Thursday, April 18, 2013

WIP Report, Stash Bash edition

Well, it is no longer Wednesday, but a WIP report is in order. I have lots to share, mostly because I spent last weekend at The Stash Bash! We came. We sewed. We bashed. (TM Marla of Sew Hungry Inc.) Chris/Frecklemama was our gracious hostess, and she planned an awesome weekend of sewing and hanging out. It was a really relaxed environment--just what I hoped for. I had never been to a sewing retreat, so I wasn't sure which projects or how much to take along. I ended up taking fabric for two baby quilts and one throw-size quilt, and I made lots of progress!


Central Park shams
And here's the whole set!
Before heading of to Stash Bash, I finished up a set of pillows for my friend to match these Central Park quilts. Two regular bed-size shams, one 16-inch sham, and two Sprockets pillows. The sprockets (tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew) were really fun to make, and the covered buttons make me feel fancy.

Fold-over pouch
Fold-over pouch a la @lbgstudio for #thestashbash swap! #stashbash #pastmybedtime
We had a little pouch swap at the Stash Bash, and I used the Leather-Accent Fold-Over Pouch pattern from LBG Studio to make mine. The fabric is from Field Study by Anna Maria Horner, and I upcycled an old suede jacket for the corners. I made a second (nearly identical) one to give to Elizabeth, and she ended up getting both of them. Blerg. Still feeling bad about that!

Fabric-covered clip boards
Fabric-covered clip boards!
 I wanted a little gift for a few Stash Bash pals, so I made some fabric-covered clipboards. (YouTube Tutorial Here.) I think these will make great teacher/coworker gifts! One note: I used a light fabric for the one in the back, and that didn't work out so great. The brown of the clipboard shows through, and you can see every little perfection. So dark fabrics are best!

 In progress

Les Amis quilt
Quilt #2 awaiting hand-stitched binding. Feeling mighty productive at #stashbash #thestashbash
 Here's one Stash Bash (near) finish: A baby quilt using Les Amis fabric. I was inspired by V and Co's recent Reverse Hopscotch quilt. I'm almost done stitching down the binding, so I'll be finishing this one up very soon.

Granny Squares quilt

All quilted! Ready to hand-stitch the binding. #stashbash #thestashbash
Almost finished this one at Stash Bash too!

  World Map Quilt
One more quilt top for the road! #stashbash was a big success. Thanks @frecklemama !!!!! #thestashbash
Sewed up this top last weekend too.
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
World Map

To do:
April do. Good Stitches Blocks
April That Stash Bee Blocks Lucky Stars blocks Feathers Quilt
Half Moon Modern quilt borders
Baby Quilt

This week's link-up is closed, but you can still head to Lee's to see what everyone else is working on!


Marla said...

Several things:
1) You are also free to use "Bash that Stash UP"
2) Those pillows are so shiny and you are fancy
3) I really like the fabrics you chose for the clipboards.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! Finishes always feel GREAT! Cute quilts!

Anonymous said...

You were like a machine. Every time I looked at you, you were working on something new! I love that les amis fabric, and your clipboards are cool!

felicity said...

You were on fiyah! (TM someone on Instagram). Aren't retreats the BEST?

Toni said...

Daaaang, Katie! (Sorry, I watched Joe Dirt last night...) You made some serious progress! I've never retreated before, but I know I wouldn't get anything done. So impressed at all that you accomplished. The Les Amis quilt is fabulous and the clipboards are such a fun idea!

Lee said...

Ooooh, look at you and your major progress! Glad you had fun at Stash Bash, it looks like it was a really good time. Love those granny squares! : )

Jen said...

OK. You know how much I love the fabrics on the pillows up top, right?!!