Stash Report – Week 39, 2014

Hampton Ridge Block 35 9/28/14

Hampton Ridge
Block 35
9/28/14

 

Hampton Ridge is almost done… I’m just counting down the blocks… 6 more to go and I can start on finishing part 1.  I’ll be getting finishing part 2 in the next week or two.  I’m so excited.  I’m not sure if I’ll be joining another BOM once they start finishing up or if I’ll just be working on things that I’ve got going.  I definitely will not be doing however many I’ve got going right now.  I think I’ve got 5 but realistically I only touch 3 each month.  Now that I’m back in Los Angeles, I’ll check out what my LQS has going.

I am thinking about doing Scrapitude 2015 currently being hosted on Sandy’s blog “Quilting… for the the rest of us“.  We received the cutting instructions with months to cut.  I have a ton of scraps that I need to use so I’m hoping to actually use them.  If I’m able to get everything cut before the first clue in January.  There’s plenty of time but…I don’t know if I’m committed yet.  I’ve started gathering fabric and cutting the med/dark fabrics but we’ll see.  I am still planning on joining Bonnie Hunter’s next Mystery Quilt in November so my quilting life is going to be busy.  I know I’m a little ambitious… what with all the quilt projects and UFOs I’ve got… but I love the mystery quilt-a-longs and joining up with everyone to see how far everyone got and the possibilities or what the quilts will looks like.  They’re just so much fun!

I have been avoiding the quilt shops and the online shops as well.  I am a little vulnerable right now.  I can tell that the urge to buy is burning within me and avoiding the shops is the only thing from saving me.  So my numbers are still the same from the last time I posted.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 21.5 yards
Added this week: 7 yards
Added Year to Date: 81.4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 59.9 yards

see more stash reports at  Patchwork Times

~gone quilting!

Melanie

2 responses »

    • Hi DeeDee, I started doing mystery quilts with Bonnie Hunter in 2012 and I initially hated it. It was so hard to pick fabric and watching it come together with the colors I least liked was painful. For me it was a control issue in addition to not knowing the final turn out. However, that time I pretty much worked on Easy Street after the quilt-along and I wasn’t going to do another. But I changed my mind and did Celtic Solstice in 2013 (it’s still not done! 🙂 but I concentrated less on the making of the quilt and just doing the steps each time no matter where I was with the previous step. That was MUCH more fun. I’m planning on doing Bonnie’s next one and obviously hoping to get in Scrapitude as well. So, I’m learning each time to let go a little and enjoy the process and the camaraderie. 🙂

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