Thursday, March 1, 2012

February Stashbusting Report 2012

The numbers pretty much speak for themselves... not a bad month but not a fabulous month either.  It probably would have been better if I hadn't had an argument with Ruthie.  She just didn't like the thread I picked to quilt the Chips and Strips quilt.  That took way longer than it should have.  Better luck this month, I hope. 

Year to Date
Fabric In
5.875   yards
9.75 yards
Fabric Out
8.625     yards
15.375   yards
2.750    yards
5.625    yards

I evidently have no memory for what I bought as I thought I'd used at least 10 yards more than I bought.  Except for a little note that showed I'd bought a lot more fabric when Sharon and I went shopping together.  Later, I'm going to check the stash upstairs just to make sure I actually did buy all that fabric!  

Here's what I was working on late last night. 

Kathy Tracy, author of several small quilt books, has a monthly challenge going on at her blog, A Sentimental Quilter and on her yahoo group Small Quilt Talk. She's challenging us to make one small quilt a month. She picks a quilt from one of her books for us to try.  Here's my take on the February block.  As usual, I didn't get it done.  I have the center together.  I'll be auditioning fabric(s) for the borders and then I think I'll hand quilt this little one.  I had the embroidery done within the first few days of February.  Then I eventually got the blocks cut out and some sewn and trimmed.  Last night I decided I wanted to get the majority of the top done.  

I also began making some of the units for the next Scrap Squad.  I love my colors for it but it has a lot of pieces.  I need to really focus on that over the next few weeks.  

Yesterday I took another of the guide classes for the new machine.  And, I picked up the embroidery module!  I'm not looking at it until I get a little further along on the Scrap Squad.  I know I will want to play with it if I open it... so it'll stay sealed up for a least a week or two!  Jenny, Brian and Sophie are coming next weekend.  Jen and I are hoping to make some clothes for Sophie while they are here.  Hum, that embroidery unit may need to come out for that! 

The stash numbers weren't too bad at least I am still using up fabric!  Happy quilting all!  


  1. I do the same thing when I purchase an item that may distract me too much. It stays sealed until I finish the current project.

    Your mini QAL is wonderful. I love the blues. I am following the QAL in spirit, as I simply cannot start another project at this time.

  2. Do you see that bit of blue fabric with white daisies with yellow centers? I covet that! I have a few scraps of it left in the 30s bin, and I only use it on pieces I plan to keep! This blue project is just beautiful.

    I'm so happy for you and your new machine. It has Circles on it - my favorite. I don't have your willpower - I would forsake the other projects and play with the new toy. Sophie definitely needs some embroidery on towels, or something, I'm sure.

    I went out on the deck and searched for daffodils after reading your last post. No luck. It's been mild in MO, but I guess not that mild.

    Have fun playing with Sophie, and enjoying her parents, too.

  3. Lovely blue quilt. I love blu!! My favorite color!! Hugs Bonnie :):)

  4. Looks like you have your stash under control for the moment. Congrats!

    Love your mini quilt, very elegant.


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