Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stash Report 9/4/16

Some out and some in this week...

OUT: 7-3/4 yards, used for the LCT QOV top. That's a lot of neutral (low volume) strips!

IN: 7-1/2 yards, because I took advantage of a Labor Day sale at a LQS yesterday to get backing for the QOV, replenish some low volumes, and pick up a couple colors of Grunge for some planned projects. Everything was 15% off, even the sale fabrics, so I only spent $43 for all this.

The turquoise Grunge is for the next baby quilt. The orange might also be used for the baby quilt, but it's primarily for my STLMQG Crayon Challenge project. 1/2 yard of each, regular price less 15%.

Low volume neutrals, because I used up so much of my low volume stash in the QOV. Sale $5.49 less 15%

And backing for the QOV. I needed 5 yards and there was 5-1/2 yards on the bolt so I took it all. For scale, those stars are about 3/4" in diameter.  Sale $4.99 less 15%.

I wanted a light backing for the QOV so it wouldn't show through all the light areas of the top. I think the star print will work nicely. Here's the QOV top, (tutorial here) and you can see how it used up a lot of low volume fabrics.

So net 1/4 yard out this week, and I'm still doing OK for the year, more out than in. I have some more finishes planned for gift giving this fall, so if I'm careful about purchases, I hope to end the year with a net stash reduction.

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Molli Sparkles


  1. I like the stars for the back of the QOV, the colors coordinate will and also have a patriotic touch to them that is really nice. Keeping colors from showing through with a light quilt top is definitely something to consider. I like to use Quilters Dream Green batting in those cases, too. It's got a soft green color that helps block color front to bit very slightly.

  2. I really like the orange and turquoise together. Very nice QOV. I wandered in from Sunday Stash. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  3. what a great QOV quilt- I am always looking for something different - thanks for the tutorial

  4. Love these fabrics. I am using the low volume fabrics you featured in this post in a baby quilt that is almost finished. They work well with everything. Thanks for sharing on Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.

  5. Sounds like all your purchases have a purpose, so shouldn't stay in the stash long. Sometimes you just have to buy to use.

  6. Got to love sales. ;) What a great stash report.