Friday, February 4, 2011

Stash Update and Winter Wall Hanging

I promise this won't become a blog all about quilting! I've made several garments within the last few weeks but I'm simply too big to model them for you now! Here is a small quilt that I started in 2009 and never got done. Now that it's February I've decided on one new years resolution: to get through the unfinished pile. This pile really isn't that bad. I've got three more quilts and one jacket that are all unfinished and have been for some time. This one is called "Winter Time" from the Quick & Easy Wall Hangings for the Seasons book by Janice Loewenthal. It's not that this was difficult to finish. I just get side tracked easily sometimes and forget to come back to a certain project.

It came out pretty darn cute. And it's very fitting right now. Today the high is expected to be 18 degrees. We have not had this low of temperatures for 40 years supposedly! Luckily for me, I'm always hot right now with a bun in the oven.

I also wanted to update you on my stash progress. I made a promise to my husband back in April of last year, detailed here. I promised not to buy any more fabric until I got my stash back into the single digits again. I started with 41 pieces of fabric. I made a list of all of my planned projects with this fabric and am down to 16 pieces (Many of these you have not seen- either because I am too fat to model them right now or because they were wadders and I never bothered posting them). That's the good news. The bad news is after getting through 25 pieces of fabric, I've discovered still more fabric that I had and did not realize or did not want to admit to. After almost a year since I've made the promise, my husband has since relented and said that I can start buying fabric again (not that it was really his decision to begin with). However, I'm standing firm and keeping my promise. I know others are doing the same with thier stash as well.