Good news, I used more fabric than I bought this month! AGAIN.
Fabric In Nov. 12.5yards Fabric In 2012 113.545
Fabric Out Nov. 12.75 Fabric Out 2012 108.97
Used In Nov: 5.25 Used 2012 +4.575
A great month! But, it was a great month for bringing in fabric also. Sigh. The good news is I have a fairly large quilt and a baby quilt ready to quilt. If I am lucky I'll get both of them done in January.
I spent a few minutes seeing how I've done stashbusting over the last few years. Not so good actually.
2009 + .750
2010 + 5.250
2011 + 114.500
2012 + 4.575
Yikes, so far I haven't busted any stash and I went totally wild in 2011. Not so good but yet I keep trying. What I found interesting is generally I use about 80 yards of fabric in a year. This year I used nearly 109 yards. That in itself is great! I've decided to continue to report my fabric usage because it does motivate me to finish projects. Not a bad thing even if I go wild buying fabric.
Here are my rules:
1) the project needs to be done. (Ok, sometimes I add something and I'm still sewing down the binding by hand but basically it is done.)
2) blocks made and given away count
3) if I buy wide backs, I count it as the yardage in and when it is used the whole amount is considered used. (hey, I just don't want to get any deeper into figuring little pieces.)
4) gifts count either coming in or going out.
5) I figure my ins and outs one time a month. I'd show no results if I did it weekly!
Feel free to join me if you want a bit extra motivation to FINISH.
I was looking around the internet this morning and I visited Angie's Free Block of the Month 2012. She has updated it a bit but her previous posts were about moving so I am sure she is focusing on that rather than updating her list. However, I did run across Peck's Pieces. Go take a look but remember to come back here. . . . ok, wasn't that a great site for applique? I've downloaded the Halloween ghosts and the snowmen and Santa Claus. I would love to make either of them but I'm not committing to any thing for the time being. I did want to share her great designs though.
Come back tomorrow for a new feature, Triangle Thursdays. For the next few months (or maybe the whole year) I'm going to be sharing patterns to use up excess triangles. You know the ones I mean -- when you use a square on the corner of a rectangle to make flying geese and cut off the excess triangles. Yep, I have a whole basket of them and I want to USE them rather than collect them. Check in tomorrow for the first Triangle Thursday.
Happy sewing all!