At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stash report - week 9

Greetings!  How has the weather been changing in your area of the world?!

I ask because here it started off sunny with a trip to the park playground, the first such trip in months.  Then it rained, a cold, bone-chilling rain.  Then it snowed a teensy bit.  Today we are supposed to hit 60 degrees once a another front passes through this afternoon.

All this up-ping and down-ing in the weather makes me want to move to the west side of Maui where it is dry for Hawaii, with beautiful views of the sun setting over the ocean.

The good news for the week is that I was busy, and the weather mercurial enough, that I stayed out of the quilt shops, both online and in my area.  Sew, I added nothing to my stash this week!

Another bit of good news - I entered the pillow contest at Sew Mama Sew!  Entering the contest isn't the good news - finishing a satisfyingly scrappy project, however, is.  There are lots of details about the scraps and new techniques I used in this post from Wednesday.

I love trying new things, besides patchwork techniques. Now that I've made quilts for most everyone I know that would like one, I enjoy doing the small projects that use some artful techniques.  Plus, being one of those people who stresses out with too many UFOs, PhDs or WIPs, it is refreshing to work on a project that allows me to see the light at the end of the tunnel as soon as I begin - and one that doesn't have me wrestling a 67x75 quilt through my machine for quilting.  And, the small projects allow me try new things quickly.  I can see myself having not a closet full of quilts, but a closet full of wall-hangings.

Sew, here's my report for this week - I figure the pillow used about a 1/4 yd for backing, binding, and muslin pillow form:

Used this Week:    0.25
Used year to Date: 8.375 (7 3/8)
Added this Week:  0
Added Year to Date:  21.5
Net Used for 2011:   -13.6255

Today I hope to finish quilting one side of a border and bind a quilt to finally get my first BIG finish of the year. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Head on over to Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is progressing on busting their stashes.


  1. Satisfying sewing is definitely the best! Your pillow is a cutie.

  2. Yup - that's a cute pillow. I agree that small projects are fun and very gratifying!


  3. Love your pillow! I'm in Davis CA. After weeks of fog and drizzle, we saw sun, then it got really cold. Snow down to almost sea level. Haven't seen that in 20+ years. Downpour 2 days ago gave us 1.3 inches in less than an hour! I never complain about rain in Northern CA though. . .

  4. Beautiful pillow and a wonderful use of scraps.

    I'm with you - the crazy weather here is driving me to want to move south, and I'm in So California already. Our low yesterday was under 36 and the snow level came down to 1000 ft in place. And our high is predicted to be in the mid 40s - that's unprecedented for us.

  5. Can't wait to see your big finish!

  6. Too funny - my kids were just asking me why we couldn't live in Hawaii.... Great minds eh?

  7. Beautiful pillow!! I'm going to look into getting Ann Fahl's book. (Oh I did sign up and I'm following you now)


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