First up, the usage in November and December:
- Used a little for borders on my kaleidoscope top
- Made a few blocks for a friendship quilt
- Made a tote back, three Watcha Got bags, and an apron for Christmas gifts (pics to come when I post my accomplishments for December)
- Gifted a fat quarter bundle
And then, the additions...about half of which were gifts and half of which were impulse purchases :)
- Cardinal kit - a belated birthday gift from my brother - love that this will be something I can put up after all the Christmas decorations come down when the house looks really bare.
- Christmas quilt kit - a gift from a fellow quilter and co-worker, and a total surprise. I think the colors from this quilt will look great in my house!
- Aussie fabric from Capitol Quilts in Maryland, courtesy of my mom - a fat quarter from her, and a kit to make a tote that I asked her to pick up for me
- Charm pack and 1/2 yard of Eclectic Elements to make pillows for my couch - picked up at The Back Door when I went with my mom for her birthday shopping
- A couple wool kits also from The Back Door - one of my goals this year will be to work on some of the wool kits I've bought from them!
Whew, that was a lot added, so my totals for November and December are:
Fabric added last two months - 11 1/8 yards
Fabric used last two months - 5 3/8 yards
And now the totals for the year - I am overall very happy with the year end stash report, especially given how little time I spent in the quilt studio this year and how much I used scraps or finished up things that I already started (and counted).
Fabric added in 2016 - 28 yards
Fabric used in 2016 - 86 5/8 yards
Net fabric used - 58 5/8 yards
This was my 7th year to record my stash usage, and I bought more than 2015, but less than 2014, 2012, 2011, and 2010. I used more than 2013 and 2014, but less than the other years. This ranks #4 of 7 years for net usage.I plan to continue in 2017.
Stash reporting has been a good way for me to focus on using what I have and shopping stash first, and also has me think twice before I buy fabric. It doesn't mean that I buy none, but I am (usually) more intentional now.
Whether you track your stash usage or not, I hope you had a great 2016! I'll be back over the next week or so with my year in review and goals for 2017.