Sunday, June 7, 2015

Stash Report Sunday 6/7/15

There was fabric added to my stash this week, but fortunately there was also even more fabric used. I am keeping up with my goal of using more than I add.

Improvisation in Green--borders        1.0 yard
Hanging sleeve for quilt in show          .5 yard
Green Blooming 9-Patch--back        4.25 yard
Turquoise Scrappy Trips block           .25 yard

My only addition was this fabric that I found at JoAnn's. I already have a piece of this print, but was very happy to find more of it yesterday. I am dreaming of a gradation of yellow/lime/bright green/turquoise/dark teal with grey accents and using this print as a border. Maybe someday...

I am visiting my mother in Wisconsin for a few days, and one thing she wanted me to do was go through the bags of fabric scraps that were stashed in the attic. Mom has always sewed, including making clothing for me and my three siblings for many years. She is the one that taught us to sew and instilled my love of creating with fabric.

She and I had a huge laugh last night when I read a comment on yesterday's blog post that said "you must be getting low on scraps." At the moment when I read that comment, this is what I could see all around me. I don't think I will every run out of scraps!

This started with bags of scraps that were roughly sorted by color, plus separate bags of stripes, plaids, checks, and solids. Some of the scraps in these bags go back 50 years or more. Mom and I had a great time looking through the collection and trying to remember the garments that were made from all the fabrics.

After we were done reminiscing, I went through all the bags and pulled out the fabrics that were too heavy or too flimsy for quilting. Next I started opening up all the little bundles and sorting the scraps by size. Soon I will be ready to press up the smaller pieces and try to figure out how to use them. My sister and I have talked about trying to make small quilts to show off the huge variety of these wonderful fabrics. I can't wait to get started!

Used this week:                        6.0 yards     
Used year to date:                80.50 yards

Stashed this week:                    2.0 yards
Stashed year to date:           59.625 yards 

Net year to date:             20.875 yards used

Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  I will also be linking up on Sunday to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.

Julie in GA


  1. Oh my goodness! How exciting and overwhelming (it would be for me) all at the same time. I'd be interested to hear how you go about organizing all of the scraps you have. That's high on my thoughts lately. :) ~Melanie

  2. Looks like you have some scrap quilts in your future! Bet you found a lot of treasured fabrics in those bags. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. I think my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw those lovely bags of scraps. You will have so much fun sorting and using them.

  4. Oh, enjoy those scraps! (I'm slightly green with envy...) You'll turn them into the most beautiful quilts, I know for a fact.

  5. What a great stash of fabrics. You need to check on Bonnie Hunter's free tab and pick out some of the easy scrap quilts. She has so many to choose from. It will be fun using them. Great usage so for of your stash too.

  6. Looks like lots of fun. You've done really well with the scarp busting this year.

  7. How fortunate you are to have your Mothers scraps. I can imagine the fun you had going through them.


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