Thursday, September 5, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Last year I made a shop sample from the pattern Mod Quads from the Blue Underground Studios patterns. The sample was in batiks but it was a good stashbuster so I made my own version from stash. I came across a partial top and the remaining blocks so I finished sewing the top together. This will be a donation quilt so now I need to decide if it’s big enough or if I should make it a little bigger by making more blocks or adding a border.
Check out other design wall projects at Patchwork Times.
As I announced yesterday, I have a new Patchwork Sampler website. For a few days, I’ll cross-post there and at this blogger site to make sure all the kinks are worked out. I hope you’ll follow me at the new site!
September Give-Away. This morning when I got the temperature outside was so cool it already felt like fall so I decided to give away this set of six fat quarters from the Moda line Phenomenal Fall by Sandy Gervais. Just leave a comment and tell everyone whether or not you make quilty seasonal items for your home and if so, what kind of things do you make. Due to shipping costs, the give-away is only open to US mailing addresses. I’ll use a random generator to determine the winner on the morning of Friday, Sept. 6.
On Friday when Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville announced a yard sale linky, I got busy and started cleaning out fabric from my overstuffed cupboards. Awhile back reality hit when I found a small box of fabric I’d bought for charity quilts. After spending a couple of months sewing, I made at least 10 quilts from that box and realized even if I sewed 24 hours a day it would take about 500 years to sew all my stash—and that’s only if I didn’t buy another inch!
This is the fabric I’ve sorted so far—over 100 yards--and it’s only about one shelf worth.
I have seven cupboards with four shelves each, plus four other large shelving units. And that’s just the cuts between 1/2 yard and 5 yards. Fabric less than 1/2 yard is stored in fat quarter bins (dozens of them!) and larger pieces are rolled onto bolt boards. I have a long way to go!
Most of these fabrics are leftovers from quilts I’ve made or quilts that never got made. They are all quilt shop quality and are for sale at bargain prices at my new Etsy shop, Quilting DeStash. This shop will remain open after Labor Day, so be sure to check back often to see what new bargains I discover in my stash.
Be sure to take a look at what others are selling from their stashes by clicking the links at Bonnie’s Labor Day Yard Sale post.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
This week has been very busy and exciting. I’m stepping up my game on the blog front and have migrated it to WordPress. The new location is PatchworkSampler.com. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s now live and I’ll continue working on it daily. For a little while, posts will be on both sites, but if you are following me you’ll want to link to the new site soon. In September I’ll be celebrating the new website with weekly give-aways and a couple of new pattern tutorials. Check back tomorrow for information on the first give-away!
This week, the UPS man delivered this:
It’s a box with fabric for my first Moda Bake Shop project. The fabric is from Bonnie and Camille’s new line called Scrumptious. To say I’m excited to make this project and share it with everyone is putting it mildly!! It should be available in a couple of weeks so watch for the big announcement.
Now for the weekly stash report:
My weekly stats:
Used this week: 5 yards (2 pillowcases and 2 table runners)
Used year to date: 270 yards
Purchased this week: 5 yards
Purchased year to date: 93 yards
Net year to date: 177 yards used - Check out more weekly stash reports at Patchwork Times.