Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stash Report - Sunday November 13th, 2011

Fabric added since last report:  0 yards
Fabric added YTD: 52 3/4 yards
Fabric used since last report:  1/2 yard
Fabric used YTD:  91 3/4 yards
Net used for 2011:  39 yards

Jeez, only a measly 1/2 yard used in almost a month! At least I'm consistent with my feast or famine quilting habits. It all went down hill after trying to FMQ this quilt , the swirl pattern I tried, started too small and compact and by the time I emptied the first bobbin, it was big and erratic.  I balled it up in frustration and left it on a corner.  I plan on ripping it all out and start again, I just can't find the gumption to do it.
It look me a week or two to use my machine again, I made several blocks with some  old 1.25" half-square triangles
These little bits yielded 23 -  5 1/2" Dutchman puzzle blocks which I plan to turn into pincushions for Christmas gifts like this:
This is where I used that 1/2 yard of fabric, I made a prototype pincushion and tread catcher.
I think I will only make the pincushion and not the thread catchers, I would get bored before I finish even half of them. I'm also digging into the stash to find fabrics for two upcoming mysteries, Orca Bay Mystery from Quiltville and QTMysteryQuilts yahoo group.  My motivation is slowly coming back.


ANudge said...

Belle, you might like to revisit the quilt and see if you didn't start a new trend with the telescoping size of your quilt motif. Love the little dutchman's puzzle idea. They are cute.

kwiltnkats said...

Get motivated quick...Bonnie's Clue 1 is released on Friday, 11/18. I've got my fabrics selected and can't wait to get to the sewing. What colors are you going to make Orca Bay up into? Cute pincushion. Sandi