Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stash report - week 12, March 20, 2011

Nothing happening on the sewing front this week.  Life was too busy at work during the week.  I left early Friday afternoon, thinking I would do some sewing, and decided to take a nap instead.  I had stopped by the LQS wanting to get some nice bright cheery spring fabric, but thought about what I have sitting in the drawers at home, and changed my mind.  Not that I HAVE a stash of bright cheery spring fabric, mind you, but I have other colors that could be made into something. 

Yesterday was spent car shopping, then at a dance, so no sewing yesterday either.  Today will be spent watching the Dukes play in the NCAA tournament in Charlottesville.  The best part is that DS is up from North Carolina, and DD will come with at least 2 of the grandchildren, and younger DS will go with us, as well.  Lots of cheering to be done!

So the numbers for this week:

Used this week:                0 yds
Used YTD:                    21.73 yds

In this week:                     0 yds
In YTD:                           11 yds

Net for 2011:                    10.73 yds OUT

Check in with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing this week.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stash report - week 11, 12 March 2011

I got to sew yesterday, and used from the stash.  I'm not counting the sashing for the Judy Martin quilt, because that was cut some time ago.  I used background fabric for the Cindy Carter Spring Mystery - and lots of nickels, which I won't count.

So for the numbers:

Used this week:     1.36 yds
Added this week:        0 yds

Used YTD:          21.73 yds
Added YTD:        11.00 yds

Net for 2011:       10.73 yds used

Check with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing this week.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A good day

I finally got home from Pennsylvania around noon today.  On the way back, I stopped at a new-to-me quilt shop - Shenandoah Sew n Vac in Woodstock.  It was small, but had some nice fabrics.  I resisted getting any.  I also stopped at Patchwork Plus as I got home, thinking I'd like to get a jelly roll to have a head start on making something else out of the Scrap Basket books, but then decided I really didn't need to buy anything there, either.

Cindy Carter is running a mystery quilt this weekend, so I decided I'd make that one.  The scrappy version uses lots of 5" squares, plus a background fabric.  I pulled a white-on-white from the stash as background, and a bunch of red, yellow and orange nickels from the drawer.  This is going to be one bright quilt.  Right now, the mystery is through clue 3, and I'm caught up.  I'm making the baby/lap size. 

In between steps, I've been working on my Judy Martin swap blocks UFO - #1 on my list.  It was to the point of needing the long horizontal sashing.  That's never one of my favorite parts of a quilt, but I've got it all put together now.  I'm trying to decide if it needs an outside border or not.  It's currently about 93 inches square. 

While I sewed this afternoon, I listed to the JMU women's basketball team beat VCU to advance to the finals of the CAA tournament.  I could have watched the game on TV, but prefer to listen to David.  Way to go, Dukes!  Listening to the finals will keep me company while I do some sewing tomorrow, as well.