Friday, August 4, 2017

Stashbusting Stats and One Monthly Goal

Another month when I've used more fabric than I brought in!  Ok, I only used 1/2 yard more than I bought but at least it is using more than I'm bringing in.

2017
Fabric In Month
Fabric In Year
Fabric Out Month
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
July
10.00
62.875
10.5
70.250
7.375


I'm hoping I can control myself this month and not go wild buying fabric. I was at my LQS today but couldn't decide what I wanted to use with the spool blocks  swap from the retreat in May.  So I didn't get anything. Amazing! 
Floral Wallhanging start.


It's time to make a goal for the one monthly goal.  I've decided to work on the floral wall hanging. I've been ignoring it for too many weeks months.  I'm hoping to get all the pieces fused down and zigzagged (or blanket stitched) around them. I'd love to get it finished but I don't hold out much hope for doing that.  We are going to be traveling a bit this month so it may cut into my stitching time.  

I'd like to get this done early in the month so I can hang it before fall comes. I'm tired of the Fourth of July wall hangings. 

I have been making progress on the Christmas Trip Around the World.  All four strata are sewn.  I need to go back to Confessions of a Fabric Addict to figure out the next step. (If you want to see the directions for Sarah's Trip Around the World Quilt Along scroll down to the Blog Archive and click on July. Then click on the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. The directions are at the bottom of each post.)  I'll show pictures of mine once I get a quarter done.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks! 

I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Elm Street Quilts goal setting, and Can I Gt a Whoop Whoop?  Be sure to take a break and check out others' blogs.

Happy Quilting All. Bonnie 

7 comments:

  1. I think I recognize your OMG project but I can't put a name to it. Good luck with your goal-you can do it Bonnie!

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  2. Despite your up-coming trip, the flower wall hanging will see some progress as a OMG.

    I found six yards of fabric at the thrift shop yesterday that will be a good QOV backing and a yard of blue fabric - all for $8 - not bad considering.

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  3. Some progress is better than no progress at all! Have fun on your trip!

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  4. Looks quite interesting. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  5. You are doing really well on the stash management. I decided to just give in this year. After two years of not buying, my resistance is too weak (that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Good luck with your August OMG. Looks like you've got a good start.

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  6. I look forward to seeing what flowers will bloom on your OMG wall hanging!

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  7. I'm doing a fabric challenge this year also, my goal is to reduce my stash by 100 yards, so far I'm around minus 40 yards, it's so hard, especially when there's a sale. Good luck with your challenge. I love your project for the month, it reminds me of the pretty greens just waiting to be used in my stash.

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