Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stash Stuff: Week 47

It's been a nice week of stitching, visiting and eating lots of good food.  The Scientist in Training has been home for the long weekend and we've had a lot of fun hanging out together.  She heads back to school after lunch, so I'll head to the sewing room then.  I've not had a chance to get started on Bonnie Hunter's mystery, so that will be the first order of business today.  

There was some stitching going on every day this week.  Though I reverted to hand stitching over the holiday weekend as that's both portable and more socially acceptable.  So far for 2017, I've found at least 15 minutes of stitching time 91.2% of the year.  Hopefully I can maintain that as we head into the busy holiday season.  

Fabric usage was up this week.  Those never ending 4-patch borders for En Provence probably had something to do with it.  

Used last week:  1.19 yards
Used year to date:  54.26 yards

I'm still way off my goal of using 70 yards for the year.  At this point I'm just hoping to break 60 yards out for the year.  

I've written before about my geeky spreadsheet of quilting metrics.  One of my working theories has always been the more time I spend in the sewing room, the more fabric I would use.  Here's how that looks for my sewing time versus fabric out over the years.  

There does seem to be a trend for 2014, 2015, and 2016, but the theory that more fabric is used with more time in the sewing room doesn't seem to hold for this year. And that's with 7 finishes this year versus just 4 last year.  Hmmm, obviously it's not a simple correlation. 

Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report.  


Meloney said...

I think I'll count my days of sewing next year. That is an interesting statistic. I go in spurts about how often I sew.

Jennifer said...

I love your spreadsheet! That’s one of the first things I remember seeing on your blog. Glad you had a nice long break and got some sewing time in. I’m headed down to my sewing room shortly to work on a year-end retirement gift - have to get working on it with limited time between now and then!

Julie in GA said...

Your spreadsheet is great! Even though your yardage used isn't up this year, I think your number of finishes definitely reflects the number of days you have spent quilting.

Angie in SoCal said...

You can increase your destashing totals by gifting some "what was I thinking" fabric to your guild or another group that makes charity quilts - that will get you to your goal. Loved your math chart. I think it got the message across. Blessings,

Janice Holton said...

I love that you are a stats nerd! :D

Mercedes said...

I wonder if in previous years you spent less days but more hours/minutes in the sewing room? That could account for the difference.

KaliaContiki said...

I think it makes sense, given that when you’re sewing block together it takes a lot of time but you’ve already counted the fabric. If you’re just spending your time on blocks, the same amount of time would use more fabric. Love the graph!