Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stash Report and Jersey Shores

I have just a little usage, but I am debating on when to claim the usage from Jersey Shore.  What the heck, I am going for it!  As you can see my total went up, way up.  That is from the two bolts of Kona, a grey one and a black one, I ordered from Mary.  I figured like this:  in a month and a half my totals will all reset to ZERO and I can start with a clean slate.  Besides, I can always use black and grey!   And they were dirt cheap!!

I wanted to use up some of the boxes and boxes of scraps I have around here.  So I thought I would do this quilt I have wanted to do for a long time.  But the funny thing was I used less than a yard of scraps and 6 yards of white!  Geez.  I need to do a negative of this quilt now, with the background as scraps and the circles as white.  That would use significant amounts of scrappies!  I think I will do that next week.

Used this week -8.5
Used this month -15.5 used this year -153.75
bought this week 30
bought this month 30 bought this year 215.75
plus or minus 21.5
plus or minus 14.5 plus or minus 62

It has grown to this. Six of the circles are all sewn together in a 2 x 3 layout.  It is on my NEW king sized vibrating bed!  And the room is not really as messy as it looks in this picture.........and the bed really doesn't look that big.  The room is large, maybe that is a deal. 

The quilt you see  under it is a New Year's Day Mystery Quilt from Planet Patchwork.  She gives a clue each hour all day long so you can quilt while the men are watching boring football.  I do one every year.

The yellow one at the bottom is a Judy Laquidara pattern called Connect the Dots.  I call it African Women Give Rocks.  It is fairly large and McGee ate a hole in it that I still have to fix. 

I had to stand on a ladder to get the photos.

I wanted to see if I could get away with just doing six.  But it looks a lot better with 9 of the circles.  Six is just too narrow, I would have to add a center row and some side rows.  Which wouldn't be bad, just not what is in my head.

Although now that I am talking about it, I can see it in my head.........

Anyway, here are the two photos.  It is about 85 inches long (and wide with 9 circles). 

And no, it will not go on this bed.  I need something rich and dark and red and black and gold. 

Frank seems to like it.  He keeps talking about the quilting and how it will show up.  Like he is an authority on things.  Just sayin'.......


  1. Looks like a pattern you need to write so I can make one too. I really like the idea of scraps with white rings.

  2. I agree with Frank - the quilting on white will be awesome. How will you quilt it?

  3. Shout out to the Ellie's!

    Circles looks good. Have seen/used the Bella solids?

  4. Frank does know (some things, anyway!) because in this case, he's spot on. You'll have some fun quilting it AND it will be awesome.

  5. I really like this quilt! I can see that it is not a real scrap buster type quilt though!

  6. Awesome quilt! Nice job. :)


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