Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stash Busting Report Week #37

This past week, I figured out a way to really make those stash yards disappear! Gift the yardage! My numbers are a little inflated as I cut for fq's to gift. Here is this week's report (I'll let you know if any of the fq's come back with me!):
  • fabric received in: 0 yards
  • fabric used: -22 yards
  • week to date: -22 yards

Year to date: -78.5 yards (used)

What I accomplished this week:

  • quilted the two Hospice Angel Quilts
  • quilted and assembled two totes
  • made 12 1/2" b/w/bright block for night guild
  • made a birthday card :)

Goals for next week:

  • cut and assemble project bags for reunion retreat
  • sew as many blocks as possible while visiting

I am almost finished with the quilted totes. I need to sew the dowels in place, and make bags for the acrylic bottoms. Hopefully, that will be tonight's project. Pictures to follow when complete and in better light :)

This is the black/white and bright block I made for the night guild silent auction. We were to make any 12 1/2" unfinished block that will be added to others then the whole lot of the blocks will be up for bid. A very neat idea, Cheryl! (I will mail it to you, Cheryl) Since the bright I have in abundance right now is orange...a Halloween-ish colored star. I followed this pattern from Quilter's Cache.

I also made a birthday card for one of my hostesses. Her birthday is a couple days after I leave. Her favorite color is blue...did you guess?! I had seen this postcard on Mary's blog and followed the same idea only I don't have the birthday ribbon to add.


Linda said...

Love the black/white/bright block! THank you for the link to the pattern. Cute birthday card! Love the blues! Great job!

Sue R said...

Yep, gifting fabric, good stashbuster! I like your block and your postcard. Am looking forward to seeing your totes. Next Friday is tote making day for our group!

Vicky said...

Gifting is a good bust! Great report!

Randi said...

I've used gifting to bust some, too! Hey, however it gets off the shelf works, right?