Sunday Stash – BOOM!

Tra la la! Told you I’d bust some big milestones this week! Between the 9 placemats I’ve made this week (to be donated to Meals on Wheels), Rainbow Baby, and organizing my leaders and enders better, I’ve busted 200 total yards used and 100 net yard used.

As I was cutting my scraps from my leftover fabric from various projects, it became clear that my leaders and enders (2″ squares I use to always keep fabric on my machine – Bonnie Hunter explains it better here) were getting out of control.  One day I do want to make a postage stamp quilt with them, although they do make their way into various projects anyway, like the Rainbow Baby quilt. So I decided to sort them by color.

Leader & Ender Organization

Which means I had to make more baskets for them! I used this tutorial from Sometimes Crafter to make my bins.  I went with Neutral, Black, Brown, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, and Red. Here’s the pile of L&Es waiting to be sorted.

Then I figured out I needed an aqua one too, so I made that one and finished sorting, and now it looks like this:

Leader & Ender Organization

I took the blue bin with me yesterday to my workshop with Edyta Sitar and managed to piece 2 16-patch blocks while making my Dresden Plate blocks.

  • Used this Week: 12.5 yards
    • 4.5 yd for nine charity placemats (whoops! originally had two as the number!)
    • 5 yd for Rainbow Baby quilt
    • 3 yd for Leader & Ender baskets
  • Used year to Date: 208 yards (yippee!)
  • Added this Week: 2 yards
    • 2 yd for kit for Edyta Sitar Dresden Star workshop
  • Net Used for 2013: 108 yards (wahoo!)
  • YTD Used for Charity: 92 yards (44% of total used)

For the curious (aka nerds like me), here’s how this year compares to last year in terms of net yard used – the blue line is this year, the red line is last year.

stash_report_-_net_used_ytd

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

 

10 thoughts on “Sunday Stash – BOOM!

  1. Love the idea of your buckets… do you put something on the bottom to make them steady so they will not tip over ?? … Now dish… how was your work shop with Edyta?? I always loved her as a teacher… She lives less than 100 mile north of me in MI.

    1. PS I have a rolling cart I use for sorting scraps. It has colored drawers, which I use to sort my scraps. Like he idea of your buckets, but wouldn’t have anywhere to store them. It is especially great that you can take one with you. You can also make another if you get an excess of some other color like lavender.

  2. Yeehaaaw, finally! You’re way ahead of yourself compare to last year, can’t wait to see what your number will be at the end of December! I noticed your orange and yellow baskets look sadly low, why is that? :))))) *wink*

  3. Impressive!!! Love your baskets, what a neat idea. It always seems quilters have more blue scraps than any other color. Great use of your stash. Sandi

  4. Woohoo! Congrats on the amazing net usage Pam! It’s really amazing to follow this and I can’t wait to see the comparison of the years as 2013 progresses. I love the idea of color coded baskets for sorting scraps. I, like Jaye, sadly have no where to store them where the cat and child wouldn’t have a blast making a mess of them.

  5. Those baskets are so cute!

    I need to work out some good way of storing/sorting my scraps now that they’re starting to pile up. Entropy has taken over in the little chest of drawers where I have most of my fabric.

  6. On both the buckets and the graph, I was torn between thinking they were over the topOCD and wanting them for myself! Guess that says z few things about me…

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