Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Stash Report

I missed last week's stash report, so hold on this is going to be a long one!  :)

Between battling bouts of my own and my children's illnesses (somehow my beloved husband always misses out on the fun) I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done.  Unfortunately, I can't count any of it yet.  :(  That's okay though.  I'm using the stash and I'm having fun and that's what it's all about right?

I have joined a new sewing group that meets twice a month to sew for two organizations: Quilts for Kids (pediatric illnesses) and Quilts of Valor.  I've only been to one meeting so far, but it was FANTASTIC!  Everyone was so nice and welcoming.  They also didn't seem to be at all bothered that I'm an incredibly slow quilter!  I can't wait to go back on the 29th!  Using one of the groups many BOM patterns, I'm making butterflies:

My plan is to make 16 of these beauties sashed in black, and then an outer border.  I hope it will make a little girl very happy!  They make me happy everytime I make one!  This is the only new thing I have going on which is good since I have some many other unfinished projects!

I have also been doing quite a bit of shopping.  Last weekend I needed a little mommy time, so what's a girl to do, but go to the quilt store...

I had to buy some Terrain.  Seriously, it practically threw itself at me!  :)

I picked up these Ann Kelle pieces to add to my stash.  I'm slowly collecting her boy appropriate prints to make an I-Spy quilt for my boys.  I just love her designs!

Then I picked up some of the leaves from Little Apples.  I have no plans for these, but I thought they'd be good additions to the stash.  I would love to have the whole line, but right now it just isn't in the budget.  :(

I thought this print would work for a QOV that I'm planning to make in the New Year.  Right now I'm just in the planning stages, but I think it's going to be really cool!

This past Friday night I went to Joanne's armed with a coupon and came out with this:

Kona Black for the butterflies, Christmas fabric for this project, and some lemons because they were pretty!  What can I say?  I have no will power...

The numbers:

Used this week: 2 yards (includes fabric I donated to 100 quilts for kids project)

Used YTD: 34.5 yards

Added this week: 12 yards

Added YTD: 127 yards

Net added YTD: 92.5 yards.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go sew.  To see how everyone else did, please head over to Judy's.


krisgray said...

Pretty additions! The butterflies are adorable.

I just got back from a retreat - I'm a slow sewer, too! One quilty friend almost pieced a lap-twin size each day. Maybe it's the distractions of a group. 90% of the time I sew all alone - it is my "me" time.

Donna said...

I'm so jealous that you could find that Alexander Henry at Joann's! And the QOV fabric looks wonderful, too. I've used the lemon fabric for my kitchen curtains and it added much needed sunshine to that room.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Those butterflies are great. Love the new fabrics you picked up!!

Michelle said...

Those butterflies are going to make such a cute quilt!

Elaine said...

Hi, Melanie! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Your quilts are so pretty. How great that you have found a couple of sewing groups to work with. I need to find one here because I would love to make one.