September 19th, 2010 - Stash Report Week #38

I really should change the name of my blog to Fabric Junkie. All I seem to do is buy fabric. Who has time to sew? Or should I say who has time to sew using their own fabric?

 I worked on this baby quilt for my niece’s friend all week. It’s almost done. It needs a little more quilting and the binding, then it’s out of here. I quilted it on my new machine and I think there’s a learning curve here. It isn’t as great as I thought it would be but it’s okay. That BSR thing is a little different than regular free-motion quilting. It takes some getting used to. Practice, practice, practice!

 And here’s some fabric I picked up this week. Why? I don’t even like Asian prints but I just love these ones. The shop owner made up a  quilt pattern using these fabrics and it’s just beautiful. The gold flowers make the outside border. This needs another brown print that I have in my stash and maybe this week I’ll get it sewn up and ready to quilt. Yeah right!

 And because I had some other prints in my stash that will work, I bought this colourway too. The big blue flowers on the left is from my stash. I don’t even remember buying it but it was there. It’s even washed, all ready to go. I’m only have enough for a twin. It’s a really easy pattern and maybe I can get 2 done in one week.

 Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 0 yds

Fabric used YTD: 141.66 yds

Fabric added this week: 13.21 yds

Fabric added YTD: 165.86 yds

Net fabric busted: -24.2 yds

 So I’m not getting any closer to my goal this year but I’m going to keep on trying. At least the fabric I’ve bought is for a planned quilt not just for the stash. There’s some thinking involved here, not much though.

5 Responses to “Stash Report Week #38”

  1. Morah Says:

    Your report made me smile! Don’t kick yourself too hard. This is supposed to be fun!!!

  2. katie z. Says:

    That baby quilt is awfully cute.

  3. liz Says:

    I also don’t like the “typical” Asian fabrics, but there are some beautiful ones out there which just have beautiful tones or shapes that flow. The fabrics you selected fit that criteria.

    Is it getting cooler up north???


  4. Lori in SD/NE Says:

    I love the oriental fabrics. sigh I stash enhanced today. Ah well!!

  5. Vicki Says:

    I love your fabrics and I am becoming a asain influence convert too. I am even loving the modern print that I never thought would appeal to me. Funny how our tastes change over time.

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