Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013 - Stash Report

Using Mollie's tutorial on Forest Bricks I created this fun little quilt. It will be going to Ronald's House.
It is all made from scraps and used my darkest green for the binding. Finished at about 50 x 62. It reminds me of spring when all the leaves begin to appear and the flowers are popping out of the ground, such a magical time of the year.

I changed it up a bit as my bricks are smaller. They are 4.5 x 2.5 and the frames are 4.5 x 1.5. Each little block finishes at 4.5 inches square.

The greens are left over bits from this quilt. Instead of cleaning up from making that quilt, I thought it would be just as easy to make another quilt. And the mess is still there! I already had a baggie of the black strips in a drawer.

 You could use a jelly roll and a honey bun to make it.

SewCalGal from California and Kaholly from Texas are having a quilt drive. They are asking for baby quilts that will be given to soon to be born babies whose daddies are away serving our country.

I will be sending this one to Texas.  I copied it from one on Michelle's bog. Mine finishes at about 39 inches square. I used 2.5 inch squares in my 9 patches. Gotta love making a quilt when you do not have to piece the backing! The border is extra from a backing.

This quick strippie quilt from Mollie's website will also be going to Texas. The dog fabric is left over from a backing. I have enough dog flannel to make another one.

I am enjoying making these baby quilts, they go together easily and I am able to use up some leftover fabrics from other quilts. A win/win for me and the babies.

When I gift quilts made with flannel I do not wash them as they can sometimes look used.

Used since last stash report - 10.94 Used YTD - 112.79

Bought since last stash report - 0 Bought YTD - 41 (bought in 2012, arrived in 2013)

Net used YTD -  71.39

Quilts finished in 2013 - 15

Goals for 2013

1) I am planning on staying out of quilt shops - there is not one thing I need. No patterns, no thread, no batting, no fabric, no rotary blades, no rulers, no gadgets, nothing. If I don't have it then I do not need it. There isn't any reason for me to visit a shop in town or online. I guesstimated how much fabric I have and I will never come close to using it all. The folks who get my quilts don't know if the fabric is brand new or 6 years old, they only know that someone out there in the world cares enough about them to make them a quilt. I will be unsubscribing to all emails from quilt stores, if I don't see it I won't be tempted.

Amendment to Goal #1 - I will be going to the Paducah Quilt Show in April with our new quilting cousin and I will be bringing home some fabric/patterns/etc...  That will be the only quilting shopping I plan on doing this year.

2) Make 12 QOV and 

2a) 6 quilts for Boots and Booties
3) Make 12 quilts for Ronald's House
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 
4) Finish 5 quilts that I have already started
1 - 2 - 3
Other finished quilts
1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 


WyoPat said...

Great numbers!

Scooquilt said...

I really like your brick quilt. It looks like spring crocusess! (Also love your purple cutting board!) Your numbers are really good. Keep up the good work.

krisgray said...

Cute quilts! And, 15 finished - wow! Keep up the good work.

jan said...

You have really made progress in your goals! I think I will adopt your #1 goal! It is so true. I love the little snowball quilt!

Beth in MN said...

Wow! Awesome numbers. Love the Forest Bricks quilt and all the wonderful baby quilts you are making. The snowball quilt is so cute and cuddly looking.

Quiltsmiles said...

WOW! What a quick quilter you are. Love them both. Jane