It's been a week of working out, school activities, starting the holiday house cleaning (b/c we're having a house sitter over Thanksgiving, then hosting the family Christmas), and getting houseplants indoors for the winter. Lots of rearranging and de-cluttering has been occurring.
About 4 seams were sewn this week to get the Be Merry Christmas top in one piece.
Now to find border fabric and figure out how big the first one needs to be to accomodate the checkerboard border, b/c I'm sure I don't match the measurements given in the pattern.
Although, I have some tops that require some quilting, so this one may have to wait a while.
Two packages arrived this week. The first was a belated birthday gift from Leona!
A cute FQ and a pattern - love this pattern company, Villa Rose Designs, very simple and quick.
The second was from the Scrappy Trip Along Flickr Swap. So, I counted the fabric "out" and now I count it back "in" - all 3 yards of it.
I was so anxious to see the goodies that I sorted them loosely by color and put them in my bins. That's what happens when one is in house-cleaning mode!
I love this swap because you sign up in yard increments. However, the 2.5" strips must be the equivalent of one yard and do not have to be all the same fabric. It's a very nice way to share some duplicate FQs or some leftover scraps that you can't stand to see after using them in 3 or 4 projects!
Another reason I sorted the strips so quickly was to see if there were any colors that might work in Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice. She released her color pallet this week.
Bonnie is providing yardage requirements for 2 sizes - WooHoo! After finishing almost 4 queen size quilts this year, I don't think I can look at another large project!
Quilty friend Elise is going to do this one with me - yeah!
I've only given my shelves a cursory look but I know this: when it comes to gathering 2.25 yards of orange/pumpkin scraps from my stash, or that much of any particular shade of color except maybe blue - well, it won't be happening.
See, I only think I have a lot of fabric until I start to do a Bonnie Hunter quilt, then I know I'm way out stashed by so many quilters! And, Elise is one of them!
Still in the black, barely!!!
Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 110.088
Added this week:3
Gifted this week: 0.25
Added YTD: 103.5
Net used YTD: 6.338
Check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.
Have a great week!