Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stash Report Week 1

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Starting fresh, nothing to report so far but lots going on. This has sure been a great way to really think about how large and unused my stash is. I am again going to stick to a no buy self-imposed guideline. I know there will be things that I need but I am not going to buy without a purpose. 

I have made an investment though. I have wanted this for several years and kept watching for it to be on sale.....does not happen. So the next best thing was to wait until I could gather as much as possible "Quilter's Cash at MSQ. I looked every morning and TA-DA, it finally happened, I could get 10% and I pushed that button fast. Free shipping and a free Clover seam ripper (my absolute favorite) were also the bonuses.
I have been playing with it for a few days now and I am going to enjoy this.

Celtic Solstice has been revealed and I am in love with it. Here is my progress so far, all 24 A Blocks are complete and all components of Block B with 10 of 25 complete. Even though I trimmed and sized all the blocks, I am having a few issues with matching but in the end, with the busy pattern and after it is quilted, I don't believe you will see them. I will get it assembled today and tomorrow as I don't have to work on Monday. The Governor has declared all Minnesota Public Schools closed because of the cold weather. This has not happened for over 20 years. 

I counted the tops I have to quilt and bind.....18!
That is the goal this year, to keep doing what I am doing and complete those this year so there are no UFO's hanging around. 

Here is what January looks like:
1. Finish Celtic Solstice, completely
2. Work on Mystery quilt at Just Us Quilters
3. Do step #16 on BOM at Just Us Quilters
4. Finish 2 UFO's, have not decided which 2 but 2 small items. 
5. Retreat last weekend of January, complete one top there and start another.
6. Secret project - needs to be at the magazine by February 20th.

All reasonable let's see if I can concentrate enough and not get distracted!

The other news, I won a Traveling Stash Box from Dee Dee's Quilts, it is on the way to me and you will also have a chance at it! Watch for more details!

Let's all check out what the other's are doing at Patchwork Times! You should consider linking up!

As Always,



  1. Hey Deb, You January goals look very doable. EQ7 is a very nice investment for yourself. You will really like it. Enjoy your keeps from the Traveling Stash Box.

    1. Hey Beth,
      I will enjoy EQ7, played a little bit.
      Glad to know you are not a popsicle yet! Isn't this something... Stay warm.

  2. Boy you have a lot of goals for January, good luck getting them all done. Love the quilt you are working on.

    1. Hello Kathie and thanks for stopping by. I only work part time and hate the cold so there will be quality sewing time! lol