Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Stash - 02/12/17

Well I fell off the wagon, I bought some fabric. Just a little and it was a birthday present for Sharla, so I had a good reason right? To be honest I never expected to last a whole year without buying, and I've used much more than I bought so far this year. So I'm in a very happy place. Add to the fact that I have two things in the used column and they out weigh what I bought.

So lets start with what I bought. Sharla and I are both collection mini charm packs with the hope of someday doing a huge scrappy postage stamp quilts. I thought I would add to the collection for her birthday. So I bought 4 different lines and of course I had to buy some for me too.  I also bought her the Bella solids swatch card. We use are Kona card all the time, but our local quilt store carries Bella, and it would be nice to be able to know which color we want before going there. I did some research on line and found a mini charm pack has approximately 1/4 of a yard of fabric in it. So this is a 2 yard add.


Now for the fabric out this week, first I finished and mailed my bee block for this month. It was a log cabin block that went together quickly and easily. I estimated that I used just under a fat quarter for this block, so to make the accounting easy, I'm saying 1/4 yard used.


And lastly I finished my cross quilt top. It has been in the works since 2014, and it was my pick as part of my first bee. Luckily I photographed all the blocks I received, so I know how many were made by someone else and how many I made.  I made just under 250 6 inch blocks. Then I laid the pieces out on a fat quarter to determine how much fabric I used.  I calculated that I could get about 5 blocks from a fat quarter, with very little waste. So that means I used about 12 1/3 yards of fabric for the blocks I made.


So even though I did buy some fabric, I've used much more than I've purchased, which is the goal for 2017. I hadn't expected to finish the cross quilt so soon, but the Super Bowl just didn't hold my interest and so I work on it. Now for the stash report this week.

Fabric Used this Week: 12 3/5
Fabric Used year to Date: 37 7/8 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 2 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 35 7/8 yards used

I also got Mecca's backing pieced and loaded onto my long arm as well as her top ironed and loaded, so I will begin quilting it on Monday which is my day off. So I'm making progress all around. YEAH!!! Now it is time to link up with Judy at Patchwork Times - Sunday Stash.  And since I have something new to show I will also be linking up with Sunday Stash #215 with Molli Sparkles. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

6 comments:

  1. Okay, so when I buy charms or mini charms, I don't really consider it falling off the wagon. To me it's like snacking on those little Fun Size snacks that the chocolate bar companies come out with - they don't count, right??

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  2. Wow, you are doing so well using your Stash this year. A few mini charms as a birthday present make a great gift. I hope you have fun quilting tomorrow!

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  3. You are way ahead in the game! I don't think gifts should count against you. :)
    That cross quilt is lovely. I might have to consider that pattern for my next scrap buster quilt.

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  4. Those cuties are worth falling off the wagon for! The cross quilt is lovely.

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  5. Great progress on the stash usage - the plus quilt is so bright and colorful, and I love the charm packs you bought - they look like they will all play together well.

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  6. You made some great additions. Congrats on being in the black.

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