Travel Stash Winner!

It’s time to chose the winner.  Out of the blue I asked my DH to pick a number……….and the winner of the traveling stash box #6 is Jennifer D.  Congratulations! 🙂  I found another piece of fabric to add to the stash and now the box is full to bursting!! 

IMG_3115If you’re interested in a traveling stash box, check out this post on Snuggle Up with a Dish from Karma who keeps track of the Traveling Stash Boxes.  

Final 2013 DWM Post

Wow, the final DWM of 2013.  I’m looking forward to 2014.  I’ve decided to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014 (RSC14) sponsored by the soscrappy blog.  There were some wonderful projects around the blogosphere in 2013 from this challenge, so I’m looking forward to participating.

I’m finishing out the year with these mug rugs.  Hop on over to Judy’s DWM post and check out the loads of projects going on there 🙂

Mug RugsI’m closing in on finishing my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  It was laying on the couch waiting for me to pin another border and look who thought it would be a good place to hang out?  This is Casper and he doesn’t look too happy about having his picture taken, ha!

Casper on RRCBCats just can’t pass up a quilt-in-progress, can they?  Heck, they can’t pass up pre-quilts, aka fabric, either 😉

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Final Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  3 yards (GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.25 yards (Mug rugs)
  • YTD Fabric in:  103.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  36.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 66.5 yards, less than the 71.5 yards in from 2012, still not going in the right direction 😉  

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Stash Out, Stash Box, Thrifted Stash-to-be

It’s all about the stash today.  It’s also DWM so I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post.  Below is what’s on my design “wall” and is my stash out 🙂

Red and Yellow Backing

This is the backing I sewed up for this top.  I couldn’t find where I showed this top after adding the borders…..probably because I  didn’t be a good picture of it.  The yellows are brighter and the border is actually a yellow stripe.

Red Yellow Top

The Traveling Stash Box drawing for this box ‘o of stash is Dec 30th!  Leave a comment on this post to enter.  Be sure to read the rules here.

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I visited the Goodwill Clearance Center and found some shirts for fabric.  There are more than this but the others went home with a fellow thrifting quilter (hi Marilyn) because we’re splitting them.  Funny how there seems to be a theme every shopping trip and this time it was orangy/peach!  The white piece is flannel pajama bottoms and I LOVE the pattern.  That orange shirt looks kind of grungy in the photo but it’s really not.

GW Haul

Since these aren’t cut up yet, they don’t get included in the stash report 😉 

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Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 3.5 yards (Red/Yellow quilt backing)
  • YTD Fabric in:  100.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  36.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 63.75 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Brown Log Cabin Quilt

So I needed to decide the layout for the brown log cabin blocks.  These are made with thrifted shirt fabrics. 

Brown LogCabin BlocksI’ve made a barn raising layout before:

Recylced CabinsRecycled Cabins August 2010

I thought about a fields and furrows layout but the chevron layout won the day.

Log Cabins SymmeticalSymmetrical Chevron layout

What if I made it asymmetrical?  

Asymmetic Log CabinsAsymmetrical Chevron layout

Oh, I like that.  So here is the brown log cabin asymmetrical quilt top with the vertical rows webbed together.  All that’s needed is to sew the rows to each other and I’ll have a flimsy 🙂  I’m piecing the backing from the leftover shirt pieces so it will take a bit more sewing time before I’m ready to quilt this.

Brown Log Cabins

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Traveling Stash Giveaway

I left a comment on Kris’ Farm Girl Transplanted blog about the traveling stash box (box #6) she received.  She drew my name and dropped it at the post office on Friday.  I received the traveling stash box on Saturday, the day after she sent it off because we both live in the St Louis metropolitan area 🙂  Here’s what was in the box:

Traveling Stash 1

A magazine and loads of patterns.

Traveling Stash 2A DVD, bobbin box, heart pins and aida cloth.

Traveling Stash 3

Loads of fat quarters.

Traveling Stash 4

A couple of charm packs and more fat quarters.

Traveling Stash 5

And some half yard cuts and panels.  I ended up keeping the items below:

TravelStash Keeping

The American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is older and I don’t have it and I’m liking this bobbin box because it’s got a cover unlike those round doughnut shaped bobbin holders.   I kept a variety of prints, 6 fat quarters and two larger pieces.  I replaced these items with:

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Since I didn’t have any magazines or notions to add, I put in more fabric 🙂  7 fat quarters (one batik because I took on batik), coordinating grey animal print and striped fabric, a panel of Rosie the Quilter, panel strips and a mini charm Candy pack. 

If you would like to win traveling stash box number 6, please leave me a comment but first read below.

There are rules, which you can find here.  The most important rules are: (1) that you are an active blogger, (2) you agree to look through the box and get it on it’s way to the next person in a timely manner, and (3) understand that as the winner, you pay the postage on the medium flat rate box to it’s next stop.

The giveaway will run until 12/30/2013.  A winner will be drawn at 9AM CST on Monday, Dec. 30th.  Please be sure that you are not an anonymous blogger.  If you are unsure, please leave your email address in the comment so I may contact you.