Sunday Stash Report, August 14, 2011


We've got a finish!  Kerry and I managed to beat the clock once again.  We finished the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA 25th Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser just today.   We call it Dancing With The Dogs which is the theme of this year's event that is being held on Saturday, August 20th.   

This was Saturday at Kerry's sewing studio.  She's busy chatting with her Mom and quilting Dancing With The Dogs.  Yes, we both are multifunctional kinda gals! 
The next couple of pictures are close ups.  We were a bit worried that this great stripe scrap (just perfect for this quilt) wouldn't be enough to get all the way around if we cut it on the bias.  We wanted the stripes moving to further the look of Snoopy dancing. Yeah, it did with 10" of binding left over.  We know how to calculate strips and the resulting yardage, but how do you do it when you cut on the bias?  (We just kept our fingers crossed--wink!)  The selvages were cut away, but 99.9% sure this cute dog theme fabric is by Michael Miller.  This fabric just makes me smile.
Kerry and I split the yardage for Dancing With The Dogs since we both used our stash for it.  My two purchases were at Amidon Quiltworks; 1/2 yard to finish up Kalming and the other 1 1/2 yards for Kooky Kin.  Both fabrics have already been used, but not quite ready to claim in my report...soon though!

Used this week: 7.25 yards
Used YTD: 172.75 yards
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Purchased YTD: 94.25 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2011: 78.5 yards

How did you do this week?

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

Very cute and appropriate quilt for the event. It should be a hit!! And the quilting looks great, too! Good job!

ANudge said...

How did I do? Does 1/10th of a yard count? LOL. Your numbers are great!

JCnNC said...

The stripe was a wonderful compliment to that quilt - sure glad you had enough to complete it. This really turned out nice. Judy C in NC

Mary-Kay said...

Very nice quilt and the quilting is great too! I'm glad your bias binding worked out. I have a book 'The Quilter's pocket Reference' that has yardage all figured out for bias binding. It's really easy to make when you follow the instructions. it gives the calculations for any width of binding and also has the instructions for making continuous bias binding. You just sew 2 seams and cut. Very simple. You should check it out.

Kathie said...

Really cute, hope it raises lots of money. You are doing great with your stash reduction!!