A bang-up finish to 2016 with the finish of my shop sample of The Nope! Quilt! I wanted to use a print for the center panel instead of a solid (mostly to get away with less intricate quilting, but also to see what it would look like). I need to edit the images a bit and will get them posted over on The Stitch TV Show site.
The work I’ve been doing in paper piecing and the En Provence Mystery don’t quite count yet towards stash usage, so that Nope! sample plus my Glow Stick Mini and a cover for my HQ Sweet Sixteen were my last official finishes for the year. Here is Nina demonstrating that the new cover, while helpful for keeping dust out, isn’t exactly cat proof.
So, here’s the net of all of that, including some acquisition this week:
- Used this week: 11.25 yards
- 3 yd for HQ Sweet 16 cover
- 1.25 yd for Glow Stick mini
- 7 yd for Nope 2.0 shop sample
- Used Year to Date: 357.75 yards
- Added this week: 11 yard
- 5 yd for upcoming pattern sample
- 6 yd for Giant cat quilt
- Net Used YTD: 203 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 141.75 yards (36% of total used)
So, woohoo, I surpassed 200 yards net used this year, despite some serious acquisition to support making these samples for patterns for The Stitch. So how does that compare to previous years? Since I’ve been tracking since 2012 now, that’s a lot of lines on the graph so I simplified my historical view with minimum, maximum, and average net yardage for the particular week of the year. 2016 is the red line below:
My 4Q finishes for this year were above average despite a slow-ish summer. Not too bad.
For charitable usage, I’m a little below average, but finished the year with more than a third of my fabric usage going to community service projects. Not too shabby!
As always, see more stash reports on Patchwork Times!