Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stash Report - Week 33

We are taking advantage of our slow weekend to just gel.  Drama Teen is just about decompressed from her first week of high school.  I'm still recovering from a bout of muscle spasms in my left shoulder that started on Tuesday.  I've been off the computer at work and here at home in an effort to get the muscles to relax.  It's much better now, but my computer time is still limited to very short sessions in order to keep the inflammation at bay.  Consequently, I'm way behind on email and reading blogs.  

I did get some sewing in this week.  My Guy and I took our 19/30 day on Friday, so I got to sew most of Friday afternoon.  The borders are going onto Mon Ami and I'm making progress on Judy's Back to Square One mystery quilt.  That accounts for most of what went out this week.  

Used last week: 0.91 yards
Added last week:  0 yards

Used for 2013:  50.64 yards
Added for 2013:  148.83 yards

Net stashed for 2013:  98.19 yards 

So far I'm managing to stay below 100 yards stashed for the year.  Compared to last year that's a major improvement.  I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to start Judy's latest quilt along for Road to Brenham.  Here's what mine would look like with the red, white and black fabrics I showed last week (without the pieced border, I'm not quite that EQ7 literature yet).  

Road to Brenham
Pattern by Judy Laquidara (found here)

I couldn't leave well enough alone and started playing with color placement and using all the same block, now I've got a few other options I may like better.  

Modified Road to Brenham
Original pattern by Judy Laquidara (found here)

The fabric is all washed, I just need to decide if I'm going to strictly follow Judy's pattern or make a few modifications along the way.

That's it for this week's stash report.  Check out all the other stash busting going on over at Patchwork Times.    


Melanie said...

Your modification is great! Either one works for me. :) My daughter wants me to make it because they are her school's colors (blue and yellow) but I'm hesitant because I don't think I have time. I'm trying to get her to "help" me. :) Have a great week

Shay said...

I LOVE that second option for your quilt (but then I love anything to do with stars!)

Glad to hear DT survived her first week of high school.

Hope that injury of yours is better in no time. Physio may be in order - if you can find the time!

Michelle said...

I think I like both possibilities!

Julie in GA said...

I like both versions. The first looks more complex, and the diagonal lines are more prominent in the second.

Katie Z. said...

I definitely didn't see all the stars until you recolored the pattern. I love it!

Dar said...

They are both good, but I like the 2nd one a bit better. It's less busy and looks a bit cleaner/sharper. Of course I like stars a lot too.

libbyquilter said...

LOVE the second choice~! looking forward to seeing which you choose.
it's fun to see the designs and always so pretty when seen "in the cloth".