Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stashbusting 2011 - Week 9

I fell off the bandwagon a little bit this week.  I had to buy fabric for a quilt top.  Earlier this week I signed up for my first ever quilting class at a local quilt shop.  I've been quilting for 4 years, but have never taken a class (just self-taught).  I figured it would be good to take a class at some point and this one seemed to fit in my schedule really well.  Here's the fabrics that I bought:

Fabrics

You'll have to wait to see what the top looks like though. ;-)  It does have some things that I haven't tried yet (like curved piecing), so I'm hoping that I'll learn some things from this class.

I did end up  using some stash this week though making some baby bibs.  I used about 2/3rds of a yard to make 6 bibs.  My MIL is taking them to a local co-op that sells people's hand-made items and I'm going to see if any of them sell.  My co-worker who has a 2.5 year old said that they were better than the "cheap" things carried in stores and that the ones in the stores cost $6.  Each bib cost me about $2, so the material cost is pretty cheap.  I'm hoping these will sell and help fund future fabric purchases. ;-)

1st Set of Baby Bibs

Flannel Side of Baby Bib

Cotton Side of Baby Bib

So overall, I'm still in the red.  Hopefully my numbers will start to improve at some point! ;-)


Added This Week:       10.4 yards
Added Year to Date:    24.9 yards
Used This Week:         0.67 yards
Used Year to Date:      8.23 yards
Net Year to Date:        16.65 yards

3 comments:

Judy D in AZ said...

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the class. It is good that you have some experience to bring to class with you. It will make it easier for you to listen for "new" stuff and knowing what to ask about. I find I sometimes learn more from the other students then the teachers.

I like the colors you selected too!

Alycia said...

Enjoy your class - the fabrics look very cool and patriotic!

Tamera said...

Classes are great!