Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stashbusting 2012 - Week 29

I was on vacation this past week and got a TON of stuff done.  Not much of it related to actually using fabric though.  We've spent the majority of the week doing projects around the house that have been lingering.  Somehow we can never get enough done even on weekends due to being at the office for 50+ hours a week (each of us are working 50+ hours a week).

We finished hanging my design wall in my quilting "studio".  We made it out of 1/4" thick plywood, 3/8" thick cork board, and a fabric design wall from Keepsake Quilting.


This is the first quilt up on the design wall.  Its Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay pattern.  With the colors I've chosen, I'm calling it "Wildflower Fields".


We also painted and assembled a very large trellis for the front of the house.  Its about 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.  It will give plenty of space for our clematis to start climbing.  The brown thing on the garage is the trellis.  I don't have any pictures that are closer up.


Our plants are all doing well with the little bit of water we've been able to give them.  We're actually getting a little bit of rain right now so we have every container available outside to try to catch as much of the water as possible.  We definitely need the rain as the grass is definitely well past the crunchy stage!

On the quilting front, I've been cutting up some scraps to use in future quilts, but it doesn't get counted as stash used until its actually being sewn into something.  I've also been working on quilting a quilt on my frame.  I have it about halfway done now.  I can get 5 passes done in a single bobbin filled to the brim with Bottom-Line thread from Superior Threads.  The quilt is from Judy's book "Weekend Quilts".


Here are the numbers:
Added This Week:       0.0 yards
Added Year to Date:    18.54 yards
Used This Week:          0.0 yards
Used Year to Date:       19.72 yards
Net Year to Date:         -1.18 yards

Still in the black and hope to stay there!

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at UpstateNYCreations


  1. I just love the colors in your Orca Bay quilt. The name is very appropriate!

  2. Your Orca Bay is going to be gorgeous! Love the name you chose too - it fits perfectly! You are going to love that design wall! :*)

  3. Your Orca quilt is beautiful! how wonder that you have a long arm.