Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stash Week 4


I've been sewing on a project I can't share just yet...but I did get "Mon Ami" back from the quilter recently and am hoping to finish the binding soon.


 Along the fabric front, I've been keeping good track of my stash this week...a lot came in, but a lot went out. I made a little chart of pre-cut yardages to help me with my calculations each week (these just apply to Moda pre-cuts which have a standard 42 pieces in each Layer Cake, Jelly Roll, and Charm Pack). A Charm Pack is 7/8 yard, a Honey Bun is 1 3/4 yard, a Jelly Roll comes in at 2 7/8 yards, and a Layer Cake adds 3 1/8 yards to your stash. Fat Quarter Bundles vary, but the biggest ones are 10 yards!


So...in this week was 10 yards for a store sample I've been working on (this includes the back and binding). Also in was some Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller (because I love it), and some Make Life for a backing.


I found some green fat quarters and a couple of the pink prints from Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill...(I want to make this quilt eventually).


And I also added a Pom Pom de Paris charm pack; I was worried this line would be too "pink" for my liking, but I just love it. There are some gorgeous yellows in this collection that I love as well. I'm going to combine this with some other French General fabrics and wish I had ordered a layer cake rather than a charm pack--it's just that gorgeous!  So, 16 1/8 yards came in this week, but since I finished up these two quilts I had 10 7/8 yards that I was able to count as "stash used." For year to date this amounts to 28 1/2 yards in, 24 7/8 used with 3 5/8 net added to the stash.  Not too bad...as long as I keep finishing up those partially finished projects!

Oh...and I'll have some more binding to do soon...Judi has just finished quilting my first Bliss quilt (pattern "Paper Roses" by Fig Tree & Company)! To see her beautiful work on this quilt go here!


30 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous fabric...I am keeping my eyes peeled for it...love Mon Ami too!

Rachel said...

Oh Mon Ami is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole quilt revealed!

Pom Pom de Paris? I think my heart just skipped a beat.

And the teapot fabric... adorable. Can I please raid your stash?

CJ said...

You are always SO productive! Hey, thanks for doing that math on the pre-cuts. I hope to add Stash In/Out to my blog this week - something new for me.
I LOVE the Bliss quilt and Judi's quilting is amazing.
Pom Pom de Paris is on my list when I allow myself to make some more purchases.

Melody said...

I Sherri, A fabulous post. Thank you so much for the information about the amount of fabric in a jelly roll etc. Really interesting and useful.

Simone de Klerk said...

Judi did a great job on quilting your Bliss quilt!
Your Schnibbles looks great! I'm looking forward to the parade (o:

Stephanie said...

Love the teapots! Mon Ami is really soft and pretty. You have lots of pretty fabrics for upcoming projects.

Carol said...

Your Paper Roses is absolutely gorgeous...Judi does amazing work. Love your MonAmi...and Pom Pom de Paris sounds yummy...I was afraid it was going to be too pink too, so thank you for letting us know.

julieQ said...

Your Mon Ami quilt is so pretty!! Have fun playing with all those gorgeous fabrics!!

Jenny said...

i just ordered some greenfield hill...not sure what to do with it but so excited to have it in my hands...

and im beginning to think i love all French General. its amazing, huh?

Melissa said...

I love your stash in/out count :) Not sure I would want to know what mine is! LOL
Something to think about anyway!
Your Mon Ami looks beautiful, can't wait to see the whole thing!

Michele said...

Beautiful fabric=beautiful quilts! Judi did an amazing job on your quilt....you must be thrilled Sherri!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your Mon Ami is wonderful....feel like I come here and keep saying same thing...everything you make is wonderful!

sewmeow said...

I love your Mon Ami...gorgeous!

Anne Heidi said...

Your quilt is just so pretty- and I love your new fabrics! The teapot fabris is just adorable :-)

Karen said...

This past fall I completed the Paper Roses using Objects of Desire for my daughter. It turned out so cute! Excited to see your version --- looking forward to your post.

Shelley said...

Love that you gave the yardages for the precuts...I was wondering about that and just hadn't taken the time to sit down and do the math :)I wonder how the PomPom fabrics are going to look in a quilt? Guess I'll have to wait and see!

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh that 'Pom pom de Paris' looks nice!!!!

Material Mary said...

I am totally loving your little MonAmi quilt and the French General new line---yummy. Must get that one.
Mary

Mama Pea said...

Love your quilt. I loved it before, but after quilting...It just has so much more life!

kate spain said...

oh my goodness, your Mon Ami quilt is beautiful! can't believe how much fabric comes-and-goes in your studio. it's a whirl of unstoppable creativity!

Betty Lou said...

Mon Ami is beautiful, like your fabric selection. Hope to get in on next month Schnibbles, 7 birthdays this month---seems like Christmas all over again.

Beginning Quilting said...

All of your fabrics are absolutely lovely! Your fabric selection is just amazing. I must say, the teapot fabric is so adorable! :)

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Looking fabulous! Anxious to hear the news!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow, you're so productive! I want some of that Pom pom too. But nothing's too pink for me... ;D

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt!! Boy you had some wonderful fabric finds too!! I always look forward to seeing your creations.

I am Just One Mom said...

It must be a trick of the pros but being a mother of sons I do not have the hairclips to hold the binding in place. Brilliant!
Are they oversized (to be found at my fav quilt store) or are they the size sold at the grocery store? Such a better idea than superfine pins that always prick me while stitching.

I am Just One Mom said...

The yardage IN and OUT is another fab idea I will have to add to my stash slashing blog entries.

My, My, My = you are a marvel.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Mon Ami is gorgeous Sherri! And great fabric purchases!

Colette said...

Wow Sherri! I'm so impressed with your beautiful quilts and also how much you accomplish! You are definitely an inspiration to me to achieve progress on the quilts I have started! I think I need Pom Pom de Paris for a Blackbird design! Your Paper Roses quilt is beautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love seeing what you've been doing. I am catching up with your last posts. Love it all.