I am a bit frustrated with myself….I was in town this week and knew I would probably be needing some type of fabric to use as background for my #1 UFO challenge.
I have a pile of Dresden plates that need to be attached to some background fabric. I hadn’t pulled out the UFO yet but thought I could probably guess what fabric I needed. I felt confident that I could still pick up a good background fabric. WRONG.
I originally went to the quilt shop thinking I would grab a Moda Marble. Well the local shop had two fabrics that I liked but the problem…only a yard of fabric on each of the bolts. UGH.
I looked around the store and grabbed this. If I wasn’t so picky, it could work but I am being picky. The green dots are too deep of a green and not a lime colored green….So I ended up purchasing three yards of fabric that I don’t need! So the stash report is…
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 67 yards
Added this Week: 3 yards
Added Year to Date: 26.5 yards
Net Used for 2011: 39.5 Yards
I was asked if I was going to add my recycled shirts to my stash report….answer. NO. I keep a stash report to keep me motivated to finish projects. I also keep a stash report to encourage me to save some money and use what I have first. I do not have an overwhelming stash of fabric so I’m not going to track shirts…the only time I will add recycled fabric projects to my stash report is if I use stash fabric with the recycled fabric. If you didn’t catch it earlier in the week you might want to check out the chart I created with use in Bonnie Hunter’s new Scraps and Shirttails book.
As always to check more stash reports, head on over to Patchwork Times.