Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 25 September 2011

Stash Report Week 39

I did some major internet fabric shopping button pushing last week. But, since the packages won't arrive for a week or two, I don't have to count them yet. I'm having a lot of fun working on my novelty food fabrics Swoon blocks. That's why I have new fabric coming in. I liked the big print fun food thing so much, that I ordered more of them. And of course, each food print needed it's own coordinate, so that added up to more........ (giggle) These blocks are actually quite a lot of fun to do. It takes longer to cut the fabrics out than it does to sew them together. I can fully understand why there are so many version of this floating around blog land. Here's a sneak peak: 
Each one of these squares uses up 21 inches of fabric, and pretty quickly, too. It takes longer to cut them out, than to sew them together. And then there are the crumb blocks. I've decided that I'm going to count them as each using 63.4 squares inches of fabric each. That's taking the size of them, 6.5 inches, and adding 50% to allow for seams and trimming. Anyway, on to the numbers:

Used this week:                     2.8 yards
Used this year:                   105.5 yards
Purchased this week:              0 yards
Purchased this year:           121.5 yards
Balance:                               16 yards more purchased than used.  

I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times where there are a bunch of other people keeping track of there ins and outs.       


  1. That Swoon pattern really is making the rounds, isn't it? Can't wait to see some of your blocks.

    Ya know, I didn't think about counting the crumb blocks. Of course, I've not done many yet - 4, I think.

  2. You are doing a great job keeping track of all your fabric! I don't know what this "Swoon" block is - I guess I have to check it out.


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