I'm a bit loath to move on to the stash report this week as it will show just how weak I am when it comes to avoiding fabric purchases. Yes I added to the stash, not just a little bit but a whole lot.
Used last week: 1.39 yards
Added last week: 19.5 yards
Used for 2013: 24.13 yards
Added for 2013: 68.75 yards
Net stashed for 2013: 44.62 yards
So what did I add?
I added 8 yards of Connecting Threads' Sparkle from it's Shimmering Frost line when it was on sale a couple of weeks ago. It would make a nice background fabric or a good quilt back, neither of which I have a lot of in my stash at the moment.
Last month's NewFO was supposed to have been Vienna Stars, a project that's been on my PIGS list for more than 7 years. In the course of reading the pattern and working up layouts in EQ, the pattern started to be less and less appealing. There were just parts that bugged me to the point I didn't want to make it. I still like the blue fabrics, there is definitely a quilt to be made from them. After thumbing through my block books, the Peaceful Star block provided the look I wanted. But when I went to add accent colors, what was in the stash that was the right color, didn't have enough yardage available to be used. So last weekend I bought 4 fabrics in sufficient yardage to be used in the quilt. Here's what came home.
I ended up with 2 pinks because there was only a little over a yard of the lower right print and I wasn't sure that would be enough, especially since I hadn't finalized the design. Here are the top two EQ mock ups at the moment.
This one has burgundy accents with border option number 2. These two are pretty much dead even in terms of my preference. I like how the pink looks up close to the fabrics, but I like how the burgundy looks from a whole quilt perspective. Any suggestions?
At least part of this week's incoming should start going out by the end of the month. Still I'm going to need to stay out of the quilt shops for awhile in order for the outgoing to catch up a bit with the incoming. For more stash reports check out who has linked up over at Patchwork Times.