Stash Report and FMQ Challenge

It's that time again to report how we've done on bustin' stash.  I actually have something to report!  I used a yard of stash for the backing of the third flimsie.  What with all the interruptions, changes in plans and babysitting, I'm not there with three quilts done for tomorrow's shower.  Sooooo, instead I worked on the one for the older sister.  I'll make a card with a picture of the other twoflimsies and give that to the mom.  The little babies won't be home for a while (seven weeks early) so I"ll have those done by then - 'sides it too hot for baby quilts other than sitting or lying on them - LOL.  Here are my numbers
Used/Donated last week: 1  yard
Used/Donated YTD: 95.19 yards
Added/Bought last week: 0.0yards
Added/Bought YTD: 35.5 yards
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Net Decrease YTD: 59.69 yards   Now as to how I quilted this quilt.  I was going to do the 2012 FMQ Challenge piece for August. Wrong!  I just couldn't get the hang of it - I tried and tried.  I did pages of paper drawing to no avail.  The pattern, a jester's cap motif, just wouldn't materialize for me, sink into my psyche.  I think it was the going backwards that got to me.  My brain couldn't handle it.  Once in a while I got it, but then I'd quilt myself into corners or leave behind huge gaps, that I gave up.  So I did some doodling instead for this quilt.
You can click on the photos to enlarge if you want to.  I incorporated some leaves and her initials here and there. 
When I did the border with FMQ, I had a space and decided to put my label there.
Here's how it looks in the border:

Again, the lighting was lousy, so you have to enlarge the photo to see how it fit between the two motifs.  I'm binding it now so it will be ready for tomorrow's shower.  SewCalGal, please count me out of the drawing for this month's prize.  I'll keep trying - maybe I'll get the hang of that jester hat.

I'm linking to Judy's Stash Report, SewCalGal's 2012 FMQ Challenge, and Lyn's BOMs Away.

How did you do with your destashing?


Comments

Quilter said…
You are not the only one to have trouble with this design. It is much harder then it looks.
Rosemary said…
I did an okay job with it but thought it was very hard! I think many people had a hard time with this one. I'm not satisfied so I guess I'll just have to keep practicing!
Sue Daurio said…
Love the label!!! Now that is super. I haven't even tried drawing this challenge, it scares me. I like your leaves too. Guess I better get the paper out and give this one a try.