Sunday, September 23, 2012

Running Away & Stash Enhancement :*)

Boy-oh-Boy did we have fun at Runaway!!!


Sorry this picture is a little blurry, but we were working so fast it was hard to get a good picture :*D

My biggest achievement was getting my Girls Just Want to Have Fun quilt top completely finished!!!

WooHoo!!!!  I have to admit, this one was NOT fun for me, especially by the time I was getting close to the end.  But it is a beautiful quilt and I'm really glad I made it.  This was a class I took last year at Runaway Retreat.  One year in the making :*)  Thanks again Joanne for sharing your 30's scraps =^..^=

Other than the big finish of GJWTHF, I also managed to catch up on my Piecemakers Mystery Quilt.  This was a good deal for me because I had only cut out the fabrics and was 3 clues behind!  I also got a little work done on the August Calendar Quilt, but not a lot.  These are my socks at the end of the day on Wednesday..... LOL!!!!!

Would you say the floors were a little dirty?  I finally had to give up trying to keep my quilt off the floor when ironing it and trust that it will all come out in the wash :*)

I had to share this cute little souvenir I brought home with me....a totally adorable turtle pin cushion!!!


Isn't she just the cutest little thing????!!!!


This is another one, all blinged out with earrings and a necklace, and it already has a little history .... Carol bought it because she loved the colors and the bling.  It suited her perfectly!  But then Lynn - who loves purple - saw it, and fell in love with it too.  Lynn had not gone to meeting that night, so she didn't know about the turtle pin cushions and didn't have a chance to get one.  Sadly for all of her friends here in Nashville, Lynn is moving to Seattle in a few weeks to be nearer to her grandchildren.  So when Carol saw how much Lynn loved this little turtle, she gave it to her!  Now THAT's a good friend :*)

I've decided I'm going to have to add a few little blingy things to mine too.  Once we found out these were available at the vendor, there was a huge rush to get them and options were limited by the time I got there.  I love her bright colors, but it will be fun to see what I can find to bling her out a little :*D

We spent all day Tuesday quilt shop hopping - what a fun day!!!  I couldn't have picked out any more fun people to spend a day with :*)  I wish I had gotten a picture of all of us together.  It did cut down on our sewing time, but we had a wonderful time and I added quite a few fabrics to the stash :*)  I'll just share some of the eye candy now and let the fabrics speak for themselves with a few captions.....

I plan to make a new Stitchery Keeper out of these cute fabrics!  They are from a line called McCall's.  I actually got these at Whittle's on our ride home :*)
The dots on the left are for my In Flight Butterflies blocks, and the yellows are for Hawaii Sunset
I added these solids for a quilt I hope to start soon.....
I absolutely love this lime green print!  It was on sale so I grabbed a couple of yards :*)
These pinks are for Hawaii Sunset.  I also got some poison greens but they just didn't photograph well.  I think I have all I need now to get busy on this awesome quilt!
These one-yard cuts were in a basket marked $3.00!!!  Can't pass that up - no way!!!  I got a few others too :*)
I fell in love with this quilt hanging on the wall of one of the quilt shops!!!  Lime and aqua and raspberry - YUM!!!!
They didn't have the pattern, but they did have one kit left and the binding fabric.... Yep, I snapped them up :*)
I'll have to find the pattern somewhere later.
These are the kit fabrics, binding fabric on the far right.  I'm in love with that aqua with the big white dots!!! 
I sure did have fun this past week, but I'm energized and excited about getting back - and I'm really excited about cutting into some of these new fabrics :*D

Here's the report for this week.....


Stash Enhancement Report - September 23, 2012 

Used/Destashed this week: 13.50 yards
Used/Destashed YTD 2012: 209.25 yards
Stashed this week: 23.00 yards
Stashed YTD 2012: 215.00 yards
Net Used for 2012: -5.75 yards


I'm back in the red, but these fabrics were definitely worth it!!!  And it helped to have a nice finish this week too :*)  Be sure to see what others are stashing this week at Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=

12 comments:

  1. Teresa, What a great time we had and we definetly acquired some really nice fabrics. So thankful to have good friends like you! Michelle

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  2. The enhancements you made to your stash are fantastic!

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  3. Looks like you had a great time. What beautiful fabrics! I love them all. Can't wait to see your tricked out turtle pincushion. LOL I love her eyes!

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  4. Oh it looks like you had a BLAST! Especially when it comes to the shopping end of it -- LOL!!! That lime green was gorgeous, my eyes were drawn to it right away. And the McCall's line, too!!! Fun, fun, fun stuff!!! :)

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  5. Your quilt is gorgeous- well worth the work It is a real beauty.
    There is something about stash enhancement that makes one feel terrific.
    You found some lovely pieces.
    I love the story of the turtle pin cushion. I would have wanted to have one with a little bling too.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  6. You look like you had fun. Love the quilt, and since the turtle is the reason for my name (The Slow Quilter) I Love them.

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  7. Like all the fabric, the quilt is beautiful. Everthing you do is beautiful.

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  8. Looks like an amazing retreat! Congratulations on your finished flimsy. Awesome! Great stash enhancement too -- there are some beautiful colors in there.

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  9. Amazing quilt top you finished...wow! What a great time you had...love the proof on the socks!

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  10. Girls Gone Wild looks great! Love all those yummy fabrics you came home with.

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt! And gorgeous fabric too. Great numbers - you're not in the red by much.

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  12. Looks like you had a great time and what a neat quilt! I'm like you....that lime green fabric is beautiful!!

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