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.
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.
2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
3 - finish one already started quilt each month
4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt