Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stashbusting 2011 - Week 1

The past few years, Judy Laquidara has had a stash-busting effort going on that she posts on her blog, Patchwork Times.  Last year, I started out really well with reporting my efforts on using the fabric I have versus buying new fabric.  Then things got hectic and I fell off the wagon.   Not so much with buying fabric, but with reporting.

Overall, I did pretty well last year.  The only fabric I bought (with the exception of one fat quarter sampler -- yikes 6 yards worth at the end of the year)  was for specific quilts for new babies.  I used up some of the fabric I had bought the previous year, which definitely helped with my numbers and kept me in the positive (stash used) for the majority of the year.

I'm hoping that in 2011, I'll be a little better at this and posting in general.  The last 4 months of 2010 I just totally fell off the wagon when it came to blogging.  Maybe with the start of the new year, things will go a little better from a blogging perspective.

So while my report is a few hours early (Saturday evening vs Sunday morning) here's the totals for week 1.  This includes some fabric I received for Christmas, so I'm already starting in the hole a little.

The fabric I received were fat quarter samplers from Connecting Threads:
Flower Basket Sampler
Dark Solid Samplers
Stash Report
Used this Week:           0.0 yards
Used Year to Date:       0.0 yards
Added this Week:       12.0 yards
Added Year to Date:   12.0 yards
Net Used for 2011:     -12.0 yards

Since I got the Go! Cutter just before Christmas (present to myself courtesy of an award at work), I plan on cutting up some stash in the upcoming weeks to get it ready for using.  I'm hoping the Go! will really help with cutting the excess fabric into usable bits and it will be a lot faster than hand-cutting it! ;-)

Happy Quilting!


Alycia said...

I bet you will LOVE your go cutter. Love the fabrics you purchased!

Tamera said...

Looks like you have some fun fabric for quilts! Have fun.