Sunday, August 08, 2010

Stash Busting 2010 - Week 32

I hadn't been doing much sewing this summer. I guess I really needed a little quilting break. So many deadlines started to take the fun out of it all. However, I did still manage to buy some fabric since I posted last. Gee, how ever did that happen!! Above is a fat quarter pack from the popular Hope Valley line. It 's not my usual colors, but I like looking at them and I can't wait to figure something out to use them in.

It also suddenly happened that I had a baby quilt to make, so I decided to do a quick pattern that I had already worked out for my class. Just an cute all-over print boxed with two different fabrics. I found a great monkey fabric that I really wanted to show more of, so I altered my original pattern slightly by making the focus print square bigger and the box borders narrower. The fabrics are below. I ended up not using the plain green with the tiny brown dots in this quilt, but I have enough fabric left over to make another baby quilt in possibly a different pattern.

So I have 2 yards of the Hope Valley fabric, and I ended up with 4 1/2 yards of the baby quilt fabric. I wanted to get some Minkee for the backing of the baby quilt, but my LQS isn't carrying it anymore. I'll either have to order it online or try for another shop farther away. Which means I'll have more to add next week.

Fabric added this week: 6.50 yards
Fabric used this week: 0.00 yards

Fabric added this year: 23.50 yards
Fabric used this year: 20.00 yards

Total stash busted this year: -3.50 yards

1 comment:

Charlene S said...

You are getting close to that 0/Even mark. All the fabric you showed was extremely nice.