Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Stash Report and Some Slow Stitching

It's been a low key weekend so far. This is day three of my four day celebratory weekend for finishing off my big work project this year.   My Guy has proposed that we go photograph the fall foliage as it's not likely to last long now that we've had our first freeze.  So once the sun is up, we'll probably head out with the cameras for a bit.

Spending day one and two of my four day weekend in the sewing room really boosted this week's stash report.  

Used last week:  1.16 yards
Used in November:  1.16 yards
Used year to date:  39.95 yards
Purchased year to date:  24.25 yards
Net used for 2015:  15.17 yards

Fabric going out should increase for a bit as I've finished all the block parts for Poinsettias and am now making the blocks.  I'll count that fabric as out as I finish each block and sashing piece.  Plus November's Midnight Mystery clue has us assembling the pieces into strips, so that fabric will be counted as each strip is finished.  Added to the mix are the 11.5 x 11.5 snow ball blocks for the next UFO on my list, the McCall's Mystery quilt from 2012.  

Part of the yardage out this week was the binding for the Layer Cake Quilt Along project. I've been taking a few minutes each day to work on hand stitching the binding to the back. 

I'm just about ready to finish off corner number two.  I doubt I finish stitching it all down today, but hopefully it will be done by the end of Monday. 

It's getting lighter out, so I need to go get some warm clothes on so we can catch the first light on some of the more brilliantly colored trees and maybe catch a bit of frost as well.  

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday and with Patchwork Times for this week's stash report.


The Cozy Quilter said...

Two days in the sewing room sounds heavenly!!! Have fun taking pictures! Sounds right up my alley!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Enjoy the foliage and have fun! :)

CathieJ said...

Being able to spend that much time sewing sounds wonderful. My hubby suggested a walk in the nearby preserve to see the trees also. We will be going later in the day though. Enjoy your picture taking and stitching.

Denise :) said...

Good morning for a brisk walk, eh? It's not quite that cold here, but it's definitely cooler than it had been! You've been busy, busy! The poinsettias piece is a stunner -- it'll be fun to watch that come together!! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great day... fresh air, fall photography, and quilt binding! Enjoy!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Some time outdoors sounds good - the sun is shining here, but a bit brisk. And our colors are gone, but sure the furkids would like a meandering with mama.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Our afternoons have been beautiful this past two days as well...gotta enjoy them while we can.

Deb A said...

I'll be you got some great pictures! I wish we had some of that cooler weather... not the frost but cooler than our hot and humid weather today. Enjoy those stitches - love the quilting on your quilt.

Gina said...

I hope you had a great walk and that you got lots of photos

VivJM said...

I love the blue stiches on the dark fabric. Hand stitching down the binding is a lovely job - the end is in sight!