Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Stash report

For me, I got quite a bit accomplished this week. I look around at my other quilty, bloggy friends and am often in awe at how much they manage to crank out, week after week, even with jobs and families and pregnancies and all sorts of other distractions. Heck, I just work, take care of the Madman, and indulge in a couple of other hobbies *coughWarcraftcough*. How do I manage to lag behind so terribly? Do you ever feel that way?

Part of it, I know, is just perception. And part of it is that they blog more often, and take prettier photos!

In any case, I finished my blocks for the first quarter of the 3x6 Beehive mini bee, all pieced from stash--I'll have photos of them tomorrow! I made one for each of the 6 other girls in my hive, plus one mock-up block in my own colors, just as a test run. They were not difficult, went together quickly, and used up a mighty amount of fabric--wonky piecing always seems to do that.

Oh, I got an update on the baby quilt I made and sent out last week. Even with all of the wild weather the East Coast has endured the last week and more, it got there in time for the baby shower! YES! And since I had finished one old UFO with that quilt, I figured that gave me license to start something new. Logic? Has no place in a quilter's studio. Heh.

So I did something crazy...

I got out all of my Heather Ross fabrics. ALL of them, all of the Mendocino and FFA2 and Munki and Lightning Bugs that I have been hoarding in scraps and bits for over a year...

And I started cutting! Oh yes, I did. Squares, 4.5" each. Lots of them. Some turned into triangles, some are staying square. What will they be? MY quilt. I decided it was high time I had a quilt of my own (to which the Madman says "It's about time! Dang!"), and what better to make than a quilt of some of my favorite fabrics ever? I have a whole week off from work (the Madman and I refer to it as "post holiday recuperation") and lots of time to sew. *happy dance!*

Oh, wait, this is supposed to be a stash report, right?

I'm counting fabric out as the tops and quilts are finished (or bee blocks, if pieced from stash), sooo...

Used this Week: 1.75 yards (yardage and scraps for bee blocks)
Used year to Date: 3.5 yards
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: .75 yards
Net Used for 2011: 2.75 yards


Lisa said...

I always compare my productivity with other quilter's out there. It always makes me feel like quite the slacker. These past couple of weeks of super cold weather have really made me lazy.
Good for you for making time! I'm inspired now to get up off my rump and sew.
Love the fabrics, by the way.

Barb said...

What a gorgeous stack of fabrics! I can't wait to see what you make with them - you'll love having a special quilt of your favourite fabrics.

Cathy said...

It is never a good idea to compare ourselves to others. They are they, and you are you. Enjoy your uniqueness. Enjoy your quilt, and theprocess, as well.

Arnden said...

I too cannot fathom how some of the bloggers out there can post almost daily with a completed project that they completed while making meals, cleaning and taking care of children (or a full time job). I don't even try!
I think your new HR quilt will be lovely and super soft (I love her base fabrics). Can't wait to see what you are going to do with all those squares. Maybe someday I will get brave enough to cut up my HR stash.

Tamera said...

I know what you mean about feeling behind, (comparing myself to others) but I also know that I have productive jags and times when I'm not so's like ebbs and flows...I just try and go with it!