Sunday, February 28, 2016

Week 9 Stash Report and February Let's Book It Update

I'm glad it's Sunday, I was ready for a day of rest.  It's been one of those crazy weeks.  Since Drama Teen has been able to drive herself, my evenings are typically free.  That wasn't true this week.  Evening meetings, a trip to Tulsa and judging at the regional Science Fair put a significant dent in my stitching time this week.  Even so, there's still a bit to report as outgoing this week. 

Used last week:  0.90 yards
Used in February:  6.85 yards
Used year to date:  16.12 yards
Purchased year to date:  0 yards
Net used for 2016:  16.12 yards

I finished the last block for the Midnight Mystery quilt, so my fabric usage will slow down in March.  There's a lot of business travel on my schedule for March, so my stitching will slow down a bit like it did this week.  There just wasn't both the time and energy to get in my 15 minutes of stitching many evenings this week.  

This week:  3 out of 7 days with 15 minutes of stitching
This month:  20 out of 27 days
This year:  51 out of 58 days

Some weeks are just going to be that way.  But having the goal helps with my motivation.  Three days of stitching is better than none. 

Along with finishing up the last block of the Midnight Mystery quilt, one more Poinsettia block is done.  

By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issue
of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine

Poinsettias doubles as my current leaders and enders project, as well as my Let's Book It Project.  There are 9 blocks total, so I'm just over 50% done with the blocks. I like it more with each block added to the design wall.  This will probably become my "focus" project once Allietare reaches the finished flimsy stage.  But then I have to find a new Let's Book It Project plus a new leaders and enders project.  

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for the stash report and Vrooman's Quilts for the February Let's Book It Challenge.  


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am loving this more and more with each addition! And I know each of those 'blocks' has so many sub-units - well done.

Dana Gaffney said...

The poinsettias are looking beautiful! I'm seeing so much more in the block as they come together. They look so complicated, being half way is a nice accomplishment and it looks like you'll meet your goal for Christmas.

Marti said...

This is such a rich-looking quilt. I just love the design here.

Julie in GA said...

You are making good progress on your stash usage. Your Poinsettias blocks look beautiful!

Tine said...

3 days are definitely better than none! I am still so impressed by the amount of yardage you are using - even if you do say it is slowing down :-)

Vivian said...

I so agree with you, having the goals keeps you in check and the proof is that even with a very, very busy month, you still got things done. Gorgeous poinsettia blocks, what a stimulating leader/ender project!