Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Tic-Tac-Toe Stash Report

Last month, I won the Block Lotto, and now I have 48 lovely tic-tac-toe blocks that I need to do something creative with :)

I decided that I wanted to do a number of small quilts, rather than one large one.  When they're done I'll donate them to the local children's hospital.   So I divided up the blocks and picked a set of 9 to start with.

Since the blocks are all wacky grids, I thought I'd set them in a similar fashion to carry the theme forward.  This layout on my wall seemed a bit crowded, so I bordered the blocks in white to provide a bit more space. The top is now complete, and waiting to be quilted.   The good news for my stash report is that this quilt took 4 yards of fabric, including the backing and binding.

The bad news for my stash report is that I bought some fabric.  20 fat quarters for $25 from Sew Sisters.  So this week I have

4 yards out
5 yards in

Total in this year - 42 yards
Total out this year - 43 1/4 yards

Net this year: 1 1/4 yards OUT 

Still sitting in the black this week :)  Check out Judy's blog to see what other quilters have been up to with their stashes.

6 comments:

  1. Your quilt turned out awesome!!! Very clever of you to sash those blocks with white. How fun it is! And who can pass up 20 FQs for $25?? Not me!

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  2. I just think these blks are so much fun!! And, uh, who could pass up a deal like that on the FQ's??? You have done great this week with your stash!!!!

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  3. what a great setting! I won blocks, too, but haven't figured out how they're going to go together yet...

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  4. What a great idea with setting your 9 blocks. I love all the colors and different sizes the blocks came in. Your quilt is adorable.

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  5. That was a great result for your tic-tac-toe blocks! I'm sure whoever gets that quilt is going to be amazed and very, very happy. You are a very talented quilter.

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