Saturday, January 8, 2011

Using My Stash

For the past two years, I've been making a concerted effort to use my stash.  I have forced myself to shop there before heading to the fabric store.  In the fall, I made some "kits" to bring south, so that I could still work on stash, as I don't leave much fabric here over the summer.
I also searched through all the bags of "stuff" leftover from previous projects.  I found some 4 inch cut squares with a different woodland animal in each.  I had used these as the centres of log cabin blocks in 2004, and made a green and gold log cabin quilt (donated to the nursing home that took such good care of my Mother-in-law,) for a raffle.  I counted the squares, and decided that I had enough to make 6 blocks, and use the remaining blocks as setting squares for sashing the blocks.  I did a little EQ7 design, then shopped my stash for fabrics.
The blocks look like this..... 
 Here is a picture of the log cabin quilt, taken on a windy day....


  1. Good for you! My stash is substandard compared to many of my friends'...yet I've been on the fabric wagon since 2001. And still have miles of fabric.
    It is none of my business but it frightens me how many baby boomers are wanting to go into retirement...but their nest egg is sitting on their shelves, in totes, under furniture, even in paid storage. And still they shop.

    Grey weather, grey mood I guess. Anyway, keep up the good work!

  2. great block and the quilt is beautiful.
    I started to cull the stash oh several years back, before blogging. I just didn't have the space. I now have a very small amount of fabric, hardly a stash at all. And I'm pretty happy about it.


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