October 28th, 2018 - The Stash

I only managed to get oneĀ thing completed this week from my latest purchases. I made a flannel quilt top from the layer cake.

 

 

This little missy helped me with the layout. She was really good at smoothing out the blocks. I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe she will turn out to be a quilter like her grandma.

 

 

 

 

 

This was our final layout. I found the pattern fromĀ  Missouri Star. Nice and simple and most of all, quick. I love all these flannels from Maywood Studios. All 42 pieces were different, no colour repeats. It makes for an easy layout.

 

 

 

 

This is the corner of the completed top. The blue border is the same as the backing fabric and the outer border was some flannel I had left from another quilt. All Maywood studios, which was kind of cool. I love their flannels!

 

 

 

 

Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 8.48 yds.

Fabric used YTD: 161.48 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 218.33 yds

Net fabric busted: -56.85 yds

I might get my ‘Net Fabric Busted’ to be zero by the year’s end. Hey, you never know. That’s at least 5 complete lap sized quilts. I better get busy with that. And stay out of the fabric shops too!

On the 15 Minutes to Stitch front, I managed to sew for 17 hours this week. I actually sewed every day this week except for last Sunday. I cleaned my sewing room but you would never know. There’s still lots of stuff in it. I also started scaling down on my other crafts. I have tons of rubber stamp supplies I’d like to get rid of but my grandkids love to play with all that stuff. I did get rid of 2 bags of yarn and a bag of fabric scraps. My niece uses all that kind of stuff at the day care she works at.

I’m linking up with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report and with Kate at Life at Life in Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge.

Well until next week. Maybe I will be at zero!!!!

 

 

 

4 Responses to “The Stash”

  1. Donna Says:

    The quilt looks great and your helper is a real cutie. Good luck on your goal.

  2. Sunday Stash October 28, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] Not much sewing again last week. I’m making a lot of progress on the embroidery though. I expect to need a new hand project soon. Yesterday my Needle Arts Guild had stitch-in at the library, something we do monthly. I always check the library website before I go to make sure I’m returning the books I have due, checking for books I want to read, etc. In poking around their digital portal, I discovered that my library card gives me free access to Creative Bug. My library has greatly expanded the number of digital databases and services patrons can access. I hadn’t looked at it for a while and hadn’t thought to keep checking it. It’s a fantastic resource. I’m sure my library isn’t the only one that offers this. I’m a huge fan of the library. It’s worth a look because some small libraries are part of a much bigger system. Fabric In: 13 yards Fabric Out: 16 yards Net Fabric Used: 3 yards Quilt & embroidery spending: $141 How did you do this week? 1 Kate 2 Chrisknits 3 Meloney 4 Julie in GA 5 maggie f 6 Mary-Kay […]

  3. Susan Says:

    I must say I like that top! Cute as anything little helper, too. Even if you aren’t zeroed out for the year, you’ve use a lot of fabric – that’s turnover. =)

  4. Kate Says:

    Congrats on the finish. Such pretty fall colors! Hope you made some headway on breaking even with the stash numbers.

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