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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stash Report - Week 20

First off - thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.  Two issues: The 6 missing comments that disappeared in the Blogger breakdown have never come back.  I swear there were 129!  Also, winner #1, CountryMom, has not contacted me yet and I did say that entries with no way for me to contact them would be disqualified (be sure that you are not a  "no reply" blogger).  I will wait until this Thursday morning to hear from CountryMom - that will be one week - then I will draw another name from the comments.

If you watch the stash report week numbers, we skipped one.  Apparently we were all off by one week, according to Judy.

Good News! I did not buy any fabric this week.  WooHoo!!!!!

Of course, I also didn't finish any of my UFOs, either.  Although I did work on some little UFOs that have been cluttering my space, and my mind.  UFOs really do stress me out as one more thing on the "to do" list.

First up - the Dresden plate from Lily's Quilt QAL that I got away from some weeks ago.  It is now in one piece with all the circular piecing finished.  There's nothing to it really - that is, when you sew the right sides together, correctly, and don't have to rip over half the circle b/c you sewed the right to the wrong side - DOH!
This pic looks horrible! - at least it clings to my design wall (aka tablecloth)

Got this in one piece while DS was having an afternoon with Garfield on Netflix.  He still wants me to make him a "flower" quilt.  We pulled some FQs for it and I bought the big ol' Dresden ruler, since I will be cutting about 120 plates.

Next up - another Sweet Treat bag.  Long story and dealing with DH, this one was supposed to go my mom for Mother's Day. And the one I sent to her was supposed to go to my MIL.  Well, DH decided to order something for his mother else as I was working on them so, after some discussion....this one stayed home to be gifted at another time.

I have two more to make.  Then I will count that honey bun (Nostalgia by April Cornell) in the "used" column.

Next....this is a doll quilt made from scraps of the quilt that we gave our 3 yr old niece for Christmas.  I had that extra block (in the middle) and not enough of the blue and red to do any more.  However, I had put the tiny blocks together from the leaders and enders of the larger blocks.  More on this when it's finished, it's spray basted right now.
So on a rainy and cool yesterday, I sat down at my newly-repaired-and-working-for-the-first-time-since-bringing-her-home Featherweight, and pieced this little thing together as I went along. It belonged to my DH's grandmother so I thought it appropriate that the first project I did on it was for her great-granddaughter.

I ordered some 1" hexies from Paper Pieces this week while they were having free shipping.  I would like to join the Inchy Hexie Flower Swap, when it opens up again to new members.  Also, this size uses the 2.5" squares left over from binding, jelly rolls, etc. very well.  I will still keep doing my 3/4" hexies, too.  Well, when I get around to it.  Here's one more - that sounds like I've made a lot of them but this is only #2!  I did get some scrap squares together and placed in my sewing pocket, sew I'm ready whenever the opportunity calls.

Then, Karen at Sew Many Ways introduced me to mod podge.  No. I had never used it before.  I've done a few boxes and such for DS's art shelf and a pencil/cutter holder for my sewing space.  This week I used a pretty piece of paper that came from Shawna at 1 Choice for Quilting.  It added just the right amount of pizzazz to my clipboard that I use for my consulting work (of which I did quite a bit this week and plan do more today).

Speaking of Shawna - she's having a HUGE giveaway and an order lottery this weekend.  Check it out.

On to the numbers...
No change this week.  No projects finished and no fabric purchased (another WooHoo! right here).

Used this Week:  0
Used year to Date:  30.75 (30 3/4)
Added this Week:  0
Added Year to Date:  53.715
Net Used for 2011:   -22.875

Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports.


  1. I think it is great that your son asked for a quilt, even knows which one he wants. You have had a very busy week. Your Hexie flower is so fun.

  2. Yes, sounds like a real busy week for you! And soon there will be lots of finishes!

  3. I have never considered keeping track of my stash usage like this...not a bad idea, but then I would be held accountable for my collecting and my husband may cut me off :) We can't have that! Congrats on not buying any fabric. I did, but I also immediately used it :)

  4. Holy Cow - you have a lot on your plate. Good job on the stash report ;-)

  5. You made a lot of beautiful creations! I especially like the little doll quilt :) Some of those pieces are just so tiny. And your hexie flower is gorgeous - love the colors!!

  6. Loveing your blog. Just found you through Stray Stitches blog.
    {Accuquilt Giveaway} 


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