Sunday Stash March 25, 2018

No fabric in or out this week.
The next report will mark the end of the first quarter. If that number represents 25% of what I’ll use this year, I’m in big trouble.
I spent most the week removing the paper from Random. I will never paper piece that way again. I’ll finish removing it today, after investing hours. There must be a better way.
random centerI also spent a fair amount of time looking for dark blue fabric in my stash to use for the borders. There were only scraps left in the project box. I did not want to have to buy fabric, and I did find something eventually.
I had to rethink the border after I found the EQ file too. There wasn’t a full picture of the quilt in the project box. The border I designed was too heavy for the quilt. It may just be a matter of tastes changing over time, but it seems these old UFOs take a lot of rework. Letting projects sit for years is another never again thing.
Fabric In: 2.5 yards
Fabric Out: 1.875 yards
Net Fabric Added: 0.625 yard
Quilt & embroidery spending: $15

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 maggie f
3 Kate
4 Meloney
5 Melissa G
6 Patricia
7 Chrisknits
8 MartiDIY
9 Almost a destashing halt
10 Quilting Gail
11 Aileen K
12 michele

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10 Responses to Sunday Stash March 25, 2018

  1. Kate says:

    Love your Random UFO! I like paper piecing, but removing all that paper at the end is a pain. Hopefully you’ll do better next quarter on fabric usage. I tend to do best in second quarter, it’s in between spring break and vacation. Though we’ll do an early vacation this year as the SIT has decided on summer school.

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  3. chrisknits says:

    Hopefully you can get it all worked out to your vision. It will be a stunning quilt.

  4. Marti says:

    I think UFOs are a lot harder because of the rework. I have picked up several in the past month that have no directions with them and I can’t figure out what I had been doing with it. Like you said, never again.

  5. Mia is mine says:

    What a lovely UFO! It’s stunning – filled with movement and excitement! Thank you for hosting and sharing!

  6. anudge says:

    I totally agree with you about removing paper! I’m considering trying Cynthia England’s method where one uses paper, but there’s not paper to pick out. Love the quilt.

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  8. quiltinggail says:

    I like your resolve: “Letting projects sit for years is another never again thing.” Good luck with that ! I agree with Marti that working on UFOs is a lot of work! You have to sort-of start from the beginning and find out where you are.
    Have you tried paper piecing where you fold the paper back and sew right beside the line – no sewing on the paper. No removing paper. Same result as accurate paper piecing! Happy Quilting!

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