Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Stash

Judy has done it again. She's challenging us to show our stash and then to make a dent in it by the end of 2010. Between now and January 1 the idea is to get it organized.

Well, mine is organized, so I just need to see about making a dent in it.

Here's the tour:

Top left - Kits. There are 2 or 3 that I bought already kitted up, the rest I've pulled together, but haven't gotten to. I'm doing my best to stay focused on the UFOs and working on a kit would generate a new UFO -- or at least a new top needing to be quilted.

Top Right - Scrap Basket. I have not generated any new scraps from stuff I've worked on since I made such progress this past summer. It's piled high again from my friends' generosity -- and I threw the back of a quilt in on top.

Middle - Music Stash. I started collecting music themed fabric the summer of 2003 to make a quilt for my DH. The quilt top is complete and this is what I have left over. I'm going to piece the quilt back from some of this, but there is more than enough to make several music themed quilts.

Bottom - The Shelves. This is the rest of the stash. On the top of the left shelf are UFOs, the next three shelves is my primary stash -- anything smaller than a yard. The bottom shelf contains the yardage. On the right tops shelf are finished quilt tops and birthday FQs, the next shelf down is thread, stabilizers, some batting and a couple of small finished quilts. The bottom visible shelf contains the precut pieces, baby and Christmas fabrics, panels and the vintage fabric. The bottom shelf holds magazines and books.

So what would I like to see happen in my stash? Reduction of UFOs - preferably into finished quilts and not just tops. Some of the kits worked up and a dent in the music fabric drawers.

We'll have to wait and see what the next 15 months bring.


  1. I need to organized and work on making a dent but I don't seem to make that much progress. I'd really like to start cutting some kits for myself with the GO cutter but I always seem to be binding on quilting and binding.

  2. I came over from Judy's and enjoyed seeing your stash. You're really organized! Maybe I'll work on mine when I get home from vacation. :) blessings, marlene

  3. Very nice Pam. You are so organized!

  4. Great tour and great system to store and organize.

  5. I really like how you have your stash organized. Great job! I joined Judy's challenge too and hope to reduce my stash and get it organized for 2010.