Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stash Report 1/10/16: Some In, Some Out, Some 2015 Accounting

I succumbed to the FQ dollar sale at a local shop this week, 12 FQs for 3 yards in. But I also finished the Dancing Plus flimsy, estimated (based on EQ7 & my cutting notes) at 5 yards background and 2-3/4 yards colors for 7-3/4 yards out. You can see the Dancing Plus flimsy in the post below.

IN: 3 yards
OUT: 7-3/4 yards
I'll tally up the totals for the month/YTD at the end of the month.

So what did I score at the FQ sale? Some great stash enhancers:
I picked up two of this black & tan print - I knew it would work well with other prints in my stash, particularly this number print I got in December for a donation quilt.


More greens - you know I have a thing for greens. I used greens in Broken Chevron and in a potential publication project I haven't shown on the blog. You'd think I'd be over greens by now, but I still love them. At some point I still want to make a Four Corners Cut and Shuffle Quilt using greens.
 

Periwinkle, navy, magenta: so pretty, and I have very little of these colors in my stash. It's nice to branch out for some variety.


Some basic stash builders. I have very little in patriotic colors so these will be handy for QOV blocks whenever someone is having a QOV block drive. Plus, they're versatile enough stash basics that they're not limited to just patriotic projects.

I think I did all right for my $12.94 spent!

Speaking of spending, here's the 2015 fabric recap:
  • $1031.87 spent on fabric (includes tax and shipping; does not include batting or notions)
  • 160-1/4 yards acquired in 2015 from all sources (includes purchases, free table, etc.)
  • Average cost per yard $6.44
  • Pretty good considering regular price for quilting cottons is approaching $12 per yard on average now.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times and with Molli Sparkles.

 



9 comments:

  1. I've never thought of myself as a green loving kind of gal, but I have a ton of greens/teals/aqua in my stash and I love those three pieces you added. $12.94? I'd say you did a fantastic job!

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  2. Brave girl, I would be terrified to add up what I spent on fabric I think it might give me heart palpations. But I am committed to tracking what I buy vs what I use in yards this year.

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  3. Love the break down of your 2015 quilting adventures!! You are the right track so far this year with the FQ stash builders! I love your broken chevron quilt!

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  4. Beautiful and well thought-out enhancements to your stash.

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  5. The black and tan print you picked up does work perfectly with the number print you already had; great eye! I think your final accounting of average yardage cost for last year is amazing.

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  6. You definitely need all those fabrics. Good work!

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  7. You got some good FQ from the sale this week. You also did very well with your overall purchases for the year.

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  8. Great bargains! I love that blue print at the bottom!

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  9. You did well on your stash additions, a good variety to both complement and extend the stash. I'm not sure I'd willingly add up how much I'd spent on fabric a few years ago. I don't think I could stand the shock. You did well and got some really good deals to reach that average cost.

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