Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stash Report 5/10/15

Finally I can count some yardage out this week. But hardly enough to make a dent in what I got in Paducah...

IN this week: 0
OUT this week: 5-1/2 yards for Collection Plus top.
I'll tally the total ins and outs for the month and year to date at the end of the month.

The Collection Plus top came out to 57" by 69", a nice sofa throw size. 5-1/2 yards is a good guestimate - It's less than EQ says I need for that size using that many fabrics, based on how many patches I got out of each fat quarter. But since I didn't count actual strips cut, etc. as I was cutting, it may not be 100% accurate, but for me it's good enough. The patches were cut 3-1/2" square, finishing at 3",  and I used 19 across by 23 high.
Collection Plus Flimsy

I also exchanged the backing for Gramercy & Friends with the quilter but I won't count that out until it's actually quilted. I originally gave her some generic wide backing, but then I was gifted enough yardage of the most perfect taupe geometric print from my late friend Darlene's stash, so I swapped it out. Thank goodness she hadn't loaded it on the frame yet! Since I'm keeping Gramercy, I'll remember Darlene every time I see it.

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


  1. Can't wait to try your pattern myself. Since I use lot of this and that when making a quilt, and rarely follow a pattern to the letter, I just measure the dimensions, calculate the square inches, and divide by 1500. Then, based on the size of the pieces, I'll add anywhere from 30 to 50 percent for seams. I read somewhere that a paper-pieced pineapple block has over 60% more fabric in the seams, so I use that as my guideline.

  2. Very fun quilt! Love all the colors.