jan Krentz – Diamond Star – finished top

This top is finally finished and I’m still not sure if that border goes with the rest of the quilt. But I love the border fabric and it’s done so I love the quilt regardless. The rest of the fabric was from my stash and the quilt was part of a SFVQA Guild workshop in last December (2020). It was our first zoom workshop and I didn’t know then but Jan is an excellent zoom workshop instructor. Since then we’ve had multiple and she was the best. Anyway, the middle top was 60″x60″ which is about 3 yards. I bought 2 yards for the border last week and used most of it. So I’m counting 5 yards used.

And this weekend was my LQS, Quilt Emporium’s 40th anniversary sale. The shop has been around for 40 years and Lisa has been the owner for the past 10 years. I learned how to quilt about 15 years under the previous owner, Linda. I’m so grateful for QE, Lisa for purchasing the shop when Linda retired, and all the ladies who are ready to help me whenever I go in. QE is well known for their civil war repros and they have quite a following. But over the last 10 years with Lisa in charge, they’ve added the modern fabrics while keeping their civil war repros. I always find something to take home with me. The above picture is me taking advantage of their anniversary sale. This year everything was 25% off with some things at 40% off. I bought binding for the next 5 quilts that are to be quilted as well as backing for 2 quilts. As a result, I have 19 yards added.

This has put me in quite a hole. But I’m very happy to have bought fabric for specific projects and saved money to boot. I shouldn’t need to come back but in taking part in the anniversary sale, I was able to get a coupon for 40% off one cut in May. So, of course, I’ll be coming back in May! 🙂

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 5 yards
  • Used year to date: 30.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 19 yards
  • Added year to Date: 43 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 12.5 yards

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

I am working on my morning socks and my Weasley sweater. I haven’t had the wherewithal to work on any of my other knitting projects and that’s okay. My crafting is ebbing and flowing and the knitting bug will come again.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 16, 2021

I started quilting the orange quilt. I’m almost done but I’ve still got a about 8 inches all the way around. Originally I was planning to do the borders a little different than the rest of the quilt but I decided that I will keep doing the same motif all around.

So no finish yet. But I plan to have the quilting done next week and then I can start the binding and the label.

I did buy fabric yesterday. I finished my Jan Krentz quilt – except for the border.

Jan Krentz Quick Star 01/01/2021

I applique’d a center star and I purchased new fabric for the borders. I did go through my stash last week and didn’t find anything I liked for the border. And of course, I couldn’t just buy the fabric for the border. I had to buy other stuff too. So I added 4 yards.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 25.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 4 yards
  • Added year to Date: 24 yards
  • Net used for 2021: 1.5 yards

For yarn:

Nothing used, nothing added. 🙂

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 15, 2021

Pineapple block side of the cushion

Almost missed posting this! And I’m so happy to announce that I’ve finished my cushion.

Star of Jasmine side
Flying Geese sides…

So I’m not sure how to add up all the fabric. I bought 2 yards for the grey background and pretty much used all of it. I know it doesn’t look like much but you use so much when paper piecing. The purples were all bits and pieces from my scrap bin. Add on the welting, the handle, the zipper and the backing (that you can’t see), I’m going to guestimate 6 yards used. I really like the finished product and I learned a few new techniques for future projects. I may even make another cushion because my dog seems to have claimed this one.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 6 yards
  • Used year to date: 25.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 20 yards
  • Net used for 2021: 5.5 yards

For yarn:

I feel like a broken record on this one. I’m not knitting as much but last week I knit on my morning socks 5 of 7 days. I only do about 1-2 rounds so not that much but just the fact that I’m getting to it, makes me happy. I also picked up my Weasley sweater again and I’m about 10 rows in. I hope to do 2 rows every day and then 6 rows on Thursdays during knit night. I’ve also enjoyed working on my Tranquil Shawl but I’m not very close to finishing. I only knit on this once a week for knit night. I really need to take a good day time picture so you can see how much I’ve done since last time but I’ve not got that part of my life together yet.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

This cushion class, update #3

I really thought this would be done by now. Last I wrote about this was a couple of weeks ago, here. I had just started on the pineapple blocks.

Finished Pineapple blocks

Then I had to do my big stitch quilting. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not but I always try things at least once (sometimes multiple times, but at least once!) So I tried it on the flying gees.

And I loved it. I decided to big stitch all the blocks. With that decision, I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to get all the pieces done before the next class on 3/28. So I took my time and enjoyed the process. I figured I could watch the class, do the moving of the screens (I am the zoom person my guild looks to in these situations), and stitch. This would also take the stress out of having to try to keep up with the class as it felt like a race. And so that’s what I did.

I finished the big stitch quilting on all the pieces the Monday night after the class, 3/29.

If you read my Monday to do post, you’ll know that last week was a difficult week to get anything done. So here’s the little bit I got done after that.

I attached the welting/cording to both sides.

Friday night I put the zipper together. The instructor said this is the technique she was taught during home ec. I do not know how old the instructor was but I never took home ec. It was the easiest zipper technique I learned and I hope I remember to use this method the next time I put a zipper on.

Then I covered the handle with my fabric choice, which was the background fabric of the pieces.

Then I put the zipper (at the bottom), the handle and the side piece (flying geese) together. I loved the look but quickly realized that I had put the handle wrong side up. I ripped and redid.

So hear is where I’m at. I hope to get this finished this week. There is not much more left to do. I have to attach the side to the top piece and then the bottom to that, and that’s it. Hopefully it fits.

Happy Crafting!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 14, 2021

Current status of the cushion – the welts are on! 4/4/2021

Nothing used or added all week. I’m still working on my cushion but not has hard as I had been. I haven’t had a lot of crafting time as I’ve been working long hours lately. Hopefully that ends soon as I’ve hired some help. I wish they could have come on in March than in April but getting them computers took longer than normal. I see an end to these long hours coming but getting to that point will be a challenge. I’m not great at training and delegating so I will need to get over that.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 20 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 0.5 yards

For yarn:

I’m still not knitting as much as I like but at least I picked up my morning socks on a consistent basis. I also did some knitting on knit night. Now that it’s April and Q2, it’s time to pick up my Weasley Sweater and get started on the front piece.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Sunday Stash Report – Week 13, 2021

I had about 5 yards of the backing fabric I used on my cushion project and gave what I didn’t use to my friend. Some of it was used by me and the rest is out of my stash and in my friends. 🙂 I’m off to my cushion class this morning so more later on where I am on that project.

Go to more stash reports at QuiltPaintCreate who hosts the Sunday Stash.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 5 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 20 yards
  • Net added for 2021: 0.5 yards

For yarn:

No finishes this week. 🙂 I haven’t even been knitting because of the cushion class. I’m taking the last class soon after I post this so hopefully this will change this coming week.

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 9 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 6 skeins
  • Net used for 2021: 3 skeins

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie