Stash Report – Week 34, 2016

I came very close to buying fabric this week.  My LQS sent an email early Friday morning announcing a flash sale of 30% off all repro fabrics.  I am going to need backing fabric for Missing Ivy soon and I can live with pretty repro fabrics on the back of that quilt.  But I held off.  I haven’t yet calculated how much fabric I will need for the backing and if I bought it at the sale I would have over bought to compensate.  I haven’t decided what I’ll do for backing but I decided not to buy it yet.  I am in the red by 20+yards and I still need to get through quilting Hampton Ridge to bring those numbers back down.  Quilting will probably not happen until next weekend.  The plan is to trim the batting today so that I can start quilting Friday afternoon.  I’m planning to do a simple meander for the quilting and my hope is that it will go quickly.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 71.625 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 20.625 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: -$0-

Spent year to date: $3,983.08

For the yarn stash:

Still haven’t finished my socks yet. 🙂

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  Here’s what it looked like last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 All pieces ready to go 8/7/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
All pieces ready to go
8/7/16

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 scraps of wool that I don't want to throw away. 8/14/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
8/14/16

I really enjoyed doing the blanket stitch on that lower left flower piece.  I should have stopped when I finished but I tried to do one more and did the flower piece on the right.  It doesn’t look as nice.  That’s my learning lesson to stop when I’m feeling good and not try to push myself too far at one sitting.  Here’s a close up of the piece I liked:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 8/14/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6 – loving those stitches! 
8/14/16

 

 

 

Until next time…

 

 

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

 

16 responses »

  1. Your honesty about how much you’ve used and how much you’ve spent is very familiar. Just know that there will always be another fabric sale when you’re ready to buy, there always is.

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