Sunday, February 3, 2013

STASH REPORT - Week 5, 2013

Used this Week: 12.5 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date:  34.17 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards 

Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 34.17 yards


More stash busted!!  I finished the lavender/blue Pineapple quilt--and made the backing so the numbers are good.  I had to improvise a bit on the original plan since I was piecing strictly from stash, but I think it turned out OK.  (I used every bit of 2 of the 3 fabrics--and had to piece one corner triangle.)  Sort of looks like a watercolor picture.  The second pineapple quilt (yellow/black) is on hold as I'm not sure I have enough yellow.  I'll take another look at it this coming week to see if I can make it 3x3 instead of 4x4 and have enough yellow to finish it. 

I was correct--had the wrong fabrics for the Pineapple!  There is not enough contrast between the green/lavender/blue fabric and the lavender & blue fabrics.  It makes it look more like a watercolor.  Not sure how I will quilt it to make each stand out--but since the LA-UFO list is so long, I have lots of time to think about it!!  Without going outside (brrrr!) and hanging the quilts over the deck or porch railings, it is hard to get a good picture.  When DH was taking pictures this morning, he said "I guess I need to make something so we can get better pictures."  :-)

Then here is a picture of the small pew bench my husband made for me.  He was given some pews from our church--they had been replaced when the church was rebuilt to enlarge it.  He cut the 12- & 14-foot pews down and made this small one.  (He made another one and donated it for the JCCW bazaar--you should have seen the silent auction line for adding bids, especially in the last 30 minutes!)  My bench is just the right size for our foyer, and makes a wonderful place to sit and put on boots, etc.

Hope everyone has had a good stash-busting week--or at least, a good week!


  1. I have always wanted a pew and now that I have seen your smaller version I want one even more!

    I like your water color pineapple quilt.

    Thanks for sharing....

  2. What a cute little pew! Your husband could probably make some $$$ making those :*D Your pineapple quilt does look like a watercolor quilt - very soft and sweet!

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  4. Love the pew!! Reminds me of the little country church I grew up in. My church now has padded chairs. More comfortable but it doesn't look like a church.
    Your quilt is soft and beautiful in color much like a watercolor. Enjoy your week and stay warm!