Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stash Report 2010 - Week 20

I left a comment this morning on someone's blog, and my word verification was "precut." Guess where this report is going.

Precuts - what can I say except that it really is all Moda's fault!

Anyway, these came home to roost this week.



That's two jelly rolls, three layer cakes and six charm packs. Wow, it sure adds up - one teeny little box ... of precuts ... 17.75 yards.

I also received the most adorable Flutter By Me kit as a winning from Jere'e and Miss Gidget at Quilted Quickies. I'm going to say it's a yard total. Thank you, Jere'e. I've left it out on my cutting table to do soon! Jere'e designs the cutest patterns!

The hole has been dug so deeply that I won't climb my way out of it this year. I guess I'll still keep reporting because who knows. It may happen yet.

Head on over to Judy's blog to see the successes others are having. There surely aren't any here!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 104.125 yards
Purchased: 204.50 yards
Net YTD: (100.375) yards busted :(

UPDATE: Well, so much for finishing up Rabbits Prefer Embroidery today. I ran out of red floss, and I cut one block too small so will have to do that one over. Ugh!!

UPDATE X2: Okay, so I was able to salvage the tulip block by sewing a slightly smaller seam. But still can't finish the last block until I get more of that color floss.

19 comments:

Cara said...

Ok NOW I hate you lol.
Those are soooo gorgeous!
I think I could be happy having at least half of all my fabric being French General from now on.

Carol said...

Beautiful fabric!

call me crazy said...

Oh gorgeous pre-cuts! I would never have guessed over 17 yards~ it is amazing how they add up! Have fun with your new purchases!

Jamie in Louisiana said...

If I would have come across this fabric, I would have done even more damage...absolutely beautiful. But then, I bet you will be using those very soon and we will see a reduction to the stash.

jillquilts said...

Oh that fabric is GORGEOUS!!!

Do what I did - Start cutting some kits! Enjoy that fabric that you have!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How could you resist? They're beauutiful! You still have time to dig out of your hole this year if you sew like a mad woman!

Carol said...

That is absolutely gorgeous...gosh if we could only sew faster! ENJOY!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Fantastic fabric! That is some WOW stuff!
As for your stashbusting...so you are not in the black but I think the hole you are in is MUCH shallower than last year! That is progress! And yeah, you could end up in the black!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

THAT'S why you were asking the amounts of precuts the other week?!?! ;0) DO NOT give up...you can still keep make a goal of not going more than 100 in the hole! Keep working at it.

Suzanne said...

Love the fabric...your red work is beautiful!

Kare said...

love the pic of the bunny redwork! I'm anxious too see what you do with those precuts . . .

Penny said...

That fabric is sooooo wonderful, who could resist? Don't beat yourself up. You have blown 100+ yards out of your stash. As far as I'm concerned that ain't bad. So more has followed you home. You have given those poor homeless fabrics a safe place to live where they are loved and appreciated. I think you should rescue even more fabric. You have found your purpose in life. Way to go!

Lori in South Dakota said...

don't worry about the hole, it's YOUR hole! Enjoy doing what you do.

pdudgeon said...

ok, so don't think of it as 'stash busting' anymore.
you are planning your retirement stash now, so it makes perfect sense to both work on what you can from your 'present stash' as well as to hoard for your "retirement stash". So you actually have two different stashes. *S*
does that make it any easier? it does for me!

Kathie said...

I know why you had to buy these precuts they are just beautiful and if I didn't have a BIG college tuition bill to pay in July I would be ordering YARDS of this line too.
maybe a charm pack and make a little quilt is in my future :)

good luck changing those numbers around and decreasing your stash this year.
just keep thinking about how much its going to cost you to move it back home to LA when you move home after you retire !
Kathie

mascanlon said...

Ack....my stash report is about the same, lots of Half Moon precuts came to live in my house this week and I didn't sew a thing.So far I have been resisting the lure of Luminere.

Linda and Piwacket said...

Doing redwork is on my bucket list, and your blocks have me drooling with envy. What beautiful precuts you purchased and congratulations on your win!

Mimi said...

I am so loving your redwork quilt!!!

Miss Jean said...

I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new French General fabric! Just when I think I don't need any more fabric, here she comes!!! Your embroidery is going to be stunning!