My FatQuarterShop 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month arrived this week...and I'm unsure of what to do about counting this yardage. Since I made it the day it arrived I didn't count it in my totals; however, I counted up the yardage that arrived with the kit, and it added up to nearly 7/8 of a yard. I do have some great scraps left over each month from this BOM, so maybe I should be counting it. I'm not sure what everyone else does concerning BOM's and stash totals--if you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
This week I purchased 3/4 yards of Rural Jardin...I knew I wanted to use one for my binding on Mon Ami and couldn't decide which...so I bought both (I ended up going with the red, so at least some of this went out this week)!
I also needed some Luna Notte for the outer border and binding of my Rosette's quilt (1 1/2 yards total). I'm happy to say that this came in and went out this week as I got the borders sewn on and the binding cut and in my binding jar.
Since I finished this quilt top I went ahead and counted all the fabric that had gone into making this quilt top as stash busted--a whopping 8 3/8 yards according to the pattern.
Charm packs are one of my weaknesses, and they add to yardage totals fast. I think Giddy is a really fun Valentine's line; I'll use this to make a runner. Oasis has some of the beautiful grays that are showing up everywhere, and I just love the tones of this line. I'll definitely be getting more for a larger project.
I also got an Innocent Crush charm pack to add to my Anna Maria stash. It's just amazing to me that these 3 charm packs added up to 2 yards of fabric.
Anyway...4 1/4 yards came in this week making 12 3/8 in for the year...and it's only the 16th! But...on the positive side, when you finish a UFO you get to count all of the yardage in that project, so it really helps the numbers here--8 5/8 was "busted" this week meaning that I've "busted" 14 yards year to date and am on the positive side--having "used" more than purchased. The secret to this is definitely to finish your already started projects! (In year to date 12 3/8...used year to date 14 yards...total busted 1 5/8 yards)!
There seem to be a lot of people participating in this stash report with Judy...it's fun to read all of the reports!I'm not so sure what next week will bring...I may have possibly hit the "check-out" button a few times this week--and I have a good amount of fabric that will be arriving for projects I won't be able to share for awhile! But for now, I'm good!