Stash Report

Yesterday I did a shop tour of Neal’s Vacuum and Sewing Center in Muscatine, Iowa.  Today I’m showing off what I bought.


I did collect a few more fabrics for the mystery quilt.  I was happy to find these.


I bought some minky and had this elephant in mind when I bought it.  I picked up the elephant at a craft show and want to make more of them for baby shower gifts.


I didn’t have the elephant with and didn’t realize the original had bumps in the fabric.  UGH.  I still might look for some of that…we’ll see.

The elephant ears have “tags”.  So cute!! See?


I hope to get to JoAnn’s and get some ribbon.  Then I’ll get more serious about making some.  I want to make five or so on the same day and be done with making them.

Then there was my chicken fabric.Stash-Neals-5

Kelli said she things it should be a quilt backing.  Not a bad idea.  I thought about pillowcases…also no a bad idea as long as one of them is for me!!!  I thought about fussy cutting some of the chickens out but they are so close together.  Any other suggestions.  I love the colors and truly am happy to have it in my stash.  I am so hoping I cut into it one though!!!

There was one green batik in the bunch too.  That was just an addition to the stash….no purpose for it yet!

The shop was great…We had a good time there!!

8 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. Jo, could you share the size of the elephant . please ? Our Womens Ministry would love to make these to give to police and rehab centers for any of their scared and hurting little guys and girls. Some children are very tactile and the fabric and ribbons would be very soothing to them.
    I would appreciate any advice too. Thank you.

  2. The chicken fabric is my favorite….the best I’ve seen in a long time!! I wouldn’t cut it up too much, but keep it in big pieces. Kitchen curtains, apron, etc. I’d want to see a big hunk of it somewhere…and often.

  3. What a great day for you! Days like that are so rare, and what a treat for us blog readers to read it; that was a big job writing it and giving us all the pictures to look at. Congratulations on your new grandgirl! Thank you for such a lovely post!

  4. I am sending you some ribbon. I don’t make anything anymore that uses ribbon, so I am going to send you some cute pieces.

  5. Hi!
    Just curious as to why the elephant has that cut out behind the ear? Is that to be able to slide it onto a strap or something? It sure is cute!

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