Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

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What’s on My Design Wall

This is a photo I took Saturday afternoon.  Friday night I was cutting fabric for a couple of new quilts and cut something wrong, so I decided I needed to focus.

Clockwise, starting on the long arm

  1. Christmas Star Swap on the long arm
  2. Squedge 18 degree tablerunner on the design wall
  3. Community Quilt for Brandon Quilters (brown bag on floor by design wall)
  4. Auction Quilt from Brandon Quilters (butterfly bag on floor by design wall)
  5. Postage Stamp Leader/Ender because I need to cut more HST for Rivanna (brown bin)
  6. Pink, Green, & Purple Quilted Sweatshirt
  7. An old sheet to make some body pillow cases
  8. Fairy Frost Sunset pillowcase and remaining fabric to process
  9. Christmas Star Swap pillowcases & binding fabric
  10. HSTs for Rivanna
  11. Kimberly from Stripology 3
  12. Tara from Stripology 3
  13. Crystal from Stripology 3

So this is the progress I made over the weekend.  I’ve left the numbers the same, but obviously stuff has been moved around.

  1.  Christmas Star Swap is off the frame and trimmed.  Not only that, I have the binding cut (it’s on the far side of the sewing machine) and most the trimmings have been processed.
  2.  Squedge 18 table runner is now a top. There is a pile of fabric on the corner of the ironing board that is for the backing and binding.  I counted wrong and have some extra wedge pieces, so I may end up making either a square table topper or a pillow.
  3. The Community Quilt is still waiting to be quilted.
  4. The Auction Quilt will be up next on the longarm.
  5. Postage Stamp Leader/Ender. It’s put away.  I only sew use the 1-1/2″ squares as my L/E when I don’t have another L/E project going on.
  6. Pink, Green, and Purple Quilted Sweatshirt is still waiting to be finished — I don’t need it until September, so I have some time.
  7. An old sheet to make some body pillow cases – I’ll work on it after I get the Christmas quilt bound while the longarm is running.
  8. Fairy Frost Sunset pillowcase is pinned to the design wall.  The extra fabric is processed and put away.
  9. Christmas Star Swap pillowcase and extra binding if I need it. I won’t make it until after the quilt is bound in case I need more fabric for the binding.
  10. HST for Rivanna.  I trimmed the 60+ HST which were sewn, then cut another 240, which should keep me going for a while.
  11. Kimberly from Stripology 3 – 4 of the 14 fabrics are cut
  12. Tara from Stripology 3 – 4 of the 14 fabrics are cut
  13. Crystal from Stripology 3 – I’ll the fabric for this quilt after I get the rest of the fabric cut.


As I was recording my most recent purchases I realized I missed the April Stash Report.

Twisting Star Magnolia


I’ve finished the Twisting Star Magnolia. Years ago, I made another one of these for my mother. The fabric was found on the road trip to Iowa – 3 days and 3 nights, 13 shops. We left Friday after everyone got off from work and spent the night at a hotel on the interstate closest to our first shop.  Shopped all day Saturday. Managed to hit a few shops which were open on Sunday. Stayed another night and hit a few more stores before heading back to Kansas City.  Anyway, I think it was the shop in Ames, Iowa which had this on display and I had to make it for my mother as she was decorating her new home with magnolias. This was my mom’s. I now have it.



A few years later my friends and I shop hopped our way to St. Louis so I could meet my first great-nephew and I spotted the magnolia fabric in one of the stores.  I bought enough to make 4 more toppers, 1 for each of my husband’s sisters, my aunt, and myself. I did not have the dragonfly fabric, and got 3 of the 4 made.


Somewhere along the way I found more the dragonfly fabric in the original wall hanging, but after my mom passed, it came back to me, to the fabric for my quilt has been sitting in my stash as a PIG. I started to send the whole mess to my sister, but decided I’d just make another one to give her. Now that it is done, I’ve put the rest of the fabric back in the stash. It’s off my PIGs list and on my DONE list. Now I just have to remember to take it with me when I travel to Kansas City in a few weeks.

Oh, it’s the first of the month, so I need to do my stash report.

