Saturday, March 15, 2014

I Spy Quilts, Pillow Cases and Stash Report #11

I know some quilters that make shams for every bed quilt they make. Others make matching pillowcases. I once tried making matching pillow cases but didn't like having to iron them. My solution is to purchase pillow cases in every color. I only buy them on sale, less than $5 for two. I do look for them when I go to the thrift store, rarely do I find two matching ones.

These pillow cases are taking up 4 drawers in the dresser in our guest room. I am on the lookout for some purples and a couple of yellows. 

Each time I change quilts on our beds I change the pillow cases to match the quilts. I have 13 pillows that need cases. I love having a huge selection to pick from.

I would love to find a linen cabinet something like this one to keep these pillow cases in -

Though I would be equally thrilled to have something like this - 

Someday I will find just what I am looking for.

I spent 3 full days cutting my novelty fabrics into 5 inch and 3.5 inch charms.
I also sent 1.5 yards of charms to Karen at

I decided to make quilts out of most of the squares instead of putting them away to use at another time. Here are the first 4...

Two more - - - 

Another falling charms quilt - - - 
I still have enough charms to make 2 more quilts, plus the large stack of the 3.5 inch squares to use.

And because I wanted to make something completely different I made this one
This is Woven from the Jan issue of Quilty. It finished at 54x54.

I will be going to Nashville in 2 weeks and will drop off a huge pile of quilts, including these 8 quilts.  I will be adding the baby quilts to the pile. 

Hop over to Judy's blog to see the reports of other quilters trying t use their stash.

Added this week - 0 yard
Added YTD - 20.12 yards
Used this week - 37.94 yards
Used YTD - 233.62 yards
Net Used - 213.50 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 34

UFO - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
QOV - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
RMH - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept-Oct - Nov - Dec +1
Baby Quilts - 13 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 89 of 120 blocks - making 20 additional blocks


Shannon said...

I like how the border in your I-Spy quilts. It really set off the squares and gives it some structure. Are all those pillow cases for you or do you give them with your bed size quilts? Maybe I missed something...! Not getting any sewing done myself. Emma is pretty sick and not eating much. Have a great rest of the weekend!

DeeDee said...

The pillow cases are all mine! Hope Emma feels better soon!

Karen said...

I really like all your I Spy Quilts. You had a very productive week. It looks like you are way ahead of your lists of quilts to make for the year. I think I need to use your planning skills and make a list of quilting things to make or finish. Maybe than I would see more of my stash disappear.

Kathie said...

Love all your charm square quilts, still amazes me how much you get done!!! I have been cutting charm squares with my accuquilt to make some scrap quilts, do you mind me asking how wide of a inner border you put on the group of quilts? Maybe 2 1/2 inches? Really love the look of it.

Can't believe all your pillow cases but then we are all collecters arn't we? lol

DeeDee said...

The inner strips are cut 2.5 inches.

WyoPat said...

I think you need to come to my house--your quilt production is amazing! Keep looking for that linen cabinet--you'll find it one day.

Anonymous said...

Your numbers are amazing and I love what you do with the pillowcases. I'm sure you're find the cabinet you are looking for! :)

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Your quilts all turned out great. You have been busy! That's a great idea about having all the pillowcases to match the quilts...I just don't think I'd have the room to store them...

Scooquilt said...

Goodness, you've been busy! Those quilts will be so appreciated! I especially like the woven one.

Denise :) said...

WOW!! Look at you go! I'm very impressed -- you've been so busy! I love the Woven quilt -- it's very striking!!! :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love your charm quilts!! The falling charms is my favorite I think!! Althought It is really hard to choose a favorite - they are so fun!