Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stash Busting - 2/15/2009

I wasn't able to do much sewing this week as the cold I had last week is still kicking around. The only reason I can function right now is due to taking DayQuil. I've been taking a combination of allergy medicine and cold medicine to make sure I cover all my bases. My mom has had some troubles with allergies already despite it still being February in Upstate NY and nothing is growing yet. We've had a few days of warmer weather, so everything is wet and the mold is starting to grow. I'm hoping that my allergies haven't progressed to being allergic to mold. All I can say is that this cold better go away soon because I'm tired of it!

This week is going to be a lonely week since DH is traveling. He'll be in sunny San Francisco for a few days at a conference for work. Hopefully things will go smoothly for him and he won't get sick while he's there. In the meantime though, I'll have plenty of hours in the evenings to do sewing if this cold ever goes away.

So here's is a picture of the Garden Pleasures quilt with the binding attached. I still have to hand sew the back, but I'm not too concerned about that. I'm usually pretty good about sitting down and getting binding done. I decided to use a nice, dark purple color for the binding to anchor the white border. If you zoom in on the picture, you can probably see the quilting on the lighter fabrics. I used a burgundy-ish color that blends into the redish and purple fabrics pretty well, but when you have the quilt in front of you, you can easily see the quilting in the lighter fabrics and on the blues.


And for what we're all waiting for.... the stash report! I did get some stash used on the binding above and I also made the binding for our large quilt, I just haven't sewn it on yet. I'm still counting it as stashed used though. ;-)

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added YTD: 85.42 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 1.50 yards
Fabric Used YTD: 8.70 yards

Net Fabric: <76.72> yards

How did everyone else do this week?


jillquilts said...

I hope that you start feeling better! I started having allergy issues last week, too. Sinus headaches are the pits! Especially starting in February when it's normally April before I start showing signs. :(

As for stash - I bought 2.5 yards and didn't bust anything! I really need to get back to sewing!

Brenda said...

I hope you start feeling better too. I know my 'cold' (whatever it was) took forever to leave, and I mean forever - about a month.... and it seems that it's all over!! So baby yourself and get rid of it as soon as you can!!
I think your quilt is really nice. I like it. So sit back, relax and bind it while you get rid of this cold!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

having a cold just makes sewing miserable. You bend over your machine nand your nose drips. More kleenex. Trying to very carefully cut, gotta sneeze and cough. And then the brain is foggy from the meds. Definitely a good time to sit down and do the binding. Hope you feel better soon.