Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stash Enhancement and a Finish!!!

Back in February, I finished piecing this UFO - my Scrappy Bearpaws....

This past week I finally got it quilted.....

...... and last night I put the last stitch in the binding!

Today I plan to work on a set of pillow shams out of the red paisley I used for my binding.  They are already cut out and ready to start sewing.  The true color of this fabric is the pinky-red in the picture of the binding above, not the orangey-red in this picture.

My Mom is coming to visit with us this weekend, and I really wanted a beautiful quilt on the bed in that guest room, but I didn't have any queen size tops quilted except those I have given away to others.  My friend Joanne once again came to my rescue and let me have some time on her Gammill so I could finish this project up for my Mom's visit!  =^..^=

I'm so excited!!!!

Now..... would you like some more eye candy?  Anyone????

I also added some really wonderful new fabrics to The Stash!  Our Divas guild held it's annual Yardage Sale this past Thursday.  For this event, anyone who has fabric in their stash that they no longer want, they can bring it and sell it to someone else who will love it & give it a new home :*)  Michelle once again brought bin after bin of fabrics for sale from $2-$4 a yard!!!  I simply couldn't resist this scrumptious half-yards bundle of bright and eye-popping homespuns at $3 a yard!!!!

Now tell me, could you have resisted???

In addition to some other pieces, I also snatched up these two gorgeous blue and white fabrics..... YUM!!!!

I absolutely LOVE this toile!!!!

So even with a fabulous finish and lots of used fabrics this week, my numbers still grew in the red for the week.  And next week will be another Enhancement week, because we are going to Whittles on Tuesday and I plan to purchase fat-back backing fabrics for some of my quilt tops that are languishing on my To Be Quilted Someday shelf :*)  Yikes - BIG yardage there!  Hopefully that yardage won't stick around long though.  One can always hope, can't one????  =^..^=

Stash Enhancement Report - October 14, 2012 

Used/Destashed this week:  13.5 yards
Used/Destashed YTD 2012: 222.75 yards
Stashed this week: 15.25 yards
Stashed YTD 2012: 232.25 yards
Net Used for 2012: -9.50 yards

Check out the other Stash Reports over at Patchwork Times!

And I want to share a really exciting opportunity coming up the first of November from the oh-so-talented Val Laird....
             From Val's website.....  

Seven weeks of Christmas Giving!

Commencing the first week of November and going up to the week before Christmas, I will be sharing a free pattern with you each week.  The patterns will be mostly gifts that you can make, along with a couple of Christmas projects. The gifts will all be very useful - you know my designs: 'pretty and practical'!

The patterns will only be available for one week and then will be removed, so can I encourage you to grab my "Seven weeks" logo and share it on your blog sidebar or a blog post so that your friends can join in the fun of receiving a free pattern each week.

Doesn't that sound like fun?  Click HERE to go to Val's site and check out some of her work.
She does the most adorable stitcheries & appliques.... trust me, you'll fall in love!

I'll be linking this post up with the following fun Linky Parties:

Patchwork Times

The Bear Paw blocks were a BOM program through a LQS :*)

And also linking up with What a Hoot's Linky Party for TGIFF OctoberQuest Celebration!

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!  I'm hoping to do some Slow Stitching this afternoon in addition to working on the pillow shams.  And maybe I'll get some pictures posted about my latest Blue Collection blocks :*)  Yes, just a little teaser....

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Wow on all fronts! Love your scrappy bear paws and your fabric loot. Congrats on a finish and I am sure your mom will love it! Ok, off to check Val's site...

  2. Your quilt is an absolute treasure! Enjoy visiting with your Mom. I think I have several of those little plaids you showed : )

  3. Gorgeous quilt. What a great week you've had with your finish and nice purchases.

  4. That quilt is fabulous!!! I love bear paw blocks. This is gorgeous, just gorgeous. Your Mom should sleep well under that one.

