How’d you do last month? I did a bit better with quilt finishes, but I had to take two big pieces of wide backing fabric offered from a friend for free. With the Quilts of Valor that I do, I need wide backs as much as possible. These pieces will go with anything as they are both lovely beige tone on tone prints. I am counting the fabric in at 5 yards for each one, mercy, that is 10 yards in.
Then, I have to count another 1-1/2 yards in for the fat quarters in the prize basket I got for my third place win for National Quilting Day.
Now for the yardage out. I’m counting four yards out for the Cultivate Kindness wall hanging for the panel, borders, backing and binding.
The Hungry Animal Alphabet quilt tops and the backing / binding for them plus the Quilt of Valor totaled 11 yards out. I didn’t count the blocks for the QOV since you guys made them.
The QOV was shown at the April meeting of the guild, and turned over to the committee.
The Hungry Animal panel quilts will be for sale at the Garden of Quilts show on May 20-21.
I forgot to add in my National Quilting Day challenge piece, so this completion will count as 3 yards out for top, backing and binding. But I also forgot to add the fat quarter in for the challenge fabric as fabric ‘in’.
So, here are my totals so far.
April Fabric IN = +11-3/4 yards
April Fabric OUT = -18 yards
April Total = -6-1/4 yards
Year to Date = -6 yards out
If you need to go back to the previous Stashbuster post to find your YTD totals in the comments, click on April Stashbusters.
This month’s giveaway prize is the Sulky Wilderness Wonder Thread Collection, a beautiful collection of neutrals for almost every project. Remember, the idea is to encourage you to complete your quilts, use up yardage as backing and binding, and finish the projects. We have enough UFOs. For everyone who participates, I’ll draw a name at random on Sunday evening around 5 pm, so you have a couple of days to get your counts done and leave your comment here. See the latest sale offer at Sulky Threads, every week is a new one.
Share your Stashbuster projects in our Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group. Remember, you only get an entry in the drawing with a comment on this post showing your totals.
Your turn! How did you do this month?
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