I had lots of plans for the sewing room this week, but they got put on the back burner so I could start on my signature swap block wall hanging from my online quilting group. It’s the only project I’ve been working on since Monday afternoon. I really hope to finish this up and hang it on my wall this coming week. I’ll write a full post about it when it’s completed, but here is where it is at the moment. I've blurred out the names to protect the innocent ;)
By the way, the group is called The Beehive, hence the hive and bees.
I also completed a couple of small things for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (I wrote about them yesterday in this post). Not much for the week, but I’ve done a bit on the RSC so far this month, so I’m happy with my progress.
As for the stash report…I’m going to change up how I record it (for now!). I’m just going to have running totals of used and added yardage for the entire year. I’ll state how much I’ve used/added in the body of the post, but in my line items I’ll just post the yearly totals. It will work better with my brain that way. J So far, I’ve only been counting finishes (either a quilt top or a project totally completed with binding, etc.). I think I will change that up for myself though, and start to record used fabric based on what I have actually completed. I use LOTS of my stash each week making blocks, etc., but I don’t have a lot of “finishes” throughout the year. I think for my purposes to see that I’m actually using my fabric, I will count whatever I piece together during the week as fabric out (since it’s leaving my stash/shelves).
So, starting this week I’ve figured out that so far in 2015 I’ve used up approximately 1.25 yards of fabric for the various blocks I’ve pieced so far this month. I hope to also have a complete finish by next week (swap wall hanging), so I should have some numbers out next week. For this week, I picked up 2 yards of Kona Snow fabric for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. From the instructions for the Rainbow Sampler for RSC, I will need to pick up several more yards of Kona Snow this year to complete the quilt top along with the other RSC projects I’m making. For now, the 2 yards will get me through the next month or two, I’m sure.
Stash Report Week 4 of 2015:
Used in 2015: 1.25 yards
Added in 2015: 2 yards
Total net used 2015: .75 yards
Red means I added more than I used
Black means I used more than I added
Goal: Use more than I add
For Slow Sunday Stitching, I did a little bit of work on Block 2 of HocusPocusVille…
I may just start devoting Friday afternoons to stitching on this so I can get it completed in a timely fashion. I hope to work some more on this today when the family is out of the house in the afternoon. I will be linking up over at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
That’s about all that’s happened here this week. I will be linking up with the Stash Report at Patchwork Times. Head on over to see the wonderful projects everyone is working on.