Sunday, June 05, 2011

Stash Report 2011- Week 23

Short week at work, long hours, little time to sew ... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I did make up eight more basket blocks.

108 done - 183 to go! It's the elephant/one-bite-at-a-time thing. I'm slowly getting there. Defintely my grab & go project. Three were done Friday night while sitting at Ginger's Quilt Shoppe chatting with friends.

This little beauty was sewn up last Sunday, and I will be reverse stitching a little bit today on it. Didn't realize I had flipped some rows around until I took the picture. Those three blue cornerstones all lined up are bugging me. It'll be a quick fix and I'll be happier for doing it.

Kathie and I have swapped out some fabrics, and she sent along this little kit in a package. I've totally fallen in love with little quilts! Thank you, Kathie, for the inspiration and gentle nudges back to the Civil War fabrics.

Rooting around in my Civil War stash has been so much fun. I've discovered a few jewels up there! I found some old Civil Wars that I'm about to pop to start into a Christmas quilt. I've been cutting and cutting for drunkard's paths and baskets and little nine patches. I guess there will be blog posts about these for quite a while because they're what I'm excited about working on now.

This week I had six yards of wide backing that arrived. That's backing for two quilts. I love it when the Fat Quarter Shop gets those in. I try to order early because they sell quickly. Ask me how I know!! :)

18.355 yards were used up, cut, swapped ... finally a week with more out than in!

Year to Date:

Busted: 254.805 yards
Purchased: 304.275 yards
Net YTD: (49.47) yards busted :(

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scraphappy said...

Great work on the little basket blocks. Such a great project to carry along. You will be there before you know it.

Darlene said...

Love your baskets - slowly but surely - you'll have a quilt top before you know it. :-)

That little quilt is adorable.

I'm glad you're playing with your CW jewels - remember when you almost gave them away? Whew!!!

Yvette said...

I adore your baskets and hope to add to my one soon. LOL!! Once I finish my spools I will switch to baskets.

I adore that little quilt! I bought some new books and hope to start making a few.

I thought of you when I drove up to Ginger's a few weeks ago. I haven't been there in YEARS. I was disappointed that she didn't have a Civil War section. :( I heard that The Calico Horse has a great selection so I guess it is time to pick a Saturday morning to drive to Redlands.

rubyslipperz said...

It sounds like you had a busy week... and good job with more out than in.
- I have the button on my blog and I've tried to follow instructions to join the Stash Bust. But, when i go to the site of the listed people, it says I'm not active. Was the group closed at sometime?

...a new follower... =)

julieQ said...

Such pretty baskets, Vicki! You have really gotten so many of these made...I like them. I love Kathie's little quilt too, I have the book it came from...someday I will make one too!!