Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday Meandering and February Stashbusting Statistics

Didn't February zoom by?  It sure seemed so to me.  I was working really hard to finish some projects during those 28 days.  As long time readers know, I keep track of fabric going in and out of my stash.  I had gone a little wild buying fabrics in February although just over 5 yards doesn't qualify as really wild but I do try to contain myself!  I was pleasantly surprised that I used more than 7+ yards in my finishes.  Here's the nitty gritty: 
Fabric In Month
Fabric In Year
Fabric Out Month
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year

Yea me!  We've had so much rain I haven't been able to get pictures of the last two finishes. Maybe we'll have some sunny weather soon and I'll be able to get some pictures.  

Here's what I've been working on the last few days.

I had several quarter square triangles left over from Gridlock that I finished July of 2017. It was time to put them to use in something new. Of course, I didn't have enough so I made lots more and I suspect I have as many quarter square triangles left as I had when I started this project!  

I chose the green fabric as it seemed to fit the plan and it made the quilt seem lighter.  Except, I ran out before I got the quilt near the size I wanted it.  Back to the stash to see what else I could put to use.  Hum, the navy blue with little white designs  might work.  What was truly serendipitous was I was able to come up with a layout where I could use all 17 of the green squares.  I may have enough of the blue to bind it once it gets quilted. I still need to sew the rows together.  Then I hope to find some backing from stash.  It will be donated to a nursing home via my Powhatan guild. 

Check out that quarter square triangle block on the top left.  See that apple fabric?  I bought about 5 yards of it a good 25 years ago.  I used it on the front of quilts and back of quilts since I first got it.  Sharon and I made at least 1 if not 2 quilts together and used some of it.  I was surprised that I had any left but here it is, again.  I'm not even sure if this is the end of it or not!  It might be in a scrap bag somewhere.  Talk about the fabric that just keeps on coming. 

I had a good week goal-wise but several of my goals were things I really wanted to do.

February 25, 2019
Quilt Granny Blocks Quiltquilted and bound
Work on dog tumbler quilt
Sew the quarter square triangles quilts together need to sew the rows together
Go to QOV sew-in
Attend genealogy gathering√ 

Attend Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show

And this is what I hope to work on this week:
March 4, 2019
Sew quarter square triangle rows together
Plan T shirt quilt and start to add stabilizer to shirts
Hand Quilt on Old Christmas Quilt
Quilt Heron top & bind 
Plan backing for quarter square triangle quilt

Pat and I went to a couple of Potluck dinners last week.  I thought this little rice crispy dessert was so cute I had to take a picture to share. I have no idea how the maker got the rice crispys so red but I loved the face.  Smile is half of an Oreo, nose is a peanut M&M, whites of the eyes are upside down white candy melts.  No idea what the blacks of the eyes were.  Only sad part of this whole cute dessert was -- yuck I didn't like the taste of the red rice crispy.  Are there strawberry flavored marshmallows?  Or maybe just the food coloring didn't taste great.  It was probably better that I didn't eat it.  But I thought my grands would have loved it.

That's it for now.  Here are my regular linky party link ups.  Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Moving It Forward, and Main Crush Monday.  I hope you will spend some time to see what people are working on these days. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie


  1. I love your scrappy quilt. GOod job using it all and including that apple fabric that doesn't want to get used up! :)

  2. Great layout for the QSTs: I like the navy and green squares and how the pull the eye into the quilt. Well done.

  3. I'm chuckling at working on a project "to use them all" and ending up cutting more. And, yes -- certain prints live on, and on, and on. And when you use up the last of it (after many years) you come up with the perfect opportunity to use a yard of it. :) The Krispie critter is cute, but it's too bad it left a bad taste in your mouth.

  4. I agree--February was one big zoom! Great job on the quilt for the nursing home. That apple fabric that keeps on giving--haha! We all have one or two of those! I got another chuckle from the cookie monster bar!

  5. Great use for those old QSTs! And the new QSTs, too :)

  6. Way to keep it scrappy -- love it!

  7. That scrappy QST quilt is fabulous. We quilters spend so much time with elaborate designs, carefully selecting every color and value placement... And then I see an antique scrappy "make do" quilt like what you've put together here and I'm just amazed by the impact of odds and ends of fabric coming together. They all DO "go together," when they are all one person or one family's scraps from the same era, and they seem to tell their own story. And yes, I know what you mean about the one fabric that keeps reappearing in your scrap bins. Funny how that never happens with your favorite discontinued fabric that you wish you'd bought more of, though, right?!

  8. How fun that the apple print keep reappearing! Surely it brings back good memories. Cute elmo Treat!


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