Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Stash Report

Starting a new quilt is usually good for whatever ails me, and so is retail therapy. I've gotten about 20 large four-patch blocks done, half what I need, for the pink and brown quilt. Then I decided I'd better buy my border fabrics before they're gone, since that's usually my luck. The brown tone on tone will be the inner border, then the white, then I can't make up my mind about the outermost border. So far I'm leaning towards the one at the bottom of the photo. Opinions? Also picked up a stack of other fabric at the quilt shop.

Starting a new project often motivates me to work on an older one too, usually because I need the space on the design wall, so I continued on the snowman quilt. I finished all the machine applique on the snowmen two nights ago, so the center of the quilt is now complete. It didn't take me as long as I thought to do the machine applique, and I really, really like the way the blanket stitch looks. Now I just have to add some borders. My outer border is a dark green, so now the navy blue background in the corner star blocks is lost. I guess I'll change it to either red or mabye a lighter blue, if I have any left.

Here's the Stash Manager's Report:

Fabric used this week: 4-1/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 42 yards
Fabric added this week: 21-3/4 yards
Fabric added year to date: 95 yards
Net used year to date: -53yards


Beth said...

Love the brown and pink combination. I think either one would do for the outer border, but my immediate reaction was the lower one. I would wait until you have the quilt together to really decide, which means buying enough of both, I suppose!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That snowman quilt is adorable! You are like me - I like to work on various quilts in different stages of completion - but yes, starting a NEW quilt does motivate me to make progress on a work in progress! Keep the cycle going.
Beautiful new fabrics you have there!
Cheers! Evelyn

LC said...

I love that snowman! Nice fabrics too. Hope you have a productive week!

jovaliquilts said...

The snowman quilt is adorable! I agree with you about changing the dark green border. Something else might make it all pop a little more.
My first reaction to your two browns was the bottom one, just because of the heightened contrast, but I haven't seen the rest of the quilt, and the top fabric seems to coordinate better with the inner border. I also like the top fabric more on its own.

Judy S. said...

Your brown quilt is going to be great, Sue. I love the fabrics, all of them! Good job on the cactus!

Purple Pam said...

I love the cactus. I was raised in Southern Arizona, and there is lots of cactus there, all kinds. I like Mary's pink and brown quilt, too. I am sure yours will be super. Your snowmen are!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I can't decide which of the brown fabrics I like better. They're both very nice.

Love your snowman quilt. Lots of rich, pretty colors. Great job on the blanket stitching!

Stephanie D. said...

I love the snowman quilt--it's going to look so cute when it's all done. If it needs a home..... lol

Lorraine said...

Love the choice of fabrics you have used to make the Under the Stars quilt!