Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

I missed last week's stash report, so I'll just combine it with this week.  It should be easy to do because last week I didn't sew or buy any fabric.  This week however I did buy a little for a mother's day present for my mother-in-law.  I know I could have used something from my stash for her, but when I heard about Minnick and Simpson's Charlevoix fabric line I KNEW she had to have a quilt from it!

To give you a little background, my husband's grandparents have a summer cottage in Northern Michigan and needless to say it is an important part of the family's history.  My husband took me one summer for vacation while we were still in school.  He said it was a vacation, but I'm pretty sure he was checking to make sure I liked it.  I couldn't have been the "one" if I hadn't!  Needless to say, I fell in love too!  When the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC gets to be too much we love to dream about our summer vacation!

Everyone else in the family loves Michigan too, but his mother loves it so much she named my husband Traverse after Traverse City, MI.  He was the most beautiful baby she had ever seen so she named him after "paradise on earth".  Like I said, these people LOVE this place! 

When I saw the name of their new line, I went to look at it immediately.  When I read that one of the prints in the line was named "Traverse City Cherries" I knew it was perfect!!  I bought a layer cake and some yardage for binding.  I am going to use this tutorial from Moda Bake Shop.  I hope to have it completed by Mother's Day, but I do want to finish my Super Nova quilt first.  Right now I have way too many projects going at once!

If you are still reading this long-winded post, thank you.  Your reward is a picture of my beautiful fabric:

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 9 yards
Added this week: 3.5 yards
Added YTD: 55.5 yards
Net used for 2011: -46.5 yards.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend, and gets lots of sewing done!  I am hoping to maybe finish up the rest of my Super Nova quilt blocks today.  We'll see if the men in my life cooperate with me!!

To see how everyone else is doing with their stash, go to Judy's.


SpinningStar said...

Great story and fabric! Since I am a Michigander, I've been to that part of state and I also love it. Hmm... it looks like I'll have to punch a few more buttons and get some cherries!

Alycia said...

Thats a great story - my dad was born and raised in Michigan and loves to tell us LOTS of stories about living there.

Love your new fabrics too!!

Lee said...

Awww, cute. I grew up in Western Michigan, so I've spent my share of time in T.C.! It is a great place.

Kate said...

Great story. There is no way that you could have bypassed the fabric for your MIL.