Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Stash use report for Fabruary 2011

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.


  1. I love the colors in your spider web quilt. You do know color! It's very cheery.

  2. Your new fabrics is lovely Ulla and the stripquilt is comming along very well ;-)
    My stasch report is not good either. There has been way too many buyings but I have used som too ..
    Take care!

  3. Fantastic new fabrics, Ulla! Just my colors! The year is yet young, so I'm sure you will have lots more time to use your stash! Glad to hear the days are longer - it always improves my mood!

  4. how lovely, they will look good with the others i have here awaiting them. thankyou, i'll watch for the mail in about 2 weeks i think. k.

  5. Polka dots are sweet in any color, combined with any fabric. Looking forward to seeing your new bag. I can't wait to see the first flower in bloom!

  6. Der Frühling wird auch bei euch kommen, sicher noch in diesem Monat!! Hier stupfen schon verschiedene Frühlingsblumen aus dem Boden, aber es ist immer noch sehr kalt. Mein Stoffvorrat hat sich diesen Monat recht verkleinert (darüber dann später in meinem Blog) :-) !! Aber ich liebäugle auch mit einem Stoffkauf in den nächsten Tagen. Getupfter Stoff mag ich sehr. Habe damit meine nine-patch-blocks gemacht. Dein neuer Stoff gefällt mir auch :-) !!
    Liebe Wochenendgrüsse,

  7. Your bag is going to be gorgeous! I can see the Julia Roberts moment now. :-)

    Nevermind that your stash has temporarily grown. It is bound to shrink by even more soon. You are headed in the right direction.

    Lovely cheerful blocks for Oz. That is so kind of you.

  8. Always love string quilts!
    I have missed snow (& Japan) very much. Thank you that I am still in your thoughts!


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