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Stash Report – Week 40, 2016

Hampton Ridge Finished! 9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge
Finished!
9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge is done!  woohoo!  I’m taking 14.5 yards used this week. Thank you very much!  Someone asked me recently how I determine how much is used.  I struggle with this and can very from one day to the next.  But to give you an idea of my calculations.  Basically, I count the yardage that comes in and goes out for my own benefit so it doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.  As long as I have a general idea then I’m okay with it.  So here’s how I do it… I take the finish size of the quilt and calculate the area.  I figure out how much area a yard is in square inches.  Then I divide the total area of the quilt with the area of a yard and that gives me the yardage for one side.  So I multiply it by two to get the top and bottom.  Then I add how much I used for binding which is generally very easy to figure out based on how much I bought and how much I cut to use.  Then I add 15% for trimmings.  If the quilt has a lot of little pieces (like Celtic Solstice) I may increase that to 20%.  If the piece doesn’t, then I may decrease that to 10%.  But for the most part, I use 15%.

In addition to my usage, I also bought 1.5 yards for more golden/yellow borders for Missing Ivy.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 14.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yards
  • Added year to Date: 83.875 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 18.375 yards

For the Budget: 

And since I bought fabric this week for Missing Ivy, I have to update my total spending so far. 🙂

Spent this week: $17

Spent year to date: $4,279.35

For the yarn stash:

I’ve touched my socks a lot this week.  I am working on finishing the first sock and I hope to get on to the second one soon.

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!  I’m halfway through stitching on the stem.  Here’s the pic from last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

And here’s how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/25/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/25/16

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

 

Stash Report – Week 39, 2016

Nothing Added. Nothing Used.  I’m still working on binding Hampton Ridge.  It really is almost done.  I’ve got one side left to do.  I’m hoping that gets done today or tomorrow.  Since it’s football season there’s a good chance I’ll be sitting on the couch and possibly get it done.  So again, no great pictures.

I volunteered for the quilt room tour put on by my guild so I wasn’t able to drive around to see all the studios.  I could have.  I had mapped out everything and was planning on going in the morning before the time I was supposed to volunteer.  But I couldn’t get myself out of the house to drive in 90 degree weather.  Not sure why – I’ve done it for the quilt run.  Actually I know why.  I was mentally exhausted by the week before and I wanted to take some time futzing around the house somewhat by myself.  The boys were out of the house and the girl was catching up on some sleep.  I think I needed that time.  After hanging out, I worked “security” at one of the homes.  And that was fun.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures.  I’m pretty sure I could have but I wasn’t sure about whether I could post it on the interwebs and didn’t ask.  It would have probably been fine.

For the fabric stash:  

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

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $0

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!  I didn’t get to touch it last week.  So, it still looks the same from last week’s post:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

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

 

Stash Report – Week 38, 2016

Very late post.  I wanted to get a picture in this post so delayed and delayed and still no picture… all I’ve been doing is binding Hampton Ridge so it all looks like the last post where I talked about binding!

For the fabric stash:  

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

 

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $0

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... 9/4/16

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

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

I felt much better working on my wool applique today.  I finished putting the middle part of the flower for the remaining 3 flowers and got a bit of the stem applique’d on.

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

 

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

 

Stash Report – Week 36, 2016

I bought more fabric for Missing Ivy… I found fabric to use for the blue and white but couldn’t find a matching gold.  I need to go over to another LQS that’s not my favorite to see if they’ve got the gold I need.  I’ve been trying to get over there all week but haven’t gotten to it.  Today is the day to go because quilt shops are closed tomorrow and Monday.  Though my fave LQS is doing a Labor Day sale for a few hours Monday morning.  I may head over there if I can’t find something in my stash to bind Hampton Ridge with.

I really wanted Hampton Ridge to be done by now.  The numbers can benefit from a big finished quilt.  But it took me all week to finish quilting the borders and now I’m working on the binding.  So Nothing Used… yet.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 3 yards
  • Added year to Date: 74.625 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 23.625 yards

Added more to what I spent with the fabric I bought (none of which were on sale).  Plus the time I rented the Bernina Long Arm to quilt Hampton Ridge.

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $105.45

Spent year to date: $4,088.53

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

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 8/21/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
8/21/16

Here is how it looks now:

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

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

I didn’t have much oomph in slow stitching last Sunday.  All I had the energy to do was the remaining vine of the leaf that somehow got missed when I did the other side a few weeks ago and the french knots of 3 of the purple flowers.  I couldn’t even get up the energy to do the last one!  Whew!  Hopefully today will be better.  It’s nice to know I’ve got one more day of no work and can fully decompress an extra day.

