Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stash Report and A Finish

This week has been good for getting things done.  I did a lot sewing, quilting and finishing up some projects before Christmas.

I've been working for a long time on one big Christmas present and now have it pieced, quilted and waiting for the hand stitching on the binding.  It's a large scrap quilt for the husband of my friend that passed away suddenly.  The quilt measures 106" x 106" so it may take a few evenings to get the binding done, but in time for Christmas.  That will make my stash numbers look a lot better. lol

Here's a peek of the quilt unfinished.  I will get a better picture of the whole quilt when the binding is all done, in a few days.

Another item on my list to finish this week was the block for Mary in my piecing group. Each person was given 2 colors to use on the outside of the block.  Mine were orange and green. I used the colors in the fish print to chose the rest of the colors for the block. The directions were a bit confusing to me, but I kept re-reading them until it finally made sense. It took a long time to make one block.  So glad I'm not making 48 of these for a quilt. lol  I think it turned out just fine, but it did tax my quilting brain a bit.  The pattern is called the "Surprise Quilt"

The backing to the Coming Home Mystery quilt is now finished too and waiting for it's turn to be quilted. That will have to wait until after Christmas because of other commitments due before then. I used many different fabrics in the same color families as was used on the front. That used up lots of older fabrics in my stash.

I haven't posted on the stash since Nov. 13, but this week has made up for that.  Two huge backings will get me over the half way goal I set this year.  I will not make my goal, but still am happy with what I've used.  Gee, if I could piece another 10 backings, I'd be there. lol

Stash Report - Dec. 4, 2016
Fabric Added since last report - 0
Fabric Added YTD - 4.5 yards

Fabric Used this week - 20.50 yds
Fabric Used in 2016 YTD - 104.11 yards

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times.  

I will have an update on the QOV Block Drive tomorrow.  Lots of blocks came in this week and more prizes to add to the pot, so come back and see what's new on Monday.


  1. 104 yards used in 2016?! I am in awe. What a lovely gift for your widowed friend.

  2. I am eager to see that scrap quilt for your friend! Good job on the peek-a-boo block! Looks tricky to me too!

  3. The quilt for your friend's husband looks great and I love your scrappy back - I've been trying to make mine that way too, but need to get moving on a few that are waiting for me to get some motivation!

  4. Over a hundred yards out is a pretty good accomplishment for the year. Congrats on some great stash busting this year.