Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stash Report - May 2, '10

Fabric in this week:      4 yds.
Fabric in YTD:     40.5 yds.

Fabric out this week:      0 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      39.75 yds.

Stash busted:   -.75 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.
I find I am not busting much stash but I am sewing up the stuff I buy quite quickly. I can easily justify that I am not adding to my stash. The 4 yards in is background for my Jelly Girl quilt. I will bust about 9 yards soon. I am going to put my son's wedding gift quilt on the machine next. They have been waiting over 18 months. It is about time I delivered. Anyway the quilt is huge and the backing will use about 9 yards. That should get me out of the red.

I have done a lot of applique prep work this week. My double wedding ring needs 2,092 1" circles. To get perfect circles I run a basting stitch around them then I use the starch/press method. This week I basted 1,000 circles and pressed 800. Can you say circle overload?

The bee that I belong to does a small quilt that is auctioned off for the large quilt guild that we all belong to. This year I had the bright idea of doing a Jelly Girl quilt just like the one I am doing for myself. I picked up an extra jelly roll (50% off) just like mine. I was able to sew a few strips together and in turn a few blocks. I think it will be cute. These blocks are for the auction quilt. Haven't worked on mine yet.

I was able to quilt two charity quilts this week. This coming week I will not be so productive. I am signed up for several classes at the Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS). I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I plan to be tough and not buy any fabric. Now as far as tools and thread go.....all bets are off.

Have a great week. I can guarantee I will.


  1. I love circles! You were busy this week! That quilt is going to be stunning!

  2. Have a load of fun at your classes. A show like that is definitely the best place to get thread.

  3. That certainly is a lot of circles - looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    Enjoy the show, I am sure you will find something to bring home with you!

  4. All I could think about--do you see "circles" instead of spots before your eyes??

  5. Oh.My.Gosh! You are my hero! Over 2000 circles, wow, you must be a very patient person! And suddenly 1/4 of a yard of fabric used has a completely different meaning...Love the Jelly Girl blocks! Happy sewing!

  6. I love how you are storing your circles. What an idea. Love your background on your blog also. The quilt you are doing for your son reminds me of one that I saw at a local quilt shop here in Portland, Oregon. It wasn't but i think i am with your son in the fact that i love the colors with the black. Dottie

  7. Really? You must be the circle queen!