Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stash Report - Dec. 5, '10

Fabric in this week:     5.25 yd.
Fabric in YTD:     133.75 yds.

Fabric out this week:   9 yds.
Fabric out YTD:      134 yds.

Stash busted:   .25 yds.

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

Last week I showed the pattern Wild Thing that I bought and the two Bliss charm packs. I was determined to get that top put together before today. As I was looking at the pattern I decided that it was not big enough. If I make a quilt I want it big enough to go on a bed. So I did a little calculating and figured that if I bought two more charm packs I could make 80 blocks and get the quilt up to 80 x 96". Off to my LQS I went and bought the charm packs and the fabric for the borders. That was the 5 1/4 yards that came in. I was able to use most of that plus 3 yds. of an off white background that I had. I started working on the top on Tues. afternoon and finished the last border on Friday afternoon. Let me tell you, this was one easy quilt to put together.

I have been working on my gifts for my quilt group. We will trade gifts on the 15th. I decided to put together the Tiny Totes by Happy Zombie. These little things are seriously cute. I cut out enough for 15 and have sewn up 4 already. I cut up 2 yards of stash for these but I will count it next week when they are all sewn up. One of the reds I used had 1997 printed in the selvage. I think that one had aged enough. (Just want to let you know the red really isn't that bright. It is a deeper more luscious red.)

I need to quilt a charity quilt that is on my machine and then I can put Wild Thing on and get it quilted. The good news is that I am back in the black.....just barely. But I will gladly take that. Woohoo.  To give me an extra boost I am going to have a give away, my very first. I will post it Monday morning and have the drawing on Friday so it will help my stash report. Any suggestions or hints on running a give away will be appreciated.

One of these days I need to get going on my Christmas shopping. That is not nearly as much fun as sewing tiny totes. How is your shopping coming?


  1. Way to go on getting back in black! Great quilt and cute bags. The problem with Christmas shopping is that it cuts into quiltiing time, as my stash report will attest this week. But I'm almost done, thank goodness!

  2. Way to go! Doing the happy dance for you here in c-c-c-c-cold North Dakota.

  3. Congrats on being in the black. I'm almost done with Christmas shopping, but I starter at the beginning of the year since I knew having a baby could complicates shopping a bit!

  4. Thanks for the idea and link to the the small treat totes!! I needed something like this for gift bags for our ladies group at church! I have small size Bath & Body Works bottles to put in them and I can use up some of my Christmas stash!!! YAY!!!

  5. Those little bags are SOOOOO cute! I have 6 little nieces these would be perfect for. And "barely in the black" is still "in the black". Good Job!

  6. The bags are adorable. You've done great this year! Good going! For the give-away, just mention that you must have a way to contact them if they're the winner. Anonymous posters sometimes forget to leave their email address for you.

  7. Loved the tiny totes. When you figure out the giveaway, tell me how it goes. I want to do one. or two. or more!