It wasn't a bad week for stash usage either. I finished the back for the Midnight Mystery quilt. So there's a bit going out this week.
Used last week: 4.70 yards
Used in April: 5.24 yards
Used year to date: 22.42 yards
Purchased this week: 10.75 yards
Purchased year to date: 17.75 yards
Net used for 2016: 4.67 yards
But there was more coming in than out this week. However, I'm still in the black so it's still a good week. The fabric that came in this week is for a graduation quilt for next year. I saw Connecting Threads' Mosaic Blooms in one of my quilting magazines and realized it would be perfect for DT's friend.
|From Connecting Threads' Mosaic Blooms collection|
DT had already picked a pattern, Bejeweled from Susan Guzman's book All About Strips.
|Bejeweled from the book All About Strips by Susan Guzman|
DT wanted a quilt with blues, purples and greens, but she thinks the teal is an even better color for this quilt. I've done some mock ups in EQ.
|EQ mock up of Bejeweled, pattern by Susan Guzman|
This isn't an exact duplicate of the pattern, but I can get a good sense of how the fabrics are going to work together. I need to dig into the stash to see if there is a gray that will work for the background for this one.
It wasn't a good week for stitching. In part because I ended up running more errands than typical since My Guy was out of sorts. I didn't do very well at getting in my 15 minutes a day of stitching time.
Days with 15 minutes of stitching time this week: 3 days
Days in April: 5 out of 9
Days this year: 80 out of 100
Hopefully I'll get back on track this week.
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