Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stash report - week 51

Used this week: 4.75 yards
Used year to date: 243.75 yards
Added this week: 0.00 yards
Added year to date: 129.00 yards

Net used for 2014: 114.75 yards


Aurora Borealis

Suddenly, a top!
Once I took the string stars out of their hiding place, I became fixated with them -- I spent all yesterday evening assembling this top.  I've been sewing up the stars sporadically for the past two years for Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013/2014.  I think my original vision for this project was a bit different than this result, but I'm quite happy with the conclusion.  And I'm delighted to have a completion to report to RSC14, and to the String Thing Along group! 
This will most likely be the last quilt project I do this year.  I have binding to be hand-sewn on a couple of quilts during odd moments, but the holiday festivities are commanding most of my time right now.  I will continue to make plans for 2015 in a back corner of my mind though -- feeling creative and excited about the future :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seeing Stars

Breaking news from Barbara Brackman HERE!
Barbara has just announced her 2015 study series: STARS IN A TIME WARP
For this quilt-along she'll be discussing fabric history and styles using the constant Sawtooth Star block as her canvas.  Barbara's study series are always fascinating, and I'm anxious to see what she'll share with us this time around -- so much to learn! 
Watch for her first post on Wednesday January 7 at

And coincidentally, look what I pulled out of my UFO pile yesterday:
... my well-aged set of RSC13/14 string stars.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wool again

Since I finished the snowflake quilt last week -- it's washed, folded and ready for January -- I decided to jump over to a January wool applique project next.
This charming little mat came as a kit from
I did do a bit of customizing to include my own red house :)   It took all afternoon to get everything cut out and set up, but now I can spend my evenings next week peacefully stitching.  

I also did some block assembly for a small Valentine quilt.  I'll add the borders soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stash report - week 50

Used this week: 7.75 yards
Used year to date: 239.00 yards
Added this week: 4.75 yards
Added year to date: 129.00 yards

Net used for 2014: 110.00 yards

Snowflakes are quilted and bound!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


A completion report for my Cascadia project,
 started last month as a
mystery sew-along from Lori at Humble Quilts:

If the mood strikes me, I may still add a bit more hand quilting between now and February, but if I don't get to it, I can call this done.
Thanks, Lori, for a fun happy project!