Stash Report

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I’ve been busy working on my Zuckerwatte quilts….yep, quilts, as in TWO of them at once.

I was looking ahead on the pattern and saw that I need an inner border AND I need a bias binding.  I don’t have yardage in pink here.  Ya, I have lots of quarter yard cuts and fat quarters but yardage…No.  I put that on my list that should I get to New Hampton, I’d check out Material Magic.  They are going out of business and all the fabric is now 40% off.  Well as long as I needed some, there was my best option.

A couple days later I ended up going.  You guessed it…I went to get this…

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and came home with this too!!  In my defense, these are all pieces that I have confidence that I will use.  I cuts for borders for a batik quilt….that made good sense.  Batiks are typically more expensive so it’s a good deal, besides, remember me saying I have very little in my stash that is more than a quarter yard cut?  But, there’s more….. [Read more...]

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There is a wedding coming up on Hubby’s side of the family.  I need a quilt.  Hmmm…what to make, I don’t know.

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I was contemplating choices the other day when I was eating my lunch.

It’s hard when I make a quilt that I know I am going to give away.  I want to make a nice quilt, but I don’t want to fall in love with it and want to keep it…but, I don’t want to give a dud of a quilt either.  What to do?  What quilt do I pick.

I thought about making something with batiks.  I feel like for a modern day couple that I don’t know the best, they are a safer bet….Batiks aren’t Civil War and they aren’t brights.  Somehow they seem safer.

It’s Hubby’s niece so I talked to him about it and of course his comment was “do what you think is best”.  That’s it.  I don’t know what is best.

I got this far in the decision….I am leaning towards batiks so when we were in town the other day with Hubby I asked his if we could stop and pick up fabric for the quilt…I don’t know why I asked as I still don’t know what quilt I am making.  I’m kind of leaning towards an Irish Chain done in batiks but still, I”m not sure.  We stopped at the fabric store in New Hampton that is going out of business.  I went in and came out with this…. [Read more...]

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My friend came over the other day….she had cleaned her sewing room and was wondering if I wanted some of the things she wasn’t using….you know me, I said sure!!

I had no idea what she was bringing….she only asked did I want scraps.  Well check this out!  It’s an entire box of 2″ squares.  What an array of colors!

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I’m not sure what I could make with them.  Any ideas?

She brought two other boxes too.  See? [Read more...]

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When I was going back and forth to my doctor appointments I’ve also been periodically stopping at the thrift stores.  I was able to find some fabric.  The purple floral is destine to be the back of the quilt…the purple plaid is flannel and I think that will back a baby quilt.

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The others are just fabrics that will go into my collection.

While I was there I also found this… [Read more...]