Sunday, March 22, 2009

National Quilting Day & Stash Report -Week 12


Kim asked us to tell what we did for National Quilting Day...I had 2 months of a BOM from Homestead Hearth to get done...this is Belle Meade by Bonnie Blue Quilts. I have admired this quilt for a very long time and could have very easily done this from my stash but when they offered it, I took the easy way out. I like all the fabrics that they sent and I'm able to make it nice and scrappy...just the way I like it..and I didn't have to take a zillion fabrics off the shelf.

Now for my Stash Report for this week...not anything really earth shattering but I've moved a bit more off the shelf....it really has been fun to use some of this I have.


Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 10.75 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 5.75 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date: 70.75 yards

Total Busted: 60 yards

When will the shelves start looking like I'm using yards of fabric...just a little dent will make me really happy.Posted by Picasa

26 comments:

Anne said...

I LOVE the looks of that quilt. I'm such a huge Bonnie Blue fan. I have a pattern sitting on my cutting table that is calling my name. I just can't do it till I've finished some others. Good job!

Darlene said...

Carol, I'm crazy about this quilt. I love Bonnie Blue patterns, too. I have a ton of fabric and pattern pulled and sitting right by my sewing machine foot pedal calling my name. Could be in the not too distant future!

Gretchen said...

Love the BOM! It is sometimes much easier to just order the BOM or kit rather than dig through stash to find the right fabrics. The colors are just beautiful--I can't wait to see this quilt progress!

Quilt Hollow said...

Gotta comment with the rest of them! Love these blocks and fabrics! Oh my.....it's a keeper!

Vicki W said...

You are doing great with your stash busting!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love the scrappy blocks.. they are so pretty!

Vicky said...

Those blocks are wonderful! And I'd say you've moved more than a bit off your shelves. 70+ yards is good going!

Pat said...

I love your quilt. I don't mind picking the fabrics from my stash...its putting it all back when I am finished that I don't care for.

Sherri said...

Love your quilt! The colors are great! And you've used up a lot of fabric this year...good for you! Do you figure out yardages for jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc. in your stash yardage?

Kristie said...

Wow! I LOVE that quilt! It is truly beautiful!
Kristie

Cornfield Quilter said...

Your blocks are wonderful! The fabrics you chose are perfect and your quilt is going to be awesome. I will be watching your progess on this one closely. :D

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh so pretty!!!!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

ROFL--to make it look like you've made a dent--REFOLD using the ruler method! Oh, I'm not much help am I! But when I took some time and refolded and sorted my stash, made me want to buy less and use more of what I had. And, it did make a lot of room!

dot said...

I like those blocks. They are very very nice.

Teresa said...

Its a nice pattern and fabric selection and you have done equally well on the piecing. Looks great!

Kathie said...

oh no!!!! I love these blocks makes me want to call them up and order this too!
great fabrics...
love their patterns would love to make all of them
kathie

Angie said...

Gorgeous fabrics and a wonderful pattern to show them off in! Your flowers are so pretty...the weather is really starting to get nice here but no blooming plants for me yet. Wow, getting to see the shuttle launch, and from your own house, is totally awesome!! My DH would be green with envy. That tumbler baby quilt with the ME fabric is just too cute! Thanks for always keeping up with my humble blog. I hope to do better by it. :)

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh...I love this. You're right about the fabrics they include with their kits, too. Yummalicious. These blocks are most excellent as well.

Judy said...

I waffled between Brownstone and this one...I may need to make one on my own some day too! Just love the colors!

em's scrapbag said...

This is going to be such a wonderful quilt. The fabrics are beautiful. I love that you were albe to make a scrappy quilt with out making a total mess of your sewing room pulling fabrics.

Carrie P. said...

Love those blocks. You have used a lot of fabric compared to me.

tinac said...

I love this quilt! I'm a big fan of Bonnie Blue, also. I love everything they've ever put together. Your's is beautiful!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is a great quilt Carol. I love it.

Nedra said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. You have a great site too! I'm enjoying seeing someone actually use up their stash and have the goal not to buy more. Yeah! You are inspiring me to stay on track!

Nicole said...

I have always loved that block. You are right about ordering the kit. They send such a great collection of scrappy lights, that most folks wouldn't have on hand. That alone is probably worth it. I have a nice stash of Civil War prints that would be perfect for the darks.

Cheryl said...

The quilt is amazing....I always, always love your color choices. I didn't even know Saturday was National Quilting Day...wow I missed a holiday :-)!!