WIP Wednesday – Scrappy Trip

Lots of progress this week on my scrappy trip along.

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I have abut a third of my blocks and I absolutely love it!

2011 WIPs:

  • Hello Betty Star Quilt (working on the blocks)
  • 3×6 Bee Quilt
  • HMQG Row Robin
  • Embroider Bee Quilt (working on blocks)
  • Neptune Hexagon Project (an ongoing project)

2012 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips apple core project
  • Flower Sugar Hand Sewn Diamond Stars (an ongoing project)
  • Neptune Drunkard’s Path Quilt (blocks cut)

2013 WIPs

  • Marcelle Medallion Block Quilt (working on the blocks)
  • Florence Kaleidoscope Quilt

2014 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips Round and Round Quilt
  • Happy Drawing Economy Block Quilt
  • Blue and Mustard Triangle Quilt
  • Hello Petal Patchwork Quilt (top done)
  • Denyse Schmidt Scrappy Trip Along (working on the blocks)

The cold, hard truth:
Completed projects: 0
New projects: 0
WIPs: 8

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Stash Bash Recap!

Everyone who follows me on Instagram knows that I spent last weekend at the Stash Bash, which is a quilting and sewing retreat outside of Altanta, GA.  Last year about 30 of us met up thanks to the planning and ingenuity of Chris, but this year we were about twice that in number!  I was excited to see people I had met the year before and to meet some online friends in person.  I even brought, Nisha, one of my oldest friends who is new to sewing and we ended up with Kristi and Angela at the most fun table ever!

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Stash Bash is sponsored and we have some amazing ones.  Between the gift bags we received upon arrival, the goods we won in giveaways and gifts from sweet friends, I did not come home empty handed!

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If I had to pick a favorite sponsor, though, I’d probably have to pick Stash Fabrics since Beth hangs out with us all weekend and brings fabric!  I did hold out til the last day, I swear.

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We also descended on A Scarlet Thread in waves and I managed to do a bit of damage there as well.

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Stash Bash is blissfully unstructured and designed mainly for sewing and socializing, but we did do one optional swap and one optional “class” and I participated in both.  Inspired by the recent Sew South event, we did a Secret Agent Swap where we coordinated two gifts for a secret partner.  I received some great things from Jenn!  I didn’t take a picture of what I gave Elizabeth, but she assures me she liked it!

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We had an opportunity to learn from Kristi how to make the Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented.

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I used some of the most recent DS Quilts prints from Joann and I am absolutely thrilled with how mine came out!

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I also found some time to piece my Hello Petal quilt top together.

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I’m really glad I have at least one “finish” that I brought home from the weekend.

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Finally, I started on my scrappy trip along blocks.  I’m in love!

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I brought way too many projects and didn’t finish everything, but it meant I was pre-packed for the HMQG retreat this weekend!  I officially can’t wait for the Stash Bash 2015!!

Sunday Stash No. 24

The name Stash Bash would suggest you are supposed to use up more of your stash than you purchase, but the reality is that you don’t.  That’s mainly because Beth from Stash Fabrics comes and sets up an on-site fabric shop.  I have to think that she and Chris colluded on this — the similarity in the names proves it!

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This year I tried to hold out, I really did.  Then Angela had found a great sketch-like fabric and I went in search of that.  Beth didn’t have it anymore, so instead I bought tons of Meadow, Tule, Tsuru, Shelburne Falls, Sarah Jane, Dear Stella, Minimalista, dem Bones, Carolyn Friedlander, Cat Nap and Art Gallery, Art Gallery, Art Gallery!

{Finished} Florence Kaleidoscope Quilt

Last year Denyse Schmidt sent fabric bundles of the soon-to-be-released Florence line to members of HMQG and challenged us to make items with it.  She selected a few of those items to travel with the line to market.  I chose to make a kaleidoscope quilt top, of course!

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I finished my top a while ago, but didn’t want to straight line quilt it, so it lingered unifinished.

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Recently, I decided to give it to Pam to longarm and I’m so glad I did.  Check out this amazing work she did!

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Pam used wool batting and quilted it so that the white would recede and the colors would pop.

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Mission accomplished!

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I bound the quilt using the dot plaid in carnelian.

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I think the print is equally cute in the other colorway, malachite.

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I love the colors and patterns in this line and I think they really work well with the fun kaleidoscope shapes.

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This is the year of selfish sewing and I am quite delighted that this beauty will live with me!

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I mean a quilt in one of my favorite patterns, using fabric from one of my favorite designers, quilted by one of my favorite people?

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Mine, all mine.  But you can stop by and visit!

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Linking to Finish it Up Friday!

WIP Wednesday – Stash Bash!

The Stash Bash is a great way to meet friends

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…learn new things

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…and make a quilt or two!

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Stay tuned for more of what went down at this incredible event…

2011 WIPs:

  • Hello Betty Star Quilt (working on the blocks)
  • 3×6 Bee Quilt
  • HMQG Row Robin
  • Embroider Bee Quilt (working on blocks)
  • Neptune Hexagon Project (an ongoing project)

2012 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips apple core project
  • Flower Sugar Hand Sewn Diamond Stars (an ongoing project)
  • Neptune Drunkard’s Path Quilt (blocks cut)

2013 WIPs

  • Marcelle Medallion Block Quilt (working on the blocks)
  • Florence Kaleidoscope Quilt

2014 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips Round and Round Quilt
  • Happy Drawing Economy Block Quilt
  • Blue and Mustard Triangle Quilt
  • Hello Petal Patchwork Quilt (top done!)
  • Denyse Schmidt Scrappy Trip Along (working on the blocks)

The cold, hard truth:
Completed projects: 0
New projects: 0
WIPs: 8

{Finished} Aqua and Yellow Zig Zag Quilt

I can’t wait to tell you more about my awesome weekend at the Stash Bash but first here’s another project I worked on at the retreat last year…

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… an aqua and yellow zig zag quilt for a friend, which I backed in dotties of course.

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This one is scrappy and happy and went together so quickly!

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Don’t I have the cutest quilt model?

{Finished} Leftovers Quilt

Last year I finished this plus quilt and I liked the colors so much that I decided to use the leftover strips to make something for myself.

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I finished it last year at Stash Bash, but never blogged about it!  I thought it would be fitting to blog about it now since I’m back for more fun this year.

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Simple patchwork is still one of my favorite things, especially when using cherished fabrics.

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Thanks to Jacey for the idea of how to quilt it — again simple, but effective.

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This lives with me in my studio and I’m thrilled with it!

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I promise to wait less than a year to show you what I make this weekend…