March 13th, 2017 - Design Wall Monday
It has been a very long time since I posted anything here. Here is one of the quilts I am working on. It’s Urban Abacus by Sew Kind of Wonderful using the Quick Curve ruler. I saw it made in Jane Sassaman fabrics and just loved it. So after much searching, I found 9 different prints that worked well together. Mind you, I only needed 1/4 yard of each print even though I bought a full yard or 2 of the ones I liked best. Now I might be making a few more of the same thing. We will see how this one finishes up, I have 4 more rows to add. I worked on this at the Hearts to Holly retreat last weekend and ran out of white pieces. Must have counted them out incorrectly.
March 12th, 2017 - The Stash
Just a quick little post. I went to a retreat last weekend and felt like I didn’t accomplish much. Mostly gabbing and playing catch-up with everyone. I had a good time and the weather was great for driving the 4 plus hours to get there. I didn’t buy any fabric while I was there either. That is a first for me!
Fabric used since the last time: 35.58 yds
Fabric used YTD: 87.1 yds
Fabric added since the last time: 16.25 yds
Fabric added YTD: 20.25 yds
Net fabric busted: 66.85 yds
I feel good about my purchases. No stash enhancements, mostly backings. My mom gave me a gift card for the local quilt shop and I went in there and could not find something to buy that wasn’t fabric. Thankfully there’s no expiry date on it!
Have a great week!
January 29th, 2017 - The Stash Week 4
So I hardly post anymore but that’s okay. As long as I’m quilting, all is good. We have been babysitting both grandkids most weekends and are enjoying every minute of it. One day, this won’t be the place to hang out so until then we are loving it.
During the weeks of this month, I’ve been sewing away like crazy. Made 3 tops, 3 backings, started on a Christmas gift and started on another quilt. I can’t decide which I want to work on. As soon as I cut fabric for a quilt, I count it as out of my stash. I even purchased fabric to go with some I picked up last year. Great find on eBay. Too bad there’s shipping charges but I didn’t buy it for the price, I bought it because it’s what I wanted. It was still cheaper than fabric here in Canada.And it goes with this fabric from last year.
Now for some numbers.
Fabric used this month and YTD: 51.52 yds
Fabric added this month and YTD: 4 yds
Net fabric busted: 47.52 yds
By the way, I didn’t actually use all that fabric, I gifted 26 yards to a new quilter. And it really didn’t make a dent in my stash. I hope to be ahead this year. I finished last year in the black with 0.42 yards. My final total was 161.93 yards used and I added 161.57 yards. Ever since I started doing Stash reports on Judy‘s site, I’ve added more than I’ve used by 221.93 yards. This year I hope to make that zero. Here goes!
Have a great week!
September 18th, 2016 - MIA and The Stash
I guess I have not posted for a while (July) but I am still sewing, buying fabric and trying to use up this gigantic stash. I have made 10 pillow cases (great stash buster), made a few bindings, made a few tops and another great stash buster, made quite a few backings. My friend with the long-arm is going away so I better get some tops quilted while she’s away.
Now for those numbers.
Fabric used since the last time: 41.56 yds
Fabric used YTD: 130.43 yds
Fabric added since the last time: 31 yds
Fabric added YTD: 101.99 yds
Net fabric busted: 28.44 yds
I still have too much fabric, too many scraps, too many kits, too many books, rulers, gadgets and way too many projects in my head. One day I am sure that I will get it all done. Until then I will keep posting about it and enjoying the good life. Bye for now!
July 17th, 2016 - The Stash
Hey, long time, no post on blog. What’s up with that! Anyway, here I am after a long absence. I’ve been busy, doing all kinds of stuff but not getting enough quilting done. Oh but I’ve managed to buy fabric, too much in fact. So here is my current status report.
Fabric used since the last time: 21.24 yds
Fabric used year to date: 88.87 yds
Fabric purchased since the last time: 23.65 yds
Fabric purchased year to date: 70.99 yds
Net fabric busted: 17.88 yds
I’ve been to 2 shop hops. Imagine that! At the first one, I really tried not to buy fabric but one shop had some Jane Sassaman fabric for 7.99/meter. In Canada that’s a great deal. So I bought some. Then I was looking for a particular piece of black so that involved buying a few different meters. And since everything was on sale, I bought some tan flannel for backing. The 2nd shop hop was a lot better. I only bought a jelly roll. Now I need to get busy and sew like a mad woman. Later!
April 10th, 2016 - The Stash
Just a quick post. I know it’s been awhile but I just seem to be busy all the time. Mostly babysitting the little munchkin. I thought I’d do a stash update here in the quilting basement.
