Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stash Report - Week 7

It was nice and warm yesterday, too bad we were stuck inside for most of the day.  Drama Teen had a volleyball tournament yesterday.  Though it seems being inside wasn't enough to keep me from getting a sinus headache yesterday, which has carried over to this morning.  It's making it hard to get moving this morning.  

Drama Teen came down with strep this week, then had a bad reaction to the antibiotic.  I ended up working late several nights to make up for the time we spent in the doctors office and at the pharmacy (we must have the slowest Walgreens in the west).  Consequently not much stitching this week.  I do have a bit going out for the week, all that time spent at the cutting table last weekend made a big difference.

Used last week: 0.66 yards
Added last week:  0 yards

Used in 2014: 3.71 yards
Added in 2014: 26.5 yards

Net stashed for 2014: 22.79 yards

It's a good week since I didn't add anything.  That's going to change as I found some fabric that I think will work with the Scrappy Butterfly blocks which are this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  I've been playing around in EQ with potential layouts.  I initially thought just a straight set with sashing. 

But that's a bit boring, and I'd need sixteen blocks to make a decent sized quilt.  So after playing around with some sashing/color options, this version materialized.

I like how it highlights the butterfly blocks, but it seems to be a bit dark.  Maybe if I went for a dark blue rather than black as the background fabric and then switched the border fabric.  What I have ordered has a bright blue background which might work with a darker blue background in the center.  

I played with the idea of alternating blocks and came up with these two options. 

One is light, the other is dark.  The fabric on order for the border is more of a medium, so that might be just right.  Of these two, I like the light colored one best.  I played with a few other alternate blocks, but didn't come up with anything there that I liked. I tried versions of Irish Chain but couldn't make that work to the point where I liked it.  Though maybe a new color scheme will come out once I have a chance to try those with the prospective border fabric that will arrive this week.  

For more on the stash, check out Patchwork Times.  


Charlene S said...

As you play through the year, the correct design will come to you!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I like that butterfly block. I especially like the light version of the alternate block pattern. It should turn out lovely!

Julie in GA said...

You have some great setting options for your butterfly blocks. I like the second choice, but agree that it seems very dark. My favorite of all is the one with light-colored alternate blocks--very pretty!

Cathy said...

Here's a thought, if you're looking for them. When I looked at the picture you posted on Saturday, and saw the butterflies underneath each other, I thought that they looked good that way, and a strippy quilt might work. Sashes between each vertical row of butterflies, and the maybe vertical rows of pieced blocks or some floral/butterfly fabric?

DeeDee said...

Fun to have so many options for your butterfly layout. Enjoy the process.

Kathie said...

maybe you will have more time to sew next week, hope the DD is better.

Shay said...

Hope DD is feeling better now...

I love picking layouts for quilts of my favourite parts of the process!

thea said...

Love the butterflies .. I like all of the layouts.

Marti said...

I like the alternating block pattern, and I rather like the pink gingham in your header with it.

Sorry you and DT are under the weather. Being near an indoor pool and that chlorine smell gives me a headache every time.

Dar said...

I like your butterfly blocks for the RSC. The layout that is light with the alternate block looks good to me. I also like the one on the black background but agree it may need a ligher background. You will find the one that calls your name when you need to make the final decision.

Lynne said...

EQ looks like fun. Perhaps it's just as well I don't have it since I spend too much time on the computer already! LOL