Stash Report – Week 48, 2016

Per this post, I bought a yard of fabric for the side and corner triangles of Provence.  😦  But it’s needed yardage to finish up a quilt and not just stash accumulation.  I like to track my yardage because it keeps me mindful of buying fabric.  I have 6 large plastic bins filled with fabric and 1 large bin for larger scraps and such.  That’s all the space I have for fabric and they are completely filled.  So, I’ve had to be careful with what I bring into my house.  Bonnie Hunter’s annual mystery quilt helps reduce my scrap bins each year.  The first thing I did to prepare is run through my smaller scrap bin for all the colors I need.  Then I go through the large bin.  As I work through the first clue, I haven’t run out of those fabrics yet but when I do, I’ll be hitting the larger bins with full yards of fabric.

Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt En Provence 1 of many 11/27/2016

Bonnie Hunter’s
mystery quilt
En Provence
1 of many
11/27/2016

 

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 1 yards
  • Added year to Date: 103.472 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 37.972 yards

For the Budget: 

I bought the fabric mentioned above and paid for this month’s kit for Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! And I bought new knitting needles.  I had to try the Ciaogoo 9″circular needles for the socks I’m making I bought #1’s and #2’s.  And as soon as I got them I started using them.  The #1s are being used in my pinky/purple socks and I casted on a new pair of purple socks for the #2s.  Can you tell I love purple? So far I’m loving them.

Spent this week: $65.00 (I just rounded because I didn’t have the receipt in front of me and I didn’t want to look for it.)

Spent year to date: $4,571.73

For the yarn stash:

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 625 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 623 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 10/16/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
10/16/16

Now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 11/20/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
11/20/16

And a close up of the flower…

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 11/20/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
11/20/16

 

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

 

15 responses »

  1. So enjoyed visiting your site. Lovely way to deal with scraps. I’m trying to get organised but not sure if it will ever happen.

  2. Pingback: En Provence, Clue #1 | Thousand Needles

  3. Beautiful Rainbow Garden block! You’ve done pretty well on your stash busting this year. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan to use up more scraps with Bonnie’s mystery. I’m using scrappy yardage. It will be fun to see the different versions develop.

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