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Monday, September 14, 2015

DWM: back in the studio + stash report

Our trip home was swift because I had to be back for the quilt guild board meeting Wednesday night.  This was the transition between outgoing and newly-elected officers and it could not be rescheduled. As it turned out I had six meetings from Wednesday through Saturday (at two of which I presided and for two of which I took notes).

I took a bunch of necktie hexies (my years-long hand-sewing project) on the trip but I didn't sew a stitch.  I went to one quilt shop -- Cotton Cupboard  in Bangor, Maine -- and bought two fat quarters and a pattern. I admired the beautiful wool tartans at the  Gaelic College in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) but didn't need to buy any yardage.

Stash report, August:
Fabric acquired:  1/2 yd ($7)
Fabric used: 38-1/2 yds (includes donation to HeartStrings)
January-August:
Fabric acquired: 81-3/8 yds ($282)
Fabric used: 235-3/8 yds
Net decrease: 154 yds


I made an orange bubble block for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.









Here's what's on the design wall:  more scrappy 9 x 9 postage stamps. (I found out that it's easier to make nine 9-patches and assemble them, rather than making nine rows of nine squares.)   The gray sashing fabric has a subtle leaf print.  I will use 4-patches for cornerstones.   30 blocks, 2" finished sashing, no border = 57 x 68.

I'm linking up with other quiltmakers on Judy's Patchwork Times 

8 comments:

  1. Great postage blocks! This will be a fun quilt to look at once it's finished.... bringing back thoughts of things made in the past for you. Your orange bubble block is very cute!

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  2. Love those postage stamp blocks. Good idea to make 9 patches and sew them together!

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  3. ORANGE Bubble block and all those wonderful Postage Stamp blocks, along with 6 meetings in 4 days!! Where DID you find the time to sew???

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  4. Love your curved log cabin!!! So pretty! And those postage stamps!

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  5. Love those postage stamp blocks. Curved log cabin, too.

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  6. Your bubble block turned out beautifully. Postage stamp blocks are always a great choice. They are fabulous!

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  7. The curved log cabin block is bright and beautiful. Your postage stamp blocks are really fun. I think a postage stamp quilt is going to be my next leaders and enders project. I wasn't sure about using the really dark fabrics in those blocks, but it works really well in yours.

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  8. Congratulations on moving fabric from the stash to, hopefully, somewhere it will be used. I am in awe. Was this from the "deep" stash. (Must admit I love that term!)

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