Stash Report #8

I completely blew it this week! I thought about not reporting, but decided to go ahead and face the music. I’ve set myself back so far, I don’t know how long it will take me to recover. And it’s not because I went fabric shopping, which I did. It’s because a friend of ours gave me this lovely HUGE bag of fabric. In that bag was almost 100 yards of fabric! Most of it I intend to use for Community Service quilts. Our group is always needing more “little boy” quilts, and this bunch had lots of fabrics that little boys will love, so I’m going to use them for that purpose. Lots of the solids will make good backings for those quilts. Hopefully, I’ll use it up pretty quickly! Wish me luck — and don’t faint when you read my report.

Here’s the damage:

Used this week: 4.243 yds

Used Year to Date: 97.909 yds

Added this week: 102.345 yds

Added Year to Date: 133.47 yds

Net used for 2010: -35.561 yds

I’m in the negative numbers — that hurts! I’ll never catch up with Judy now. Not that I would have anyway — heehee!

I did go fabric shopping on Saturday. The weather broke just enough that we could get out for a few hours, so my sister came and got me and we made the rounds. We started out in Brookfield, MO, at Hueffmeier’s Fine Pines. I know that doesn’t sound like a fabric shop, but it is — it’s a quilt shop located at a Christmas Tree Farm, so the whole place just has the same name. It also doesn’t look like a quilt shop from the outside, but it most certainly does once you step in the door. My sister and I stepped inside, and at the exact same moment, we both let out an audible sigh — we just looked at each other and laughed. Do YOU have that reaction when you step inside a fabric shop? They had lots of clearance fabrics, and TONS of other wonderful stuff I’d have liked to brought home, but I controlled myself and only bought a couple yards worth of brown fat quarters — all brown, that’s it. My sister bought some browns and pinks for a basket quilt — it’ll be gorgeous.

Then we broke for lunch at the Helm Street Inn in Brookfield. I had hot wings and some of that deep-fried cauliflower I love so much and can never pass up. Once fortified from that feast, we ventured on to a new quilt shop we’d heard about and had never had the chance to go to yet (darn weather). It’s in Brunswick, MO, and it’s called Sew Sweet Quilt Shop. What a treat! I’ve found my new favorite place to shop for fabric. I WILL be going back. They have EVERYthing I love . . . well, they just have EVERYthing period!

Here’s a picture of the front of the store. They have some more pictures of the inside of the shop on their web site. It’s fabulous.

Here’s what I bought there. See, I didn’t go too wild.

Well, I bought a few pieces that aren’t in this picture, too, but everything I bought is something I intend to use up really quick. The jelly roll and fabrics above are for the baby quilt I’ll be making for our new niece, due in May. I was going to give her the Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt, but I decided instead she needed something more modern, so I got this. It’s the “Blush” collection by Moda. The pink will be the outside border, the blue is an inner border and the binding, and I’m using my own Stripper’s Delight pattern that can be found in the Free Patterns section of my web site. This one jelly roll will actually make enough blocks for 2 quilts, so I’ll decide what to do with the extras later on . . .

I also bought some brights to make a snake quilt for the new baby’s brother, Carter. I haven’t made either of the boys a quilt yet, so they have to each have one, too! Connor’s quilt will be a cowboy quilt, of course. I don’t have it started just yet, but soon.

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 8:46 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] no Procrastination Challenge update, my design wall didn’t change, and I have no excuses. My stash report went backwards, throwing me into the negative numbers, and I haven’t posted any finishes for […]

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