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Welcome to 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 April:
gardenpat
sewlove2quilt
Sue Stitches
crazyforcq
Malou
mcpatches
Handie Ann
Elainetoo
motqltr
cksvett
gonesewin
Sue Stitches
toryam
AngelaC

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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


 
Posts: 5117 | Location: Loriland | Registered: Feb 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yikes!! This thread was on page two!!

TcMay had started a thread with a link to these "Denim Do It All Bins" and I knew that when I got back from babysitting grandkids in S. CA, that I wanted to make some!

A few weeks ago, a friend gave me some of her stash, including some old jeans and some home dec fabric that she "knew I would find a use for or pass on to someone else that would appreciate it".

When she sees this now, I wonder if she's going to be sad that she gave these away! I have enough jeans to make 3 more! The one I made is the medium size and is can hold more than a #10 can (think restaurant size can)! I am happy!

pat

 
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I finally dug these blocks out & made a few more to get this quilt top finished. My quilt guild had a 'CYOC String swap' in 2010....how did I know it was 2010? Well, I didn't but 1 of the ladies put a date on hers when she signed the back....lol! It's hanging side ways on the line & was a bit windy....

Hopefully tomorrow I can get it sandwiched & start quilting it. Everything is from my stash...including the backing & batting, also!!! Big Grin

Will post pic's when it's finished. I want to give it to my son for his birthday in June!

eta: it measures aprox 62" by 81"

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My ten minute table runner for a Star Wars fan. I've had the fabric for months but couldn't figure what to do with it.

 
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Here's my next little stashbuster. found this on the internet this afternoon and made it up in about 15 minutes!

Only uses 2 ten inch squares of fabric and 1 of batting, so not much stash busted, however, I plan to make about a dozen to keep around at all times as last minute "thank you" gifts that can be filled with any number of things!

Easy-peasy!

pat

 
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Thanks Pat for bringing this to the front Smile

I made 2 baby quilts from my flannel stash for a friend's kids, one is 2 and the other is due in July, but I forgot to take pictures of them.

They were just simple 9 patches, one green & blue the other purple & pink.

Plus I've been working on my UFO challenge and have 4 blankets made from fleece. Once I get the fifth and final one done I'll take a picture and show them.


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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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Mailed debbieWI's package on Saturday. Should be there shortly... Chris
 
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Pat -- love the little box? Where did you find the pattern?


Ruth Ann
 
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Thanks Pat -- think I'll 'bust some stash' with this one!


Ruth Ann
 
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I am finally in "finish-up" mode so last week I quilted 5 quilts and did the bindings. They were all made from my stash over the last year or two. it feels good to have them all done and out of the wip pile. I'll post pictures separately

 
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here's the second one

 
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number 3

 
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number 4

 
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number 5

 
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Wow! Crazyforcq you have been busy. Beautiful quilts!


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Whoa! what wonderful quilts!!

Welcome aboard, Crazyforcq!!


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We're of to a good start this month. Keep it up everybody... Chris
 
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Posting a picture of a stashbuster for Malou! I love this and think it would look really good in MY house!! LOL!

 
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Thanks for posting the picture for me WQFC!
And sorry, it's not for your house!
I have a friend, I worked with her for many years, who is paralyzed from mid-chest down. I spend every Wed with her and she's mentioned a runner for a long side table that's next to her bed.
I'll see her tomorrow and surprise her with this.
It's all from stash.... the center fabrics are from a layer cake I bought in Branson when there for the COF. Made some place mats from some of the layer cake and used the rest for this.

I love everything shown! I check out this thread each month and always see such nice things! It's amazing what we can do with our stash!

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I don't usually finish things, but I Love to check out this thread and see all the beautiful projects you all are making. I'm amazed at how something from stash can be matched up and made into something beautiful. Thanks to all for sharing.
Pat
 
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That's really a nice runner and gesture, malou. I'm sure she will love it Smile


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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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Finished my UFO for the April challenge on this board and when I finished quilting it, I realized that I had used up all of the fabrics in the quilt! That's what happens when you use only scraps to make a quilt! Lol!!

So I looked through my stash and found this stripe fabric for the binding.

pat

 
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Pat, how beautiful! Love the Springy colors!
Good for you finishing it for the UFO Challenge! You did good! It's not even to the half-way mark of the month!!

Gonesewin, thank you for the compliment! Ann did love it and was surprised that it fit the table perfectly. She is a great lady and it was fun doing it for her.
 
