This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards
Creeping along, but it’s in the right direction.
Continuing to bust the scraps with these string blocks. Don’t these put you in the mood? And, for once, I can see a difference in the scrap bin!
Good luck using your stash!
Happy October! We’re having a few hot days this week, but it has been feeling and looking like fall here.
I did well on my September goals.
Bonus: I sewed a small zipper pouch for my purse.
This month I’m giving Handy Dandy another try. I’ve wanted to make a scrappy Christmas quilt for a while, but when I got out my Christmas scraps I saw I really had to do something! And Kat’s blocks this month are easy and great scrap busters.
Good luck to you this month!
Making progress! No new fabric (!), and I completed this cozy winter throw quilt.
This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards
Yay, back in the black! And a few months left to use more.
How are you doing with your stash?
Here it is! All quilted and cosy with a flannel backing. This ended up 50″ x 72″.
The panel is part of “Merriment” by Moda. When I bought it, I really had no idea of the scale of the animal segments. (There is also a panel with smaller animals.) The Etsy seller gave the measurements and had good photos, but I just didn’t realize that each animal was a fat quarter! So I cut them down a lot (two panels), then framed them back up to 16″ square. My first 8 block quilt!
Interestingly, I used three fabrics from the 12 lb. grab bag. Meant to be?
Going to be hard to part with this one, but look for it soon in my Etsy shop.
Good luck with your finishes!
Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
The quilting is finished and the quilt is trimmed, so I made the binding. The problem was that after I found this perfect fabric, there was very little of it, and it ran the wrong direction. I cut and pieced and pieced and pieced, and I made enough, with a little to spare!
I had to sew straight seams, which I never do, but I didn’t have enough for diagonal joining. I pressed the seams open, and I hope it’s not too bulky.
Working on this, I remembered where I first saw this large-scale birch fabric. It was in a sale bin in a fabric store that was closed many years ago. I didn’t know what I would do with it, but I bought the rest of the bolt. I may paid $2 a yard.
In 2007 I used this fabric to make this wall hanging (it was updated with the cardinals more recently!).
In 2013 I made this winter nine-patch quilt. You can see I was a bit short on the birch fabric, so I used corner stones to fill out the border. Ooh, blurry!
So now, I’ve used the last. Except that the binding tail will go into my strings. And I probably have some 2.5″ patches in that bin…