Sunday Stash Report

I got some fabric this week….but I didn’t buy it.  I won it.  There’s two half yard cuts from Quilt Taffy.  Every Thursday the gals over at Quilt Taffy have a little give away.  This week it was two 1/2 yard cuts of my choice.  These are from Moda’s Make Life line.  I have two charm packs that I need to use up and this extra fabric might just be the push I need to use them up.  THANKS gals…Oh the are having a HUGE sale this weekend…if you need to add to your stash.


The mail man also delivered a package from Amazon…I new quilt book, Nickel Quilts and Borders by Pat Speth.


I have three of Pat’s other books and have liked all.  Pat does EVERYTHING with five inch squares.  Here’s a link to my favorite quilt of her’s that I made.  I am not a real fan of that as it sometimes isn’t efficient to cut fabric into charms first but I love her quilts….no surprise as they are all totally SCRAPPY.  If I like the quilt but not the cutting method, I just cut it out my way instead of the five inch square way.  This book is FILLED with border ideas.  I know some of my quilts could use a little border boost.    The front cover says that there are 260 different borders in the book…here’s a sampling.


WOW…I will be looking and studying these borders for a LONG time.  My challenge with borders is always the math…hopefully she has some suggestions for that too.

Back to my stash report….

in 1 yard
out 0….I’m sewing…just not finishing and I never count the yardage until it’s bound and finished.

Tomorrow I will be picking a winner for my giveaway…head on over and check it out if you haven’t yet.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Stash Report”

  1. Looks like you new book has lots of fun border variations. I’ve got two of the nickel quilt books but I also end up making them from the sizes I have on hand.

  2. Cute fabric! I’m starting to buy books for the techniques discussed and for inspiration. I think we all get used to our own cutting and sewing methods, that we disregard those parts of the instructions! Liz

  3. I just got this same book a couple of weeks ago too! I haven’t had a chance to use it yet though, but it’s sitting on top of my cutting table so I don’t forget about it!

  4. The Nickel Quilts books are great eye candy, and I’m working on the same favorite as yours – the Paducah Nine Patch. The 5inch squares craze was started by these books, wasn’t it? I don’t recall charm packs and all of the other pre-cuts before her books came out. I had already cut out lots of 5inch squares so I worked from those, but am glad that I made a couple of samples to realize that the seams were not going to butt up nicely. The borders book is enticing, though!

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