My stash totals didn't change much either way this week, but at least I used a little more than I added. I made 30 bowtie blocks and the last 10 circle applique blocks, both projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I also made a pillowcase to go with a recent Quilt of Valor completion (which you can see HERE.)
As for additions, I bought a few more black-on-white prints to replenish my collection of them. I am especially excited by the multi-print piece that is shown across the bottom of the photo. Love the great variety of patterns!
The other recent addition to my "stash" is not fabric, but a wonderful new book to add to my already full bookshelves. I have been trying to stop buying more quilting books, but couldn't resist this beauty. It is the long-awaited book chronicling the "Infinite Variety" display that was held in New York in 2011.
The book starts off with a series of very interesting essays. The first one is by Joanna Rose, the owner of the 653! quilts that were shown. The other essays are written by several of the people who put the show together. I loved learning more about how this incredible show was conceived and mounted.
Of course, the real stars of the book are the photographs. There are several pages with shots of the show, sharing the very creative way the designers displayed the quilts.
There are individual photos of all the quilts (did I mention that there are 653 of them?) Each quilt includes a brief listing that identifies the pattern name and finished size of the quilt. In some cases they also list location or year that the quilt was made. The quilts are grouped into chapters by style of quilt: log cabin, stars, applique, etc.
I am thrilled to own this gorgeous book and look forward to many happy hours spent studying the pages for inspiration. My quilting bucket list just keeps getting longer!
Used this week: 2.0 yards
Used year to date: 148.75 yards
Stashed this week: 1.375 yards
Stashed year to date: 119.75 yards
Net year to date: 29 yards used