Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16th Stash Report

My granddaughter, Elizabeth, is in the 7th grade this year. Her math teacher, Mr Benton, recently adopted a baby. While on his family's Thanksgiving vacation he died of a heart attack on the plane, he was only 34.

Elizabeth's first thought was that his family needed a quilt. As he was a NY Mets fan, she wanted it blue and orange. Mets fabric is hard to find. I found some for $14 a fat quarter, too expensive so we went with blue and orange fabrics.

We cut out  5.5 inch blocks that she took to school for everyone to sign. Then we made the blocks using the Puzzle Box pattern by Tracey Brookshier.

We also made a NY Mets fleece throw so the mom and baby could snuggle together. Didn't count the fleece in or out.

We took the quilt to the school so it could be on display for a few days before it is given to the family.

I am so very proud of Elizabeth for wanting to honor her teacher's memory with a quilt.

I have come up with my quilting goals for 1013 - pretty similar to this year's goals.

1 - make 12 quilts for QOV
2 - make 12 quilts for Ronald's House
3 - finish some UFOs

Even though I haven't met all my goals for this year, I am really pleased with what I accomplished.

Used - 445.16 yards

Added -111 yards 

Net Used YTD - 334.16 yards

Quilts finished in 2012 - 47

My goals for 2012 are simple~

1 - make one QOV each month. 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec  Yippee!!!!!

2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec plus 3

3 - finish one already started quilt each month 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec

4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12


Lori said...

Very nice, keep up the great work.

LesQuilts said...

Great work! Especially using up 334.6 yards of fabric in one year!
I think, because you have been such a good, giving girl,
Santa gives you the gift of starting a new quilt, but just for you!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Take care, Leslie

Beth in MN said...

Wow! I think it is awesome that you have finished a QOV and Ronald McDonald quilt each month. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Beth in MN

Denise :) said...

GREAT quilt!! And what a fabulous report!! :)