Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stash Update 2013 - Week 3

A couple of things got checked off the list this week!  

I finished the Madrona Road challenge quilt and I finished the hanging sleeve for my Quiltcon entry. The challenge quilt used 4.5 yards of fabric and the sleeve used .66  yards. 

Fabric added this week :0 yds
Fabric added YTD: 6.5 yds
Fabric used this week: 5.16 yds
Fabric used YTD:  5.16 yds
Net stash change YTD: +1.34 yds

I also made progress on another project. I finished this top that I made following the Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month. 
Please excuse the distorted image!  I hung it in my kitchen for the photo and the stove was in the way!
I didn't make all of the blocks exactly the same as the BOM, but I did use the same techniques.  I particularly enjoyed the paper piecing.  I have seen the Circle of Geese block (upper left) in a lot of places and thought it looked really fun.  Now that I have the paper piecing pattern for it, it may pop up in lots of my projects! 

I am thinking that I might enroll in Leah Day's Craftsy free motion quilting class. She is using this sampler quilt in the class and it would probably stretch my fmq skills more than just quilting it up with the patterns that I am already comfortable with.   I don't want to enroll in any more classes until I have completed the ones I have already signed up for, though.  As much as I would like to be able to report the fabric usage for this top (after it is complete) and put my usage in the 'black', I think I will wait. 

I decided not to make all the blocks for the 2013 BOM, though. I plan to only make the blocks that are a new technique for me.   

I haven't started the January Lucky Stars BOM yet, but I still have 10 days left in the month. 

This time next week, I might start feeling a little behind, but just now, I feel like I am on track for a very successful year of quilting!

I'm linking in at Patchwork Times Stash Updates here!


Zany Quilter said...

Nice job using some more fabric...I love the circle of geese!

Gaynell said...

I like the circle of geese, too. I don't remember it from the family quilts. I do recognize the dresden plate!
For this only being mid-January, you are rocking!

Sharon M said...

You're sounding awfully organized for a retired person!! That too shall pass. I'm just jealous. I have the circle of geese that I have yet to do. Seeing yours might just get me to do mine. Then again maybe not!