Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stash Report - 17 June 2012

It's been a good week for sewing.  Last Sunday, I made a trip to Charlottesville to Cottonwood Quilt Shop to get some dies for my GO.  I had picked out a pattern I wanted to make, and I knew the right dies were available to cut it.  Between Cottonwood, and JoAnn's, I was able to get all the dies I needed.   I even lucked into a sale at JoAnn's, where the dies were 25% off - I bought all the geometric ones they had, plus one for applique flowers.
Between the two places, I bought 10 dies, I think.

The quilt I'm making is Going My Way from the book "It's a Dog's Life" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.  

I came home and started cutting my collection of 30's color plaids and some Kona white from my stash.  I got the quilt all cut and started piecing flying geese.   I worked on piecing a little bit a couple of mornings before work.  And I took Thursday afternoon as vacation time.  While I was putting blocks together, I was trying to just pick up random colors of geese.  Then as I put together the columns of geese and their setting triangles, I also just picked up random pieces.  As I created each column, I sewed it to the previous sets, so I created the whole top as I went - I don't usually do that.  Ordinarily, I would make all the columns and lay them out, then put all the columns together.  I liked how quickly everything seemed to get done by sewing the columns as I went.  The top is all together now.  It just needs borders.  That may be this evening's project, depending on what we do for Father's Day.

The Numbers:

Used this week:          5.63  yds
Used YTD:                26.67 yds

Added this week:         0      yds
Added YTD:                0      yds

Net for 2012:              26.67 yds OUT

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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stash Report - 3 June 2012

It's been more than a month since I last posted a stash report.  Life continues to be hectic! 
I have done a little bit of sewing since my last report.  I've been playing with my GO and have put together 2 small quilts with my tumbler die, using up three pieces of yardage from the stash.  And have used a little bit for a few background squares for 6" applique hearts, which is an ongoing take-with project.  I use up nickle squares for the heart.  And that's about it as far as sewing goes since the end of April.    I did knit a shawlette using fingering weight yarn.  It's finished, but still needs to be blocked - I need to find someplace I can pin it out and leave it.

The numbers:

In this week:                    0 yds
In YTD:                           0 yds

Out this week:            0.19 yds
Out YTD:                 21.04 yds

Net for 2012:            21.04 yds busted.

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