I had last Monday off, that was the end of my 4 day weekend to celebrate the wrap up of the big project at work. But having having most of the day to stitch certainly helped the stash report for this week.
Used last week: 2.11 yards
Used in November: 3.27 yards
Used year to date: 42.06 yards
Purchased year to date: 24.25 yards
Net used for 2015: 17.81 yards
I've used more fabric year to date than I did all of last year. I doubt it will be a record year for fabric usage, but I'm trying hard to end 2015 with more out than in. Finishing up some of my older UFOs is definitely helping to move some of the older yardage out of the stash. Part of the fabric added this year was vacation fabric, the rest has been purchased to use in four graduation quilts Drama Teen has asked me to make for her best friends.
I've been having fun deciding on themes and patterns for the graduation quilts. Drama Teen has blessed the three patterns I've selected so far. Yesterday I started mocking up two of the quilts in EQ. The first pattern needed to be made a bit bigger so it could be used on a dorm bed. The pattern is from the December 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
|Bird's-Eye View, designed by Jackie Robinson of AnimasQuilts.com|
Published in the December 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting
Here's the fabrics DT has blessed so far.
I have no idea which fabric lines these are from, other than the gray with white star, it's from Connecting Threads' Candy Basics line. Here's how the EQ mock up looks.
This probably isn't the final version, I'll probably make some of the inset squares a bit bigger and add a bit more of the pink fabric so it's better balanced visually. I need to shop my stash for a light and a dark purple fabric. What's in the mock up comes from the EQ palette. The black frames will be the same dark purple that gets used for the border. This is good enough to give me a good estimate of how much fabric is needed. The working title for this project is "Zombies In Paris". Drama Teen requested purple as the main theme color as it's the recipient's favorite color. It's nice to have one of the graduation quilts pretty much scoped out. Not sure if this will get started this year. If it does, it's not likely to happen till after Christmas.
That's it for me today. You can find more stash reports posted over at Patchwork Times.