Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, December 6, 2009
The year end is almost here. I better sew faster! I forgot to add the 1 yard I bought for binding a couple of weeks ago, so that puts me -54.5 yds in the hole. BUT--today I made and sewed the bindings on two of my quilts, and one for the Heartstrings project, so I have some busts SO CLOSE!! Having these quilts bound is part of my goals for this week, so I better stitch quickly!

Here are the three quilts, all I have to do is hand stitch the binding down. And there is the leftover binding, I usually make a bit too much. I make all my binding the same size, so when I need some pieces for a scrappy quilt, I can just piece them together.

I wanted to bust 100 yards of stash this year, but will be happy if I break even. Having goals, stash reports, all help me finish my projects. While I FELT like I had oodles of fabric, after sorting and cutting all the smaller pieces, I was much more organized. I won't say the stash is under control, but it's getting there!

I don't plan on New Year's resolutions. Too long term for me. Weekly goals don't overwhelm me. But I hope the stash reports continue, I do love to read what everyone ELSE is doing!!

9 comments:

katie z said...

Are we going to smell smoke from your machine as you sew faster?

I hope your hands make it through 3 bindings! Make sure you take some pain meds before you start. I'm not sure my hands would make it through 3 in a week - one is usually enough.

I hope we continue with reports next year too... it's fun to read everyone else's plans and successes (and sometimes, failures - but they're usually hilarious!).

Pat said...

so close to finishes! I know you can do it! :)

I like to break my goals down to short term then I don't feel so overwhelmed in the sewing room. :)

Nancy said...

Tacking the binding is a task that I do not enjoy, but it looks so much nicer than simply using the machine.

Yes, 2010 is quickly approaching: good luck meeting your goals.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I loved that pink baby quilt when you were quilting it - glad to see that it will be getting a binding this week. We have new babies in teh family - guess I might have to make some baby quilts soon! I can't really keep track of my stashing busting numbers, but I generally only buy what I need and keep using my stash - it is getting smaller and smaller! Cheers! Evelyn

Donna said...

I like the idea of saving the leftover pieces of binding and using them for a scrappy binding. I going to start a binding box today!

SpinningStar said...

I also like the idea of saving the extra binding pieces for a scrappy binding.

Just saw your weather oixie - 16 degrees! Yikes that's cold....

At least you can be inder the quilts as you bind them!

liz

Vicki said...

I think that the stash reports has helped me to be motivated on many levels. I agree, I hope we continue next year!!
I think weekly goals are great too, I need the direction for my week. Lots of finishes are fantatic!! Be warm

MightyMom said...

how wide do you make your binding? I usually do 2" I think....

Stephanie D. said...

Cool idea--scrappy bindings! I'll have to keep that in mind.