Stash Report and My Mailbox

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Fun came via my mailbox yet again.

Ila struck with a bunch of scrap fabric again….I just love it.  I have them all out on my island right now.  I’ve been sneaking pieces out and adding them to my Pineapple Crazy blocks.  It’s fun.  I love other people scraps.  So many of the ones Ila send me are packaged as leftovers from projects.  I can’t help but wonder what the “mother” quilt actually looked like.  As I sew them into my projects I often wonder that.

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Ila also sent some gluten free goodies for Kelli.  We all tried this wonderful stuff, Sahale Snacke Nut Blend Pecan-Cashew Nut Crisp with cinnamon, apples and peaches.  It is heavenly.  Kelli had to hide it as we all loved it!!  THANKS ILA!!

Anita Owen thought of me with a fun gift of quilting pins.  Aren’t they so cute?!  Thanks so much for thinking of me Anita.  I really appreciate the gift.

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I got two notes in the mail this week too…both made me smile.  Thanks so much for thinking of  me ladies.  The older I get them more and more I appreciate letters and cards that are handwritten.  Knowing someone took the to write makes me feel special….THANKS!!

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On the stash report side of things I was talking to Kelli and told her that we didn’t report the fabric that was used to make the quilts for the book and those quilts have since returned to our house.  We both decided we’d need a little time along with a pencil, paper and calculator to figure that all out…in the meantime, here’s the report….Look at those lonely zeros….

Just to make the stash report official, here’s the stats.

Used this week… 0 yards.

Used to date…  0 yards.

Check out Patchwork Times for more stash reports.  Hopefully someone there has a little more excitement going on in their sewing room.

The Great Quilt Giveaway!!

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So in the process of moving I saw exactly how many quilts I have.  It’s too many-period!  At the time the quilts from our book weren’t even here at my house yet.  Seriously…how many quilts does a girl need….and how many family, friends and charitable organization would appreciate a quilt?

So I went on a mission….I started giving a few quilts away.  Yes.  I saved a few of my favorites but not really that many.  There are enough so all of my beds have two quilts and I have quilts to hang on quilt racks as extras.

The first one to pick was my friend Mandy.  Mandy and her husband Carl are good friends of ours.  We hang out with them a lot.  We play cards and exchange help.  I love having friend that I can work and play with.  Mandy is a green fan and they have a big bed.  She ended up taking my green Easy Street.

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Next up I picked a quilt to give to friends of ours who gave us the flooring for our house.  I picked the big one in the trunk and gave it to them.  These two quilts we made and had published in Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs: 35 Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, Charm Squares & More.  The quilt in the front of the picture I also gave away.  That one will be the raffle quilt at the upcoming Fireman’s Breakfast here in Waucoma.  Tickets are only $1 each!!

Next up our son Buck picked.  Buck was home this weekend by himself.  Jen stayed home.  He picked out the five he liked best then sent Jen this picture and let her pick out which one she wanted.

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Jen chose Lazy Sunday.

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Next to pick was our son Karl.  It was really cute watching Karl pick.  Each quilt he considered had to be laid out on my bed and “tested”.  He ended up taking Smith Mountain Morning.  I made mine larger than the one in the book so that was part of the appeal for him.  The quilt was big.

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I love that quilt…it was a fun one to make but even more fun to see him take!

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Kalissa was next.  She chose the three she liked and then her and Craig together made the final selection.  She chose our design Cinder Block that was featured in Quiltmaker.

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Next up to pick was my friend Sue and her husband Dave.  They have been long friends of ours always doing favors for us.  They were the owners of the big van that spent the summer here as a storage unit in our yard while we were working on the house.  We really appreciate their friendship.

She chose one of our Moda Bakeshop quilts, Cheddar and Blue.


I loved the colors on this one.  The colors is exactly why Sue picked it.  She was hoping it might work in her bedroom.

I still have a couple more quilts to giveaway….Kelli opted to not take any quilts now.  She, like me, has MANY at her house.  She did ask that when I am ready to part with it that she get this quilt.    It’s the crumb quilt that I designed.  I said yes!


Kayla wasn’t home this weekend so the great quilt giveaway will continue once she has a chance to get home.

Before I did this I talked to Kelli about it.  She has the same love of quilts that I do.  She could understand why some of the quilts got put in the giveaway box but others she asked…are you sure?  I told her that yep…the quilts were going in.  She said you’d really part with them.  I said yes…to the right person.  All of the people who picked quilts will love and care for them.  After everyone has picked I’ll see if there are others I still don’t want sent out for donation….I can always pull those out.

I have to say as every quilt walked out the door, I smiled….BIG SMILES…I am so happy that I am not hoarding all these beauties at my house and am instead letting them find a home where someone will love them.   Honestly, I was getting to the point that I wondered why I should even sew anymore…sure people joke that you can never have too many quilts but honestly the piles of them have started to bring me down rather than lift me up.

I feel much free-er and ready to sew again!

How about you…are you ready to hold a “great quilt giveaway”??

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