Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stash Report #8

February 19 - 25, 2010

Well, this was another week where I added to my stash, but almost all of it was for specific projects.  (Does it sound like I'm trying to justify my purchases?)

As I mentioned in my last post, I bought a Blush jelly roll and 3 yards of coordinating fabric for a Paintbox quilt I'm planning to make.  I also bought 3 yards of Kona cotton on sale to go with it.  That's a total of 9 yards - but I expect to get at least two quilts out of it.

I also bought a lot at JoAnn's this week.  I had a bunch of 40 and 50 percent off coupons plus another coupon for 20% off my entire purchase.  (Aren't coupons wonderful?)  I bought 5 yards of fabric for a special someone but I can't share what until later.  I also bought 8 yards of the Legacy Studio Ravendale Collection in 5 different prints.

Most of this will go towards making a sampler quilt that Jan and Janet will be teaching this next year.  However, I have enough left over to frame a John 3:16 panel I have. Aren't they pretty?  I've really been gravitating towards these colors lately.

And my last purchase was 3 yards of a very bright, metallic leaf print.  I could easily design a whole quilt around this fabric.  It was my impulse buy and I would have skipped it if not for all the coupons...

I think the pattern in this fabric would also make a great quilting motif.

This brings my purchase total to 25 yards!  Yikes!  I guess it's a good thing I ended up not going to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

Now for what I got accomplished this week.  Hmmm...  I have to think about it.  The only thing I can think of is the 18 pillowcases I made for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  That used about 20.25 yards of fabric. ( I also made some barbie clothes while visiting my mom, but we used her fabric not mine.) I've got another 26 cut out and ready to sew and I will have used the bulk of the children's prints and flannels in my stash.

Although I've still used more than I've bought, I need to stay out of the fabric stores.  I have enough projects to work on without adding new ones.  Having said that, I do want to get one more coordinating Ravendale print for the sampler that starts next week.

So the totals are:
Purchased-this-week: 25 yards
Used-this-week: 20.25 yards
Purchased-to-date: 56.25 yards
Used-to-date: 98.25 yards
Net used: 42 yards

Until later...

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