Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 17 February 2013

Stash Report week 7, 2013

I haven't managed a whole lot of stash reduction this past week. I had 2 customer quilts to do, and I had to get them done before the weekend. They were gorgeous quilts, too. It may have been winter outside, but it was spring in my sewing room. They were both the same pattern, using the same fabrics.I love the lupins in the borders. But then I think lupins are one of my favourite flowers. I quilted each one with a different pantograph. One had the pantograph Rhapsody, and the other had the pantographFay Feathers. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous colours in these quilts. The reason I had to rush these was because I'm working at the hospital this weekend, so Scott has used the opportunity to paint the master bedroom/sewing room. So, the sewing room that was oh so neat and tidy last week, now looks like thisAnd it will continue to look like this for the next couple of days, until the painting is done, and the baseboards are in. We moved the temporary table with my sewing machine on it down into the dining room area, so I'm still good to sew. The only outage I had this week was a couple of the squares for the Grandmother's Choice block of the week. I'm hoping to do at least one more of those before going in to work this afternoon. I have in numbers this week. My dearest husband surprised me on Valentine's Day with a fat quarter pack of fabrics. I went to try and take a picture on it before writing this, but I can't get at the drawer of the dresser in that sewing room that I put it in. It is a colour palette that is really pretty, but outside of what I usually use, so it will be fun to find a project for it and use it.

Used this week:                                      .1 yards
Used this year:                                   21.7 yards
Added this week:                                    5 yards
Added this year:                                15.5 yards
Balance:                                               6.2 yards more out than in.
I had a close call yesterday. There was an email sitting in my inbox from Thousands of Bolts. They currently have a sale going for $3.29 a yard on a whole pile of fabrics. I went shopping, and before I knew it, there were 58 yards of fabric sitting in my cart. They are still sitting there. I restrained myself before pushing that final button. It is always a good time to order large amounts for backings and backgrounds. But, do I really need 58 more yards of fabric? I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times for her stash reports.


  1. You are still in the black and that is great as far as I'm concerned. Lovely quilting too BTW! Jane

  2. ...and the progress continues - it's good to see! I'm hoping that you'll be able to list the house soon.
    I got the same e-mail from Thousands of bolts, but I checked out a few fabrics, and then deleted the whole thing - I have WAY too many projects in the queue already, and my daughters are threatening me with an intervention! Maybe the next sale...


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