Stash Report – Week 5, 2017

 

2/5/17

While I have nothing used and nothing added this week, my baby girl finally started working on pillowcases that we bought fabric for last fall.  She finished 1 pillowcase and that took up 2 yards.  I’m sure I’m being overly generous in the yardage but that’s my jam to keep things simple.  She has another pillowcase pinned up and ready to sew.  Since that’s not finish that’s not going to be added in the used portion but hopefully it will be done soon.  She has a third pillowcase cut up but not pinned or anything.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 2 yards
  • Used year to date: 4 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date:0  yards
  • Net USED for 2017: 4 yards

For the Budget: 

I’ve been going to the yarn shop on Tuesdays to knit my kimono sweater.  It’s kind of bad since I’m surrounded by pretty yarn and stuff.  This time I had the girl with me and we found some yarn on sale.  She wanted to make a sock like me so, of course, I had to get the yarn for her and buy her needles to use the yarn.  We ended up not liking the needles we got so I got another set of needles to try.  This week messed up my budget but I am learning which needles I like to use for sock knitting and which needles I don’t like.  I am hoping that I’ll be able to use these needles I don’t like for other projects.

Spent this week: $79.70

Spent year to date: $228.39

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts… here’s what I did last Sunday for A Rainbow Garden!  I’m not going to be able to do any slow stitching today.  We’re having friends over for Super Bowl Sunday.  I do plan on spending tomorrow with my mini group working on Block 7.  I spent the time I dedicated for hand stitching prepping the pieces for Block 7.  Here’s my process this time around:

 

Step 1 – trace the images onto freezer paper

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I used a light box.  I traced right side up with a sharpie.

Step 2 – cut the freezer paper so that the pieces are grouped together

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Step 3 – press the freezer paper onto the corresponding wool fabric

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Step 4 – cut on the line.  The picture shows my regular paper scissors but I ended up using my fabric scissors.  It’s a big no-no since I was cutting on freezer paper.  But I wasn’t happy with the quality of the cut on the wool so I sacrificed and used my fabric scissors.  The results of the wool ended up being much nicer but … I generally wouldn’t recommend doing this.

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Step 5 – remove all the freezer paper

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These are a LOT of little pieces for this block.  But now all the pieces are ready to be appliqued on the block.

 

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

 

14 responses »

  1. I use the same freezer paper method but I cut the paper out before I iron it on the fabric & then cut the fabrics with my sewing scissors. Your way is much faster.

  2. It’s good to see all the progress you’ve made the last few months on this project. The blocks are wonderful, and it is getting done in small bits of dedicated time. Congratulations on sticking with your plans!

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