Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, September 1, 2013
First--I have a finish.  Dee's Stars---

Jackie--you should recognize some of the fabrics--I know most the white is from your box, and there are other prints from it.  Mary Kay--there are fish and balloons and roses from your box.  This quilt was made using 5" charms I had cut from scraps---all KINDS of scraps.  It finished about 75x88"--a nice sized QOV.  It took a long time to finish the binding--it has a black border AND binding--and I could only work on it when the light was good.  The picture is somewhat washed out- bright early morning sunshine but the wind wasn't blowing!   11 yards used in this quilt.

Friday Pat and I went shopping--armed with coupons.  I can't find my receipt--but since I know how much I spent--I bought 40 yards.  And I bought 2.75 yds the week before.  Ouch!!  

My numbers for 2013 are now--

Stash out this week--11 yards
Stash in this week--42.75 yards
Stash in YTD--114.75 yards
Stash out YTD--100.5

Stash is ahead--14.25 yards

How do I feel about my numbers?  Good!  The fabric I bought included focus fabric, background, backing and fabrics that would coordinate.  I bought fabric for a new project--a sampler quilt I'm doing with an on-line group.  Only one piece that was a "just because I like it" purchase, a teal 30's--remember in July I didn't have any teal 30's for my Rainbow Scrappy Challenge?  Well--I decided I REALLY NEEDED a teal in that quilt!  Later this week I'll try to take picturesSee everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times blog.

A short whine about new technology.  About 6 weeks ago I bought a Nexus 7 tablet.  Not so much to replace my laptop--but I had worn out my kindle.  Android technology--I'm slowing learning the ropes.  But now Yahoo Groups is changing--I'm now "neo" whatever that means--but it mostly means I CAN'T ACCESS MY GROUPS or SOME OF THEM HAVE DISAPPEARED!!  (laptop and tablet)  I'm trying to be patient--but its getting harder.  If anyone can shed some light on this "new improved" stuff--please enlighten me!


Mary-Kay said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the scrappiness of it. And yes I found some of the fabrics I sent you. I think this is going to be a quilt to make in the future. I've been busy, cutting up all my larger scrap pieces and I have a nice stack of 5" squares.

Melanie said...

It's beautiful!

pcflamingo said...

I've made a couple of these quilts from this design which I "borrowed" from you :D They are a big hit every time and my quilting group loves how easy they are and how quickly they gobble up the stash!

Sara said...

The quilt is terrific - and some lucky person will enjoy it. Another great idea for using charm squares.

Can't wait to see what you bought on your road trip.

Vic in NH said...

Oh wow, I love nickels! Your quilt is wonderful with them! I plan on stealing, er, borrowing your design very soon.

As for Yahoo, oh boy, ME TOO! I'm in the neo group and I hate all the changes. I hope they straighten it all out soon.

Nancy said...

What a great finish - a wonderful size for a QOV.

I didn't realize Yahoo groups was/is changing.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Great quilt!! I love the scrappy-ness.

Sadly, new does not always mean improved. I hate it when the sites I visit change's like starting over, time after time after time. Hope it all gets straightened out for you soon.

Kate said...

Love the quilt! Congrats on the finish. You didn't do too much damage to the stash. You have time to get back to the black.