Thursday, June 02, 2016

Stash Report May 2016

This month got away from me and I knew it would! I traveled to Omaha, NE for a Regional NACADA conference for work. I was so lucky that Colleen could meet me for supper and visiting one night while I was there. We had an awesome time catching up and it was like spending time with an old friend, although it was the first time we met in person. We've been blogging friends for over 10 years.

Colleen and I met for the first time tonight in Omaha. Blog friends for 10 years. Spending time together has been awesome!

I put the blocks together for my mini granny square quilt and was able to get it quilted and bound and ready to go into the quilt show this weekend.
Mathew and I went to the quilt shop one day and he "needed" this fabric, so I made him a small bag to take to grandpa and grandma's house. I used the Buzz & Woody fabric on the inside, so it is reversible.
While I was traveling I was able to sew a few more blocks for my Goodnight Irene quilt (which started out as Briar Rose). It's been a leader/ender quilt for years, but I've started working on it while I travel so I can get it closer to completion.
These are the blocks I made when I was in Brookings later in the month for a work retreat.
I'm slowly, but surely getting closer to having enough blocks. I've been making a few at a time, so it's moving forward.
I was able to finish up my gingham block for the FGV quilt along I am doing, but I got 2 blocks behind at the end of the month. Time to get caught back up.
We spent Memorial Day weekend in MO visiting my husband's family and went to Bass Pro Shops.


Needless to say... I didn't get much sewing done and only 2 finishes, so not much to show for it. I did get to a few quilt shops, but kept my fabric purchases at bay, so I did pretty good.

Fabric bought this month: 5.75 yards
Fabric bought this year: 48.75 yards
Fabric used this month: 3.75
Fabric used this year: 139 yards
Net Fabric used this year: 90.25 yards!


Sara said...

You've used an amazing amount of fabric so far this year! Enjoy this weekend quilt show. I had originally planned to be there because we would be in Rapid celebrating Jack's first birthday. But they moved to Sioux Falls over Memorial Day, so we'll be celebrating there instead.

Jennifer said...

It is so great that you got to meet Colleen! Hope you find the time you want to work on some projects this weekend - you're in the hardest time with little kids, before you know it, they will be off playing in their rooms and you will find yourself with lots of time to sew again.