Tuesday, January 08, 2008

2008 First Stash Report

Yesterday I felt like piecing on something different, and I'd had an idea for a placemat I thought I'd like to try. I put one together last night, and I've put together the little four patches for the second one. It's kinda cute I'm thinking, and I'm thrilled to be using the William Morris print I purchased while I was in Paducah in 2006. I still have a lot of fabric in my stash from that trip!

So, reporting on my stash for the past week:

No fabric purchases at all. Good going considering that Quiltaholics has a big sale on this week. I haven't been by, so let's see if I'm that strong when I actually go there.

In fabric use: I cut up four fat quarters for use in the mats. Not all was used in the mats, the excess was put into my strip containers, so they will be used up in other scrap projects. Two of the background fabrics actually came out of the strip containers. Also, I worked out that I used 1.3 metres of fabric in parts four and five of the mystery quilt. So, by those calculations, I've used around 2.3 metres of fabric this week. Not a huge amount, but still used just the same.

I don't think I'll get huge amounts of stitching done today - I need to go grocery shopping, and I have a customer quilt to finish quilting on. I'm about two thirds done. It's warming up again, so lots more indoor activities are on the agenda. Hope you're having a great day! x o x


atet said...

The placemat is just lovely! Your Royal Cross blocks are simply amazing and I can't wait to see how all of the Carolina Crossroads quilts I've been seeing turn out. They are all so different!

*karendianne. said...

I like how you used the four patches in here along with the rest of your fabrics. The layout is great.

Paula said...

Aren't small projects rewarding? I love your placemat, you did a great job and I love the fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Hello Tara,
loved reading your blog, guess who?
I will give you a guess, I am a Thimbleberries Club member, not going to say which day.

Mary Johnson said...

You are moving in the right direction, no incoming fabric and at least you used some stash this week.

I'm convinced I can sew for 15 years on my stash based on the fact that my string bins refuse to go down no matter how many quilts I make....and I still have all that fabric on the shelves too.

Marla said...

Looks like a great week. Little by little we'll use it up huh! I love placemats too!


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