Tuesday, May 19, 2015

fabric report

I haven't done any sewing to speak of this week. Neither did I purchase any fabric though I was sorely tempted! I've been focusing on digging through boxes of stuff that are all over the house in hopes of getting rid of some of them.  I did start on the Gingham Check Shawlette pattern I downloaded from knitpicks.com.  I'm doing it in shades of yellow for my sister.  I've started it about five times.  I hope I'm doing it properly!

Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 12.5 yards
Added this week : 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 12.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 0 yards

 Total spent YTD $100.31 (including S&H)

Saturday, May 09, 2015

the one that got away. . .


I was really happy to finish this quilt for the Auction.  It went to our good friend Danny for $300!  And, even better, look at the state of my fabric report!

Used this week: 10 yards
 Used year to Date: 12.5 yards
Added this week : 1 yards
Added Year to Date: 12.5 yards  
 
Net for 2015: 0 yards

 Total spent YTD $100.31 (including S&H)

Monday, April 20, 2015

gone fishin'


So here is my weekend's work.  I still need to decide what I am going to do about the borders.  The pattern has a two inch stop border and a six inch outer border.  I don't think the stop border is going to work-plus I'm out of fabric!  So I think I am going to just use the brown fishing lures fabric.  Need to calculate that out.  I did end up replacing the canoe fabric with the blue float bobbin fabric. Thankfully, it was on sale as was the other yard of batik I added to stash. I'm looking forward to next week's fabric report as I am going to claim all I used in this quit-plus three yards of backing!





Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 11.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 9.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $88.46 (including S&H)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

seriously need to get moving on this quilt!

So I really need to get moving on this auction quilt! I planned to sew over the Easter weekend but I was so busy with family things that I never even touched fabric! I had to order two more yards of the fabric shown here:
I think it will look really good both in the blocks and for the border.  I have cut out the rest of the fabric so I just need to make some cuts of this and get sewing! I'll be really glad when this quilt is finished because I am using around five yards in the top and at least three for the backing!  I'll have a really good fabric report then.


Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 9.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 5.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $73.30 (including S&H)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

getting started: auction quilt

I started pulling fabric for the Cub Scout auction quilt this week.  I had planned to use the Take a Hike fat quarter stack but as I started pulling all of my fabrics out and mixing and matching I ended up liking the fishing fabric the best.
  So I went out and bought two yards of batiks-one dark red and one grey.  I think it will look really good.  This isn't a  great pic of the fabric so after I get some blocks made I'll add another.
 
Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 7.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 3.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $55.60 (including S&H)

Monday, March 09, 2015

One more yard

Elementary Black Equations Yardage SKU# 5568-12
got a wild hair on Friday and decided to google and see if there were any new yarn shops in my area.  And lo! I found one in the little town where I went to High School.  It's called Park Avenue Yarns and it's fantastic!  I asked and found out that they have been there for four years.  They have tons of yarn, knitting needles that I've never even heard of, fiber for spinning, tapestry kits and fabric!  If they had bobbin lace supplies I'd really be sunk!  I managed to hold onto sanity and only bought one yard of fabric.  One of the ladies at work is expecting her first child and, as she is a mathematician, I really had to buy this fabric. Its's from Sweetwater, the Elementary line.  I don't know  what I am going to make yet, the baby isn't due until September, but I'm glad to have this on hand.



Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 1 yards
Added Year to Date: 5.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 3.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $37.60 (including S&H)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tracking

Used this week: 2.5 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
 
Added this week : 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 4.5 yards  

Net for 2015: 2.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $37.60 (including S&H)