Sunday, 23 October 2011

Stash Report - Oct 23

Oh My Goodness. What have I done?  My quilt shop sent me an email earlier last week, saying they were having a "surprise sale", Saturday only.  Finish the bolt and get a discount on the fabric.  I decided I would drop in, just to see what they had to offer.  After all, I've been doing really well on depleting my stash.  So well in fact that this is what I had left in my closet Saturday morning. 

The pink & green stack on the left is for a planned project.  The boxes contain pieces which are fat quarters or less. So that gives me the stack on the right as my entire stash.  I think this might explain my lack of inspiration for my next project - there is not much to choose from there, and certainly nothing I could turn into a quilt.

So, I hit the sale on Saturday.  I think my quilt shop loves me now.  Here is the result - all end of bolt, ranging from .5 to 4 meter lengths.  The backing for my star quilt is in there, in addition to the backing for the black and white.  Apparently I'm still missing red & yellow in my stash however. I also picked up a pattern - I wanted to take a class on this but missed it, so I thought I'd try it on my own.  That should use a bit of this stack.
In: 63.5 yards

Fortunately, I also did some quilting this week, so I have some outgoing stash to balance that pile.

Baby quilts: 1.75yd
star border: .25 yd
backing for pink quilt - 4.5 yd
Total out: 6.5 yards

Stash Totals for this year:
Overall, 92.25 yards in, 81.25 yards out.
Net for the year:  11 yards in.

I'll have to work hard this week to get that number back into the black.  Pop over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else was up to this week.  I think I'll go see if looking at other stashes will make me feel better about my week :)


  1. Wow, you've done really well this year. You were due for some new stash.

  2. If the goal is to use up the stash, you win the prize. And of course, if it's used up, mostly, then you have to replace it.

  3. Good job managing the stash but I agree, somedays, you just have to add to the stash in order to have some inspiration to sew.


  4. Good thing I didn't hear about that sale - I'd have been double trouble with you!

    I'm sure you'll get rid of the stash in no time flat.

  5. As long as we use what we bring home...go for it! Mexican Stars is a great design... I don't see much brown either (wink)! Sandi