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Haven't finished my UFO challenge yet, but took a break to quilt this quilt for kids I finished the end of March. This was made from a garbage bag full of 2" strips of all lengths someone had given me - picked out some I thought went together and ended up with this.

 
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And of course, I had a block left over that didn't look right in the quilt, so it turned into a doll quilt. All alternate strips were beige, but taking a picture in direct sun light makes them look white.

 
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Wow, McPatches, you are just going to town with making things this month!!! Love the quilt! That border fabric is wonderful!!!

Here is another one of the Denim Do It All Bins that TcMay had a link to on another thread. A friend gave me small scraps of home dec fabric and some old blue jeans and so this was a total stashbuster! Hope she doesn't regret giving them to me because I've enjoyed using them to make these!

pat

 
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Smile - malou

That looks really good McP!

I think I'm going to have to try out those baskets when i get home..


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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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such cool fabrics. I haven't really sewn all month. Have a day off work, it's after 10 am and I still haven't migrated to the basement yet. I have so many projects in my head, most of which require cutting, so not sure how long my hand/shoulder can last. Dental appt at 4 pm, so I have abt 5 hours left.


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I did some stash busting, just some green bags I also used up some of my orfen and test blocks.


Handie Ann


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Nice! I especially like the red and black one Smile


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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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Always enjoyable to see what quilters have come up with for projects.

Haven't spent much time viewing the boards and almost none in my sewing room for weeks. Sigh..
Hopefully ambition hits me soon.

Did get these blocks done for the april BOM. At least a little thing done.

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we're on pg 2 Frown

Is everyone on vacation? I just got back from Hawaii and the machine I usually use is still at the spa so I'm not going to get much done until I get her back on Saturday. But I do have my backups and a quilt that needs quilted so I will be keeping busy Big Grin


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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 sent my machines to the spa last week while I was away and fully expected them to return home today. Guess what? They want to stay a day or so longer!!! I need them home!!! They've got work to do in the next few days and a retreat next week.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
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wow. Yours are spoiled Big Grin or maybe they know they need the extra time since they'll be doing so much when they get back?

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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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Great quilts. really like all the different patterns.

I finally got time in the sewing room. Wow - did that feel good. I got 2 small simple lap QAYG done. Here's one.

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And Here's number 2.

 
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I did some sewing last week and got several items with only hand-sewing to do. Tuesday I attended a conference and sewed all day.
I have finished one mugrug and a coaster; a bowl potholder. I am negligent in taking pics but will do that today.
I have to empty my camera card and charge the camera for an event on Saturday


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No sewing going on here lately, sad to say, but I love to check in here when I can just to see what all you wonderful folks have been making. A lot of nice things so far, great job stashbusters!
 
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They're all going to one person but I'm counting this as finishing FIVE projects since it's liable to be the only thing I finish for some time, lol.

After finishing these I've decided the little neck strap should be the same fabric as the wing. Notes for next time, lol.






 
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Please forgive me and my ignorance Charlynn, are those visors or bibs or what?


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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 finished my April UFO challenge. This was a Planet Patchwork NY Day mystery in 2006 called Gems in the Ruff.

 
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I guess they're a 'fail' cuz That's exactly what DH asked, lol.... they're SUPPOSED to be bibs but I guess if they work as visors that's cool too Big Grin. They're also supposed to look like birds. Oh well, they're finished, that's what counts, she can use them as pot holders for all I care, lolllolol




 
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Angela that quilt is beautiful!! I love every inch of it.

Toryam I thought at first they were hair accessories & then I felt stupid when I realized they were visors. lol. They will make very nice bibs & I can see the "bird: in the polka dot one because it has a polkadot where an eye would be. (had to look at it sideways to see it) Good job my dear on completing 5 of them.

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More neat things this month!

I am back in a pillowcase phase... Chris

 
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Next batch... Chris

 
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Last group. Told DH it represented about 22 yards of fabric. He said you can't tell the difference... Chris

 
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That's not "fail", Toryam, that is "Multi-Purpose"!

Here is my last offering of scrappy strip leftovers made up into my April Quilt:


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




 
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Here's a little doll quilt, eventually for the Mrs. Claus project. It was a mini leader and ender project. I did everything from stash.

 
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My binding and sewing helpers. The white one (Miss. Kitten) will not take no for an answer!

 
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