I will work a bit on this today but my new machine is still sitting in my living room waiting for me to find time to get it all together.  Now that I’m done quilting Hampton Ridge, I plan to spend the rest of my Labor Day weekend cleaning and putting away the 330 and setting up the 790 in it’s place.  The girl and I are thinking up a good name for the new machine but I’m not very good with names so any suggestions would be welcome. 🙂

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

 

Stash Report – Week 35, 2016

Nothing in and Nothing out!  Great news.  I will be adding this week though because I sat down to do the borders for Missing Ivy only to find that I didn’t have enough for Fabric 1, Fabric 2, and Fabric 4!  I don’t know what I did but I am guessing I didn’t buy enough from the beginning.  It’s so frustrating because I’m going to have to get different fabric.  I’m hoping that I find fabric that matches colorwise but not necessarily the exact fabric.

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 scraps of wool that I don't want to throw away. 8/14/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
8/14/16

Here is how it looks now:

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 8/21/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
8/21/16

I finished the inner purple centers last week and I’ll be working on the next light purple centers today.  I hope to have enough energy and time to get the center part of the right leaf on as well.  I don’t know how I lost it last time but I found it in my wool scrap bag. 🙂

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

 

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

 

Stash Report – Week 33, 2016

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I finally counted all the fabric I scored from my guild’s treasure hunt.  It was a whopping 36 yards!  And I only spent $13!  Great on the pocket book but not so great on the stash report.  I’m actually okay with this.  I’ll be in the red until I get Hampton Ridge finished but it was too great a deal to pass up. 🙂

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 36 yards
  • Added year to Date: 71.625 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 20.625 yards

For the Budget: The spending was out of control this week also.  In addition to the guild treasure hunt, I paid for my monthly BOMs at the LQS, and bought markers to make my bullet journal colorful.  I actually went through a couple until I found the right ones that wouldn’t bleed.  They are the Tombow brush pens.  I love them!

tombow pens

Spent this week: -$248-

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 8/7/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
8/7/2016

Here is how it looks now:

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

But before that, first I pressed the freezer paper onto the wool:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ironed on the freezer paper onto the wool 8/7/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
ironed on the freezer paper onto the wool
8/7/16

 

Then I rough cut all the pieces…

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 first cut 8/7/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
first cut
8/7/16

And once I did the final cut, removed all the paper.

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 Here's all the paper. 8/7/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
Here’s all the paper.
8/7/16

And here’s my wool scraps.

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 scraps of wool that I don't want to throw away. 8/7/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
scraps of wool that I don’t want to throw away.
8/7/16

Do you keep all of these?  I have been because we can use such small scraps for wool applique.  I don’t know if I’ll want to do anything with it but I may so I’m keeping it for now.  It’s not that much, just about twice the size of a sandwich bag.  Maybe one day I’ll decide I don’t need them and throw them out.

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

 

Stash Report – Week 32, 2016

Spooky Halloween Row 2, Block 1 ...in progress... 8/5/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2, Block 1
…in progress…
8/5/16

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 35.625 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 15.375 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: -0-

Spent year to date: $3,735.08

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 5 unfinished. 7/31/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
unfinished.
7/31/2016

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 Finished. 7/31/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
Finished.
7/31/2016

That’s right!  You read it correctly.  I finished the rest of this block during my Sunday Slow Stitching last Sunday!  I started prepping for Block 6 and here’s what I’ve got waiting for me today.

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 8/7/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
8/7/2016

I’ve traced all the pieces onto freezer paper and they are all cut.  Next step is to iron them on to the appropriate piece of wool and then I can cut the the fabric and place them where it needs to be.  I love the different colors of thread I get to use for this block.

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

 

Stash Report – Week 31, 2016

Moon Glow is finally done!  It’s bound, labeled and washed!  Now I just need to get a good picture of it.  It puts me right in the black again.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 17 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 35.625 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 15.375 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: -0-

Spent year to date: $3,735.08

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 5 unfinished. 7/24/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
unfinished.
7/24/2016

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 unfinished. 7/31/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
unfinished.
7/31/2016

A Rainbow Garden Block 5 unfinished. 7/31/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 5
unfinished.
7/31/2016

I’ll be working on applique’ing those little flowers next.

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