Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stash Report - Weeks 5 and 6

I didn't post a stash report last week since I was on my retreat, so this one contains information from the last two weeks. It's a good thing I got a lot done while I was at the retreat and that I was able to continue with my progress when I returned home or my numbers would be REALLY bad.

I bought fabric to finish a couple of quilts, including the black, purple and blue quilt. Even though I couldn't find the solid fabrics that I wanted, I bought more black and a close purple fabric and added simple borders instead of the pieced ones that I wanted. I'm happy with the results.
I bought the backing and binding fabric for this so I need to get busy and get it quilted!

Speaking of getting things quilted, I finished three quilt tops while I was on retreat and I have one quilted already (the batik 4-Patch Hearts). I have one of my UFOs totally pieced and ready to quilt also. I have to piece the backing and because it's pretty small (48" x 48"), I'll quilt it myself - hopefully this coming week.

I bought two Bali Pops and I've used one because I started Trade Winds, a free pattern from Hoffman that my friend Judy K. told me about. Gee thanks Judy. It's all your fault! :-) I'm adding an extra row to the quilt because I don't like how the last row is only half of the block and have to gather a couple of fabrics from my stash to do so. This should be up on my design wall tomorrow.

I bought the fabric and pattern for a cute Amy Butler quilt called The Hoots! Of course, I'm changing it a little bit but I haven't started that yet. The only other fabric I bought that wasn't planned was 1 1/2 yards of a Jinny Beyer stripe to be used for a table runner.

I have to say that since I've been keeping track here and reporting my ins and outs of fabric, I can see a real decline in "casual" fabric shopping. Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with going to your LQS to fondle fabric and finding that perfect piece with which you have an instant bond. There are no two ways about it, that fabric MUST go home with you! It feels good and invigorating; and so begins the quest to find just the right pattern to use. Of course you had to buy coordinating fabrics too! You peruse books and magazines but nothing strikes your fancy. You get side-tracked and that beautiful fabric gets put aside to be dealt with at a later date. Well, as we all know, that later date may not come for a couple of months or even years, but when it does, it's wonderful all over again!

Okay, now that I'm done rambling, here's the two-week report.

Fabric Used : 20.25 yards

Fabric Used to Date: 42.25 yards

Fabric Added This Week: 22.50 yards

Fabric Added to Date: 30.50 yards

Net Fabric Used for 2011: 11.75 yards

UFOs Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 2

UFOs Still to Do: I don't even want to go there!

New Quilts Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 1

Check out how other quilters are using their stash by going to Judy L.'s Patchwork Times.


oscynquilts said...

Hi Joanne,
I love your purple quilt.

Alycia said...

Great jon on finishing and your stashbusting!

katie z. said...

Your purple quilt is amazing!