Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, July 29, 2016

Piggy Bank Challenge

My new blog friend Val from Val's Quilting Studio has an annual challenge to save money for stash. Every year you can sign up, save your piggy bank money and the next year you count the cash you saved and post about it. Guilt free stash money! Here is what I am going to save my money in:

This little "paint can" coin bank came home with Dash from work with cookies in. A little redecorating with colored paper and voila!

I will spend my "hard earned" dollars on more fabric as my newbie quilter status stash is pretty sad!

Val's Quilting Studio

If you'd like to join in go to Val's linky post click here to sign up. If the sign-up is already passed (August 1st...hurry!) when you get there, feel free to comment here to join in as a passive participant.

How much can we save? What will you you buy?

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July ORTs

I had to work on July 4th...a holiday here in the US. Not only did I have to work but I was training a new employee and it was Monday. I was simply too darn tired to post my Totally Useless Stitch A Long report!

It's New Moon time! Where are your ORTs?

Mine are nice, lots of scraps from sewing and a big pile from squaring fabric and cutting strips.

I tried my hand at a pineapple block and it came out excellent. Pictured here on my new design wall (I slapped it up there, unpinned, on Sunday and it's still clinging tight today!)

This was made with total scrap fabric...just whatever caught my eye as I got to that round. I must say, the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool made this block very easy. I would never have been able to cut or sew as accurate a block as I did. It would take a while before I could do it without referring to the instruction sheet though!

Speaking of instructions...I had bought a pattern for a pineapple quilt and I had the instruction sheet that came with the ruler. I know I put them both together. I put them up in such a safe place as now I can't find them...losing things is so very rare for me. If you happen to run across them ~ give me a holler!  I ended up having to download the instruction sheet off the website, lol. 


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your July TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

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