Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Stash Report, Week 47 - 4 weekends left until Christmas

 
Christmas is fast approaching, and for the first time in a long time, I am well on track to being ready!  Today I'll do the cleaning in prep to start decorating, and get the decorations down from the attic and into the basement so I can do a little each night this week.
 
Christmas sewing is almost done - maybe this year, I won't be finishing something on Christmas Eve!
 
The pillowcases are done - all eight of them:
 
 
The top five were finished last week and counted, this week I made two that matched the Easy Street quilt that is off at the long-armer's.
 
 
I like to make matching pillowcases when I gift a quilt - it serves as the wrapping, as well as using up some of the leftover fabric.
 
The last pillowcase is a little different:
 
 
I adapted it from Angela Pingel's Super Mario pattern.  It is for my niece's 6-year-old son, who has discovered video games.  I plan on making the full quilt for his birthday in May, as part of my plan to give everyone in my family a quilt someday.
 
I changed Angela's pattern a little, by using strips of fabric instead of squares, but I also used a quilt-as-you-go method, which made them go a little wonky.  I'll have to rethink my plan for the quilt.
 
In addition to the tote bag I made Zoey yesterday, and the one I made Alex a little while ago (and never counted), this week was another great stash-busting one.
 
Added since my last report: 0.0 metres

Added Year-to-Date: 200.5 metres
 
Used since last report: 5.5 metres
 
Used Year-to-Date: 87 metres
 Net used/Added for 2013: 113.5 metres
 
Only a little planned sewing left, an Advent calendar for Brianna & Ray, a Christmas wall hanging for Sarah and Rob, and some small gifts for friends - I'm thinking snappy pouches for those.  I've gathered a few tutorials I'm contemplating:
 
 
 
or the newest one from SewCanShe
 
 
If I can sew for an hour a day, I should be able to get all those done before Bonnie Hunter's mystery launches on Friday!

Be sure to check out everyone's stash reports at Judy's site Patchwork Times
 
 
Have a great week!
 

Terri in BC


PS:  The fabrics from my giveaway have been claimed - they will be winging their way to Glenda in Florida along with some more I found, to be used in charity quilts!  Congratulations, Glenda!

2 comments:

  1. I'm impressed! Your pillow case idea for quilt giving is a grand one. The six year old will love the Super Mario pillow case. Lots going to participate in Bonnie's mystery. This time next week we are certain to be seeing the first clue in stitches! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. I've made two pillow cases to go with my Easy Street as well. Now I just need to get it quilted so I can give it to my daughter and her husband. Love the Super Mario pillowcase! I'm looking forward for Bonnie's clue on Friday morning. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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