Saturday, May 8, 2010

Stash Report - May 9, '10

Fabric in this week:      1 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     41.5 yds.

Fabric out this week:      8 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      47.75 yds.

Stash busted:   6.25 yds.

If you would like to see how others are doing check out Judy's blog.
Well I managed to get some sewing done this week. Not a whole lot but some. Last week I mentioned I would be sewing up a back and using 9 yards. I bought the backing last September. When I sat down and ran the numbers I figured I really needed 8 yards. When I measured the fabric I found I only had 7. Oops. Since this is a gift for my son and his wife (their wedding quilt that is 19 months late....oops again) I decided that just sticking something else in would not be the thing to do. I went online and found just what I needed and ordered a yard. It was delivered Thursday and I sewed the backing up Friday evening and got the quilt on the frame. Here is a peek.
I had a great time at the quilt show. I took a bunch of classes, enjoyed the quilts on display and wandered the vendors mall. Lots of pretty stuff and neat stuff but I have come to the conclusion that I already have it all. Or all that I need. I did not buy any fabric, thread, or tools. I bought a bottle of machine oil (how exciting is that?), a Christmas wall hanging pattern (my dd who LOVES Christmas made me) and three pantographs. I also bought 14 of ______________ for my gift to my quilting bee friends next Christmas. I would tell but I think one or two may read my blog.

As far as circles go I was able to get 200 pressed while visiting my MIL yesterday afternoon. That puts me at half way. Woohoo! Only 1,000 more to go. I hope to get more done this week. Maybe I will even do some applique but that will involve changing the thread on the sewing machine. You know I have timed how long it really takes to make the change (less than a minute) but it still is such a deterrent to switching projects. How hard is it really?

I hope you all have a great sewing week.


  1. Love the look of the quilt on the frame, so many nice and bright colors.

    kathie L.

  2. Looking foward to seeing the whole quilt. The part that I can see looks great!

  3. I love the quilt on your machine. The black makes the colours just pop right out. I'm sure it will be a much loved quilt.