Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stash Report - January 4, 2015 - RMH #1

Wishing you the best - happiest - most wonderful
New Year ever!

My first quilt of 2015!

This RMH quilt is one I saw over at "Quilting is more fun than Housework".  I had the fabric so decided to go for it, with a few changes.

It is a large lap quilt as it fits perfectly on the top of a queen bed.

I had some zebra print for the back - 
I used the left over backing for the binding.

My 1/2 square triangles finished at 5.75 inches - such an odd size for me as I usually only sew in whole or half numbers.

I am not sure why I have animal prints or when or where I bought them and I think I have enough for at least 5 more quilts!

More hexie flowers for a total of 70 - 

Deanna shared a great notebook on her blog. I went to Walgreens and bought a couple of them.

The left side of the page is graph paper and the right is lined. $6.99 each. I think these will be perfect for designing quilts and blocks. 

I only count fabric as out when the quilt is 100% finished.

Linking up with JudyL's stash busting post.....

Stash usage since last report ~
fabric in ~ zero
fabric out ~ 8.22
used YTD ~ 8.22

Quilts Finished ~ 1 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
RMH ~ 1
New ~
Hexie Flowers ~ 70 out of 225

2015 Quilting Goals ~

1 - 12 large lap quilts for Ronald McDonald's House
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - make these for teens

2 - 12 QOV 
     a - use fabric and patterns I already have
     b - okay to use a pattern I have already made
     c - locate a place to deliver them close to the new house

3 - finish one UFO each month ~ hoping to have better luck with this in 2015
     a - make a list of quilts that need to be finished
     b - if not in love with the quilt make it smaller and donate it
     c - use only fabric I already have to finish these

4 - make a valentine bed quilt
      a - use fabric I already have - reds, pinks and greens
      b - use a pattern I already have

5 - make a Christmas bed quilt
     a - try to incorporate fabric I already have - might have to purchase some
     b- use a pattern I already have

6 - make 225 hexie flowers and make into a quilt
     a - make five flowers each week
     b - use 2.5 inch squares from stash


Julie in GA said...

Great looking quilt, and an excellent start to the new year!

Mel said...

I love that quilt. The animal prints add so much motion, but it doesn't look like animal prints at all.
Keep on keeping on.

Karen said...

You found the perfect fabric for the binding and the back of the quilt. I know this quilt will be loved by someone special. Your hexies are looking good.

Shannon said...

That's one type of fabric I don't have in my stash! Love the quilt. That notebook looks interesting especially since it is spiral bound. I have been using a cheap graphing notebook and it doesn't like to lie flat. Happy New Year to you too!

Libby in TN said...

Nice use for your animal prints. I love the graphic quality of that setting for HSTs.

Anonymous said...

Love the animl print. I like the notebook too. I'm always looking for better ways to organize my ideas.

Melanie said...

Love the quilt! Happy New Year! ~Melanie

Jennifer said...

Nice finish to start the year!

Mary-Kay said...

I love the quilt, very cool!

Beth in MN said...

Hey Dee Dee, Wow! What a wonderful start to the new year. Love the quilt. isn't it amazing how we accumulate certain fabrics and can't remember where, when, or why we purchased them. Can relate completely. Love the quilt. Your goals are nicely ambitious. Hope you have a wonderfully quilty year.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your notebook! I am loving mine.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Great RMH quilt for a teen. Good luck achieving your goals in 2015, and enjoy the journey!

Denise :) said...

I adore the zebra print -- it's the absolutely perfect complement to the top! You're already off to a great start! Here's to all kinds of wonderful things in 2015!!!! :)

Dar said...

Great quilt to start off the new year. Your goals are ambitious, but you always amaze me with all you get done each year. Good notebook for quilters who like to design quilts. Thanks for the reference.

Scooquilt said...

A great finish! Love dye way your baking fabric made a stripey binding. I'm working on a QoV from stash now, but it's string pieced, so it will take a while.