Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stash Stuff and Slow Stitching for Week 28 of 2017

Vacation was a lot of fun, but it was nice to get home and get back into our normal routine.  I've not had a lot of time in the sewing room since we've been back, but I've managed to get a few things moving.  The cutting table was covered with stacks of fabrics while I was selecting what to use for the Magnolia Mystery quilt that starts next month over at Meadow Mist Designs.  Here's what came out of that:

There's an orange in the stash that may get subbed in for the green.  I'm still undecided about those two, either would work fine. This is going to be one bright quilt. I'm going controlled scrappy with fabric C as I don't have any yardage that is the deep red-violet. The white floral print is going to be the background.   There will be a lot of it in this quilt, Cheryl tends toward the modern end of the spectrum with her quilt designs.  I'll be interested to see how these choices work out.  

Since all the fabrics were out on the cutting table anyway, I started looking for the sashing and border fabrics to use for the Scrappy Coffee Cup blocks.  According to My Guy and Drama Teen this combo is a winner. 


This wouldn't have been my first choice, I'm a big fan of blue.  But since this is intended to be My Guy's cuddle quilt and he's a fan of green, I'm going with his choice.  My One Monthly Goal for July was to figure out the final setting for this quilt, looks like I'm actually going to start on the assembly process before we get to the end of the month.  Which is a good thing, there are 18 UFOs on my uncompleted list.  Scrappy Coffee Cups is one of the oldest.  

Also on the agenda for today is some slow stitching on the binding for the last Meadow Mist Mystery quilt.  



Two sides stitched, two to go.  Not sure I'll get it done today, but definitely sometime this week.  The goal is to get this one done before I start on this year's mystery. 

It's a good thing I'm pulling fabrics for new projects, I really need to start using rather than adding.  Yep, I'm guilty of supporting the local quilt shop again.  Here's the damage. 

Used last week:  0.33 yards
Used year to date:  39.12 yards
Added year to date:  220.30 yards
Net added year to date:  181.18 yards

I added a few fat quarter's to freshen up my red, white and blue 1930's stash. 



I've been trying to reduce the number of these fabrics, but sometimes you have to buy a little to use others up.  

Between the embroidery work I took on vacation and time spent in the sewing room since I got home, there were 7 days of stitching the last week.  That means there's been stitching time 180 out of the 196 days so far this year.  A 91.8% average.  I'll definitely take that. 

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday and Quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love 30s prints. The blue is especially cheerful. I like your mystery quilt colors too. Also very cheerful.

Julie in GA said...

I love the fabrics you chose for the Magnolia Mystery, especially the idea of using the floral as your background and tone-on-tones for the rest. They should really pop against the floral. I might need to take another look at my stash for some options.

Quilter Kathy said...

Yippee you're binding a quilt today... that's my favourite! ENJOY!
And thanks for the enticement to start another new project... I'm in!

Shauna said...

I love your choice for the mystery quilt, it will be bright and cheerful for sure. I also love the FQs you purchased they are awesome.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

oh what pretty 30's prints--I only have one or two now--miss my big collection of those I had in NY--and you have a nice goal there--today is my sewing on Christmas day--
enjoy the moments, di

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

There are those coffee cups again - I just love them! I'm going to have to see if I can find a pattern for them. So cute! The red, white, and blue 1930s prints are fun, and I also like the fabrics you're choosing for the mystery. It will fun to see what happens with them!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of blue too but the lime green looks great. it's also a great excuse to say '..sometimes you have to buy a little to use others up.' LOL I must remember that one.

katie z. said...

I love blue too, but I like that green with the coffee cups.

Julie said...

Your reasoning makes perfect sense to me. "Buy new to use up old." But unless it's just a scrap quilt, it's true. Fabrics need to a compatible family.

I'm in awe of your statistics of yardage in and out. This has been a year of even trades, I think, but hopefully next year will see some declines. Just got to keep quilting! Good luck with your usage, Kate.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I really like your mystery quilt fabrics, I haven't chose mine yet, too busy with my Christmas project. I don't thing I would substitute orange or the green, the green would give more contrast, and I do love a bit of contrast.

Alison said...

I am a really big fan of your mystery quilt fabrics! I have mine tentatively pulled (at least A,B,C -- I will need to buy background) and my plan is to go scrappy for all three, but am reserving the right to change my mind until the cutting directions come out next month.

Barbara said...

Pretty pretty fabrics. I like the green for setting your tea cups.

Jennie in GA said...

Stacks of fabric on the sewing table, one thing leads to another, right? At least the path is to some finishes. Love your 30s stash additions!

CathieJ said...

I love your fabric choices for both quilts. Yes, your Guy should get a say in the background of his quilt.

Emily said...

I love the floral as the background for the Magnolia mystery!

Christina Peer said...

I love the idea of using the floral as the background for the mystery. It has me looking at finding one for my mystery quilt (I'm still picking out fabric choices)

Janice Holton said...

I am in love with the fabrics you chose for the Mystery Quilt. I am going to have to skip this time around as I know we will be moving in a few weeks and it's just going to stress me out having to get interrupted! I will have to live vicariously through you and all of the other mystery participants this time. :)

Cheryl said...

I really like your mystery quilt choices, I think that the quilt will be very pretty.