Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stash Report Week #24...

June 11-17, 2010

This has been an amazing week for stashbusting but it's almost entirely because of the fabric I've given away.  I had one lone finish this week, block 10 of the Baltimore Halloween quilt.  I'm guestimating it used a fat quarter of fabric for the background and appliques.

As for the fabric I gave away...  Well first was the prize for my one year blogaversary - a Hearth & Home quilt kit from Connecting Threads.  It has 4.5 yards of fabric in it.  (Bridget B - it will be in the mail to you soon!).

Fabric from giveaway

And then I donated 4 yards of fabric to be used as prizes for some future quilt challenges on the HGTV Quilting Forum.  I forgot to take a picture of them but considering I donated them 'anonymously' I probably shouldn't post a picture anyway!

This week I packed up and mailed off all of the kimonos for Care Wear to the nice ladies who volunteered to finish them.  I mailed out most of the bears as well.  I tried to figure out how much fabric they used and I believe a conservative estimate is 30 yards for the 120 kimonos and 6 yards for the 120 bears.  That's a total of 36 yards!  I also sent each of the ladies who volunteered some fat quarters as a thank you and that totaled another 7 yards.

So let's see...  What's my total used?  .5 + 4.5 +4 + 30 + 6 + 7 = 52yards!!!

And as for what I brought in, it wasn't much compared to that.  I bought 3 yards of fabric and some coordinating beads to make a sketchbook cover.  It's my next project for a group I'm in.  The only requirement is that it has to be embellished in some way.  That's what the beads are for (I'm hoping).

Sketchbook project

I have an idea for it in my head and created a design in EQ7.  However, the design I picked is very challenging and I might have to rethink it.  (I still haven't finished my purse for this month's challenge but I'm working on it!)

Purchased-this-week: 3 yards
Used-this-week: 52 yards
Purchased-to-date: 139.5 yards
Used-to-date: 236.25 yards
Net used: 96.75 yards

(My quilt be is taking a trip to Whistle Stop Quilt Shop next week, so we'll see how much self-control I can exercise!)

Until later...

"Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live" 
Mark 8:35 (LB).


  1. Good for you for giving away some of that stash. Your Baltimore Halloween block is cute!

  2. Wow! You had a great week. Your numbers are looking good!

  3. Thank you- Thank you. The quilting kit arrived yesterday and it is beautiful- can't wait to get started on it. The fabric is so nice. I posted a picture on my blog- Thanks again.