Chilhowie Ready to Assemble

This past week, I’ve worked on Chilhowie, the 2022-2023 Quiltville Mystery Quilt.  I kept up with the mystery this year, right up until the reveal came out in early January. That’s when I decided I needed 4 more blocks to make the quilt work for me.  But I was distracted finishing some UFOs and starting & finishing a few other projects and Chilhowie was ignored for a couple of months. But now I have the extra blocks made, along with all of the parts and pieces so it is ready to assemble.

On a separate note, I have decided to track my fabric usage like I did when I first started blogging.  Last summer I said I would, and well, that didn’t really happen. But because I spent so much money on fabric and supplies last year when I tallied it after the fact, I’m determined to do better. I want/need to use my stash.  It’s really less about the money and more about using what I have. I have dozens of projects waiting to be made or finished – most with everything  I need to complete the project. I thought I was in a better position, but then realized I had not recorded my San Antonio purchases, which included a kit.





Tuesday Morning and Midnight Gardens

First up is Tuesday Morning Garden. I was in my local Tuesday Morning looking for something and discovered they had a decent amount of charm squares, jelly rolls, and layer cakes.  I’m not a huge fan as typically there are only 5 prints in each collection, but I really liked this one.  The tag says ‘Garden’ so Tuesday Morning Garden it is.  I bought a charm pack and a FQ bundle.  When I got home I paired it with the remaining background yardage from Shimmer (was I supposed to make a pillowcase? Oops!) and found 2 yards of the splotchy fabric in my stash for the backing.  It was supposed to be used in a sweatshirt jacket that clearly I’ve not made. I started this quilt on 6/16 and finished it this past Monday (6/20).

Pattern:  Jumping Jacks by Sweet Jane’s Quilting & Designs

Size: 38″ x 49″ before washing

Quilt Design: ‘Butterflies 10’ – I’m not not sure where to get it.

Thread: 40 wt Glide in Peacock.  I thought it was a pink until I set it next to my purples.

I’ve really need to stop watching Facebook Lives.  But I love this fabric line – It’s Botanical Magic.  It’s a quick and easy sofa pillow with an envelope style backing.  I couldn’t find a pillow in the recommended size locally, so I bought a ‘travel pillow’ from Walmart.  I think it’s 14″ x 20″.

My last ‘project’ is this Amish Diamond block.  I wanted to test some instructions. This block will go in the orphan box for a future project.

Also, as a result of my spending the past couple of months, I’ve decided to track my purchases and usage again.  I started on June 1st. My fabric stash is not included in my beginning total.  By the end of the year I’d like to have my usage be greater than what I bought.  Tops already completed don’t count, but any backing that I use will go against my usage #.  I’ll post my first # on July 1st. It’s not going to be pretty.


Stash Report

There’s been virtually no quilting in my studio this past summer and no quilt shop hopping. Well, that changed yesterday. My sister asked me if I wanted to ride with her to Hunters Heirloom Quilting in Centerview and then up to Missouri Star in Hamilton.  I said yes.

At Hunters, the Cascade pattern caught my eye so I picked it up and the ruler to go with it. Although the pattern is FQ friendly, I will work from my stash. I’m considering using my Kansas Trouble fabrics, but time will tell. I also picked up FQs of neutrals since they can always be used.

Then it was off to Missouri Star. I may be the only quilter in the world who does not get excited at the prospect of a trip to Hamilton. I seldom use a single line of a fabric in a quilt  – even when I make a non-scrappy quilt. So if I find an inspiration fabric in the Floral Store (loved those butterflies on turquoise) I can’t pull other fabrics, except what is in the Floral Store to go with it. As a result I leave the fabric there.  But I digress.

Since this was my sisters expedition, we started at the north end of town, skipped Primitives and Batiks, crossed the street. In the main store I finally bought the triangle papers and mini-ruler. All I could remember yesterday is that I didn’t buy the ruler and papers when they were first available since there was so much on my plate, so I couldn’t remember what quilt it was. Turns out it’s the Mini Periwinkle quilt from the first Block magazine. I need 2 more packages of papers. I’ll worry about that after I figure out what fabrics I’m going to use. I also picked few more neutral FQs.

