Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stash Report #17

(Just to let everyone know that the apple core blocks are going to Mary-Kay)

Haven't done much of anything these last 4 weeks. Had human company twice, animal company once and just plain lazy the rest of the time. But this week I told myself to get busy and I did!

I began this scrappy apple core quilt three years ago for my mother's birthday. She will be getting it this year for Mother's Day. Nice to have one of my UFOs finished. I really like the scrappiness of it.

I used my accuquilt die to cut the blocks,  not sure why I procrastinated on it for such a long time. There are 462 blocks in this quilt. It is about 98x96 inches. One of the blocks glows in the dark, it has bats on it.

Check out other quilters who are making quilts from their stash.

Okay, I have a 4 inch pile (compressed) of left over apple core blocks.

I didn't go through them one by one and a few might have a corner missing.  They have the notches which makes pinning so much easier. There are duplicates. I estimate  more than 300 blocks are in the stack.  The block meausres 6.5 x 5. They are not pre-washed. I don't plan on making another apple core quilt anytime soon and thought there might be someone out in blogland who would like to have them.  If you are interested in having them leave a comment and I will pick someone Monday night. I have no way to contact you if you are a no reply commenter. I don't have a lot of folks who visit so your chances to win are pretty good! If the person who gets the blocks would like to send me some fabric I would be glad to cut blocks for them. Anyway, hope all that made sense to you.

I did get the opportunity to go out and see the new house - here is a picture looking at it from the lake/back side of the house. It looks huge and I am so happy to tell you it is not.
front of the house - the garage has not been added, it will be on the left.
View from across the lake - zoomed in -
So very exciting! They are suppose to get the tresses on this week and the garage started, if the rain holds off.
The solar guy and the well driller are going to get together this week so hopefully that will be done in the next few weeks.

After reading Judy's post about dry canning mushrooms and onions I thought I would show you what I canned this week.

Yep! Easter M and Ms, peanut and plain. I got them for $1 a bag. 5 quarts and 1 pint. Every once in awhile I like to have a handful of candy. These should last until after Christmas. Aren't they pretty?

I also made two baby quilts that just need the binding, that yardage will be counted next week.

Added this week - 0 yard
Added YTD - 20.12 yards
Used this week - 20.09 yards
Used YTD - 261.59 yards
Net Used - 241.14 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 36

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 extra blocks


Julie in GA said...

I would be happy to take those apple cores off your hands. A friend of mine made an apple core quilt years ago, but I have never tried the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win. It's good to see you back to blogging.

WyoPat said...

I like the way you can!! That supply of M&M's would probably last me til the 4th of July. What a generous thing to do with the leftover apple cores; I gave a friend leftover Dresdan fan blades--after making about 4 quilts of plates or fans. So glad you're back--missed you.

Kate said...

Beautiful apple core quilt and fun too. Hard to top glowing bat fabric for fun factor.

Mary-Kay said...

I think I have to try canning! Yummy!!!! And I've always wanted to make an apple core quilt.

Harriett said...

Glad you're back. If I canned it would be just like you! Love glowing in the dark fabric.

Judy said...

Love your apple core quilt. Always wanted to make one of my own. I would be glad to take them off your hands.

Shannon said...

Missed you! I was hoping for a stash report this morning....instead I get canning! That was so funny! :) I bought several mini recess pb cups on sale last week instead of the m&m's. Trying to keep the kids out of them!

Anonymous said...

A Giveaway! I would enjoy the apple cores as well. The house looks like it is coming along! It must be exciting to watch it go up!

Debbie said...

I apple core die is on my wish list. I would love to win theses so I can see if I should move it to the top of the list. Thanks for he chance

Libby in TN said...

I have dreamed of doing an apple core quilt ever since starting to quilt about 12 years ago. I'd be happy to take the leftovers off your hands. Sweet of you to offer to cut extras, too. Did you piece yours by hand or machine? I've been thinking that would be a good take-along hand-piecing project. That's my kind of canning, too!

Donna said...

Busy week for you! I love the way you can. I filled a small jar myself with Hershey's eggs, but mine won't last long. If I take too long to eat them the guys will think I need help.

Good job finishing a UFO.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is a really cool apple core quilt. I like how you have the little triangles to match. Did it make it easier to match the curved seams?

Kathie said...

Glad to see you posting again. Love your quilt, think I would be scared of all of those curved seams!! Don't you love the accuquilt GO, I sure like mine for 1/2 square triangles, like how easy the pieces are to pin together.

Scooquilt said...

You are allowed to be lazy, w the amount of fabric you've used this year! Love your pretty canned goods. Please don't enter me for the apple cores, but I do like your quilt.

Karen said...

Your quilt is awesome. Please don't include me in the apple core drawing. I have way too many UFO's now and I don't need another one. The house is looking good. I love your canning. I think I am going to try you way of canning. My way takes a whole lot more time and work.