Sunday Stash – The Unempty Saddle

I managed to pull off finishing the Swoon quilt on Saturday, and have gotten back in the saddle on my Broken Lone Star quilt today.  I’ve finished 8 of the 24 outer blades, and have started on the final 16.  I also decided I was not happy with my choice of brown for the background fabric despite already cutting out the pieces, so I found a very soft dove gray that’s somewhere between the Grunge print from Moda and the linen print from Kaufman; I think it will really set off the rainbow colors in the star.

In addition to the gray, I got the final finishing kit for Saturday Soiree and the final block for the quilt. Once I get the block made this week, I can get the top put together.  I’m super excited for it to be done for my daughter’s bed, as blue is her favorite color.

Owly ImagesI’m also counting the 5 yards of fabric I’m sending out with my Round Robin block as “used”.  Whatever I get back at the end of the process I’ll check back into my stash, I guess, so since I usually only count fabric that’s in a finished item.  Here’s a sneak peek of my center block and the fabrics I’m sending along for guidance (plus a couple yards of white on white background fabric).

  • Used this Week: 15 yards
    • 10 yd for Swoon quilt
    • 5 yd for Round Robin supplies
  • Used year to Date: 157 yards
  • Added this Week: 6 yards
    • 3 yd of gray for background for the Broken Lone Star Quilt
    • 3 yd for borders & binding for Saturday Soiree
  • Net Used for 2014: 87.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 42.25 yards (28% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

3 Replies to “Sunday Stash – The Unempty Saddle”

  1. I am glad you decided not to use brown as the background on the lone star. I like the sound of the gray. I am hoping to get the blades for my lone star assembled but first I need to figure out their order as I moved the fabric placement in each blade so it creates a spiral. The blades got out of order while they were aging :-).

  2. another great lot of fabric finishes. i decided not to go into the round robin swap as it was going to be a bit expensive posting to the US all the time, especially if i was also going to have to contribute to the person who was posting to me as well – I was going to get hit both ways. That and i am not sure my patchwork would be up to the skill level required. Your fabric choices for your quilt look beautiful.

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