Sunday, August 03, 2008

Stash Report Week 31

I was at a crossroad this week as to what to work on, having finished all the applique on the first block of Angels Among Us and the first block on Judy's Star BOM. Now what?

I took a look around and decided to clean off my sewing table. Since pink and brown fabric was strewn everywhere, that was first up.

Only the borders and backing count as busts, 6.75 yards. There's another 4.5 yards boxed up and ready to be mailed out tomorrow. So 11.25 yards busted this week! This is the first bust since Week 23 and it feels good! Prairie Paisley Patchwork Party get ready; you're up next to finish!

Oh, no purchases this week! A fabric shipment is already on its way to me, so I won't get too excited about this week - bookended between the Long Beach quilt show and an unused coupon from The Fat Quarter Shop! I mean, I couldn't let a perfectly good coupon go to waste, could I?

Judy is about to go positive on her numbers! I have a l-o-n-g way to go. I have started pulling out fabric that I know I won't use and will box it up this week. And recycling all those Fat Quarter Shop boxes! LOL. If I do that a little each month, then I'll be more organized and will be able to more easily find fabric. I haven't a clue what to do with the fabric, though. I figured that if I don't want it, probably no one else will either. Maybe grab box drawings for those of you who make charity quilts and scrappies? There will probably be no piece smaller than a half yard. Suggestions would be welcomed!

I'm heading back into the sewing room to assemble Patchwork Party! Baby steps!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 201.75 yards
Purchased: 508.0 yards
Net YTD: <306.25> yards busted


Anonymous said...


You can always send what you don't want to me. Scrappy are my favorite types of quilts and your fabric selections are what I would buy for myself.


Sweet P said...

Your pink and brown quilt is gorgeous. I think that's the next color combination I'm going to work on for next quilt.

Infinity Quilter said...

Congrats on a great week Vicky! See we told you it would come.

Now regarding that fabric you don't like, I bet if you posted it on your blog, someone would like it (including me). ;0)

carol said...

Great job Vicky. The pink and brown is so pretty together. You amaze me with all you get done.


Gail said...

The Pink and brown is lovely. I'm glad that I'm not keeping track of my yardage as I have bought a bit this week.Well really, what can you expect when a LQS closes and is selling at 50% off?? I think I showed considerable restraint. Yep, that's my story.

KathySWFL said...

Vicky the pink and brown quilt is awesome! Congrats on not bringing any fabric into your house this week. I know it's hard, but you can do it!

Hannies Annies said...

I love the pink and brown quilt, great job...glad you are busting that stash somehow!

Perry said...

Have a drawing, Vicky, or several of them. Or, give them to the local quilt guild if they have a charity that they make quilts for.
I am sure if you decide to give them away via a drawing you will have lots of people posting a comment, lol. Like your pink and brown, it turned out real pretty.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Many of us out here in blogland would love your unwanted fabric! There are always charity causes to make quilts for. Several drawings would be fun way to do it! And you can count that toward stash busting when it leaves the roost! What a way to serve your fellow man! Think of us as your helpers.
The pink and brown quilt is awesome...just love it!

Rhondee said...

I absolutely love the pink/brown quilt. Great job. About the scraps of fabric....someone was talking about giving donations of fabric to some of the guilds in Idaho and other areas that have had flooding. If you're interested, "E" me and I'll locate the address.

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty quilt there! I love pink! Take your recycling over to Ginger's, they have a couple of people who used to come in and get it, I took a huge trash bag full over there not too long ago.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Our little quilt group just raised $6,000 for the Rotary Club with our raffle quilt! Everyone was sooo happy and the money will be put to good use. We have a 2nd raffle quilt for our own guild funds (we are hoping to fund a workshop) and we have raised almost $200 on that! If you have fabric to spare - find a group in your area that makes quilts for a cause that you support - you will help the quilters and will feel good too! Great job on busting your stash - you have such lovely fabric and neat combinations/patterns!