Sunday, January 6, 2013

STASH REPORT - Week 1, 2013

Used this Week: 7 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date:  7 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards 

Net Stash Decrease for 2012: 7 yards


Here I come, 2013--starting the year off right stash-wise!  I know that I won't be able to sustain these usage numbers, so I'll revel in it while I can.   I will use the same counting process that I used in 2012:  I count yardage when the quilt top is pieced and ready to be quilted; I make the binding and the backing when the top is completed--so that yardage is counted also.  Then I bundle the top, binding & backing together and put it in the Longarm UFO stack--so when I actually quilt it, all fabric has been counted and I do not count it again.  Just what works for me. 


I finished the patriotic string quilt top; it will be donated to the Star Valley Piecemakers for WY soldiers.  Diane gave me her patriotic scraps, so the quilt top will be returned to her.  I thought that with her scraps and mine, I would be able to make 2 tops--but only had a few "strings" left over after finishing 1 top.  I went into my stash for border fabric, which brought the dimensions to 72x72.  I would have liked to add a horizontal & vertical row instead of borders, but did not have enough scrappy strings.  I like my black & white string quilt better--it doesn't have borders and has the appliqued echinacea--but this is nice and will warm some wounded soldier.

Health issues continue to limit my time in my sewing/quilting room.  Unfortunately, I'm still able to peruse others' quilts on the internet--and that adds to my bucket list!!  Have a good week!


  1. Your black and white string quilt is really neat. Hope you are feeling better soon and can get back to your quilting.

  2. Great numbers...and your strong finish for last year is super! I love the black and white strings, especially with the bright flower applique.

  3. Wow, you started the year out with great numbers. Get better soon so you can start cutting into that stash again.

  4. Happy 2013! Thanks for visiting Spiral. OK, we'll shoot for the 150 yard target together :)

  5. You are off to a great start for 2013! Hope you get a handle on your health issues soon so you can spend more time sewing.