Sunday, February 24, 2008
Week 8 - Stash Report
This is embarrassing! Oh, well, like bitter tonic, it's best just to do it quickly and get it over with!
I'll do the easy part first: One old FQ for a friend -- .25 yard.
Now the hard part. There is a plan for all of them, but still in all, purchases are purchases and must be reported.
In January at Road to CA, I purchased a kit to make the American Pinwheel quilt. The quilt is 47x60, and I wanted to make it bigger. I think this quilt will be perfect either on the sofa or on the bed during patriotic holidays. I searched and searched in my meager stash of patriotics and nothing worked. This quilt has really small pieces in it and my fabrics all had either designs that were too large or the reds were too "red". At Ginger's this week I picked up three FQs that would work in the quilt from the Old Glory III line by Windham. Then yesterday Jane and I headed over to Stars & Scraps in Corona CA right before they closed for the day, and I was able to find some half yard cuts and FQs of the original fabric in the kit. I'm good to go on this quilt. It will be lots of teeny piecing, but I'm up to the task! That's 7 yards total to enlarge this quilt. I probably won't use all of it. Then I found an end-of-bolt of 4.75 yards to back it, and can use the leftovers from the front to make it size up correctly.
Stars & Scraps had a few pieces of Wildrose fabric left, and I found a piece big enough to back the Moda U kit that I had gotten from The Fat Quarter Shop last year. Now that one is good to go, too. Backing purchased - 5 yards.
I discovered a kit upstairs in the stash room that I purchased at the old Fabric Patch a couple of years ago. I was going to start piecing it this week, but I'm helping out a friend instead so that was put aside. It used some older 3 Sisters fabric, and I found an end-of-bolt at Ginger's this week for the backing that was the same fabric as the borders on that quilt, so it followed me home. 5 yards purchased.
I've been thinking about quilts for my brother's home. They lost everything in the fire in 2006, and even though the house is rebuilt and refurnished, they need bed quilts. I'm going to start with the guest rooms, and will make the master bedroom quilt after I've visited this fall and seen Gail's decor. I found a kit at The Fat Quarter Shop that will work perfectly in one of the guest rooms. They must be sold out of it so I can't link it, but it's an RJR kit called Stars of Provence and uses the Provence fabric line. Soft medium blues and creams. It'll be perfect for "my bedroom" in South Louisiana! The total kit, including backing, totals 19.75 yards.
Gulp! BUT I now have four projects ready to piece and finish. That's a good thing, right? LOL.
Also arriving at the house this week was the first month in the Blossom Time BOM. This is another perfectly gorgeous Anne Sutton, Bunny Hill Designs quilt. I'm not counting BOMs that were ordered before January 1st. A technicality for sure, but that's what I decided to do. If any of them get finished this year, then I'll add and bust the yardage at that time.
Busted: 113.50 yards
Purchased: 69.25 yards
Net YTD: 44.25 yards busted!