Slash the Stash:
I loved reading everyone's ideas last week for the stash group, but Jessica wins with Slash the Stash. It just seemed perfect. So here's the deal. On the last day of the month, we'll do a link up party. Just link to any stash project you've made during the month. The majority of the fabrics must be from your stash. I'll create a button that you can add to the end of a blog post. These don't have to be scrappy projects just stash.
I really dove into my stash fabrics the past few weeks. I realized how much I love the fabrics I have. I've had a lot of fun coming up with projects to use what I have on hand. I have more WIPs and project ideas in my head than ever before. Our two local quilt shops I usually frequent are both having 30% off sales this weekend. I admit my first thought when I saw the sale info was "Oooh, nice!" Then I remembered I don't need anything. I'm not super tempted. Well, maybe just a bit....
So onto those WIPs
I'm halfway through piecing these blocks. It's nice, easy sewing when I'm not in the mood for something super technical.
I haven't started piecing, but everything is cut.
I started piecing the blocks together. I have rows almost complete. Just need to iron and sew the rows together, and I'll have a finished quilt top. Then to start the back.
Scrappy Aqua, Orange, Yellow and Grey Quilt:
Remember this box from a few weeks ago?
I really got going on it and finished the top and got it basted. I used some minky I had on hand for the back. I'm starting to really love minky quilts. This is only my second one for us, but my kids love the bee quilt I backed in minky.
I also realized I really need to find a new favorite color combo. I think I've overdone this one.
Here are pieces for five toy bags in a few sizes using Jeni's pattern, all cut and ready to sew. I've had this fabric on hand for a very long time. I made Little Dude a quilt from it, but the rest sat in the box way too long. I'm looking forward to having a few bags to help contain the toy mess.
Heather Ross Quilt:
Okay, so this quilt is in the very beginning stages of creation. I won a fun 1/2 yard bundle of Heather Ross fabrics from Kim at My Go Go Life a while back. I wanted to pair them with some other HR prints and create a fun quilt. I asked my friend Leigh if she had a few scraps I could use. This is what she brought for me! Leigh is the biggest HR fan I know. These are her scraps. I'm floored and so excited to get started, especially with such a great collection.
Finally, my last WIP I'll share in this post is my most recent bee block. This is for Lynne at Lily's Quilts, using her own tutorial for the Lynnebobsquarepants block. I was a little unsure of how it would look with the charcoal fabric she selected as the background. I don't usually do dark like this, but I really like it. I might have to give charcoal a try again soon.