Monday, July 8, 2013

Design Wall and Stash Report

The design wall is in heavy use right now.  It's not quite big enough for a queen-sized layout, and there are blocks pinned to the bottom of other blocks and dragging on the floor.  This is my Country Stars quilt.  The blocks are all done and I'm happy with the layout.  The fabric recipe was scrappy, country, with a dash of Civil War and cottage.  I am having a wee bit of trouble with the diagonal layout -- Mr. Pythagoras forgot to remind me to seam the sashing strips with the block strips before adding the setting triangles.  So I may have a few seams to rip and re-sew, and I am also not sure about whether the setting triangles are quite big enough to avoid cutting the cornerstone squares in half along the edge. If that even makes sense.  Maybe in a few more days Pythagoras and I will be on better terms.
Exciting times in the stash; this is a bit of a mixed bag for me, as I'd like to see my stash shrinking.  I bought 2 more yards of black fabric for the sashing of Country Stars, and have added 225 yards of hemp yarn from the Tour de Fleece, and then my friend Joyce gave me this yesterday:
1300 yards of Knit Picks Simply Cotton in "Green Tea Heather" from a project she frogged.  With buttons! I really love this shade of green and have already been on Ravelry researching possibilities.
And of course there's yarn in progress on the wheel.
She's a pretty wheel.  And my only stash consumption this week is 550 yards of yarn (including heel reinforcement) on Steve's socks, which are finally finished!  Pictures later.

Stash Report:

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 41 yards
Added this week: 2 yards
Added year to date: 28 yards
Net used for 2013: 13 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 550 yards
Yarn used year to date: 6550 yards.
Yarn added this week: 1450 yards
Yarn added year to date: 5250 yards
Net used for 2013: 1300 yards


Julie Kaye from KS said...

Wow! That's going to be great. Love your colors.

Anonymous said...

I love it, stars are my fav! I have never had luck setting a sashed block quilt on point, good luck!!

garnet said...

Beautiful yarn. Is it from variagated fleece/fiber? How/when does the color change happen?

Jill said...

The black sashing sure sets off the country stars blocks. Makes for a great scrap quilt.