August 12th, 2012 - The Stash

And boy is it growing, in leaps and bounds. I started this stash report as an effort to use up my stash. This year, I keep adding to it. What’s wrong with me? Nothing! Actually, all the fabric I’ve added this week (49 yds) has a purpose. I plan on making a few quilts from it, just a few, and no yardage was  bought just because I liked it. I’m making the new Crabapple Hill “Gardener’s Alphabet” and that required 5 yards of this beautiful linen. Boy, it’s costly fabric too. I just finished the stitching for “Snow Days” and now I need to start assembling some of the blocks for it. There’s some stitching that continues on into the pieced blocks too. It’s a really awesome quilt.

I used a fair bit of stash up this week but I’m still in the negatives. I made 9 backings, which seems like a lot but I should make 18 more to get out of the hole. I don’t think I will need any fabric for the rest of the year, maybe the rest of my life. When I get these quilts done, I’ll have to post a few pictures of them.

Now on to my stash report.

Fabric used this week: 24.9 yds

Fabric used YTD: 117.85 yds

Fabric added this week: 49.88 yds

Fabric added YTD: 180.27 yds

Net fabric busted: -62.42 yds

I didn’t sew at all last week while I was up at my sister’s house. My younger sister and I planned on cleaning my older sister’s sewing room. We ended up moving it to a different room all together and it’s a much larger room with a closet. Her old sewing room didn’t have a closet or an overhead light. We bought a chrome shelving unti for the closet. I wish there was an Ikea store close to her house because they have a huge selection of shelving units and cupboards. I really like organizing storage solutions for people. You just need lots of cash to get shelving and storage bins. Seeing as we had to empty the room first, we didn’t get it finished but I’m sure it will look great when it’s done. She even has space for a design wall. I’m so jealous!.

So for now, I plan on doing a bit of quilting while watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. It sounds like a really great show. Have a great week!


One Response to “The Stash”

  1. Liz Says:

    Wow, you did make a large purchase this week. I checked out the gardener’s alphabet – very pretty project. Good luck on it. I have a few old cross stitch projects to finish up before I even dare think about new projects.

    Have fun watching the closing ceremony..I’ll probably record it since I am still catching up on lots of the other recordings.

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