Sunday Stash Report, December 20, 2015

The days are numbering down.  I think this will be my last big usage for 2015.  I finished Kattastic during the week.  Everything came from my stash including the pieced back.  Some of these fabrics have been waiting for a project for a long time.  Still have a nice stash...will be looking for more projects like this one that can come from my stash in 2016.

44" x 60"

The design is by Carolyn Burgess Hughey called Scrappy Cats.  Kerry found the pattern sometime ago in The Quilt Life June 2014 magazine issue.  I made mine less two columns of cats and 16-patches.  I knew from the beginning that making it the 68" x 68" intended size would not work with the yardage I had for the background.  Frankly I like that it finished the size it did.  It will make a nice lap quilt.

Up until the blacks came to play in Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Winter Mystery I have been using scraps from my stash.  I am still using stash, but now into cutting from larger pieces.  Sixteen 2" squares are a bit hard to get to.  The most of any one of my 2" squares was ten.  I have doubled up a bit on the reds to get the matching four in the 30 sets required.  I doubt the duplication will be noticed when this beauty comes together.  I sure am loving the fabric colors.  Today will find me sewing!

Hope that your week is full of happy!  Before it gets too busy check out how others are using their stash today at Patchwork Times.

Used this week:  9 yards
Used YTD:  251.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  186.5
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  65 yards


Nancy J said...

The Kats have a lovely border finish, it sets off the blocks so well. For my last challenge, I struggled to find enough of any one shade, so graduated them across the lines. The batiks are dwindling, thank goodness, I will soon have 3 quilt tops to back and quilt!!! And almost all from my stash. 2016 might be a busy time.

Jennifer said...

Katastick looks great and the back is really neat - did you piece all those square as leader/Enders?

Aunt Marti said...

Love your Kats!

Joy D. said...

Kattastic turned out so well! The pueced back is amazing too! In fact, instead of a back, I think the quilt will just be reversible. Your stats are quite impressive too. That is a staggering amount of fabric to use in a year, and the net from stash is impressive too.

Janet O. said...

Great job on Kattastic!
I love the colors Bonnie has chosen for her mystery, too. Can't wait to see how all of the parts will come together.

Betty said...

just love, love Kattastic the small blocks through out really give the cats a punch. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Cat quilt is adorable. I will also be quilting from stash next year, and many years after that.