Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stash Report 2010 Week 5

Wow, I'm enthusiastic about the stash reports this year. Or up to this point I am. We'll see how the year progresses. :)

I sewed on three bindings today and pieced two backings. Just have to press the Prairie Paisley top and my weekend list is complete. I did find one more to add to the list that I'll be working on this coming week, Bears in the Barnyard that Judy had as a Quilt for an Hour. I just need to put the final border on, but I got stuck because I've never done a mitered border. I'm going to figure it out this week if it kills me. Those stripes really need to be mitered! Then I'll need to go stash diving for the backing! Hooray! The backing will be another bust!

Since last Sunday I've made three backings for a total of 15.5 yards.

However -- 3.5 yards of backing for the Civil War Tribute BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop came in, as well as 12 yards of Rouenneries linens. So 15.5 yards purchased.

15.5 yards in, 15.5 yards out. I'd call that a wash!!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 48.25 yards
Purchased: 31.375 yards
Net YTD: 16.875 yards busted

14 comments:

Jenni said...

Aaah, it keeps on creeping in the door, doesn't it?

Cara said...

But who could resist the Rounenneries?? It just begs to be invited in, chopped up into little pieces and sewn back together again...all for fun!
15 yards in one weekend is impressive no matter what.

jaybird said...

mitered borders are nothing to be scared of!! http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2009/08/mitered-multiple-borders-tutorial.html read that... and e-mail me if you have questions... i heart mitered borders!!

Lori said...

You've been getting LOTS done! Aren't backings great--they use up a lot of stash!

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the way you write and keep track of the slinking and growing of your stash (O: I dare not start LOL

Laura said...

Great job so far this year on the stashbusting!

Infinity Quilter said...

You're doing a FANTASTIC job! Keep it up. I did my first mitered borders this past week. It really isn't that hard. I only had to rip out my first one because it was off a little. Good luck!

Quiltsmiles said...

Mitered borders are not difficult, good luck. If you have doubts thoughk, just do a baste stitch first in your tricky spots. Once you know it great, sew it.
Great work on the stashbusting.
Jane

Judith said...

So far so good, I am proud of you.

Kim West said...

a "wash" is good!

jillquilts said...

Looking good!! As long as you are using it up as fast as you are bringing it in!! :)

Pat said...

a wash week is good too! numbers stay the same :)

Penny said...

I think you did great. I am so proud of all the finishes you are coming up with. I love mitered corners in stripes. Just think.....you have four corners to practice on. I am sure a smart capable person like you will be able to figure it out.

Lori in South Dakota said...

You've gotten a lot done even WITH Penny's help. Any time you need a break, just ship her to my house!