Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday check in: the geese are flying, and the stash report

 I went to Joann's, Hobby Lobby, and two quilt shops to find a print that I liked for the Christmas Geese borders.  (I'd hoped to find more of the green check (Lori Holt). The first shop had it  in a lovely turquoise but not green.)  I was pleased and relieved to find the red print (Moda) at the second LQS.  I bought the 1-3/4 yards that was left on the bolt.  It turned out to be a tricky-to-match diagonal.  After some fiddly cutting I managed to piece the lengths required.

   72 x 80, 6 yards by weight. 

And, hooray, my stash yielded several white-background Christmas prints that will be perfect for the back.  

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I don't plan any more finishes or fabric acquisition today so here's the September stash report.  

Fabric in, September:  127-3/4 yard, $189.  $1.49 per yard average.  The expense was at Quilt Expo. I got a generous gift that accounts for most of the acquisition.    

Fabric out, September: 68-1/2 yards.  I gave away yardage and several flimsies that I knew I wouldn't get around to quilting.

Year to date in:  1656-3/8 yards, $1059.  $ . 64 per yard average.  Destashings and other gifts kept the expense down!

Year to date out:  204-1/2.   I need to sew more. Maybe give away more, too.

Linking up with Finished or Not Friday


5 comments:

  1. ooh that is very nice nann...perfect border too! yeah we ALL need to sew faster....

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  2. Great job on that diagonal print on the borders--I don't even want to imagine my trying that!! Such a lovely quilt;)))
    And--WOW--you did really well on the costs per yard for your fabrics!! I hope to go to JoAnne's on a FART trip--I haven't been since before Covid -- what with my sciatica/back etc etc issues... '000
    I don't know about the quality of their fabrics --but will certainly check it out...to be reported on later...
    Hugs, Julierose

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  3. Really terrific job on that quilt top! Good choices for the vertical strips and for the outer border.

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  4. It was worth the effort to buy it because it's exactly right.

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  5. Nann that quilt is wonderful!!! I love it!

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