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Stash Report February 20, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Dragonflies, Stash Busting Report.

I really haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  If it wasn’t one thing it was another.  There wasn’t much quilting/piecing going on this past week, although if you looked at my ironing board this afternoon you wouldn’t believe me.

Can you see those Dresden Plate petals at the top left of the picture?  Those are the replacement petals I cut.  I went ahead and cut 4 sets – one to replace the plate I clipped before discovering I sewed it together wrong; one to replace the 2nd plate I sewed wrong and is already attached to the interfacing and finally two to replace the two I previously sewed and aren’t aligned correctly.  Are we sure this is a UFO?  Since I appear to be starting from scratch it almost seems like a new quilt.

The rest of the mess on the ironing board is the fabric I pulled for my Dragonfly quilt.  The black is the same black I’m using for the Dresden Plate.  I’m not too fond of it since it attracts lint from the entire metro area.  But that is a six yard piece (or maybe there’s six yards after I  pull the two yards I need), so I can’t justify buying more fabric.  I even went to the quilt store yesterday with a gift certificate in my pocket and didn’t buy any fabric – although this FQ did come home with me.

This was my “prize” for finishing Three Sisters’ Choice.  It’s one of the quilts on my UFQ list at the quit shop.  I picked this FQ since it could be worked into the Dragonfly quilt.

I’ve got half of the fabric cut.  I still have to cut the black squares and rectangles before I can begin sewing.

So, why am I cutting fabric for the Dragonfly quilt?  I finished embroidering them this week.

Working on these I discovered a couple of things.  A freshly sharpened Crayon delivers more color than one which has been used.  Also, to get the blue ink out of the fabric, I filled a bowl with soapy water and soaked the pieces for “a while”.  They rinsed clean.

Pardon me while I record the Crayola Crayon Colors and DMC Floss #s.  I figure if I do this now, I’ll have the information if  I need it later.  The DMC #s may not be current.  Some of this floss could be from before I got married 25 years ago.  The crayons are from a box with a 1990 copyright date on it.

Color Crayola Crayon DMC Floss
Yellow Yellow 307
Purple Violet (Purple) 333
Pink Magenta 602
Orange Red Orange 608
Green Yellow Green 907
Blue Cerulean 996

Now that I’ve recapped this past week, here’s the Stash Report:

Fabric Added this Week: 0.25 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 5.50 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 0.956 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 19.768 yards

Net Used for 2011: 14.268 yards

Check out how others are doing by following the links over at Patchwork Times.



1. katie z. - February 20, 2011

How cute! I look forward to the finished product.

2. Cheri - February 20, 2011

Isn’t keeping stuff on your blog the best way to keep it organized? It sure is helping me. Any way you would want to sell, swap or share some of you B&W scraps? I have a need for variety. Just on the off chance….

3. Kate - February 20, 2011

Very colorful dragonflies. Looking forward to see how you set those into a quilt.

4. Mary-Kay - February 20, 2011

That looks really cool! Once it’s done the colours are going to just pop out. Is this your own design or a pattern and if it’s a pattern, what’s the name of it? I might have to make one some day.

5. Jo's Country Junctio - February 20, 2011

Love the blacks and whites. I have started collecting some for a scrappy quilt for my daughter.

6. Mary C in WA - February 20, 2011

Good for you to only bring home a Fat quarter! I like the Dragon Flies. I didn’t know you had an embroidery machine too. I did notice you hadn’t been posting much.

knitnoid - February 20, 2011

I don’t. They are stitched by hand — outline stitch and colonial knots on the antenna. Then the wings are colored in.

7. julie - February 20, 2011

I love your dragonflies!

8. Liz - February 20, 2011

Cute dragonflies – they will look great in a quilt.

9. Marti - February 20, 2011

Those are hand embroidered?!! Very pretty. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

10. Angie - February 20, 2011

I like the dragon flies! Great stash report.

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