Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Weekly Stash Report: Week 14 of 2017

It's been a relaxing weekend. I've spent most of the weekend in the sewing room.  Though we did get out for a walk on Thursday night.  The redbuds have been blooming, as well as a few other spring flowers. 

It's been warm, but windy the last couple of days.  Unfortunately the wind is not kind to my sinuses, it kicks up all kinds of pollen.  Sinus headaches have been the rule rather than the exception this weekend.  It's bad when you wake up with one.  Thank goodness for Tylenol!

Even with all the sewing this weekend, there's not a lot of fabric going out.  The blocks for The First Amendment quilt are pretty small, so they don't use a lot.  But there is some out going. 

Used this week:  0.91 yards
Used year to date:  22.49 yards
Added year to date: 100.3 yards
Net added:  77.81 yards

I also added a bit this week.  I couldn't pass up the sale at the Fat Quarter Shop.  I added several yards of Moda Marbles.  One of the big holes in my stash continues to be supporting fabrics to go with the prints. 

No plans for these at the moment, but with two mystery quilts on the quilt plan for 2017, it's likely one of these will make an appearance later this year.  

My sanity day on Friday was pretty productive.  The label for Geometry got printed, soaked, rinsed and dried.  It's been pinned to the back and I've started sewing the binding to the front.  Progress has also been made on the First Amendment quilt, but it's been slow going there.  I've continued to find at least 15 minutes to stitch each day, that's 98 days so far.  Finding the time to stitch has definitely paid off, two quilts are already finished and one more will be bound before the end of this month.  It's been a long time since that many finishes have happened this early in the year.  

Linking up with Patchwork Times for the weekly stash report.  


Charlene S said...

That turtle won the race going a few steps at a time steadily. 15 times 98 is 1470 minutes which is 24.5 hours. That is a whole RETREAT Weekend! Besides I know from experiences that most of those 98 days had more than 15 minutes. More piecing time equals more Quilts!

Joy D. said...

Beautiful Photos! Congrats on nearly 100 days in the sewing room. It is so much fun to follow along with you, and I can't wait to see what you finish up next!!

Preeti said...

Lovely pics, Kate. Hope you feel better soon and can sew to your heart's content.

Unknown said...

Been windy here in NW AR as well. As was said earlier slow and steady. I believe you have accomplished a great deal this year. Hope you have a good week.


I think those 'basics' for the stash are bright and cheerful colors--good choices--and glad to hear that your graduation quilts are coming along nicely--and I know what you mean about allergies--though mine are more my eyes!!!
enjoy the moments, di

Shasta Matova said...

You've taken great pictures of gorgeous flowers. Making great progress - glad you are able to keep up your sewing goals despite the headaches.

Denise :) said...

The redbuds are so pretty...along with the dogwoods, they are my favorite spring trees! Hmmmm...what pretty, rich fabrics you picked up!! Great additions! :)

gayle said...

Oh, I do miss redbuds. I grew up with them, but now I live too far north. They were always my favorite flowering tree.

Julie in GA said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful fabrics --what a great combination!
Congratulations on keeping your streak going with the 15 Minute Challenge.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

You're having such a productive year - congrats!

Jennifer said...

Lovely flowers and fabrics - glad you found some sewing time this weekend. We had to pull out the Zyrtec in our house given the warm temps, wind, and open windows!

Bonnie said...

I love Moda Marbles. I hear you on needing go with fabrics. I sometimes buy Connecting Threads basics which does a great job as blenders.