Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stash Busting Week 36

Stash - 180 3/4 yrds

Old Stash Counted- 5 1/2 yds

F.A.Y.T.D. - 25 1/2 yrds

Fabric Used - (13 1/4 yrds) the reason I have this in brackets is because it's what I used last week, but I didn't do a proper report last week, so I have here, reported the way I usually do!!

New Stash Total - 173 yrds

I am having a great week!! I am back to my sewing room, sewing!!! Bonnie Huners mystery, the second step is almost half way done and the best thing I did this yesterday was, pull out my daughters quilt that I made for her 2 years ago. It only needed binding - and I put it away because I was not 100% sure what I was doing..... this spring I pulled it out of hiding and sewed the binding on. And put it away again...... Yesterday, after working on step 2 blks, with my daughers music playing to loud for me to handle much longer, I left my sewing room (we share a wall, and I remember being a kid!!! So, I just went somewhere else for a bit!!) I pulled out the quilt.... I sat and sewed 1 1/2 sides of binding on!!!

As I am working on it - it's a queen size quilt - I woundered why I took so long to do this. I did not beat myself up about it though. I was just woundering. And one of the answers is, she painted her room all back - walls and ceiling - with purple trim.

This quilt is done in browns. It's a log cabin with a heart in the middle - yes, I will get a picture on here once I have it bound. I just went looking for one that I know I already have, and I don't know where it is.

And so I just put it away till the time was right. Two years is to much!! Then, I had people tell me they would help me with putting the binding on. And everytime they would say it, I felt really tense about it. I did not want help!! This is my second 'real' quilt. The first one was for my 1st baby - a trip around the world and I had alot of fun. This one is for my second baby - and I want to do it all myself. Yeah, it's taken me alot longer than I wanted it too, but I am on my way to having it finished. And it feels good!!

So this is my report for today!!! Off to see what everyone else is up to at Judy's.


  1. I have a couple of UFOs that have taken me a while to get to the end. I am finding that sometimes I just need to jump in with both feet--like the machine quilting.

    I am taking at least one class this month at my local quilt shop (pineapples)and I think the more confidence that I build-esp. after 20 years of quilting-I will find that finishing will be more fun.

  2. some quilts just need longer to come to completion than others -- better to ahve set it away and enjoy the process now then to have persevered and hated every stitch then...

  3. congratulations! I laughed reading about moving away from DD's music, 'cause you remember what being that age was like! And remember about pastimes, and fret less!

  4. We finish quilts when the time is right to finish them. If you leave it by your favorite chair, I bet you'll keep picking it up and it will be done in no time.