Fabric used since the last time: 12.91 yds
Fabric used YTD: 53.03 yds
Fabric added since the last time and YTD: 37.04 yds
Net fabric busted: 15.99 yds
I’m still in the good. I have plans to make a few more quilts. Most of the ones that I’ve finished lately has been all accounted for or it was someone else’s fabric.
See you all later!
January 29th, 2016 - The Stash
So I said I wasn’t going to buy any more fabric. Right! That didn’t last very long. But (there’s always a but) it was on sale and it’s not really for the stash. I received a 50% off coupon in my email from Fabricland, which is the only fabric store here in Windsor ON besides a quilt shop. How pathetic is that! In fact, it’s the only non-quilt shop within an hour drive. So with coupon in hand I went in to buy some cozy flannel for backings for comfort quilts. One coupon entitled you to 50% off, one cut of fabric. I wasn’t sure if I could use multiple coupons so I thought I would wait and ask before I got the fabric cut. That store sometimes has some really crappy fabric but this time I was in luck. I bought some nice quilt quality flannel in a marble tan. I went back the next day and bought a grey and black check that would really cute on the back of a pink quilt and got 50% off again. I then thought I had enough flannel to do a few quilts but I was talking to my friend and she said it wasn’t often that you could get such a coupon. So I went back again the last day of the sale and bought more flannel, a really nice marble yellow. I guess I was lucky I only printed 3 coupons off that email or I would have acquired even more fabric.
I received a gift certificate from my son for the local quilt shop. I was going to use it to only get gadgets or fabric for comfort quilts. But then I thought it was a gift for me so I should buy something I want. So what did I do? I went to the shop and bought some greys to do the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle. It’s not Moda fabric but I’m hoping it will look awesome. Once I get a few blocks made, I’ll be posting a picture.
On that note here are my numbers for the last month.
Fabric used since the last time: 40.12 yds mostly backings for comfort quilts
Fabric used YTD: 40.12 yds
Fabric added YTD: 35.79 yds
Net fabric busted: 4.33 yds
It’s amazing, I’m still in the good!
January 3rd, 2016 - It’s A New Year
Here we are in a new year. Once again, I’ll see if I can keep track of fabric used and fabric purchased. Since starting a stash report in 2009, I’m amazed at how my fabric purchases have added up. In 7 years of posting, I’ve used 1273.95 yards of fabric, purchased 1486.305 yards of fabric with my stash accumulating 212.355 yards of fabric. Plus the 6.5 yards I received as a gift for Christmas or my birthday (just days apart). So that stash total should be 218.855 yards.
Right now, all I want to do is start some new projects but I’ve got mending to do for my son. I already hemmed 2 pairs of pants, labelled my grandson’s clothes for daycare and now I just need to mend some pants. Once I get that done, I’m starting something new. Oh but I need to make a t-shirt sample quilt for a class I’ve been asked to teach. And then I can start something new, I hope.
My youngest son bought me a $100-gift card for the local quilt shop and I have a loyalty card for $25- for the same shop. Fabric is calling me. I do need a few non-quilty items so I hoping to use them to buy said items and leave the fabric there. Obviously, I’ve purchased enough fabric there and with the Canadian dollar tanking, fabric prices have really gone up. The last fabric I bought there was 17.87/meter plus tax (13%). Can you believe that? Usually I buy a lot of fabric in the States but with the dollar the way it is, that’s not even profitable for me. I guess I better start using up this gigantic stash until the dollar gets better. Besides I have no money anyway. We finally finished our kitchen after 3 years of not having one. Well a really small one and now it’s still smallish but loads of counter space and still empty cupboards.
Until next week. Toodles!
September 24th, 2015 - My Etsy Shop
I’ve added a few new items to my Etsy shop, TheQuiltingJunkie. Ever day I will be adding an item or two for your shopping pleasure. The prices may seem a little high for US shoppers but they are all in Canadian dollars. Translate that to 33% less (depending on the current rate) on the US dollar. Happy shopping!
September 19th, 2015 - The Stash
I guess I’ve been absent for a while. Well, here I am, back from who knows where. Have you ever been there? I seem to have been stuck there for a long time. But I have accomplished a thing or two while I was there. Besides buying fabric, I’ve made some comfort quilts, worked on some hand stitching and made 6 pillowcases.
Oh yeah, and I opened an Etsy store. I need to sell a few quilts. You can see it here TheQuiltingJunkie. It’s just a few quilts for now but I have more to add as I get organized.
And in the stash department, I keep adding fabric. A few bits and pieces that I liked but mostly bolts of white and black that were on sale and I “needed”. Right! I also bought some Tim Holtz fabric that I’m going to try to Modge Podge on a featherweight case that’s in rough shape.
Now for those dreaded numbers.
Fabric used since the last time and year to date: 137.32 yds
Fabric added since the last time and year to date: 167.76 yds
Net fabric busted: -30.44 yds
One day I’ll get that down to a zero.