November 28th, 2010 - The Stash Week #48

I’ve actually been sewing this past week but haven’t used all that much fabric. I joined a “12 Days of Christmas” exchange with some artsy crafters. I needed to make something flat and fairly small that could go through the mail. So I decided to make some Inchie quilts. I got the instructions from Nadine Ruggles book “Inchie Quilts” and they are 1 inch size. You don’t use much fabric even when you make 12 of them.

  Here are a few of the ones I made. I used the same fabric but different thread for the satin stitching around each one. I added rivets, beads and some fancy threads to hang down. I guess they could be used as an ornament or a bookmark. I mounted them on cards for ease of mailing. I think they look pretty cool but that’s because I made them. 

 I also finished up “Asian Grace”, a pattern from Joy Hansen at Joy Quilts, a local quilt shop. I’m not really keen on oriental fabrics but I liked the way this looked. Almost all of the body of this quilt is cut from one fabric. I liked it so much that I bought it in another colour too and no, I haven’t made it yet. Soon.

 Now for some numbers. Apparently last week, I made a mistake in my calculations. I’ve corrected it on the previous post, so this week’s  numbers are correct, I hope. Where’s my dad when you need him?  He would have spotted that error immediatley. Oh well, it was an error in my favour so now all is good.

Fabric used this week: 3.4 yds

Fabric used YTD: 180.651 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 181.985 yds

Net fabric busted: -1.334 yds

 So, I only have 1.334 yards to use to get out of the negatives and then it’s all positvely going to be good. Right? I certainly hope so. I’d like to be able to use up a bit of fabric in the coming weeks and I have no plans to buy any either. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a great week and keep on sewing.


5 Responses to “The Stash Week #48”

  1. liz Says:

    It’s always nice when the error is in your “favor”. I think you;ll be able to make it into the black by the new year. Your inchies are cute and they would make great ornaments. liz

  2. Charlene S Says:

    That’s only a third of a yard per week. That is very doable. Good luck

  3. Nettie H Says:

    I think you should re-calculate. Dad would see that you were suppose to add not subtract, especially when he would know that you have a stash somewhere else……hahaha

  4. Mary-Kay Says:

    I don’t think Dad would care as long as Mother didn’t buy any fabric.

  5. Allie Says:

    Love your inchies! And the Asian quilt is really beautiful, I have some I need to use up.

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