I finished 50 Care Bags and sent them to the Care Bags Foundation in Iowa. They used 25 yards of fabric. I hope to make 50 more by the end of the year.
With those out of the house and crossed off my list, I cast about for a new project. "String Quilt Style" by Mary M. Hogan was one of the quilt books I got at the ALA conference. I've begun the cover quilt. The secret to the circle blocks? Coffee filter foundations! I used a stash of polka-dot strips and cut more from my plentiful polka-dot stash. The filters, and thus the circle blocks, are 8". I made 42.
I decided I wanted to maintain the polka-dot theme by using a white-on-black polka dot print. My stash has black-on-white dots but not low-volume white-on-black. Buttons and Bolts had a Christmas in July sale this weekend. I found the perfect fabric -- and a lot more. Hey, it was all on sale!
I got four appliqued Sunday evening.
|Estate Sale bargain|
My stash also grew with an estate sale purchase -- 11-1/2 yards for $10. The estate was for the now-deceased former owner of the premier bridal shop in Waukegan. There was a commercial Singer and three 201s. I admired them but was not tempted to buy them.
The stash report:
Fabric in, January-June: 140-1/4, $249.69
Fabric in, July: 63-1/2, $278.30
Total fabric in, YTD: 203-3/4, $827.99 (avg. $4.06/yard)
Fabric out, January-June: 247-58/
Fabric out, July: 83-5/8
Total fabric out, YTD: 336-1/4
(given away: 24; sold 20-1/8)
Net: -132.5 used
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