Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

I went on a "girl date" with my 6 year old daughter on Wednesday. We had a blast shopping and having lunch. We ended up going to Hobby Lobby so I could get a little fabric to go with some fabrics I'd like to use. I ended up with 5 1/2 yds of Kona cotton solids. I'm always in need of the colors "white" and "snow", but this time I ended up with a few brights as well. They are purple, jade green, bright pink, and an orange that I can't remember what the name is. I think it's tangerine? Anyway, the bright colors go with some fabric I won from Kate Spain's blog last summer. I want to make something fun with it and the focus fabric in that line has those 4 colors plus a bunch more. Kate Spain's fabric is never dull or boring! Pics will have to wait until my computer and I are getting along again.

Stash report

Fabric purchased this year:  8 3/4 yards
Fabric used this year:  4 1/8 yards
Total for 2013:  + 4 5/8 yards

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another stash update...

I haven't had much time for sewing lately, but I managed to make 6 pillow covers. Our couch pillows still had Christmas covers on them, so I needed to get them changed! I decided to go with a Valentine's Day theme this time, which gives me another month to figure out what fabric I want to use for the covers that will be on the pillows until September. I have 3 very large pillow covers on the cutting table, so I hope to share those in a day or two.

My stash report so far looks like this:

Fabric purchased this year:  3 1/4 yards
Fabric used this year:  4 1/8 yards
Total for 2013:  -7/8 yard !!!

I've also spent a little bit of my spare time trying to crochet something other than dishcloths. This baby hat turned out pretty well and now belongs to my daughter's baby doll.

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year, New Stash Addition

I, like many other quilters, have made a resolution in 2013 to try & use more fabric than I buy. I was doing well on avoiding temptation until I went to the LQS's preview party this past Saturday. I found some "Sunkissed" fabric in the clearance room and it just had to come home with me! I already have some of that fabric for a quilt and I figured more was better. I ended up with 3 1/4 yards in a mixture of yardage and FQ's. I already put it in my stash with the rest of what I had, so I don't have a pic of it to share. (Here is a link to the pdf of the prints at Moda: ) I am making my quilt out of just the orange, yellow & green fabrics. No pink or gray here!

I don't feel so bad about adding to my stash since I've already sewn some this year! I made my Mom a bucket bag for her birthday. ( I made it out of denim and used Kona cotton in navy for the lining. I forgot to take a pic of it before I wrapped it, so I'll have to get a pic of it when I go to visit her later this week. It used 1 1/4 yards, so stash is ahead for the year, but not by much.

Fabric purchased: 3 1/4 yards
Fabric used: 1 1/4 yards
Total for 2013: +2 yards