Thursday, February 24, 2011

How Old Is Too Old?

Fabric that is...

            while chatting with Jenny and Brian this weekend I mentioned I had made my own bumper pads before Jenny was born.  And, that led me to comment that I still had some of the fabric left in my stash.  Brian's comment was it was way too old to have sitting around still.  So, what do you all think?  Is a 30+ year old fabric too old to keep in the stash and use?  


Yep, it's a calico.  No ultra sounds unless there was a major issue so we didn't know if we'd have a boy or a girl so the room was done in browns and yellows.  Which at the time I liked. I still like this calico although I don't think I've used it in any of my recent scrap quilts.  Hum, maybe I should cut a piece to put in the big scrap quilt that is currently on the back burner while I do some little projects,  although I am still using the borders as leader/enders. 

I loaded this stretched star quilt on Ruthie today and got it quilted in about an hour and a half.  Just large free motion stippling.  I cut and pinned the binding tonight but will be sewing it together tomorrow. 



I guess I wimped out on my goals for last week.  There wasn't much on the list: 

     • Sew on 2009 Bunny Hill BOM A Tisket, A Tasket.
    • Finish Sophia's sweater.
    • Load something on Ruthie. 
    • Enjoy a safe trip to Maryland. 

I did all but loading something on Ruthie last week. 

Here is a short goal list for the rest of this week.

    • Finish the stretched star quilt -- make & sew on binding. 
    • Finish a surprise doll quilt... it needs to go in the mail to Heather ~~ waving at you up in Canada.
    • Add a border to the Valentine's Quilt.
    • Make the backing for Super Duper Easy quilt, Mysteries for Relay #13.    See the top here

Hum, I may need to redefine the word SHORT.  I was pleasantly surprised to realize it wouldn't be all that hard to put together the backing for Super Duper once I found some fabric.  In fact, I was able to find enough of one fabric to use.  It won't take long to quilt although it won't be as fast as the stretched stars.  

Happy Quilting All!  

4 comments:

  1. Good luck with your short list! Setting goals always gets me to do more than I might have without them. Binding a big quilt is my goal this week.

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  2. great stuff-I work better with lists too, short and long!
    How did we survive not having sonograms and having to wait until the birth to know boy/girl??? Makes me feel like a cave-woman...
    unka-unka!!

    :)

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  3. It's hard to beat a good calico fabric. I'd say if it can still take a good tug and doesn't split, it's not to old to use.

    I wimped out on my goals this week, too. The winter doldrums are setting in at my house.

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  4. I think I've got a bit of that calico! As long as the fabric's in good condition, I don't think there's such a thing as "too old." If there was, we wouldn't have any of those great vintage feedsacks!

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