Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 3, 2013 Stash Report

This 50  square inch I Spy quilt is on it's way to Victoria at Bumble Beans Basics. The turquoise fabric is leftover from a backing. I love the stripe binding.

I have two Bernina 1130 machines which I love. One I have had for 18 years and the other about 10 years.

 I just took #1 in for service and when  I began using #2, I didn't put the needle in high enough and I messed up the timing on it. Took it into the shop and saw there were 2 more 1130s for sale! I was ready to buy a third 1130 but Bill wanted to look at new machines. Of course they started at the top of the line, too many do-dads for me. I only use a straight stitch, forward and sometimes backwards. Finally he showed us a basic 830, it didn't have as many extras, it also didn't have the foot pedal you can tap to make the needle go up and down or the knee lift. I could probably do without either one. Bad thing is that my feet from my 1130s won't fit on the 830.  The 830 was less $ than the 1130. I voted for the 1130 and Bill voted for the 830 and we ended up getting.......... 

the new machine. It came with a 2 year in store warranty and two free check ups.  I wasn't expecting it to have the "new car" smell.

The repair guy was able to fix my timing on #2 while we were debating about machines and #1 will be ready next week. 

This yellow quilt will be going to Margaret's Hope Chest.

It is about 45 inches square. I used 1/2 sq triangles to make it.

Used since last stash report - 9.62 Used YTD - 101.85

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

Net used YTD -  60.85

Quilts finished in 2013 - 12

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.
1 - 
3) Make 12 quilts for Ronald's House
1 - 2 - 3 
4) Finish 5 quilts that I have already started
1 - 2 - 3
Other finished quilts
1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 


WyoPat said...

I agree--striped bindings always seem to enhance a quilt!

Deb said...

I'm with you on the shopping but those quilt shows are killers. I also love striped binding and am always on the look-out for more!
Congrats on the new lucky girl!

Kate said...

Enjoy your new machine. Wow, you've had a great year already. You've finished 12 quilts and March isn't even over yet. Wow!

Suzanne said...

You are stash busting right and left, even with machines in for repair!

Beth in MN said...

Wow! Fabric is flying off the shelves!! Good for you.
I have a 1130 Bernina also. I do have other Bernina's but like the 1130 the best.
Keep up the great stash busting,
Beth in MN

Denise :) said...

Dee Dee, your I Spy quilt is great!! I love the polka dot border -- fun stuff!! My mom gave me her Bernina -- she purchased it new in 1997 and has maybe used four full bobbins of thread in it. At the most. It's got some nice embroidery features on it ... but it needs servicing, so I've not been able to use it much! :)

Linda in Arkansas said...

I like that I spy quilt and I owe one to the last grandson, maybe I'll use the same pattern. I really do like the striped binding too. Your goals for the new year are great. So lucky for you that you bought your machine before you listed your goals! hehehe

eva said...

a girl can NOT have too many sewing machines!!