Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stash Report #9

I needed to get ahead on making my baby quilts - here are #s 9,10,11 and about them here....

I decided to finish a UFO and picked out these 63 7 inch blocks - only used 60.
The center of the blocks are left over bits from a backing. Using the lime and blue colors from the fabric I framed the squares. They sat for years in a drawer, can't even remember how long they have been waiting or which quilt this fabric was the backing for.

Couldn't find a pattern that used 7 inch blocks so  I decided to use 1/2 square triangles and came up with this quilt. The more I look at it the more I like it. I am keeping this one, it is the perfect size for our air bed.  I used a dark blue tone on tone for the binding.

The blue has white dots. I calculated wrong and I was 1/2 yard short of the light fabric for the triangles and found three yards of it on ebay and only $5 a yard.

Tula Pink's blocks for this week  - - - - so glad I was able to purchase a bunch of scraps to make these blocks with. A lot of the fabrics that I received aren't one I would have normally purchased. Combining the scraps with some of my fabrics is going to make a very interesting quilt. 

I have decided not to participate in Judy's block challenge and in Angela's rainbow scrap challenge, they just aren't working for me at this time. Maybe I am not a joiner. I like to do things at my own pace and in my own time frame. 

There are some really fun quilt alongs in blogland that I think would be fun quilts to make. I just bookmark them and maybe someday they will get made. 

Added this week - 3 yard
Added YTD - 18.12 yards
Used this week - 24.73 yards
Used YTD - 178.02 yards
Net Used - 159.90 yards 
fabric not counted until quilt is 100% finished

Quilts finished in 2014 - 24

UFO - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
QOV - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
RMH - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
Baby Quilts - 12 of 52 quilts 
Fat Quarter Shop - 4 out of 24 blocks 
Tula Pink - 89 of 120 blocks - making 20 additional blocks


Libby in TN said...

Love your solution for the orphan blocks! So fortunate you were able to find more fabric.

Shannon said...

Wow, love the orphan block quilt! You're blessed you know. Where did you buy your scraps? I love the yellow stripe.

DeeDee said...

There was a quilt along using Tula Pink's book, I followed it and towards the end I decided I wanted to make the quilt and that I wanted to use her fabric in the quit. Her fabric is way out of my comfort zone so I knew I would have to purchase some. Then I began to wonder if any of the quilters from the quilt along would be willing to sell their scraps. I emailed about 8 or 9 people and got two responses. One had me purchase it through her etsy shop and the other I just mailed a check to. I ended up with 9-10 yards of scraps, some were Tula Pink fabrics and some were not. It is fun to see a raccoon face peaking out of a block, and I fussy cut other pieces for some of the blocks. Some were almost a fat quarter with just a square cut out, other pieces were 2 in squares, good variety to pick from. I am also adding in some of my solids a few prints to complete the blocks.

Kathie said...

Love what you did with the orphan blocks!! Looks like this is what you planned all along. Your fabric usage numbers are terrific, your sewing machine must rarely stop. One question, what in the world do you do with so many baby quilts? Are they for charity, do you sell them or what?

DeeDee said...

They are all going to be donation quilts, just not sure where.

Karen said...

Your orphan block quilt is stunning. I am glad you are keeping it. I am sure you will enjoy it. You are doing well with the baby quilts.

Donna said...

I wish I accomplished a fraction of what you do every week. Great baby quilts.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Cute baby quilts. I really like your lime & blue quilt - great layout and use of those blocks! I don't blame you for wanting to keep this one!

Denise :) said...

Oh wow! What a darling collection of finishes!!! I love that pretty little blue print you picked up on ebay -- great find!! And what a FABULOUS stash report! You're a quilting machine! :)

Melinda said...

I love the colors in your UFO blocks/quilt. Your guests will be happy to sleep on an air mattress if the get to use that quilt also.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Always seem to love lime green and blue together! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives. :)