Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stashbusting Week 7

What a week!

I had a great time this week working on the ABC quilts for my neighbor J and Sophie. I made an ABC quilt for J's brother C for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. I have been meaning to finish the one for J but it always seemed to get put to the bottom of the pile. This week I finally took it out and quilted it. While I was at it I made a top for Sophie and also got it quilted tonight. Just need to bind them both and put a label on it.

You might be wondering what an ABC quilt is. An ABC quilt is really quite simple, just a novelty square of fabric for every letter of the alphabet. So, in Sophie's there are Apples, followed by butterflies, cats, ducks, eggs, flowers...etc. I sash them up and put four corner squares with an alphabet print on them and quilt them up. They measure about 40X50 and are perfect for little ones. Sophie's is all purple and girlie and J's is green. Both of these quilts busted a total of 6.67 yards.

I also finished up the four patch squares for the 4 patch plaid leader and ender quilt. Ryan even figured out how many of each type of blocks to make the top simpler to put together. This busted .67 yards.

I also sent Brandyquilter a fat quarter and a .34 yard,cut and Tonya 3 fat quarters of some thirties prints. They were so generous to share with me some 1930's prints. I am working on some goodies for two other very generous ladies. Hope to show these next week! (total busted here is 1.34 yards)

Not a lot in this week I am happy to report. Ryan and I went to a quilt shop here in Saline, The Quilting Season. It is a small shop and I never really gave this shop much attention because I thought it was far from home, but Sophie needed a drive so we went and found a quicker way to get there so I might be visiting it more often. Anyhow I did pick up 3 fat quarters. I picked up two beautiful cheddar Civil War prints and Sophie picked out a new black and white one.

My stashbusting "prize" for the month arrived today. Garden Pat from the HGTV Quilting and Needlework message board motivates and rewards us for using up are stash for a particular month. She and Twostep have all sorts of great prizes and motivations. You should check us out!

Ok, here is this weeks results...
Fabric in this week: 1yard
Fabric in YTD: 16.5 yards (eek!)

Stashbusted this week: 8 and 2/3 yards
Stashbusted YTD: 20 yards

Net: -3.5 yards

Yep! Doing the Happy Dance! Back in the negatives!

(will post pics tomorrow)


  1. Hey girl ... you busted 20yds since the first of the year ..... WOW. See you at HGTV.

  2. Good job on getting back to positive numbers!

    The Saline shop is cute. I didn't realize we live in the same general area when I was reading your stash reports. My favorite Michigan shop to date is The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh. She's having a big sale at the end of March that you might, or might not, want to check out.