Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stash Report 2011 - Week 24

I've been a cutting fiend this week! I'm not counting any of this just yet, but every once in a while I need to justify my quilting existence by taking pictures of what has been happening around the joint!

Strips - 1.5" - lots and lots of them. A friend sent me a pile, and I've been cutting a strip off of every piece of Civil War fabric I'm pulling per a suggestion of Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts. Wow, that works! Look at that pile of strips! I can sew up lots of little nine patches now without having to stop and cut more.

Also cut and prepped lots of small drunkard's path blocks. I'll have way over 150 of those done when I stitch these up. Probably closer to 200. Lots and lots more to go on this project!

While I'm prepping drunkard's paths, I'm also tidying up by going ahead and cutting the 1.5" scrap squares from the leftover "bowties." It really feels good to do that!

And last but not least, I've been prepping and stitching more baskets. Pictured are 115 completed baskets! 176 more to go. I feel like the old tortoise on this project, but finish line is getting closer and closer.

Oh, yeah, incoming fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop .... there's always a box from there! That Grace was just too beautiful to pass up! I have an applique project all picked out for this fabric. Since I already had the FQ tower, I picked some yardage of go-withs. I'm going to use any leftovers for the backing. At least that's my plan for now. So that was 9.5 yards that landed.

It'll be interesting to see how much fabric is used when I finish the Civil War projects I'm working on. I'd wager it will take a big hunk out of my negative numbers. But I have to admit, that teeny negative doesn't bother me one iota! It's just a smidgeon of what has been negative in years past! :)

Year to Date:

Busted: 254.805 yards
Purchased: 313.775 yards
Net YTD: (58.97) yards busted :(

This week I want to get up another stash give-away. They are one yard cuts of a pretty line of fabric that I'm positive I won't use. So check back later!


Melanie said...

I think you've been VERY busy... I love the grace fabric.... kicking it around. I'm impression with your organization...keeping your quiting together!

katie z. said...

Wow! You've done a lot.

Kathie said...

You have been busy. I also like the idea of having lots of "kits" cut and just ready to sew.

Kathie said...

projects look great!
ah yes that grace fabric is just beautiful
the beige big rose/flower will make a great applique background

Kate said...

Great projects! With all that going on you can't stay negative for long!

Quilterbee said...

I also like to have an applique project ready to sew in the early morning or evenings while watching t.v. You've been very busy getting you kits ready to sew.

Monica said...

I just don't know how you do it all? I am lucky enough to be a housewife that gets to quilt all day and here I sit looking at several project that NEED to be completed and zero desire to work on them. You are like the busiest person I know yet you still manage to get tons of stuff done.

I need your motivation. Got any to spare?

Darlene said...

Hey, you've been a busy one - woohoo!!!

Having fun????? :-)

jillquilts said...

Great job! I have been too busy with coupons to sew anything this week. :(

Brenda said...

Your on fire at the moment!

Cyn said...

Hi Vicky,

You have been prepping like crazy!

I also like the idea of having bits and pieces ready to sew. I'm planning on doing just that in a few weeks after I get my fabric and projects sorted. Yes, I am making progress. :-)

BTW - That little negative number? That's just your cost of quilting inspiration. LOL!!!


Perry said...

You have been busy! I am working on basket borders, all 3 or done, and I am getting them on and hopefully will have them done this week! Yea! Love the Grace fabric, I pushed some buttons on that one myself.

Carol said...

You've been a very busy girl...all that prep work is wonderful! Now you have lots to stitch!