Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rats and Armadillos

Rats!  No, not the living kind.  I'm just disgusted that all my effort at stash-busting last week at retreat was offset by more purchases and some gifts.

I reported here about my finishes at retreat.  True Blue (in Black and Cream) used up 11-2/3 yards for top, back, and binding.  Elegant Garden accounts for 10-3/4 yards, top and back.  Have you ever wondered why we don't say "top and bottom" or "front and back"? -- I digress....  Mary's Triangles, top as it stands, used 4-1/3 yards.  I may put a second border on it, but I'm counting without the border for now.

Gifts from my Secret Sister included two Moda Charm Packs and a cute panel, "HandMaids" by J. Wecker Frish for Quilting Treasures.  Their website describes it as "steam punk inspired."  Each panel is about 7".  I would love to do something "public" with them, like a bag or jacket.  Any suggestions?

Handmaids by J. Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures

A very sick friend shared her stash of s'mores fabric with all us.  A S'more can never have too much s'more stuff!  That added a yard and a half.

Then I purchased 6 yards of wide back fabric, a yard for potential border for MT, and a bit more Grunge for my modern quilt.

Stash report this week:
     In this Week:            16.5 yards
     Out this Week:          26.75 yards
     In year to Date:         209.0 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:      164.75 yards
     Net Used 2014          -44.25 yards

At least I used more than I took in.

Oh, the armadillo!  QM's sitter saw one lumbering up the back hillside when she went to take the trash out this morning.  I knew they were heading this way but never expected one in my yard!  I would like to see it -- but, then again, maybe not!

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


  1. I love the handmaids fabric! I'm going to have to get some of that! ~Melanie

  2. I had no idea armadillos were anywhere near you! Wonder what Yuri would make of that? I don't know what I would do w the steampunk fabric. A totebag? Have a great week.

    1. Yeah, they have been migrating east for a number of years. My son lives in Arkansas and we saw them along the road there several years ago. Recently I've seen them about 25 miles from here as roadkill, never a living one. Tote bag is the best idea I have for the Handmade panels; I'm not much of a jacket person.

  3. The Handmaids panel is very fun, anything you make from it would be really cute. Sorry no suggestions on what that might be


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