  5. Beautiful scrappy bear paws. Very nice quilting too. Your mom will be so happy to sleep under a quilt made by her special "little girl". Love all the eye candy you acquired. Can't wait to see what you do with the blues and white.

  6. I absolutely love your bear paws! I love the red's fabulous! I also love the scrappy sashing. Such a great quilt!!
    I can't wait for the Stashbuilder's Bazaar that the local guild puts on, it's next month and I have a stash of cash just waiting. :) Hope to find treasures like yours!

  7. Congratulations on finishing a gorgeous quilt and all your new goodies!

  8. I love your Scrappy Bearpaws! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Congrats on finishing your scrappy bearpaws quilt - it's just beautiful!!! And I love your new stash acquisitions - I could not have resisted those either!

  10. What a wonderful quilt and those fabrics...oh la la!!

  11. Oh my goodness, I seriously love this Bear Paw quilt!!! And to have pillowcases out of that fabric will be the icing on the cake. LOVE those bright plaid fabrics you bought---you betcha, if I had been there I would have been diving for those too. :)

  12. The quilt is really pretty, better check Mom's luggage when she leaves, just kidding.

  13. Congrats on the finish. Your Scrappy Bear Paws is gorgeous.

  14. Oh Teresa! What a beautiful scrappy quilt! I don't remember you sharing this one! It is awesome. You and Joanne are becoming my heroes. LOL

  15. Oh I sure couldn't have resisted those wonderful brights and the toile is fabulous too. I love your quilt - it is so happy. Your Mama is gonna love it. And thanks for the heads up about the lovely free patterns.

  16. I love the Scrappy Bear Paw quilt, Teresa! Fun quilting pattern, too. Nice job!
    You made a wonderful haul in stash enhancing! Gorgeous plaids!!

  17. Wow. I love that scrappy. Very pretty.

  18. Teresa, your bear paw quilt is *gorgeous*!! It's just happy and wonderful and it makes me grin to look at it! You did add some fabulous prints to your stash, too! Love the toile print. I do love toile! It's so Provencal! LOL! I hope you enjoyed a marvelous Sunday and have a great week, too, my friend!!! :)

  19. Your quilt came out gorgeous! Ooh la la those plaids are the colors that I would have bought for sure, you scored there.

  20. I love your quilt - so very beautiful! blessings, marlene

  21. Great quilt! Wouldn't those new homespuns make another great bearclaw quilt!?! Have fun with them.

  22. I will love sleeping under this quilt tomorrow night the good Lord be willing and the church don't rise! lol And, Jenny, now why would you want to give away my plan to pack this as I leave. How will I ever get out the door with it now. LOL. Teresa I love your quilting and your quilting friends!
    See you tomorrow!

  23. What a beautiful quilt...awesome finish!

  24. Your scrappy bear paw is stunning. Love your woven fabric finds!

  25. Scrappy quilts are my favorite and this is gorgeous. Makes me want to go start one right now. I love bright homespuns and toile too.

  26. Bear Paws are one of my favorites. This one is lovely.

  27. Lovely scrappy quilt! The quilting looks so great on it!

    As for the stash addition - gorgeous - seriously, who could resist that?!

  28. Fantastic! I'm always in awe of scrappy quilts -- I find getting the values and balance so challenging. Beautiful quilting too! Congrats on a gorgeous finish and thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  29. Wow, Teresa!! That is one of the prettiest bear paw quilts I've seen. LOVE IT! :D I'm with you on that top toile, too - gorgeous.

  30. I love your Bear Paws quilt, and your quilting on it is adorable!

  31. One of the best Bear Paw quilts I've seen. Great job! Sandi

  32. I love these bear paws, too! I've been collecting plaids in my stash for years believing that some day the will find themselves in a bear paw quilt.

    You seem to be involved in some very active groups! Keep up the great work!

  33. The Bears Paw is just great......and those new yummy fabrics are lovely


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