Sunday, May 29, 2016

May Let's Book It Update and a Stash Management Report

We got an early start to the day, Drama Teen had a flight to catch at 7:00 AM.  With the hour drive from here, that meant setting the alarm to 4 AM.  So we were out the door early. My Guy and I stayed in Tulsa for breakfast, but then headed home. June is going to be our "empty nest" practice month.  DT has two other trips the month of June, so we won't be seeing much of her over the next 4 weeks. 

Sharon over at Vroomans Quilts encourages everyone to use those patterns and books we all collect by sponsoring the Let's Book It Challenge.  I've been following along with the challenge since she started it, but I've been working on the same pattern the whole time.   Poinsettias has been my leaders and enders project the last couple of years.  This month I finished off the final block and have made a start on the sashing.  Here's where the project is now.  

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

This one should be a finished flimsy before the end of the year.  I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. 

May has been a really good month for stitching even though, I don't have much to show for fabric going out.  My efforts to spend at least 15 minutes in the sewing room each day was a success.

Days with 15 minutes of stitching time this week:  7 days out of 7
Days in May:  25 out of 28 days
Days this year:  124 out of 149

But since most of what I'm working is small blocks, there's not much going out for the week:

Used last week:  0.76 yards
Used year to date:  27.43 yards
Purchased year to date:  25.75 yards
Net used for 2016:  1.68 yards

I'm in the black by just a bit.  The plan for this afternoon is to finish the borders on Allietare, then find some backing fabric in the stash.  Don't know that the backing will hit the outgoing stash numbers this week, but it will soon. That will be a nice boost on the black side of the line.  

Linking up with Let's Book It Challenge over at Vroomans Quilts and the Stash Report over at Patchwork Times.  


Charlene S said...

Being in the black no matter, how small an amount, is a great thing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OMG - this is looking more and more beautiful with each month's progress.

Kathy S. said...

Wow! The blocks are gorgeous!

Kate said...

Wow, Poinsettias is looking fantastic! That little bit of sashing - swoon. It's going to be a stunner when it's done, and all as a "bonus" quilt!

Scooquilt said...

That's a terrific pattern! In the black is good. I have a couple of tops in progress that will move the numbers "one day".

Julie in GA said...

The sashing really adds so much to the Poinsettias quilts. It's looking beautiful!

Julie in GA said...

The sashing really adds so much to the Poinsettias quilts. It's looking beautiful!