Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stash Report - March 21, '10

Fabric in this week: 6.75 yds.
Fabric in YTD: 23.25 yds.

Fabric out this week:  0 yds.
Fabric out YTD: 17.25 yds.

Stash busted:   -6 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.

I purchased fabric this week and I don't feel bad in the least. I do feel a little bothered that my output is in the red, but I figure between last week and this week I have cut up over 20+ yards of fabric. I just don't count it until it is sewn up. So it is only a matter of time before I will be in the black again.

The fabric I bought is needed for my Double Wedding Ring. I have cut up about half of it already. I used to have a large collection of 30's fabric but since I have recently made three quilts using the 30's stuff I am down to the bottom of the barrel so to speak. So I picked up a bunch of 1/4 yard pieces. I was able to cash in two $20 punch cards so that all I paid was $15. Not bad.
 I finished cutting out the DWR. I also was able to get a test block and arc put together. Notice all the dots? Six dots per arc....with 322 arcs plus the center circle. Well that all adds up to over 2,000 circles. Yup, you heard (read) right. The scary thought is that I was able to cut 6 to 8 circles at a time but I will have to prep and sew each circle one at a time. Eye-yi-yi! Can you say circle overload? I have the circles packaged to about 500 per baggie.

Yesterday we went and visited my DMIL and I took my machine along and sewed gathering stitches around a bunch of those circles while we were there. That is how I spent National Quilting Day. Not too exciting but I did make use of time that is usually spent sitting on the couch. Did you do anything for NQD?

 On Monday I head out to Sundance for my quilt retreat. I am so looking forward to this. I hope to remember to take pictures and post if possible. Four days of total quilting with two quilts all cut out and ready to go. Sounds like heaven.

I hope you have a great week with plenty of stash busting going on.


  1. Good for you - heading out to a retreat should get you in the black in no time. Enjoy and maybe we'll see finished quilt tops on the next design wall!

  2. I love the look of your DWR. I have never seen one worked up like that and can't wait to see the finished product...or even bits and pieces as you go!