March 24th, 2019 - Using Up The Stash

And it does not appear to be getting any smaller. I wanted to finish up some small projects that need a little quilting but my machine needs servicing as it’s skipping stitches. So I started cleaning up my scraps from a few projects.

I had all these weird angle pieces from the Sheep Shape quilt and I thought I should sew them together. I made the diamonds and then had to figure out how to make the solid white pieces. I looked a few things on the net and needed a specific ruler. Checked my ruler list on my phone and low and behold, I had the right ruler! That’s the second time the ruler list has come through. Anyway, all the white is from the scrap bins. The only fabric from the stash is the pink and green borders.

Then I decided to work on a kit. Oh but this kit needs some crazy quilt stitches. My machine did not skip a stitch during this process. Only when straight sewing or trying to do a little free motion.

I made this wall hanging which ended up being way too big for any walls in my house. It’s not quilted yet so I’m thinking of taking it apart and maybe making a 4 patch table topper/wall hanging and a few pillows. Very undecided about it. Here’s a close up of one of the blocks.

I love all the stitches along the edges. Most came out great but a few really pulled the fabric in. I didn’t use stabilizer but lots of starch. Next time, I will use a stabilizer. I also cut out 2 wallets that sit there, half sewn. I got tired of unpicking the top-stitching. I have since taken my machine in for service. I’m hoping in the upcoming weeks, I will be able to cut out a few kits and get them all prepped for sewing. Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 6.17 yds

Fabric used YTD: 48.46 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 19.2 yds

Net fabric busted: 29.26 yds

Now on to the 15 Minutes to Stitch Challenge. During the first week, I managed to stitch every day for a grand total of 23 hours. Last week, I only managed to sew for 10.5 hours. I missed 3 days but in my defense, I do have some sort of cold thing and am on antibiotics, trying to clear up the congestion in my lungs. I don’t feel all that bad but I don’t feel like sewing.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life In Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Sew Challenge and with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report.

Have a great week and enjoy this spring like weather. I hope it lasts!

3 Responses to “Using Up The Stash”

  1. Sunday Stash March 24, 2019 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] Progress made on a couple projects this week. The creative play piece, renamed Waiting For Spring, is basted. I also finished block 8 of the QAL and started cutting pieces for the last block. Here are all the blocks together. I also found backing in my stash for the leader and ender top I finished piecing earlier this year. I see a change in the numbers coming. Fabric Added: 0 Fabric Used: 0 How did you do this week? 1 Meloney 2 maggie f 3 Kate 4 Chrisknits 5 Marti 6 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    I like the pears they way they are. Maybe you could hang it on a closet door using Command strips.

  3. Kate Says:

    Love your scrappy diamonds quilt. It’s a perfect project for spring. Hope you feel better this week and can get in some sewing room time even though the machine is in the shop.

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