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Happy New Year and Welcome to the first month of the 2014 Stashbusting Thread.

I am Gonesewin and I will be starting a new thread for each month for everyone to post pictures (If at all possible) or tell us about your stashbusting efforts.

Everyone is welcome! Just as long as what you make is mostly from stash and it is finished during the month you post it as finished - please don't post things you made otherwise - sew & tell would be a more appropriate thread to share those projects. There are no signups, or swapping or... Just this thread.

As an incentive - or as a reward - cksvett has graciously agreed to give a prize to someone who completes a stashbuster each month if her name is drawn. Let's all be sure to thank her! Any kind of Quilting & Needlework will get your name into the drawing. Projects that have their own category on the HGTV boards will not - but please feel free to share them!


Stashbusters for January:

Jayardi
Gardenpat
motqltr
Will Quilt for Chocolate
Rainbow
Angela C
Gonesewin
SeeingStars
Elainetoo
Savedsinnr
cksvett
Marion2
F/quarter
debbieWI
Mary J
City/Sandie
Malou
nlk
Twostep
Sue Stitches
alexemmarose
knot me
Cookie Quilts
Handie Ann

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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


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Posts: 5138 | Location: Loriland | Registered: Feb 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I completed, laundered and frayed the 4 baby quilts I had wanted to complete before the end of December. These are still warm from the dryer, so literally "hot off the presses".
This is for Tiffany in Spokane, her baby is almost 1 year old.


http://flickr.com/photos/motqltr
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for someone who works w/ my husband


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for my friend's 1st grandson; baby Will


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last one; for a fball friend. She just announced and not sure when she's due, or if b/g; so I added flowers and fball ppl.


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Here is a stashbusting project from Malou. I was supposed to post it yesterday but I forgot! So sorry Malou!!! She's got a story about it too!

 
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Malou, nice looking project, is it a bag?? Now what is the story??
 
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motqltr, you've been busy! Those quilts like comfy!

Here's the baby quilt l quilted today. This one is for a baby due in April. l finished early!!! l don't think l've ever done that before. LOL lt is all from stash. Most of the fabric is leftover from a baby quilt l made in 2012. l just let it form it's own pattern.


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And here's the block l made for Sandra's aunt. l also crocheted the angels for her aunt, too. All from stash including the angels although l do know that doesn't count!Smile

Helps to add the pic!

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motqtr, love all your rag baby quilts! Nice and colorful and I bet they are warm and cuddly too!

Rainbow, I love that baby quilt! And the block and angels are so special and I know Sandie appreciates you making them.

Thanks WQFC for posting my journal cover!
No, it's not a purse patty!
And the story is .... last year I made many journal covers for family. A sister asked if I could make a bigger one for her friend. She needed a little bigger than 8.5"x11".
I did, and mailed it to her along with some Christmas presents.

She threw the journal cover away along with the packaging!!! She didn't look through everything and her trash had been picked up before she discovered she had done that!
I was not pleased!! But made her another one for her friend and will mail it alone in a padded envelope!!
That's the story!
 
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Oh how sad that is Malou. I guess it does happen though. My DIL received a set of pots and pans from me and unpacked it, tossed out the box. When DS moved the box in the garage he thought it was still pretty heavy, checked and found the rest of the set. I was surprised that they didn't check the whole box, I always do. Especially when they saw the picture of the contents and didn't end up with all the parts.
 
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Malou, sad story.
The raggy quilts were actually made over a few weeks. Then clipping took some time. I finally laundered them on the 1st. They are fun to make. I try to have a "stash" of squares with the "X" sewn, so they are finished pretty quickly.


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I got some blocks made for the January Sunshine Quilters

 
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And a couple of blocks for ilovemy4kids auntie's quilt.

Not much, but at least I used some stash! Smile

 
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Saved Sinner, your package should be there on Tuesday. Mailed it this morning... Chris
 
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malou, l thought it looked like a journal cover. You really whip those out! Too bad one was thrown away, though!

Angela, blocks made for other is a great way to use up stash!

l finished this UFO for Jill's Challenge. lt is all from stash.


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At Joanns cutting station I was talking to one of the workers who recognizes me. She asked what I was making and I told her I was working on doll quilts and she said she uses her stash (mostly not quilting fabrics) to make simple dresses for Clothes to Kids. Another great idea for using the stash I hadn't thought about. CTK is a local group that supplies clothes for children up to 3 times a year. Everything from shoes to shirts or tops. I find gently worn pants and jeans for them when I do my garage saleing as they are always needing pants, especially for boys.

Washing a load of childrens prints for the Sunshine blocks that need. Have to change my thinking from QWL to other things. Quite a switch to children's quilts but want to have some made so I am ready when another disaster happens... Chris
 
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Here's a quilt that my daughter and I made. She shopped my stash, I cut the pieces, she sewed them together, I quilted it and sewed on the binding then she hand finished it. She purchased the fleece backing and the binding. The batting was some I'd gotten from Branson COF.

by the way, did I mention that we did it in less than 2 weeks?


