Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Stash Report March 21, 2010

Fabric Added this week: 0 yards
Fabric Added YTD: 92.5 yards
Fabric used last two weeks: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric used YTD: 52 yards
Net used for 2010: -40 yards
Somewhat productive couple of weeks, not much fabric usage but got some sewing done. I layered the over the line quilt top and it is now waiting for free motion quilting. I'm having a hard time deciding what thread color to use since I'm technically a beginner machine quilter and I KNOW there will be goofs, I'm hoping to minimize them by selecting a thread color that would blend with the fabrics. The plan is to make my selection today and starting quilting this top tonight. While I've been giving myself some time on the thread choice, I made a cover for my tabletop ironing board, this took 1/2 yard of fabric and a 3 yards package of binding.
I was gifted some bow tie blocks that my friend had from her guild block exchange, it seems they exchanged theme blocks every month. These are Easter fabrics. I thought about making a small baby quilt but then decided to stretch the blocks and make table runners instead. These blocks will make two runners. I used 1/2 yard of purple fabric for borders and binding. I'm contemplating a pieced border, so I will most likely have to pull another piece of fabric to finish them. There were only 12 St. Patrick's Day blocks which also have become a table runner.
I used one yard of green and 1/2 yard white for the borders and binding.
Well, that's the report for today. I may be out shopping for fabric in the next few days, I heard about a $2 per yard quilt-shop-quality fabric sale, apparently the store is liquidating their stock to either move or close. The store also carries sewing machines and quilting frames, I'm considering the Little Gracie II quilting frame, if the shop has one at the right price......... ;-)

1 comment:

Mary-Kay said...

How nice of your friend to give you these blocks.I like the baby quilt and the table runner is great. I've never would have thought that they were bow tie blocks. I had to look twice. I was trying to figure out what block they were and if I could make it.