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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stash Report Week 38 2012

I made a goal for myself this week to do at least 15 minutes of sewing each day so that I could make some progress on ongoing projects that I really wanted to make! I did it - even though I struggled getting started a few nights, I got my Oriental Braid top (almost) put together, got binding on a couple table runners, quilted a top for my cousin, and made a block for a beemate that is due tomorrow. All in all, it was a great week, and I have now had 9 days in a row where I did at least 30 minutes of sewing. 

First up on the list was putting together the Oriental french braid. I got the top pieced together pretty easily, then cut out border and the back. I knew when I was cutting the borders that the second one would be tight at best. The fabric is from a kit I bought two years ago while at a retreat in Shipshewana. As you can see, it wasn't enough. I am planning to call the shop this week to see if they still have any of the border fabric, but am also putting out a plea here. I really only need one 6 1/2 x WOF strip, so if any of you have this in your stash and are willing to sell or trade it with me (I have lots and lots of orientals), I would be very grateful!  
Houston, we have a border problem!
Border fabric I am looking for
 Next up was quilting on my cousin's quilt. This is one of the first quilts that she made and it is a queen size top - aren't the colors gorgeous? I did an easy large meander all over it, so didn't take a close up picture, but will see her in a few weeks and look forward to taking it back to her all quilted. Now she'll have the fun of trying to find the perfect binding for it! 
Mary's quilt
Last on the list was a block for my beemate Julie - and I got that done last night. It is paper piecing and I couldn't find my add-a-quarter ruler. I knew I must have moved it when I moved down to my basement sewing room and looked everywhere for it with no lcuk. After I got the block done, I was putting away my rotating cutting mat and guess what I found, 2 inches from where it should have been and where I looked at least three times? Ugh! Oh, well, the good news is that it isn't lost! 
Crazy block for Julie
Here's the official report: 
Fabric added this week: 2 3/4 yards (birthday fat quarters from my bee mates)
Fabric used this week: 5 3/4 yards

Fabric added year to date: 34 1/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 72 1/2 yards

Net fabric used: 37 1/2 yards

Hope you had a great week with your stash! 


Charlene S said...

When something appears in a spot where I've looked 6 times, I just figure our resident spirit is playing tricks again!

Dee Dee said...

Your Braided quilt is fabulous! Wish I had some of the fabric you need. You have had a great week.

Mary-Kay said...

Have you tried this web site http://www.quiltshops.com/? It's a groupof shops linked together where you put your fabric name in and hit search. Hopefully you have a piece of the salvage edge with this on it. If you don't, it's a Robert kaufman print from the Imperial Collection. That's about all I can tell you. Good luck with your search.

Karen said...

Hi Jennifer,

I haven't cut into my kit yardage yet. So I'm willing to give up some of that border fabric so you can finish yours. Frankly, you're the second person who said that border fabric was short. So I'm not convinced I want to use it for the border anyway. Let me know and we can do a swap.


Teresa in Music City said...

That Oriental French Braid is absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love it! I'm glad to see someone has offered to share with you :*) Great job on your numbers!

Kate said...

Love your Oriental French Braid, it's gorgeous. I'm pretty sure I have some of that border fabric, but I can't remember if it's a one yard cut or a fat quarter cut. If you are still short let me know and I'll hunt it up.

jillquilts said...

Love the quilts!! I hope you get lucky with the border fabric! I think I need to start forcing myself to sew for 15 a day. :)