Sunday, July 3, 2011

Stash Report - Week 27

It seems that I've only been able to manage one post per week lately, and I seriously think I need to change that! The key is organization, and I seem to be lacking in that department lately. I've been busy, but that's not a good excuse. I could easily post when I'm watching/listening to the ball game. I know how to multi-task. I really do; but lately I've just chosen to not do it. Maybe it's the weather. Yeah, let's blame it on the weather.

I did some sewing-related work this week. I finished an embroidery order and added a couple of varsity letters to a jacket belonging to the son of a friend. I also did do some quilt piecing, but more than anything, I bought fabric - 20.75 yards of fabric! Fortunately, everything that was purchased will be used within the next couple of weeks. My numbers are so out of whack this week because I bought backing fabric for the 12 Honor Flight quilts. I just finished adding the borders to the tenth of these quilts and I'm looking forward to finishing up the piecing so I can start the quilting. I'm not planning anything fancy; basically just some random meandering, maybe throw in a few stars, etc.

I also bought some background fabric for my Fast Forward quilt. All of the blocks are done for the Fast Forward, but I'm not counting the fabric used until the top is put together. I've been following that "rule" pretty much all year and I like it. I think it helps me to finish projects, at least the quilt tops. Now quilting the projects is another story. If you'll notice I now have 19 quilts that need to be quilted. 19! That's crazy. Of course 10 of those will be done soon (and they're small), but that still leaves 9 quilts and you know that I'm continually adding to the list. I really want a longarm! That would help me, right? I bet none of you out there in blogland that own longarms have any quilts of your own just sitting around waiting to be quilted. :-)

On another note, I'm hoping that my computer woes of the past few weeks are fixed. We'll see tomorrow when I try to post some pictures for Design Wall Monday. Keep your fingers crossed!

Here's the Report:
Fabric Added This Week: 20.75 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 117.75 yards
Fabric Used This Week: 7.5yards
Fabric Used to Date: 222.375 yards
Net Fabric Used for 2011: 104.625 yards
UFOs Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 7
UFOs Still to Do: ???
New Quilts Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 12
Quilts Ready to be Quilted and Bound: 19

Check out how other quilters are doing with their stash usage. Go to Judy L.'s Patchwork Times.


Kate said...

Still more out then in! Great stash busting.

SpinningStar said...

I agree with Kate - you are doing great with the stash going out.

I also agree to blame lack of everything on the weather. Heck, it's out of whack so why can't we be weird? I'm in OK and we are on our ??? day of 100+weather so I am blaming all my lack of "get up and go" on the heat.

At least I am sewing in the cool of the inside!