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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stash Report - Week 42

I have a lot of catching up to do on the blog, but it seems the only time I can find the energy is once a week to post my stash report! I promise I will find some type of energy this week to post the second chapter from our Germany trip. 

This week was incredibly busy at work. I didn't make it into my sewing room until Thursday night after the guild meeting, and only then because I was taking the class on Friday & Saturday so I had to get my stuff ready! 

Our guild speaker this month was Esterita Austin. She is an art quilter and I really enjoyed her lecture (forgot my camera, so you'll have to visit her website to see her work) and her workshop. It pushed me artistically and really got me thinking about things I can do. In the workshop, we were building a stone portal, using fabric to create the illusion of depth. I've done this once before, but with a very controlled pattern (cubes). At the end of the second day, we even painted on fabric! That was fun and I think I will buy some paints to try that a little more. If you're looking to dabble a little into art quilts, I highly recommend a class with Esterita!

Here's my pile of fabrics and the pattern at the very beginning of class. 

Then, at the end of day 1, you can start to see the image emerge. 

Now, at the end of day 2, with all the pieces (except a few detail items I might add) and a little painting. 

So, here's the effect on the stash this week, which includes my fabric for the class (only what I used) and a couple pet beds/scrap bags. 

Fabric added this week: 1/4 yard (for the background around the top of the portal)
Fabric used this week: 5 1/4 yards

Fabric added year to date: 33 1/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 106 1/2 yards (boy it feels good to be over 100 yards used!)

Net fabric used year to date: 73 3/8 yards

Hope you had a good time with your stash this week too! 


orchidlover said...

Wow, what a great piece

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

That looks fantastic!!!

I just got to over 200 yards used this week. Feels awesome! :)

Reenie said...

Wow..that is toooooo cool! I am such a traditionalist..I think I would have a hard time making anything like that!