Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 18 November 2012

Stash Report, Nov. 18, 2012

We had a quilt 'til you wilt day yesterday, sponsored by the London Friendship Quilters' Guild. It started at 9 am, although I didn't get there until about 9:45 or so. And it went until 9 o'clock at night. A couple of the guild ladies looked after getting supplies for lunch and supper, and putting the food out, and cleaning up afterwards. What a treat! They did such a fabulous job so that the rest of us could just kick back and enjoy a day with nothing to do except for eat and sew, not necessarily in that order. I think I'm a convert. I have been a solitary quilter for years, mostly due to shyness, and insecurity about being in groups. Well, no longer. I had a fabulous time, and will definitely doing it again.
In the morning. I worked on getting the center part of Jack's Celebration quilt all sewn together. I have the border blocks to do, and it will be done. That is on today's to do list. Then, in the afternoon, I got a start on Nathan's quilt, and I now have 15 out of 22 blocks done. It was so much fun to have collaboration on which colours to pick, and to be able to talk and laugh while working on quilts. I'll have pictures by tomorrow.

Used this week:                                           3.8 yards
Used this year:                                        115.5 yards
Purchased this week:                                     0 yards
Purchased this year:                                 159.5 yards
Balance:                                                         44 yards more in than out.

My goal for the rest of the year is to work from stash on hand as much as possible. The renovations to our new place start tomorrow, and are projected to last 4 weeks. I have no desire to move over the Christmas holidays, so we'll probably be moving during January sometime. It makes no sense to me to be buying fabric, only to have to pack and move it. Packing what I have is going to be challenging enough, although compared to some I've seen, my stash of yardage is rather small.  The boxes and drawers of scraps and strips..... well that's another story entirely. LOL!!
If you are interested in other stash reports, I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Sounds like you had a fabously productive Saturday. Good luck with all the rest of your weekend sewing plans.

  2. It is a whole lot of fun to sew with others. Everyone doing their own project and helping you to acheive greatness with yours! Remodeling is no fun, but the end result is alway grand. Glad that you had fun at your Quilt 'till You Wilt Day...Sandi

  3. It is always fun to quilt with other folks who share the same hobby - great ideas to be gleaned. I like your celebrations quilt.

  4. My guild does this almost every other month. It's lots of fun. I also sew with a group almost every Thursday at a local quilt store's classroom. They don't charge us, but, we usually purchase something pretty often. Sew much fun to bounce ideas off others. This is also how I learned to paper piece, because so many of the ladies already knew how and taught me one week.

  5. I'm so glad you went! (And I can't believe that you were there at 9:45am, working with sharp objects! LOL!)
    Did you sell your house already?

  6. What?? Nothing coming in??! LOL! Good for you, sweet friend!! I hope you have a good week!! :)

  7. So happy to hear we have another convert! So fun!


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