Sunday, February 17, 2013


Fabric used this week  2.875 yards
Fabric used year to date  56 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  14.5 yards
Net used 2013  41.5 yards

I finished my bluebirds and roses runner and 4 place mats early this past week.  I think I overdid it on Wednesday at my quilting group, and have been taking it easy the past few days.
We have company arriving next Saturday, so each day I try to bake something, so I can enjoy myself while they are visiting.  Today I baked peanut butter bars (my kids' favourite when they were little), and a mincemeat tea loaf.  I'll try to post the recipes soon - both are delicious!
I have 2 quilt tops ready to quilt, and I made a pieced back for one, using leftover fabric from the top plus a couple of extra pieces.  I even pieced the batting for one - I hate to waste anything!  Hopefully I'll find time in the next day or two to get these pin-basted.

Some of the members of my quilting group suggested name tags, so I found a small paper pieced block to use as a pin or lanyard.  I ended Wednesday with 5 ladies learning to paper piece - it was difficult to keep track of each of them.  I sewed my block this afternoon - I just have to decide what to use for a cord.  I'll be back teaching others next Wednesday too!
The quilt group is busy this time of year.  Lots of projects are nearing completion, and many new ones are starting - some like to start a couple of things before we all begin heading home.  This time of year brings visitors to the sunny south as well, so schedules get very busy, too.  How did we ever find time to work!

Check out all the stash progress at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times!    


  1. You've had a great year for stash busting. Enjoy your guests next week.

  2. Have fun with your company and your quilt group sounds like it is a lot of fun.

  3. Those dishes sound delish. Enjoy your company. I've not done much paper piecing but what I have done I've enjoyed. Good job on spreading the technique.

  4. The idea of your stash report is great - unfortunately I think mine would be very heavily skewed in one direction...


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