Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stash Report #2

Well, I have good news and I have bad news for stash busting this week.  I'll start with the good news:

After finishing the cutting and piecing for my Christmas table runner, the backing for my Dr. Seuss quilt, and binding for both I have used 6 yards of my stash this week.  Not too shabby if I do say so myself!

The bad news (for stash busting purposes, I'm really excited)

I have joined the P.S. I Quilt Postage Stamp quilt-along, so I have already purchased new fabric:

2 jelly rolls, which I read equal 2 1/2 yards of fabric, 4 yards of backing, and 1 yard for binding.  A grand total of 10 yards. 

Used this week: 6 yards

Used YTD: 8 yards

Added this week: 10 yards

Aded YTD: 10 yards

Net Used for 2011: -2 yards.

I don't like that I'm in the hole two yards so early on, but it's only 2 yards so I won't beat myself up too much!  It might be a big enough incentive to not buy just so I don't have to do anymore math!  This week I hope to finish the projects listed above and start cutting out a scrap quilt for charity, so hopefully that will help my count next week.  To see how everyone else is doing go to Judy's blog.


Penny said...

Ohhhh, your new fabric is so pretty. No worries about being over. All you have to do is sew up the Postage Stamp quilt this week. ;-) You are getting so much done.(But now I have to go check out the quilt along. Way to go Melanie.)

Charlene S said...

Enhancement is always needed to get just the right combination for the perfect quilt. Those fabrics look just about perfect!

Alycia said...

Your new fabrics are pretty.... but to not buy so you don't have to do math? Never heard that before. Its a great incentive actually LOL

em's scrapbag said...

No don't beat yourself up over such pretty fabric. Enjoy it!