Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stash Repot - April 17th

Last week's great numbers didn't carry over to this week.  Almost no sewing this week. Other things in life just took priority this last week.  I did order some fabric this week, I'll explain why in a bit.  Here's the numbers.

Used this week:  0 yards
Added this week:  9 yards

Used year year to date: 16.69 yards
Added year to date: 16 yards

Net Used for 2011: 0.69 yards

Fabric Budget:  13 yards for April to June
Bought/Budget: 9/13 yards

This is the first week all year that I haven't used some fabric.  My Guy was out of town most of the week which meant I had to pick up some of his manly chores.  That seriously impacted my sewing time for the week. 

I ordered fabric to make a quilt for a friend's daughter.  Two weeks ago she found out that her beautiful 4 year old daughter had a very aggressive brain tumor.  The young lady has since had surgery to remove the tumor, but now faces a long road of chemo and radiation therapy.  I want to make a quilt so she has something pretty to look at while she deals with all her treatments.  This young lady loves pink and is a girly girl.  Since Kiddo is not a fan of pink and tended to love superheros more than princesses, I don't have a lot of girly girl pink fabric.  What did I order?  Castles.


 

These are part of a striped fabric that also includes a row of geese that I will probably use.



and here are the coordinating fabrics:


 











I don't have a final design for this quilt yet, but I'm thinking 8" square blocks of the castles with some type of sashing.  I want fast so I can get this to her quickly.  Hopefully next week I'll have a little more time to work on sewing projects and can get this one started. 

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10 comments:

  1. I think the castles are perfect! I hope the treatments go well. Such a tough challenge for a 4-year-old to be facing.

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  2. The castles are beautiful! Sure to cheer up a little girl.

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  3. Payers for that little girl and her family. Those castles look perfect for a princess quilt.

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  4. Cute fabrics and I hope the quilt will cheer her up..

    If the castles are in strips, could you do a quilt of long rows alternating a row of castles with the dots or striped fabric? I found some cute fabric this week and bought it with the long row concept in mind.

    Take care - Liz

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  5. I think that the castles and pink will make a lovely quilt. And it's so nice to make something for her to help keep her mind off of what is going on.

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  6. How nice of you to provide some comfort for this little girl and her family! To think of a four year old having to go through this is heartbreaking! I hope the treatments go well!

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  7. Still more out than in .It's all good.

    I think your fabric choices for the 4 year old are perfect. The castles are so pretty. Good luck to them on this hard and awful journey.Im sure your thoughtfulness will be a ray of sunshine in a very difficult time for them.

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  8. My girly girl would love your choices!

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  9. How sweet! I'm so sad to hear about your friend's little girl, but how sweet that she will have a quilt to cuddle while getting better!
    Great fabric choices! The castles and geese are cute!

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  10. just passing through. castles. suitcases. steel toed boots~! dogwoods--I love dogwoods but live too far north for them. and bad weather--we get that too.

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