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Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly update: April stash report

Stash report, April:
Fabric in:  37-7/8, $207.24.  (Most of that was at the April 7 International Quilt Festival.)
YTD in:  75-1/8, $450.44.  (Average $6/yd.)
Fabric out: 84-7/8 (65 yards sold
YTD out: 218-1/4
Net reduction: 143-1/8 !

In April I made 130 Ohio Star blocks for Quilts of Valor. I'm up to 316 out of 365. The end is in sight!  Selecting the fabric keeps me from getting completely weary of making them.  Diving deep into the stash uncovers fabric I've forgotten about. I've used up many bibs and bobs of reds, blues, and white/cream/WOW/COC.

shown unquilted



I can boast of a finish!  I quilted the chevron flimsy that I made some months ago.  For the backing I used an interesting vintage piece. See the carefully flat-felled seams? My guess is that it was used as a summer coverlet.

















Our church sponsors a textile drive a couple of times a year. These bags of trimmings went into the box I contributed.  I am not interested in making pet beds. I do want to raise money for our church youth programs.

(Each gallon bag holds 1 lb. of trimmings. That's 4 yards of fabric!)







On Thursday morning I presented Every Quilt Tells a Story for a P.E.O. chapter in Barrington at the southwestern corner of the county, diagonally opposite from home.  Many members brought quilts of their own (some they'd made, others inherited, others gifts) to talk about.  This week I'm giving a book review for a church women's group. That's the last presentation of the club year.



 2.5" (unf) HSTs are my default leaders-and-enders.  They've been neglected during my Ohio Star marathon but I'll get back to them soon. The photo shows quarter, half, and full blocks. I have a setting idea in mind.

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Oh, Scrap!


10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been busy! Ohio Star is my favorite block.

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  2. Great month of stash unenhancement! Or destashing! I threw a pillowcase together yesterday so my stats wouldn't be mostly incoming. Good for you for a fine finish!

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  3. Hi Nann,
    Wow - you have been making a LOT of Ohio star blocks! I love your collection of HST blocks. They look like great stash busters too. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  4. Your chevron quilt top looks great. I love scrap quilts.

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  5. You have been very busy--and played with a lot of fabric. That's a good thing😋
    I don't want to make pet beds either but don't save tiny scraps so they get pitched!

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  6. Great job getting the top finished. And what an interesting backing!

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  7. A beautiful back for your chevron quilt. Congrats on another finish!

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  8. i love your chevron quilt, have the pattern and mulling it over in solids or kaffe stripes maybe...you are way above me on in/out but at least i'm on the negative for a change...lol

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  9. FYI - Since Judy Laquidara is no longer doing "Design Wall Mondays", I talked to her and got permission to continue Design Wall Mondays at my blog: http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/

    I hope to see your posts on future Mondays, Judy Hansen

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