Thursday, December 31, 2015

Final Stash Report for 2015

First, let me wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  I've been very quiet on the blog, but still kicking.
I took the liberty of using all the final days in 2015 to enhance my stash report.  You can get a lot done from Sunday to Thursday trying to make every minute count in the final days of the year.  The weather has been pretty crummy here with lots and lots of rain, so I made good use of staying indoors a lot. Also Christmas was very slow at our house and both my DH and I stayed in pj's all day, which allowed me lots of sewing time!

Some of my finishes include - two scrap quilt backings and bindings that were given as gifts to a friends' sons.

Another for a young lady.
The backing is the same stripped fabric as is on the binding.  I didn't have much time for staging these gifts since I was finishing them up hours before they had to be delivered!

Then I got busy and put together a couple more 9-patch baby quilt tops from the many leader/ender blocks that have been accumulating over the last couple years.  I think these make sweet little gifts with simple quilting on them.  These will get finished in 2016, but the tops are counted in 2015.
This is the smaller size of approximately 36" x 42".

This one became a bit larger so I could use up the rest of the 9-patches.
It will finish approx. 50" square.

So this brings me up to the totals for 2015 Stash

Fabric Added  in 2015-   11.5 yards
Fabric Used in 2015-    145.16
Net Used in 2015         133.66

I was a little shy of my goals, but am very pleased that I held my purchases to a minimum throughout the year.  One thing I forgot to mention earlier is that I managed to finish 11 of my UFO's this year. That is 1 short of one a month, but I'm down on my big list of 75 UFOs when the year started.  I only added 6 new ones for the new year, and 3 of those are the 9 patch baby quilts.  I hope to double my efforts in 2016 on the UFO front.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times even though it's a bit late. (Oops, she closed it so no link up).   Here's hoping everyone has a Happy New Year and that you get lots of sewing done in 2016.


  1. You did wonderfully using your Stash this year! And I really like that blue, brown, green quilt. Have a Happy New Year, Dar!

  2. Congratulation on a very successful scrap busting year. You did really well on the finishing up some of those UFOs. Hope you are staying dry and are not affected much by all the flooding around you. Have a very Happy New Year!

  3. Wow! I don't know how you begin to keep track of how much fabric you have, and how much you use. When you piece scrappy things like I do, and the pieces are as small as 1-1/2" X 1-1/2", it's tough to keep track, isn't it? Well, your numbers are still impressive though. And I love those sweet nine-patch quilts. They'll be lovely donations. Have a great 2016, Dar!

  4. Hope my Honey Cowel email didn't end up in your spam! Good job on your UFOs. You have inspired me to take care of mine!

  5. What a great year! Excellent stash usage, and you stuck to your plan not to buy much. Wishing you good luck at working through those UFOs in 2016!