Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stash Report - May 6, 2012

While driving around running errands and delivering quilts I came upon a quilt shop, The Quilter's Path in Mt Juliet, TN. I went in. They had a nice selection of fabrics. I did bring home 13 yards. Really nice folks. I was impressed that none of the fabrics I looked at was over $7 a yard.

The bottom fabric is  background for a QOV, the next is just misc. background fabric, the red with teal is for some future quilt, I was only going to get two yards of it but it was so soft I ended up getting 5 yards. Then there are some pink fat quarters and fat eights. The Quilter's Path is on my list to visit next time I am in the area.

I finished this QOV this week. I love it.  This is a one block quilt.

When I had the blocks on the floor trying to lay out the design Bill comes in and as nicely as he can tells me I somehow messed up the pattern. Apparently, he likes his quilts to be symmetrical. He also thinks that everyone else who sees the quilt will think I messed up the design. Did I? I even showed him many quilts online that were also off center, Nope, couldn't convince him to like it.

I needed to start and finish a quilt really fast - 2 days at the most. I just wanted a fast finish as the UFO I
am going to work on this month will take awhile to finish. This next quilt accomplished that need. Started Thursday and finished it on Friday. I used Moda's Puzzle Pieces and Kona white. This is a great donation quilt. Do you ever just feel the need?????

I am still pinning and sewing the apple core blocks. I pin until I run out of pins and then I sew the blocks together and repeat. I am only working on these blocks two evenings a week. I figure I will be putting in about 10,000 pins before this top is finished.

My goals for 2012 are simple~
1 - make one QOV each month. 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June   July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec
2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald House each month
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec
3 - finish one already started quilt each month (have about 20 of these, some more than 3 years old)
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec
4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt

I am doing pretty good on goals 1 and 2, not so good on #3. Any finished quilt is always a plus.

Used since last post - 20.08
Used YTD - 185.67

Added since last post - 13 yards
Added YTD - 87 yards

Net used YTD - 98.67

2012 Finished Quilts - 18

Linking with JudyL's blog


Kate said...

Very pretty quilts. I like the offcenter design in your QOV. Don't feel bad, My Guy is often the same way about a quilt. He has definite ideas about what a quilt should look like. I've only once changed his mind. Still it's nice they take the interest.

Anonymous said...

That's a great price. Went to a quilt shop here locally in North Carolina and most of the SALE FABRICS were over $7 a yard.

krisgray said...

Lovely additions to your stash - what a great price! Very pretty quilts, too, and so quick with the Puzzle Pieces. LOL!, my DH would probably say the same thing.

Cathy said...

Everyone needs to do a simple, quick quilt now and then. It gives such a sense of immediate accomplishment that the ones that take longer don't give as quickly.And it is a great looking quilt, as well.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Great quilts!!! I love that star one, would you please send some of your mojo this way - you get an awful lot done!!! The moda quilt is a great one - was it a free pattern?

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

I agree with Alicia! Great quilts! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

Maya said...

I love that off-center star quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

I hate to disagree with Bill, but that star quilt is amazing!! I will have to keep it in mind for future QOV. I admire all of your progress! I wish I could borrow a little bit of your quilt work ethic! I can't seem to focus on one project long enough to finish it...sigh.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Sarah said...

I love the star quilt and that the pattern is off-center. It creates so much more interest that its not symmetrical! Good job!

kwiltnkats said...

I think the way you are using your stash that stopping for 13 yards for future projects isn't a no no at all. I'd say with a haul like that going back sometime would be well worth it. Come on Bill think outside the box! The quilt is more than lovely. Great on goals 1 and 2. It can be more fulfilling to sew for charity than ourselves...well almost. As long as you've got needle, thread and fabric if you are like me you will be happy. Sandi