Monday, April 15, 2013

Auction quilt, to be quilted; and state of the stash

This is my auction quilt, not being quilted yet.  It has signatures on it, but I still need to mount it onto the frame.  Energy has been somewhat lacking for that this weekend.  I did select one of my vintage sheets for backing.  Now I need to cut the batting and put it on the frame.  And wind bobbins, and quilt it.  Really, it won't take long.  The auction is coming.  I can get it done.

I've been tracking my stash usage for awhile now.  I received a few things recently from Aunt Carol and Grandma that I'm not going to count towards the totals, just because I find it easier to track only what I actually buy. 
I actually bought the green yarn on the top.  I know I have no business buying yarn, but I did.  Aunt Carol gifted me the brown yarn on the bottom.
These lengths of machine-knit sweater-weight fabric were also from Aunt Carol.  I knew that I wouldn't ever be likely to make a cut-and-serge sweater from them, but I thought they would make very nice blankets.  I threw them in the wash.  The fabric on the right felted; the left fabric didn't.  So it looks like I will have two slightly different blankets.  They are both wool-nylon blends, but different lots of fiber, apparently.  Either way, I think they will be nice warm blankets.
And look at the adorable Tardis full of yarn button that Joyce gave me!  So fun!

Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 4 yards backing for auction quilt
Fabric used year to date: 26 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 17 yards
Net used for 2013: 9 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 5900 yards.
Yarn added this week: 390 yards
Yarn added year to date: 1300 yards
Net used for 2013: 4600 yards

1 comment:

jan said...

i really like the auction quilt and the green yarn! That is probaly one of my favorite colors of yarn.
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