Stash Report – Week 22, 2016

First the numbers:

Last week I used up 2 yards of fabric to make a practice sandwich, load it onto the quilt frame, and practice quilting to resolve any tension, thread issues on Bailey.  I forgot to add it to the “used” numbers.  I plan to bury the thread and bind it to use as a lap quilt while watching TV or something.  In addition, I gave 5 purple fat quarters at the Valley Modern Quilt Guild meeting last Monday.  For every fat quarter we bring, we get a ticket and then a ticket is drawn and the winner gets all the fat quarters.  Did I win? Nope so I get to add to my used numbers. 🙂

For the fabric stash:

  • Used this week: 3.25 yards
  • Used year to date: 34 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 20 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 14 yards

For the Budget:

Nothing purchased this week!  woohoo!

Spent this week: $0.00

Spent year to date: $3264.05

For the yarn stash:

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 0 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 0 yards

Net for 2016: 0 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  So I took a break from this project a bit.  After I finished block 4, I prepped block 5 by tracing all the parts onto freezer paper, pressing them onto the fabric and cutting all the fabric to make all the pieces.  Then 2 weeks went by.  This week, I really enjoyed getting back to the project and hand applique’ing the bits.  I didn’t follow the instructions though.

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 All pieces laid out, nothing applique'd 5/29/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
All pieces laid out, nothing applique’d
5/29/2016

The first thing I was supposed to do is applique down the stem.  Instead, I decided to start with the top pieces and applique them to their parts.  So I started with the little flowers.

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Flower #1 pull the needle up from the center 5/29/2016

pull the needle up from the center

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Flower #1 take the needle to any side and go down 5/29/2016

take the needle to any side and go down

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Flower #1 I finished 1... 5/29/2016

I finished 1…

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Flower #1 then 2... 5/29/2016

then 2…

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Flower #1 and next thing I know, all 6 flower buds were done. 5/29/2016

and next thing I know, all 6 flower buds were done.

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 put the flowers back onto the block until next time... 5/29/2016

put the flowers back onto the block until next time…

I really am enjoying my handwork at the moment.

 

 

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

18 responses »

  1. Love your wool work! Looks like you did a great job of not acquiring anything last week. =) I am shop hopping on Thursday. I may acquire something. =)

  2. Your block is beautiful. I’ve never appliqued with wool but I like the idea of doing the centers of the small flowers before stitching the finished flowers to the blocks. I wonder if that would work with cotton….

    • Thanks Nancy! 🙂 I think it would work with cotton too. I’ve done this with Raining Cats and Dogs and it makes it easier dealing with the little bits.

  3. If you sew the way you want to sew instead of following the instructions, it makes it YOURS. I enjoy doing my own thing.
    Kathleen Mary

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