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html




 
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I got these made - all stash - for the 2014 Sunshine Quilters, January edition.


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html




 
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What a GREAT start to 2014!!! LOVE the quilts and projects done so far!! I'm in for a MAJOR stash busting year this year Smile

Here's a quilted cover I made for my front door window... it's made with leftovers from Steve's quilt I made last year ... just a quick start to kick off the new year! Not the best of pics, but will have to do this morning Smile


2014 ... I wish you good health, love, peace and QUILTING!


 
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All of the projects here are fantastic. You all are an inspiration for getting things done and using stash. I am not a quilter but I do a lot of crocheting so my items would not be eligble for the prizes but I do get a lot more crocheting done after looking at your great projects.
 
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We would still love to see you work!


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


 
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I tried a little exercise in transparency - hoping to blend the blue/greens and the orange at their intersections. It didn't turn out as well as I hoped, but it was a good learning exercise.

BTW, I really hope to make more journal quilts this year and post here more often. (And finish my UFO challenge each month, and .....)

 
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what's a journal quilt?
 
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A journal quilt is basically a small (8.5 by 11-ish) art quilt. Think of a sketch book / journal but translated to fabric. I'm hoping to try a few new techniques and I like working with a size where it doesn't take a huge time commitment. If you google Journal Quilts, you'll find lots of photos.
 
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Great projects.

Here's a lap quilt finished today. All stash, combined, mine, a friend's inheritance and some donated to Caring Quilters. Finally getting to use up some of these piles.

 
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here's 1/2 the 2013 Forum BOM oh yeah, I did have to buy the background - forgot that .. but everything else is stash.

 
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thanks for explaining the journal quilt.that will be another project for this year.
 
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no pics; but I sewed tonite. Almost finished Jan mugrug; worked on 2 blocks for Sandra's aunt; selected fabs for a mystery quilt with a fb group. I'm going to use the fab from Chris that I "won" from stashbusting.


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I made 3 potholders. They all have the same backing--stash left from my last years January wallhanging. This pattern takes 5 8 1/2" squares so I found some more fabric I can use for more potholders.

 
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Everyone's work is so nice this month. SeeingStars, I'm intrigued by that transparency look. Gosh you must have a great eye for color. Nice work.


Nicki



 
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Here's a 3rd completed. A cheater panel outlined. Lap-sized quilt.

 
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A bunch of neat things again this month.

Love the way you framed the fish block. Still a lot of panels left from doing the QWL tops, so this helps in the idea way.

Just realized that I need to post theSunshine blocks I am doing as they use a little of my stash. March blocks... Chris

 
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February's blocks... Chris

 
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Here's January... Chris

 
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You've all been so busy! I feel like a slacker! but here is a quilt I just finished to donate to Children's Hospital. a sweet friend gave me this panel, but it had no side borders and so it was a bit too narrow. I added the solid blue on the sides and then again on the top and bottom to even it out. Machine quilted it and backed and bound it with a remnant in my stash that has been needing a purpose!

pat

 
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I posted this on the UFO thread a few days ago, but realized that it is a stashbuster as well and to finish it, I used the cut off remainder of a past quilt backing to back it! Yay!! That backing fabric is no longer in my stash in any size!!!

pat

 
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I love everyone's work!


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


 
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Sounds like there's been some busy quilters here! Gardenpat, I LOVE that majestic mountains (is that what it's called?)

CKSVETT~ THANK YOU for the awesome prize package for last months Stashbusters winning! You have such great taste, and I LOVE it all Smile

I've done another log cabin cross ... this one is for my Mom's BD on Friday... it will be in the mail tomorrow ... I hope she likes it, and you can't see it very well, but the quilting thread on the center part of the cross is gold ... I'm getting more and more confy doing these Smile


2014 ... I wish you good health, love, peace and QUILTING!


 
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One of many I'm working on.Cord Keepers


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Cord Keerers
 
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Love your log cabin cross quilt! Do you use a pattern?

Gina
 
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Steph, this is a Quilting and Needlework board so I think knitting and crocheting qualifies as stash busting


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I had a few of hand towels for years.I found a use for them.I only have one picture,it's a burp towel.


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what kind of embroidery machine do you have?


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“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”


http://www.qovf.org/index.html


 
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I have a Babylock Ellageo Plus.


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what is a cord keeper?
 
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Posting this Stashbuster finish for Malou. I think she's visiting a friend this morning, but she'll be along later to talk about it! I like it!

 
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Great projects ladies. You have all been so productive!!

I need to get in gear, too.

Mary
 
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these are a few of the Kleenex box cover that I finished this month. I made 20 from stash and 1 from purchased material. Easy pattern

 
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Added the 2 borders to this top on Monday. All stash. It is Sister's Choice from Bonnie Hunter's site.

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