Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stash Report - Feb 7

This is my 100th post.  Wow!  It's hard to believe I've had that much to say about my quilting.

It's been a slow week, as I knew it would be.  A busy week at work, including a course all day on Saturday, didn't leave a lot of time for quilting this week.  But I did manage to get the borders on my son's quilt.  And I finished quilting and prepared the binding for the baby quilt I was working on.

The picture isn't the greatest, with the sunlight behind it.  I had this all done, and then had to take the borders off because I had mis-measured.  Actually, what I did is calculate the borders based on the size the quilt should be.  But my 1/4 inch seams are never perfect, and the quilt was about 1/2 inch narrower and 3/4 inch shorter than expected - so my borders were too long.  Foolishly, I thought I could ease them to fit - but because the quilt is entirely on the bias, the quilt stretched and when I hung it up the borders waved.

So, after much debate about whether I could stretch the whole thing while quilting, I finally took off the borders and recalculated.  There's now a narrow gold border tucked in before the dark brown one.  I like the effect, and it wasn't that difficult once I buckled down to do it.

With all of that, I did manage to use a small bit of stash this week.

1/2 yard out
zero in

Total in this year - 37 yards
Total out this year - 37 3/4 yards

Net this year: 3/4 yard OUT

Check out Judy's blog to see what other quilters have been up to.

11 comments:

  1. Krista, that is a beautiful quilt! And congrats on being in the black on the stash report. Feels great, doesn't it?

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  2. Beautiful quilt and I think the little gold border looks just great. It works and none of us would have ever guessed it was a work-around.

    Liz

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post! And the quilt is just beautiful - Love the border!

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  4. The quilt looks great and don't you feel better knowing that it's done correctly? When I went on retreat last weekend, my first project started out like that, but I ripped the border off before I did anything else and it made me feel good, otherwise, it would probably have ended up with my other UFO's . . .

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  5. Congratulations on both the 100th post and the quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Hmmmm.....what's next? :-)

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  6. That is such a lovely quilt. I like quilts that give circle effects

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  7. I like the look of your quilt. It gives the illusion of circles. Very nice!

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  8. What a wonderful quilt. The colors work beautifully together.

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  9. Lovely quilt, the illusion of circles is so much fun to look at.

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