Sunday Stash Report, December 12, 2010

Good morning everyone.  It's a simply fabulous day in San Diego.  We've had record highs for the weekend; I noticed folks in shorts yesterday.  When I was out for my of late brisk walk in my sweats...I was wishing I'd been wearing about a drippy workout!

I still have yet to compose my 2010 Christmas Letter, put up Christmas Decorations, and the weekly chore of laundry.  These are all a must do today.  Gosh any of you have time you want to do these for me?  I guess I need to do like NIKE always says "JUST DO IT"!  We all have must dos, but I sure would rather be sewing.  You would have thought I'd have enough after this marathon week since Wednesday that I've had.

I finished the grueling Clue 3 of Roll Roll Cotton Boll (RRCB).  Clue 3 involved making 60 neutral strip or some call them string blocks.  We were instructed to put in anything neutral, to did deep and find anything that would work.  On Quiltville Chat there was even a "contest" for the ugliest fabric.  Some were indeed pretty ugly.  I calculated that I used nearly 20 bobbins to complete this step alone!  I finished the easy Clue 4 of RRCB too.  Clue 4 has us going back to the greens and again using the neutrals.  One of the Math Grus of Quiltville Chat commented that we are 77% done.  These math geeks amaze me.  This on going 2010 Bonnie Hunter Mystery is up-to-date.  Clue 5 is scheduled for release on Friday, December 17th.  I'm wondering when the constant red comes into play.
RRCB Clue 3

RRCB Clue 4
I finished Clue 3 of Old Tobacco Road (OTR) as well.  This Clue wasn't too bad as it had you assemble the previous two Clues together.  Both Clues 1 and 2 were lots of sewing.  Clue 2 had you make 388 2" FINISHED pinwheels.  Its a good thing that RRCB first two clues were easy because OTR had me pretty busy then.  Clue 4 is in the cutting stages as I write.  It needs 180 3.5" by 6.5" bricks in blacks, rusts, and browns.  I've got the rusts and browns cut into strips with plans during the Chargers game today to cut the blacks.  Clue 4 is on sewing hold until I get by must dos done, but I certainly can cut while watching the Chargers (either loose or dash the Chiefs playoff spot).  Clue 4 of an earlier Bonnie Hunter Mystery will be done before Friday's next Clue release.
OTR Clue 3
I've no yardage to report this week since I'll be doing it at the end of these two mystery projects.  I have two other sewing projects with Tuesday deadlines to finish; that's what is next to report with photos of course and I'll be showing you my OTR Clue 4 start.  So here's my numbers for this report:

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 146.75 yards
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 13.25 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2010: 135 yards

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scraphappy said...

Wow, you have gotten a ton done this week. I'm still struggling through step 3, though I WILL finish it before the next clue comes out. Your blocks looks great. It will be fun to see where those other fabrics come in to play.

Angie in SoCal said...

I am very impressed with your progress on Bonnie's mystery. I did her Carolina Christmas last year cuz I had so much Christmas fabric, but since I have yet to quilt the top, didn't start this years. It's looking good!

Kathie said...

I was at a sew in on saturday at our local library and one of the ladies was working on the string blocks. I love to do string blocks though they always make a total mess of my sewing room.