Stash Report – Week 37, 2016

I found the gold I needed from my not so fave LQS for Missing Ivy… so I’ll need to add it to my stash.  To be clear, I found fabric that will work.  It’s not exactly the fabric I was using but it works as a border.  Thank goodness it was only a yard!

And I went to my fave LQS for their Labor Day sale – see the fabrics here.  That was another 6.75 yards!  I’m in the middle of binding Hampton Ridge so once that is finished my numbers will look a lot better.  With all this adding, I don’t think it will put me in the black but I will be a lot closer. 🙂

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 7.75 yards
  • Added year to Date: 82.375 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 31.375 yards

So the purchases will add to what I spent this week as well as payment for my September BOMs with my LQS.  I get a lot of comments about me documenting my spending.  For some people it seems high.  For others, they are probably in the same boat but don’t want to know.  Ignorance is bliss.  For myself, I consider it fascinating.  And to be honest, if I didn’t document it, I would probably spend more.  In the end, I consider it my quilting duty to support my LQS as much as I feasibly can.  🙂  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  At least, as long as I have space for it.  Which at this moment in time, I don’t!

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $173.82

Spent year to date: $4,262.35

For the yarn stash:

Still haven’t finished my socks yet. 🙂 But I did touch it this past week and knitted one round!  🙂

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 continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  Here’s what it looked like last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 8/28/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
8/28/16

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/4/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/4/16

I think I’m in a slump or maybe it’s because I want to do something else… I don’t know but either way I didn’t get much progress done last week.  All I got was the second inner circle on one flower.  Hopefully I get more done today.

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

 

6 responses »

  1. I have a question. How do you calculate your fabric use when you have made something out of scraps? I made 2 little doll quilts this week. Each one measures 24″ X 30″. Do you just measure the piece and then translate that amount into yards? Thanks.

    • That’s exactly what I do. I’ll add 10-20% to account for fabric in the seams. If there’s a lot of piecing involved I’ll lean towards 20% and if not, then I’ll add only 10%. I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. When I am in that mood, I put my projectsss away for a while. A week later I feel better and my project is new to me again.
    In between if I want to sew something, I will make something tiny. I like to make tiny quilts. Just one block tiny tiny quilt or a cushion cover. That way I have a finish and it makes me happy.

    • Thanks Kathleen Mary! I agree! In this case, I was already in the middle of working on the project when I decided I wasn’t in the mood for it. So I finished the bit I started on and then moved on. 🙂

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