Sunday, February 7, 2016


 The month of February is showcasing brown - with a touch of pink - as the color for RSC16. And the block is a cute little 6" one called Patience Corner. Very quick cutting and sewing for this one. I had time on Sunday to make 3 of the 12 I'll need for my February column. I'll need to do a bit of digging for brown in my scraps as I don't use a lot of that color.

Sunday stash report - Feb 7

It was a slow week in terms of sewing. I bought a kit for (and made) a fabric snowflake that's now hanging in my sewing room, and I made a table topper for a guild donation project.  I also dropped off my Cottage in the Woods quilt to be quilted. And I hemmed up a new pair of slacks - does that count as sewing since I used a needle and thread? The first half of the month of February will probably be a little bleak in terms of sewing/quilting because my work schedule won't leave me much time except for maybe a little handwork.

I've corrected my "out" number this week after double checking the spreadsheet I keep. And yes, I must admit I'm so anal that I keep a spreadsheet. Now you know what a nerd I really am.

In this week: .5 yds
In this year: 5.5 yds
Out this week: 1.5 yds
Out this year: 18 yds

My stash is not winning so far this year. I'm realistic enough to know that I'll be buying more fabric but it's fun to be ahead for a little while. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabric snowflake

Do you remember making these out of paper in elementary school?  I've been seeing these online and also at my favorite local quilt shop. So this week I bought a kit with the instructions - and VOILA!  I've made a snowflake from fabric.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snowman table topper

Sunday afternoon produced a table topper - complete except for the binding. The center is from leftovers of a panel and the navy snowflake fabric was left over from the backing of a past quilt. There is enough of it left for the binding. All from my stash and I even machine quilted it myself.

Our guild will be donating some seasonal table toppers and hot pads to a local agency for disabled adults. I think this will be a fun addition to that donation collection.

I'm connecting to Judy's Design Wall Monday at .

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday stash report

I've actually USED a lot of fabric this week, but none of it will give me a finish that I can count - yet. The top for the Cottage in the Woods is done, backing is pieced, binding is made, and I've made a few more blocks for Allietare. But no finishes.

As the photo shows, Allietare is coming along slowly. I'm wishing I had stuck with Bonnie Hunter's choice of grey where my green is, or that I had picked a nice clean blue. The green is OK but I think blue would have been even better. Oh well . . . 

I do have a big quilt being quilted so hopefully I'll have another finish to count fairly soon. I'm hoping that I have something in my stash that is suitable for binding it. Guess I need to do some digging later today.

In this week: 3 yds
In this year: 5 yds
Out this week: 0 yds
Out this year: 11.5 yds

I'm still happy to be ahead of my stash. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cottage in the Woods flimsy

I had an uninterrupted morning (except for laundry) in my sewing room today and look what was finished.  My collage in the woods top is all ready to be quilted. I really like how it turned out. 

And I dug through the stash to make a pieced backing for it. I found 3 yards of a tan, used up another 2/3 yard of the same green used in the border. And used another 1/3 yard of lighter green from the stash.  And made my binding from the same brown as the narrow inner border.  So it's ready to become a real quilt instead of just a flimsy. I'll figure out the total yardage used once it's all done. The green and brown borders came from 3 yards purchased this week.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Allietare progress

My mystery quilt progress is pretty slow. 10 star blocks are finished. 20 more to go and then 20 of the other block. 

I like these blocks - but it will be a slow WIP.