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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stash Report - Week 50

This week was a great one for my quilting - did a little bit of everything - hand sewing, piecing, quilting, and binding. The highlight of the week was Friday, when my friend Michele came over to put a quilt top together. Her mom passed away just over two years ago, and I told her at the time that I would like to help her make a memory quilt from her mom's clothes. As she went through the clothes, she didn't find much cotton, but did locate sweatshirts that her mom had worn every holiday season, and the plan was hatched. We started on the quilt just a few months after her mom passed away and she had a really hard time cutting into things. After a year and a half, she was ready to work on it again...and then it took us several months to find a day we could work on it. 

We started Friday morning with 8 sweatshirts and one cardigan. We cut the designs off each side of the cardigan and appliqued them onto the back. That became the center design, and then we trimmed and cut and figured out how to make them all fit. She had also pulled fabric from her mom's kitchen chairs and curtains, and we used them as sashing. Add a border to make it all come together, and we had a finished top by the end of the day. 

I will get it on the frame in the next few weeks after I make a back for it. I am really looking forward to getting it done for her to enjoy the rest of the winter. 

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 1 3/8 yards

Fabric added year to date: 46 3/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 115 1/2 yards

Net fabric used: 68 3/4 yards

Pattern usage also got a boost this week, as I made my first teacher gift, so now my net pattern usage for the year is at -2. 

Hope you had a great week with your stash! 


SpinningStar said...

That is a great memory quilt and one she'll enjoy every holiday season.

jillquilts said...

Great job! Wonderful way for your friend to remember her mom. :)