Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Stash - 05/07/17

Another week where my numbers go in the wrong direction. But it was a necessary purchase...aren't they all. It was a busy week and as per normal for me, I decide to jump in feet first on something at the very last minute. But more on that later.

First nothing used this week. I did work on one of the memory quilts this week, but that is all and it wasn't finished. Sharla didn't make any progress on her True Colors quilt either. So a big goose egg in the used column this week. I did purchase some fabric, I needed sashing for both my coin quilt which is my May project and my zombie quilt which is my June project. I decided to use the same fabric for both. So I purchased some Washed Black Bella Solid. Nothing fancy, but it will work for what I need.

Now it is also May Is For Makers 2017 and I wanted to do my part to support independent makers. Last year I bought some great patterns during the 2016 round of MayIsForMakers. This year they have even extended it to include any type of maker, yarn dyers, bag makers, pattern designers, jewelry makers, but I will most likely stay in the quilt pattern range.

My first pattern is one I've had pinned for a long time. I love that is it simple and a great way to show off some of those beautiful large print fabrics. It is Craftsman by Amy Smart. I think this is one that even Sharla will love.

Now I also purchased something else this week and that is Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book. I watch last year as people did the #100Days100Blocks on Instagram and was very intrigued by it. Then I saw GnomeAngel was going to do another round and I thought about it, but said no I don't want to to it. Then I saw another post about it and then another and Friday I decided I wanted to do it. Now it starts today and I didn't even have the book. I could get a digital copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, but I really wanted the book. So I paid a little more and purchased it from my local quilt shop. Then I talked Sharla into doing it with me.

Now we had to decide on fabric, get some cut and start making blocks. We want to get a little ahead because life gets crazy around her sometimes. Our only rule was we didn't want to buy new fabric for this project. Sharla immediately thought of fabric she had purchased and came up with two different possibilities. She had a bundle called Best Day Ever and she had two mixed bundles that were mainly made up of a line called Fancy. We dug them out and she ended up choosing the Fancy line. I went through my FQ stash and found 5 or 6 others that would go with hers including several solids. I decided that I was going to use my stash of low volume, blacks, grays and pinks to make mine. Once the fabric decisions were made, I went to work cutting. I've cut 8 blocks for Sharla and 7 blocks for me, and Sharla has block 1 done. I still have to sew mine. I will show the blocks we get done weekly here on this blog and daily on Instagram.

So if you want more info about the 100 day quilt along check out GnomeAngel's blog, or the hashtag #100Days100Blocks2017 on Instagram. If you want to learn more about MayIsForMakers2017 then check out Lindsey Rohodes blog.

Now it is time to show my weekly numbers

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 105  yards
Fabric Added this Week: 5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 63 3/4 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 41 1/4 yards used

Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times - Sunday Stash and Sunday Stash #223 with Molli Sparkles. I hope ya'll have a wonderful week.


  1. Sounds like a great challenge--definitely will help to be a bit ahead for those days when life gets in the way!

  2. Good luck with the 100 block challenge, I have been daunted by it myself! :)

  3. I love the City Sampler book and started my quilt last month, although I only make my blocks at my monthly quilt group. I have found by cutting my fabric into 1.5, 2.5, and 3.5 inch strips all I need to do is cut off the length of the piece I need, it makes cutting out much quicker. Paper books are so much better for craft books I find, in fact although I have a kindle and kindle app on my phone I have started to return to paper books, you can't swap books with friends when they are on kindle.


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