Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stash Report Sunday 1/10/16

I'm starting off the year with my stash numbers going in the wrong direction, but I'm so excited about the new fabric I got that it doesn't matter! I have been anxiously waiting for this fabric which will become the background for the Ring Cycles quilt I am starting as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The first photo is from the quilt pattern. 

Ring Cycles by Lessa Siegele

Since I am not planning to include the flowers in my version of this quilt, I wanted a background fabric with some pattern to it, but not a really busy print. It's always hard to judge fabric colors on the computer, and photos on different websites showed wide variations in color. I was hoping for a light silvery grey, but I was a little afraid that this fabric might be too dark. However, I am very happy with the print and the colors in it. The fabric is Chromadots, a wide backing fabric from Blank Quilting. I got three yards, but am counting it as 7.5 yards because it is extra wide. You can see it here with my first few 9-patch blocks.

My usage for the week was 1/2 yard for two Scrappy Trips blocks and another 1/2 yard for more black Bowtie blocks to use in the border of my Rainbow Bowties quilt.

Used this week:                 1 yards     
Used year to date:             1 yards

Stashed this week:            7.5 yards
Stashed year to date:        7.5 yards 

Net year to date:           6.5 yards added

I am joining Kate at Life in Pieces in tracking the number of days each week that I spend at least 15 minutes quilting. The more days I quilt, the more quilts I can get done and the more fabric used.

January 3 - 9          7 for 7 days

350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts:
This week's block total:    65

Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.  

Julie in GA


  1. I think your background is going to be perfect for this quilt! I had never seen this design and it is amazing. Love reading your posts and seeing your lovely work! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. Your background is great. I am very interested in watching your progress in this quilt.

  3. Great background fabric! It will be fun watching this quilt come together!

  4. That quilt is wonderful. At first I thought it was a piece of fabric that you were going to use for a backing on a quilt. I need one exactly like that for my rainbow quilt. lol Your real background fabric will go great with this design.

  5. That's a terrific background! I'm really looking forward to this year's rainbow!

  6. You made a great choice for the background. It is so hard to know exactly what you are getting when you order on line. Looking forward to seeing Ring Cycles come together this year. You've made a strong start with sewing every day the week before. Hopefully you were able to keep that up this week.


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