Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stash report - week 5, 29 January 2012

A little more fabric out this week, and still nothing added.  I made binding for the QOV mystery on Friday, and got that stitched to the front of the quilt, ready for hand stitching down on the back.  Yesterday I prepared the backing for my moth wallhanging.  That's now loaded on the longarm.  I tried to start quilting, but was having problems with the bobbin thread breaking.  I need to investigate that some more.  I'm using machine embroidery thread for quilting;  I've done that before without problems, so need to check to see if I've developed a rough spot on the bobbin case, or if I have a warped bobbin.  Will need to spend some time troubleshooting today.

Stash numbers for the year:

Added this week:            0      yds
Used this week:              1.97 yds

Added for 2012:              0     yds
Used for 2012:                7.70 yds

Net for 2012:                  7.70 yds USED

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

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stash report - week 4, 22 January 2012

I did some quilting this week.  My "used" was for borders and backing for the QOV mystery on my UFO list.  I plan to spend some time in the studio this afternoon putting borders on another UFO, so will have net use again next week!

Numbers for this week:

Added this week:           0      yds
Used this week:             4.11 yds

Added YTD:                  0      yds
Used YTD:                    5.35 yds

Net for 2012:                 5.35 yds USED

Check with how everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stash report - week 3, 15 January 2012

Nothing in, nothing out this week, but I did have a finish.  I count my fabric out of the stash as it is cut and incorporated into a project. 
This week, I finished sewing down the binding on a UFO mystery quilt, so that is my second UFO finish for the year.

Stash report:
In this week:               0   yds
Out this week:            0   yds
In YTD:                      0   yds
Out YTD:                0.46 yds

Net for 2012:  0.46 yds used.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another UFO finish

Watching the Saints/49ers football game, I've finished stitching down the binding on my NYE 2008 (I think?) mystery - the dinosaur themed toddler quilt.  This one is ca. 60 x 60, so a nice size for a lap quilt or toddler bed.  I'm pleased with how this turned out - it's going to make some child happy.  This one was #8 on my UFO list for the year.

  This one started the year with the binding on, ready to stitch down, so didn't require a lot of work to finish.  Now I need to get something else to that point to have a good project for handwork while watching football on TV.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

stash report - week 2, 8 January 2012

I actually have a little bit of fabric out for finishing my Planet Patchwork mystery tablerunner.  I made a trip to the LQS yesterday, but didn't buy a thing, just browsing.  I did spend time cleaning off my cutting table yesterday, so I may get some sewing in today.

the numbers:
In this week:         0      yds
Out this week:      0.46 yds
In YTD:                0      yds
Out YTD:             0.46 yds

Net for 2012:        0.46 yds busted

Check with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is doing to start the year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 UFO Challenge

Well, I need to post my official list on the link-up with Judy at Patchwork Times.  I've numbered the top 12 things on my UFO list so I can keep track of them, but here's the list:
1  Sunbonnet Sue  - top finished, needs quilting
2  Jelly Roll 1600 - top finished, needs quilting
3  QOV mystery - needs borders
4  SITP - have the blocks pieced; deciding if I want to make it larger
5  Planet Patchwork mystery tablerunner - blocks at start of the day
6  Summer 2008 mystery - top finished, needs quilting
7  President's memory quilt - needs corners on the top
8  NYE 2008 mystery - binding in progress
9  Christmas stars swap blocks - blocks
10 Fractured mini - top finished, needs quilting
11 Colorwash wallhanging - top finished - needs quilting (may add applique first)
12 Moth wallhanging - needs borders

So for January, Judy picked #5 - and I've already gone up and put the blocks together and finished it!

UFO Challenge for January

Well, this is starting well.  Judy has picked #5 for the UFO Challenge for January.  I have the Planet Patchwork mystery tablerunner as my #5 for 2012.  That one should be pretty quick to finish up - I need to sash between the three blocks, then layer, quilt and bind.  I'll probably go up an work on that some in a few minutes.  I like easy starts for the year!

3:45 PM - no time like the present - I found an orange, sashed the three blocks, found a scrap of batting that was the perfect size, used the same orange for the back, and did a simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting on the DSM.  I even folded the backing around to the front for a binding and machine stitched it down.  So I have my first finish of 2012!

Stash report - week 1, 1 January 2012

Well, it's a new year, and a new start to the stash report.  I didn't actually buy or use anything last week, so all  my numbers will start at 0 for the year.

I'm hoping to use more this year - I'd be delighted to use more than I buy, but mostly, using more means that I've been sewing, LOL.

In this week:       0 yds
Used this week:  0 yds
In YTD:              0 yds
Out YTD:           0 yds
Net for 2012:      0 yds

I did check my year-end 2011 numbers against the 2010 year-end numbers. 
I used more and bought less in 2011:

2010 Year end : added 102.38, used 50.77, for  a net addition of 51.62 yds
2011 Year end:  added 96.72, used 64.98, for a net addition of 31.74 yds

Check with Judy at Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is starting off the year.