Used year to Date: 60.59 yards Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 60.59 yards
A lot of sewing accomplished this week, but nothing to report! I'm still waiting on the red fabric for the red Xmas basket quilt--which remains draped over the longarm, saying "Finish Me!" On Tuesday Carol came over and helped me back the t-shirts for my grand-niece's T-shirt quilt; after she left, I sewed the blocks together and--yup!--draped it over the longarm. That night I started worrying that the fused interfacing might be the wrong kind as the top is very heavy--but I checked the next morning and it is the recommended Pellon. Since my niece and grand-niece started backing some of the t-shirts before handing it to me with a "pretty please will you finish this," I wasn't sure. Carol is coming over this coming Tuesday, and we are going to make a border with smaller pieces of the t-shirts. This is not my favorite type of piecing/quilting (can you tell?)--they gave me the box of t-shirts the first week of July and I've managed to put it off until now! Only Jessie's upcoming graduation from high school has made me put it on March's goal list! Periodically my niece has called to check on my progress (none!); I'm sure she wonders if the box fell into a black hole!
So, while I was waiting for Carol's next visit to lend me encouragement and moral support, the Forest Floor quilt began calling my name. So, I took my leftover autumn fabrics (from a previous autumn leaf quilt which has long-since found a new home), and started piecing Forest Floor (and avoiding the siren calls of the 2 unfinished quilts that are draped over the longarm!). I still have 8 of the 6-inch leaf blocks to finish before I can assemble the top and decide on what borders I want to use. I think I'll be able to count that fabric next week--and hopefully, have the T-shirt quilt machine quilted/bound and ready to return to Kansas!
I attended a 1-day spiritual retreat yesterday which was sponsored by JCCW--always a good way to mark the mid-point of Lent--thought-provoking and uplifting. Spending the day with old friends and new friends is a bonus. Hope everyone had a good week of stash-busting!