Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 2014 Stash Report

I fell off the wagon this week.

Actually I shouldn't have gotten into the wagon in the first place. Friends invited me to go with them on a road trip to a quilt shop in Bourbon MO that has sales twice a year, 6 yard flat folds for $20. That's $3.33 a yard, can't pass that up!

This shop specializes in close outs, etc. and I saw fabrics there that took me back to the 1980's and 90's: VIP calicos and dusty mauve blenders. Since they're out in the country, they also specialize in camouflage prints, every kind of camo you can imagine, even pink, plus wide backings.

I did find a few pieces more to my taste. 19 yards came home with me, so the stash report took a hit this month. Here are my finds: 6 yards of a cute baby print with tiny forest critters (and one yard each of solids to coordinate with it); random orange dots (I split this with someone so I got 3 yards of it); 6 yards of white on white with numbers. Not shown, one yard of chartreuse bias stripe which will be great for binding. None of these fabrics have identification on the selvage, but all are quilting quality 100% cotton.

Critter print and coordinates
Orange Dot
White-on-white with numbers
Stash Report Totals:

March IN; 22.0 yards
March OUT: 18.05 yards (Singing the Blues top, back, binding; Heat Wave top, back, binding; extra photo sample blocks and parts; QOV blocks)
March net change: 3.95 yards in

Year to Date IN: 80.0 yards
YTD OUT: 72.925 yards
YTD Net Change: 7.075 yards in

Yeesh, not good. My overall goal is to break even for the year, and my big finishes occurred this month. In April I'll go to Paducah so the stash will accumulate more then, I'm sure.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out everyone else's stash management efforts over there.



  1. I really like the white on white numbers fabric!

  2. You certainly couldn't pass up fabric at that price! Cute fabrics.

  3. LOL, I had to work but even so, I'm pretty sure I'm better off having missed this trip ;)

  4. No quilter in her right mind would pass up that kind of deal. You did well. Love the animal print!

  5. Some good finds on your road trip. Good thing I didn't know about this sale. I'm doing pretty well avoiding stores so my stash doesn't take a big hit.