Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Stash Report- Week 17 of 2011

This is the real week 17.  Apparently the counting got off somewhere.  It's May 1 and it really is the 17th week of the year.  How time flies.

You know what I did this this. . I didn't buy any fabric! GOLD STAR FOR ME!
I must admit, I did try.  I'm now enlisting my poor sister to go to JoAnn's in her state to find me more DS Quilts fabric.  My stupid stores, within a 2.5 hour radius of my house (aka local) don't carry more than the same 5 prints of this line.

So, I didn't add anything to my stash. I didn't sew anything from my stash. I did finish out my month for the few on-line flickr bee's I'm participating in.  Here's a run down of April

{Modern 12} - Yummy Kitchen Window blocks. This is from Elizabeth Hartman's inspiration, she blogs over at Oh, Fransson!  It's been fun to see the variations of this theme.  This is my block I made for the April queen bee.

Threadheads - Lindsey introduced me to a Dresden Plate. There were a few issues within the group talking about traditional and modern blocks. 

All in all, the Dresden Plate will always have a special place in my heart.  I think Lindsey is an amazing woman who I can learn from of how to handle a bad situation and make it something wonderful.

Look at these amazing colors.  The center block didn't fit on mine, but Lindsey said she'll fix that when it arrives at her house.  LOVE these blocks!

Okay not only do I love these blocks but my 11-year old step-daughter loves them too.  And while we've been out doing things or visiting folks, she's the one that points out these are all around us.  I'm impressed my own passion is something she is enjoying participating in, even in small ways. 

We used the Dresden Plates tutorial's on Sew Mama Sew. AND Lindsey also added some helpful information, some extra steps that Elizabeth didn't picture, on her own website through this mini-tutorial

Aqua &Orange Bee- wonky log cabins from Quilt Dad. I already blogged about these here (last month-hee hee).  Yeah for fun colors!

 Twice as Nice - We made ticker tape blocks.  We mostly used the tutorial created by Crazy Mom Quilts for Sew Mama Sew.  The colors we were sent made these blocks a lot of fun. 

The sewing of each piece of fabric did take some time but nothing that I couldn't accomplish for two blocks in one month.  I'm not sure if I could accomplish this on my own project without it sitting around forever. And I got these done before April finished! 

That's all for this month.  I did sign-up for two more bee's. I'm just crazy! Next month will be more blocks but since I already have some of the fabrics, it should be a nice paced for such a great time of year. I'm so happy to be using new growing talent to participate in a community of amazing women. 

On with the stash report. . .

Sunday Stash Report- Week 17 of 2011


Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 7.3 yards
Added this Week:   0 yards
Added Year to Date: 170.8 yards
Net Used Added in 2011:  -163.5 yards (Negative = added to my stash)


Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 867 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 655 yards
Net Used for 2011: 212 yards (Positive = used/sold from my stash. . YEAH)

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  1. Fun post! Love all your projects. You're a color-loving gal like me. Have a good week!

  2. I'm not sure which Denyse Schmidt prints you have, but I have two which I would be willing to part with. Both are blue, one has tiny flowers and one has a bit bigger ones. Let me know!

  3. I love those Twice as Nice blocks - sort of the mod mosaic a little different. I'll have to look those up!


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