Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 23, 2012 Stash Report and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

One more stash report to go for this year.

On Tuesdays my mother's caregiver comes and I have to opportunity to go out, alone, by myself! This week I went to the bank, the post office, got tags for the car, got my fingerprints taken (2nd time) for my gun permit, and that was the end of my errands but I wasn't ready to go home. The only logical place for me to go was the quilt store. I bought 29 yards of fabric for $103! Wow, so glad I went.

The orange (9 yards) is backing for a quilt, not yet planned.

The star fabrics (6 yards each) are for backs of QOVs.

The red with the sheep (2 yards) was too cute not to buy. Only the sheep fabric wasn't on sale.

I am going to wrap it and put it under the tree. Bill hates shopping so I always buy my present and this way I am guaranteed to love it. Bill is always surprised with what he bought me.

I used two yards making two pillow cases. They are for our friend who is a truck driver.

I received a box of fabric from a dear friend on Wednesday.
12 yards of this super cute flannel. Enough for a backing for my bed and for a donation quilt. The colors are so bright and happy.

There are three yards of this sweet heart fabric. The hearts remind me of clouds. I will have to think about the best way to use this on the front of a quilt as it is just too cute to go on the back.

This is how I measure how much fabric a quilt has in it.

Width X Length = A (I add five inches per side for seams)

Divide A by 144 = B

Divide B by 9 = yards used and add amount for binding = total fabric used

I don't go by the amount of fabric the pattern calls for as there is usually little bits of left overs that get used in other quilts and then I wouldn't know what to count or how to count it. This way is much simpler for me.

Used - 447.16 yards

Added -155 yards 

Net Used YTD - 292.16 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


Kate said...

Great fabrics! You did really well on the stash enhancement side this week.

Julie in GA said...
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Julie in GA said...

47 finished quilts for the year? That is nearly one finished every week--that's amazing!! I wish I could finish one per month. Congratulations!

WyoPat said...

Love the sheep fabric--and the QOV yardage (especially on sale!) will be excellent for the QOVs you make!

Dar said...

You did fabulous on your fabric buying spree. Such a bunch of great looking fabrics. I totally am amazed at all you've accomplished this year. I aim high but never quite get there. I am doing a lot of QOV volunteer hours too. It is such a great organization and so worthwhile.

Lori in South Dakota said...

ROFL!!! I am always amazed by everyone's math skills!

Denise :) said...

I *love* the heart fabric -- it's gorgeous!! And I totally agree, it's too darling to not use on the front, somehow!! And as long as one of you is surprised by your gifts, that's all that matters, right?!? Merry, Merry Christmas! :)

Judy D in AZ said...

That heart fabric would make some great pillowcases!