Sunday Stash Report, January 4, 2015

A new year and a new stash record...  I think my stash moved in and out very nicely in 2014.  I took more from it than I added which is a very good thing.  Even with all the new projects started and completed my stash treated me positively.  I think part of the trick is to build a pattern around what you have and not what you lack.  Of course it is necessary at times to visit your local quilt shop or one of the online shops for a fabric that you lack or just because...  Treat yourself to those five yard pieces during sales for the back you'll inevitably need or the neutrals that are required with nearly every project.  So you wonder what is kwiltnkats working on this very first week of 2015?

2011 UFO
To start off with, but now put to the side, is Kurry.  Yes finally started!  This is the last old UFO that didn't finish when it was supposed to in 2011.  I takes an array of fabrics colors that you can see my project will include dark pinks to yellows to light teals to blues.  (The two at the top are consistent in the layout as is the first two on the left.)  I'm short on blues even after robbing Kerry's stash.  This shade of blue batik isn't so easy to find.  I have been to three local shops already searching, but so far no success.  There are a few more shops in the area before I throw in the towel.  Kurry will be my filler project for awhile.  I definitely want to keep up with my 2015 UFOs.

2015 UFO
Kadabra units are all done.  I caught up before the reveal last week.  It will wait its turn for assembly until after Kool Krystals finishes.

Kool Krystals
January 2015 UFO
Kool Krystals
Kool Krystals
Kool Krystals, my January UFO, is coming along nicely.  Boy oh boy are there a lot of 2" HSTs to make and trim down.  Somewhere close to 700 units are required.  Once these are accomplished chain sewing makes swift assembly.  I started the weekend with two block complete from a workshop in November 2014 with Bonnie Hunter.  I had enough of HSTs  complete to make the other seven blocks.  Yesterday I spent time trimming more HSTs which puts me back to chain sewing today.  I haven't been counting so we will see how far into the 20 required blocks I can get before the next batch of HSTs need to be trimmed.  Nearly all of my HSTs are from bonus triangles.  I sure am happy Bonnie Hunter enlightened me on this neat trick.  I have all kinds of bonus triangles in various neutral/color combinations most of which will finish at 2".  They do come in handy with many patterns.

Here are my first week stats.  I'm looking forward to an incredible year of fantastic projects that start and hopefully finish from my stash.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 0 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 0 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  0 yards

See more stats this week as quilters are using their fabrics through the links at Patchwork Times.

Happy New Year!


Donna said...

Very ambitious and beautiful projects. Can't wait to see the finished quilts.

DeeDee said...

Love all the bright colors you are using in Kurry. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilts. Happy new year

Betty said...

Kurry is coming along just fine. What shades of blue batik do you need. I have a couple that I would gladly send. What size do you need?
Good to put your half square triangles to use. Kool Krystals is lovely, I like the colors that you are putting in the quilt. That is a lot of units, ugh.

Dar said...

You are starting off the year with some beautiful projects. Love the colors in Kurry.

Janet O. said...

So excited to see the start on Kurry. It will be another stunner.
Kool Krystals is really pretty in the greens and blues!

Scooquilt said...

The fabrics in Kurry are wonderful! Hope you find your blue (Hancock's has a lot). Have a great stash-busting year.