2016 APQ UFO Challenge List

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May 2017 Stash Report and Accomplishments

May was a banner month for me - I dedicated a bit of time to retreat prep, then had four great days at retreat. You can see my whole retreat report in the previous post. 
Retreat prep - cutting out the Plus table runner
I did add a little fabric at retreat - we went to Lolly's, a great quilt shop, and they have this big boat of fat quarters, and they give us a couple for one free fat quarter. So, I sat down by the boat and started pulling out all the fat quarters that were good blenders, mostly tone on tones. I kept pulling and before I knew it, I had 12, and the deal is better when you buy 12, so I did! Add my free fat quarter and two they gave us at retreat, and I came home with over 4 yards of new fabric. 
Fun Fat Quarters and a couple patterns from retreat
I also did a good job of using fabric this month. Some of the retreat pre-cutting was counted in April, but I also had usage in May for the Plus table runner, mini-pumpkins, the back of my cascading triangles top, the mini pop-up, and the sit and stitch. 

The cascading triangles was my UFO for the month. I got the back made, loaded, and quilted it all in one day, then took it to retreat to put on the binding. This is going to be a Christmas gift this year and I look forward to gifting it as I think the recipient will really like it.  
Quilting on Cascading Triangles

Finished table runner all bound
I wound up with 27 hours of quilting time and a pretty coincidental stash report: 

Fabric added in May: 4 1/4 yards
Fabric added year to date: 10 3/8 yards

Fabric used in May: 4 1/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 18 1/2 yards

Net fabric used: 8 1/8 yards

On the cross-stitch side, I finished up Lady in Harbor, one of my planned kits for the year.  This was given to me at a stitching day and there is no picture with the kit, so I wasn't quite sure how she'd look in the end. I think I will look for a frame so that I can try framing her myself. If anyone is interested in the pattern, I will be happy to put it in an envelope and send it your way. I did highlight parts of it, so it might be somewhat challenging to follow, but I am happy to pass it on to another stitcher. 
My second finish for the month is called Christmas in Ohio, from the 2016 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments magazine. I will probably finish this one as a flat fold. I have a few waiting to be done so need to plan a finishing day soon! 
Hope you had a great May - thanks for stopping by to see what I've been working on! 


Carol said...

Love all of your fabric acquisitions, Jennifer! I know I would have a hard time stopping at a few fat quarters myself... I have more than enough fabric in my stash for finishing my little ornaments, but I still love buying new stuff (the same goes for the actual charts!).

Your Statue of Liberty turned out so cute as did the Ohio Christmas piece--looking forward to seeing them all finished up! I think you'll do just fine framing it as it isn't a giant piece.

Happy June to you!

Kate said...

Congrats on a such a successful May. You stayed in the black on your stash management, that's always a good month. Enjoy your stitching time in June.