At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Last Finish of 2013! (Stash report week 51)

Here it is!  The last quilt of the year.  

This is my second Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom quilt. Used a jelly roll + yardage for my MIL's Christmas gift.  I used wool batting off the roll from Hancock's (not Hobbs, which had an uneven thickness to it - won't buy that ever again) so it's nice and light to launder but still warm.

This is my last finish because tomorrow I have to pack up my sewing corner til next year.  Eleven days to be exact, the storm knocked a day of our guests plans.  I know ya'll can commiserate with me, no sewing for over a week!  

I cut some 2" strips for the Celtic Solstice mystery, maybe I can get DH to take his parents somewhere and I can sneak in some sewing time on the featherweight.  Or, I may have to call a quilty friend and see if I can escape for a few hours on day 8 or 9!

The last thing I need to do is alter DH's new 3 pair of pants/jeans.  They have been lying around for at least 2 months - ugghh!  He has been such a great help this week cleaning.  He worked on the kitchen yesterday while I finished his mom's quilt.

Oh - and DH's learning.  Our son's den mother has a home business in which she supplies onesies with "tattooed" sleeves to shops and retailers worldwide.  Well, she thinks she needs an extra pair of hands, someone who can sew, to help her out.  She told her story to DH and said, "Your wife sews, right?"  And he answered, "No, she quilts."  YEAH!  He's learning!

To the numbers.................

My last package form the Scrappy Trip Along Flickr swap arrived this week.  Three yards of neutral 2.5" strips!  I like doing swaps, but they can get expensive - $12 for postage.  

Now that I have 3.5 of my containers full of 2.5" strips, it may be time for me to do something with them rather than accumulate more.  Assuming I have any time to think over the next 11 days about anything but the next meal that needs to be cooked, I need to come up with a strategy for using fabric in 2014.  The most obvious is to not buy any more fabric!!!

Used this week: 0.41
Used YTD: 120.173
Added this week: 3
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 150.625
Net used YTD: -30.452

Please also check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Your MIL's quilt is lovely and your 2-1/2" strips look like the start of something fun. I hope you get a quilty break or two during your guests' visit.

  2. The quilt looks great! And so good of your DH to know how to answer that question:)
    Hope you have a great holiday!

  3. That Pineapple Blossom is spectacular, I LOVE your colors!


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