Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Stash Report - Week 45

It's Sunday? Where did Saturday go? Oh I know where Saturday went... I spent the entire day sewing with my new toy! You have all asked so many questions and I promise I'll answer them all! 

Quick Recap... so far I love the machine. The "sensor system" is amazing. So are many of the other features. Here is a list of what I got done yesterday...
1. Finished a new bag. {see below}
2. Finished 12 "Boxed In" blocks with Dr. Seuss {see below}
3. Finished piecing Elijah's twin quilt top {see last week's post}
4. Pieced Sixty 9" blocks for a new quilt

Not bad for one day!! Now on with the stash report... so I can get back to sewing! Oh and if you have sent me an e-mail recently, I will get back to you. My inbox is overflowing and I decided that I needed a weekend to focus on sewing and not e-mailing... so I'll be catching up on e-mail during the week. Thanks!!


4 yards of home decor weight fabric from Ikea

4 yards of older Amy Butler & Tula Pink... because it was on sale at the Little Shop in NJ

I resisted the "Henna" print from Sandi Henderson for a while... but I finally jumped in and went for it. I also got a few other prints of hers.

One yard of Nicey Jane Laminate... I'm quickly getting addicted to laminated fabrics.


8 Yards out for Charity Sewing with the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild.

I've also made some progress on this secret project I'm working on with a few friends... I'll be able to share more once we give it to the recipient.

1 yard for a new project
4.5 on a new quilt I can't show yet

Almost a yard on new pillows. I keep getting these urges to paint the entire house and re-cover this couch. Then I remind myself that I really don't want to tackle a project that big right now... and I make some pillows instead.

No more yardage to count out for this... but I got my Dr. Seuss "Boxed In" blocks done. The kits have sold out in the shop. You guys were fast! If I can make more I'll let you know.

A layer cake out on a new project with the Lazy Angle Ruler by Lazy Girl Designs. I'd show you more but I don't know what it's going to look like yet! (I do know I love this ruler!)

3.25 out of Betty Dear on a new project... I don't know what I think of it yet... I'll get back to you.

...and some Echino fabric out for a new "yet to be named" bag. I'm testing a few things out and then hopefully soon I'll have a tutorial for you! It's a mix of coated and non-coated fabrics. I think I'm going to make it a bit smaller. The photo below is a few bags I've made recently to show you the scale.

so this week
13 in
22.14 out

YTD totals
purchased: -687.44 yds
busted: 541.44 yds
net: -146 yds

Only 6 more stash reports to go for 2010...

Check out how everyone else is doing this week!


oh and please come back tomorrow for some exciting news...
on how this treasure could end up in your home!

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Kathryn said...

That little safety pin fabric sure caught my eye. Glad you are enjoying your new machine. Kathie L in Allentown

Kris said...

I love the pillows!! That gray fabric is really striking!

Unknown said...

wow - you're motoring!!

And I was all smug and pleased because I managed to sew two little phone pouches today! lol!

love the look of that quilt - it's got some yummy metro cafe in it, hasn't it?? mmmmm

keep enjoying your new machine - your productivity is amazing!

Laura said...

Love the stash reports!

Esch House Quilts said...

Wow! You have been really productive!

Love the grey pillow - I bought IKEA fabric very similar to that for some pillows for my living room too.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I think you are having wayyyy to much fun.....grin. Keep us updated on your new toy.

KarrieLyne said...

Yes Yes please share your thought on your new machine! I've been eying that machine for a bit now...and need to know if I should start saving my pennies or just stick with what I have. ;)

Oh..what is that LC you cut up with the angle ruler? It's cute :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Did you eat or sleep - or just sew all weekend Julie? Nice stuff!

dolores said...

Hehehe....look at all the fun you are having....I'm so freakin' jealous of your new machine and that huge throat!!:)

Me...made vegan lasagna, chocolate chip cookies and coconut cupcakes so my boy will have something to eat other than salad and bread for Thanksgiving!:) Smells good in here!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the new machine....congrats..

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Stash? You mean you didn't do the Philly Marathon today?

Kim Q said...

Oh isn't that funny...we were at the Little Shop when they opened today! My daughter bought a low-cal layer cake for my birthday! ;-)

lisa said...

oh please make more kits!!! I so need one! I guess I could go out and buy the fabrics on my own...I heald off waiting to buy the kit for Tip Day Tuesday at work, but last weeks tips went to bills...oh well!!

Lee said...

The pillows are so lovely! Love that Ikea fabric.

amylouwhosews said...

myabe a new machine would get me in gear too? I love all your projects! That henna print is one of my favorites. I just caved and bought the new colors too!

Jenny said...

I am amazed at you! I need to get my butt in gear.

Tricia said...

Hope you're loving the new toy! I'm so jealous!

I love that Nicey Jane...I would have no idea what to do with laminate though.

Angela Nash said...

I'm finally semi-alive and not completely burried under stuff to do so I had to stop by and say Hi!

LOVE that home dec from IKEA. I haven't seen that wood before. Very fun.

Oh, and your Dr Seuss blocks are awesome!

Lilac Barries said...

what is that layer cake you're using for the lazy angle ruler, I love it!