Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stash Report - January 15th

Not much playing with fabric this week at Life in Pieces.  Though I did get into the sewing room long enough to finish cutting out block 6 for the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along.  Maybe I'll actually get that block sewn together tonight.  That would be nice as block 9 comes out on Tuesday. 

The stash report for 2012 is starting off in the wrong direction.  We had some time after the volleyball tournament to stop by one of the quilt shops yesterday so I could pick up some lighter neutrals for the Scrappy Stars UFO.  Several suggested last week that I try lighter backgrounds to reduce the business of the quilt and that worked really well (Thanks, Liz, Trudy, Kate and Melanie).  Unfortunately,  There are almost no neutrals in my stash, so I bought extra so there will be some to put back into the stash when the project is over.  So the stash report took another hit. 

Used last week:  0 yards
Added last week:  12 yards

Used for 2012:  0.28 yards
Added for 2012:  22.5 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  22.22 yards

Here's what came home yesterday.


Not a great start to the new year, but I had decided that this year wasn't going to be about stash reduction, but about adding the fabrics I needed to finish projects. 

It's time to go wake up Drama Teen for day two of the volleyball tournament.  Check out what's going on with stash management this week by jumping over to Patchwork Times

7 comments:

  1. Excellent additions to the stash. Go check out Judy's blog since she is starting to put her fabric in her new sewing room. After seeing her stash of neutrals, I feel the need to increase my stash.

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  2. If you're having fun, that's what counts.

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  3. But you NEEDED it . It's not like you added 'just because". This purchase was necessary.

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  4. I figure as long as you can live with yourself then it's right for you! If you need it, so be it!

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  5. What more can I add to the wise words of those who've commented before me?! Have a great evening and enjoy your stash!! :)

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  6. Very pretty, and useful, additions to your stash. It is hard to keep neutrals on hand. Love those FQ Stars blocks!

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  7. I think that it is Judy's method about shopping the stash but certainly buying something that is needed for a project if nothing "right" is already in your collection. Neutrals always go quick around here :)

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