Somewhere along the way it was suggested that the Floral Store might have what my sister was looking for, so we stopped into the Mercantile on the way to Florals where I picked up the shirting charm pack to use as backgrounds on my Star-A-Day quilt, then went to the Floral store.

On the way back to the car, we popped into Primitives since I’m considering Kansas Troubles for the Cascade quilt and I’ll need background fabric. Once we were in the in the store, I couldn’t decide on a background. I did find great black fabric, which happens to be a KTQ fabric, and decide to use for the Cascade quilt with bright prints from my stash. At least that’s how I talked myself into buying the fabric.

By now we’ve done every store except Batiks, so we can’t skip it. That’s where my sister found the last fabric she needed for a quilt she’s working on.

A few weeks ago I also stopped in at The Quilted Sunflower since I was in town to drop off my quilt for the quilt show in Spring Hill. A charm pack and 2 neutral FQs came home with me.

Before I can play with these purchases, there’s a quilt that I need to finish that is way overdue. My goal is to finish it before Thanksgiving so I’ll be ready when the first clue of the Quiltville Mystery quilt is released. But even before I can do that I  have to get through the next few crazy weeks at work.







Stash Rport

It’s taken two months, but I finally have some fabric usage to report. Last week I finished the Blue Disappearing 9-Patch top. That’s a chunk of fabric. I’ve not bought any new fabric since the first of the year, but I did purchase a ruler yesterday.


  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 9.264 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 9.264 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 13.668 yards

See how others are doing with their stash over at Patchwork Times.


Stash Report


There’s been no change in the stash report. On the other hand, I have 156 quilt blocks ready to be sewn into a quilt top. I might just get to count fabric out by the end of the month.

Here’s the stash report:

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.932 yards

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see how others are doing with the stashes.


Stash Report

This is year is off to a slow start quilting wise. I have yet to complete 1 quilt block, let alone a quilt top or quilt. So, not completing anything means the count is still zero in the used column. As mentioned previously the fabric in the purchased column is for the Blue Disappearing 9-Patch that I’m currently working on.

This week, and it should have been last week, I’m adding the fabric I received I received in a box of quilting stuff I won from Prairie Moon Quilts as part of the 350 Blocks Project:2015 to my stash report.


It’s an awesome gift box. I’ve thanked Shelly privately, but want to thank her publicly as well and encourage everyone to join the 350 Blocks Project:2016.


I’m off to a slow start.  No blocks for January. But I hope to rectify that this month.

Here’s the stash report:

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0.182 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.932 yards

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see how others are doing with the stashes.

Stash Report

There’s no change in my stash from last week, however, I missed two stash reports. The first weekend of in January I purchased the fabric for the center square, binding and pillowcases for the Disappearing 9-patch (is anyone besides me getting tired of me going on about this quilt?). Of course since I’ve not been sewing, there is no fabric used.

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Since Last Report: 3.25 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Year to Date: 22.75 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.75 yards

My goal this week is to at least get the 9-Patches made. We’ll see if it happens.

See how others are doing with their stashes over at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

newshirtsI started off the new year with a trip to the Goodwill Outlet store where I picked up all of these shirts for $7.12. I’m guesstimating there is about 19 1/2 yards of usable fabric. The thrift store run (and the one I’ll make later today) is to gather more shirts for yet another Disappearing 9-Patch quilt. I’ve already started pulling shirt pieces from my stash to cut the squares. This one will start with 39 unique 9-patches.

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Since Last Report: 19.5 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Year to Date: 19.5 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 19.5 yards

Do I have any goals for the stash this year? I want to work from my stash. Limit my purchases to what I need to finish what I’m working on and not buy fabric just to have something new to work on. The exception to that rule/goal will be if I’m buying fabric for a quilt that I’ve been commissioned to make — the shirt quilt is an example.

Looking at the first five projects I have lined up, with the exception of the Disappearing 9-Patch and the Turquoise & Green Strip Twist, I think I have everything I need to complete them – well, except for batting.

Hop over to Patchwork Times. to see if other took advantage of New Year’s Sales.