The short month of February slipped through my fingers without much progress on the Nine-patch quilt. I just happened to buy quite a lot of fabrics. I have shown you earlier the sweet cake fabrics, and after that I have bought 3 m of flanell for baby quilt backings, two 1.2 m bits of linen on sale, and this pile:
These are 0.5 m bits of curtain fabrics for the new bag I'm making with Melanie, Suzie and Simone. The pattern in Lisa Lam's book uses bright Amy Butler fabrics, but I just couldn't see myself carrying such an exclamation mark. My boldest choice was to take a checkered fabric instead of a plain solid as the third fabric to go with the dots.
My fabric stash grew by 8.9 m in all during February.
I only finished some small (pillowcase, boob and needlebook size) projects and 12 QAYG blocks for Oz Comfort Quilts. I sent them today to Kaite along with the three I made this morning before I ran out of batting. The three new blocks will be a good start for my March sewings. The pillowcases were also mailed today, to Jackie.
I used 1.2 m of flannel for a gift to a sewing friend, but even with that addition my fabric use was only 5.1 m in February, so the stash has grown by 3.8 m. I hope to finish the ninepatch quilt this month and some other, more secret projects, to get the stash in balance again.
The weather has changed a little, as the temperatures have gone up to almost 0 C. It still looks like this outside:
Snow is everywhere, and it is deep. The birds have started to practice their songs, and the day is more than 4 hours longer than at Christmas. The roads were dry today, and the dirty snow by the roadside is melting. This helps us believe the spring is coming after all.