Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stash Report Week #1 - A New Beginning...

January 1 - 7, 2011

After hemming and hawing last year about continuing with my stash reports, I've decided to keep going.  I like looking at the numbers (especially when they're positive) and I think they help to restrain me from buying fabric (sometimes).  So here's to a new year!

I tried so hard to finish the Winter Wonderland top last year, but missed it by a couple of days.  On the positive side, that means I get to count the fabric used today.  It's difficult to calculate exactly, because the pattern intends for you to have leftovers, but my best guess is I used 13.75 yards for the top, label and binding...

Winter Wonderland Top and Label
I know I won't get around to quilting this for at least a few months, but I am hoping to find the backing fabric for it this week.  I like to prepare it along with the batting and hang everything together in my closet.  That way when I want to quilt it, everything is ready to go!

Purchased-this-week: 0 yards
Used-this-week: 13.75 yards
Purchased-to-date: 0 yards
Used-to-date: 13.75 yards
Net used: 13.75

Not a bad start to the reporting.  I have several projects on my immediate priority list.  I'd like to finish them all in January, but realize that's completely unrealistic.  Unless I gave up sleeping and eating and everything else.
  • I need to make a sewing hussif for a friend.  It's to be a surprise though, so no pictures.
  • I want to quilt this JoAnn's BOM for my brother-in-law.
  • I want to baste and quilt my 45 and Life to Go quilt.
  • I need to quilt Here's My Heart.  I want to hang it for Valentine's Day so hope to get to this one quickly.
  • I'm joining in on Another Year of Schnibbles this year.  The pattern for January is Full House.  I've got the pattern and think I'm going to use Pom Pom de Paris for it.  This quilt has to be done by the end of the month.
  • Last but not least, I want to finish appliqueing blocks #11 and #12 of Ladies of the Sea.  
So those are my goals for the forseeable future.  They should keep me pretty busy I think.  Hopefully, your new year is off to a great start as well!

Until later...

Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy! 
Psalm 99:3 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your plans. You have a lot set aside for January! my short term plans is to complete three flannel quilts. The twin size id done. I have completed the blocks for the king. It has 10 colors made into two block s, 9 patch and square in a square. There are 9 nine patch and 8 sq/sq in each color. Yes, I do sew fast. It only took 45 min. per color to make the 17 blocks. Will start posting pictures tomorrow.