Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stash Report - Dec, 19, '10

Fabric in this week:     15 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     148.75 yds.

Fabric out this week:   0 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      142 yds.

Stash busted:   -6.75 yds.

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

This is the piece that put me under again. Not very exciting.
A bolt (15 yds.) of Kona Snow. Love the stuff. I don't regret buying it in the least. I go through this like crazy. In the week since I bought it I noticed that it has increased in price 80 cents a yard. I am glad I got it when I did.

I quilted two quilts for hire last week. One was unexpected. A neighbor of my DIL wanted a quilt quilted that  her 10 year old daughter had made. I named an outrageous price thinking that would discourage them. I was surprised when she showed up here with the quilt, batting and backing. Shoot! I was stuck. I wish I had taken a picture of the top. It was made up of large strips, about 12 x 42" with borders that were very friendly. (They stood up and waved) Also the borders at the corners were missing fabric. They had not been cut long enough and were just left empty in the corners. Hummmmm. The backing was a minkie type fabric. I did an all over pattern of loops and stars since the daughter loves stars. When I got to the end the backing was 2" too short at the top and 6" too short at the bottom. Hummmmmm. I contacted the mom and made a couple of suggestions. She elected to have me do some surgery. I folded the border up and made a tuck so it came out even. I top stitched the edge of the tuck down then cut out the extra underneath. Because of the tuck I was able to take extra fabric and fix the corners. It was not show worthy but it looked pretty darned good after I finished with it. I think I earned every penny on that quilt. Good think I quoted high. My DIL delivered it and said the mom and daughter were ecstatic. The little girl was screaming  about how wonderful it was.

I have a Merry Go Round quilt on the machine right now. This is the third one of these in a week and a half. They were all made by the same person. It is made from Origins jelly rolls. I plan on finishing this on Monday and then doing a small throw for my MIL. I just thought of it on Saturday. Why can't inspiration strike sooner?

I managed to get all of my circles prepped for the basket quilt. Now I am working on the leaves. Soon I will be able to start putting this together.

Lori wanted to see some blocks so I did some applique on the basket blocks. Here you go Lori, this shot is for you.

I hope you will be able to get some quilty stuff done this week. I hope to finish the leaves. Then there is that Christmas thing. I made pans and pans of caramel and toffee on Friday and Saturday. Now I need to package and deliver it. Mostly I need to get it out of the house. Have a great week.


  1. You are not too far in the negative, so you did good for the year! The little girls quilt may have been a pain, but since I have an 11 year old in the house, I can imagine that little girls excitment when she found out that Mom took the trouble to have her quilt quilted. Beautiful baskets, I love your blue and gold color combo.

  2. What a great thing you did for that young girl on her first quilt! You gave her a positive experience! Just think about it, you may have just created the next Eleanor Burns!

  3. Wow that sounds like a nightmare to quilt that quilt but I am sure the girl is going to love it.

  4. Great things are going on at your house. Love all the quilts....

  5. Your baskets are awesome. You've had a fabulous week!

  6. Looks like you've accomplished an incredible amount.