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Stash Report Week # 26


Judy over at Patchwork Times has pointed out that we are halfway through the year. Am I as far along as I’d like to be with my stash? My goal was simple. Keep track. And good or bad, I’ve done that. It has been an eye opener for me. It has also made me more conscious of my purchase. I’d like to think it has slowed my purchases down, but I couldn’t say for certain. I do know that I think about each purchase I do.

So how did my stash go this week? I cut fabric from my stash to make several cool ties (got 3 made before the outdoor concert last week)and I made another block for the Kansas Spirit quilt. Most of pile of green scraps has been cut up as well — but I’ll count those when I use them. I also worked on my red work snowmen.

The inbound fabric is 3 1/2 yards. 1 1/2 yards of the purple stripe batik, 1 yard of the plaid and 1 yard of the blue Ice print.

So here’s report:

Fabric Added this Week: 3 1/2 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 159.5 yards

Fabric Used this Week: .875 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 53.702 yards

Net Stash: +105.798 yards

Stash Report Week # 25

This week I finished a UFO, made a birthday swap block, started and nearly finished a new project all from stash — if you don’t count thread. I didn’t have anything remotely close to use on a Kansas Troubles table runner, so a quick trip to to the store was in order.

Since thread was 50% off, not only did I buy the three spools of Gutermann color # 561, I also picked up spool of Coats & Clark in Caramel. It’s a great color to use on just about everything (except Ks Troubles)and I’m about out. I’m happy to say that I walked in, picked up my thread and was back out the store doors with out even looking at fabric.

The table runner is bound but I am considering some raw edge applique flowers to each end so I’ve not declared it done.

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 156.0 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 4.125 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 53.702 yards

Net Stash: +102.298 yards

Stash Report Week # 23

I’m happy to report no new purchases this week, and that I actually got some piecing done.

I completely ignored the handquilting I should be doing to do a bit of piecing. A Kansas Spirit block was due to the LQS, so I got it done timely and then came home and made two more. So there’s one left to make.

I quilted Cherry Frolic, so used the backing and binding fabric I purchased last week, and I finally finished cutting the border for my Pink & Brown quilt. I also prepared the binding for the quilt so I move the ‘scraps’ into my stash and out of the project box.

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 156.0 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 3.995 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 49.577 yards

Net Stash: +106.423 yards

Stash Report Week #22

I suppose waiting until nearly 10 PM does not make my stash report any better. My LQS had a sale on pre-cuts last week. I stopped by on Saturday to specifically to pick up my copy of Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler which I had ordered, but also picked up a jelly roll and charm pack. And backing and binding fabric. The fabric is Oh-Cherry-Oh by Me & My Sister for Moda.
I’m making a smaller version (40″ x 48″) of Fall Frolic from 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy. I finished all the blocks yesterday and just need to sew them into a top now.

In addition to the fabric I purchased, a friend gave me a pretty purple FQ and I won a door prize – a charm pack of Symphony and a pattern.

So, without further ado:

Fabric Added this Week: 7.25 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 156.0 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 2.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 45.62 yards

Net Stash: +110.378 yards

Stash Report Week # 21

This was not a good week for Stash Busting. My Birthday FQs arrived and then I took a road trip.

When I was home this week I spent time hand quilting quilting, but I did decide I had to do a bit of piecing and made one 12″ block.

Fabric Added this Week: 16.25 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 148.75 yards

Fabric Used this Week: .25 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 42.872 yards

Net Stash: +105.878 yards

Stash Report Week #20

Didn’t buy anything when I passed through the quilt shop Saturday, so nothing new purchased. Had I not sat down and quickly made the Peacock quilt top, there would have been nothing used either. I’ve been slowly working on my nephew’s quilt. Finished the 4th block and started the 5th last night.

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 132.5 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 3.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 42.622 yards

Net Stash: +89.878 yards

Stash Report Week #20

It’s been a really long week. Orchestra Concert Monday night that I audio taped for. Tuesday was the band tour (4 concerts, also audio taped) and evening concert (video tape). Wednesday I finally got going around noon and did a quick run through the MQS show and vendors — Got away virtually unscathed there $2.55 for scissor tip protectors.

Somewhere along the way my pink fabric for the BQ2 came in. But I didn’t get to work on it since I needed to St Louis. Of course that meant stopping at quilt shops along the way. Again, I did pretty good on the way over — a pkg of Tiger Tape, and a thimble. It was the stop on the way home that did me in.

Who knew you could find a quilt shop open on Saturday until 8 PM? Corner Quilt Fabrics is located in the Warrenton Outlet Center and they keep mall hours – except for the occasional Sunday or holiday. I picked up 4 blue FQs – I’ve got a blue, white & yellow quilt I’m planning on making, and I need to make some blue and yellow blocks for a swap I’m in. I also picked up a couple of reds and a green for the extra blocks I want to make to go with the Christmas Swap Blocks. I can’t explain the butterfly print except to say it was pretty.

So, here are the damages:

Fabric Added this Week: 7.75 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 132.5 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 38.872 yards

Net Stash: +93.628 yards

Stash Report Week #19

Early in the week I opene a box of fabric which wasn’t sorted. I was surprised to findthe exact blue and gold fabrics I need to work on my Ladder to the Stars quilt. I completely forgotten that I ened up buying extra last summer for the 12″ version of the quilt. Admittedly, there’s not enough to complete my 6″ version, but there’s enough to get started on the pieced sashings. So the cornerstones are cut, and I’ve got 3 of the sashings cut. The only other thing I pieced this week was the Kansas Trouble block for the Kansas Spirt quilt.

In coming fabric was limited to 2 yards of a deep purple to use in a couple of BQ2 quilts featureing a peacock fabric. The pink will come in next week and I should be able to knock out the quilt tops in no time. When I bought the peacock fabric 2 years ago, I wasn’t certain what I was going to make wiht it. I also bought a yard of purple and a yard of pink to go with it. While at retreat I saw the BQ2 pattern made up in Christmas fabric and thought it would be great for my peacock fabric.

So, here’s the report.

Fabric Added this Week: 2.0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 124.75 yards

Fabric Used this Week: yards
Fabric Used to Date: 38.872 yards

Net Stash: +85.875 yards

Stash Report Week #18

These charms were my other purchases this week. I don’t have a lot of Christmas prints in my stash, but these spoke to me. I’ve already got an idea on how to use them, but of course that could change at least 2 or 3 times before I get it done.

This week I’ve been sewing on my 6″ block, the fabric was cut and counted last week.

Fabric Added this Week: 2.75 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 122.75 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 38.12 yards

Net Stash: +84.62 yards

Stash Report Week #17


More fabric came in than went out this week. Included in the incoming fabric is fabric to make my husband a shirt – or to use as the backing of his music quilt, 3 pretty yellow FQs, binding for my pink and brown quilt and 3/4 yard of a beige print I’ve been looking for to finish up another quilt. Oh, yes, I bought the red fabric I need for a new quilt I’m starting. I still need the gold and blue and will get it Tuesday night while it’s still on sale.

On the outgoing side of things, I cut the binding for my OTR and have it sewn together and with the quilt top, and I cut the pieces for the new quilt I’m starting. 32 six inch blocks. Boy are those pieces tiny. 4-patches that finish at 2 inches. The cut pieces fit into a single sandwich bags. What have I gotten my self into?

Fabric Added this Week: 7.5 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 120.0 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 2.29 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 38.12 yards

Net Stash: +81.87 yards