Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

Well, it is nice to be visiting my blog!  I have been on a bit of an unplanned blog break.  This summer has been so crazy busy!  Lots of out-of-town guests and fun activities with the boys, not to mention the ridiculous heat and humidity!  Needless to say, sewing hasn't been a top priority!!  I'm hoping to be back in the swing of things soon!

I was able to finally finish the top to my Kaleidoscope quilt!  I must admit I am so excited to have made some significant progress on this quilt!  Tonight after the boys are in bed I want to finish up the backing and maybe, just maybe, get it basted!  I really want to have this one finished by the end of the month, so that I can send it off to the fabulous Army Baby Quilts organization! 

While I have been doing some sewing, as usual, I have also done some shopping.  I know I don't need new fabric, but it's so pretty...

The top to the Kaleidoscope is completely pieced from stash, which feels great, but I did need to buy backing and binding fabric:


On the right is a print from Clermont Farms for the backing and the left is a navy blue shirting (it has little cream keys printed on it) that I will use for the binding.

My other stash additions were purchased solely because they are pretty.  I don't have any concrete plans for them...yet!

While at my favorite quilt store I finally caved and bought some Aviary 2.  I held out as long as I could!  Isn't it beautiful?


Like I said, I don't have any immeidate plans for it, but I know whatever I make, I'm keeping it!

I took advantage of a really good sale and got a Strawberry Fields jelly roll:


Not sure what I will do with this, but it is so pretty and the price was right, so I didn't want to pass it up!

My numbers for the past couple of weeks:

Used this week: 4.5 yards
Used YTD:  23 yards
Added this week:  8 yards
Added YTD:  102 yards
Net Used/Added:  -79 yards.

My numbers still don't look great, but I am starting to sew from my stash, so that's something.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their summers as much as I am.  I can't wait to head over to Judy's to see what everyone else is up to.  Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

felicity said...

Oooh the Aviary 2 is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the Kaleido quilt!

krisgray said...

Love your purchases - all of 'em. We could definitely go shopping together!

Alycia said...

Love your new fabrics, Beautiful! Good job on starting to use your stash, sometimes its just inspiration to collect it.

And good for you for making a quilt for the Army Babies - thats cool!