Friday, February 21, 2014

Just Playing

I have been working away at cleaning up my sewing room. I have not been making much progress and this is an example of why this is happening:
I bought the squirrel fabric and the co-ordinating solids at Mad About Patchwork a couple of years ago. While I was cleaning up the sewing room, I found the bundle of fabrics and got all inspired to play with it and make this block.  I was going to stop here but then, inspiration hit another evening and I decided to add some 4-patches.

I put it on the floor in the living room, just to look at it for a while. Christine came over one evening this week to sew and we decided it needed a solid border so I added some light brown with a little navy thrown in for good measure...

By this point, I had decided it was going to be a baby quilt for a yet to be announced baby. It will be a baby quilt in waiting...

Christine suggested the spiky border and I got one border done while she was here. The London Friendship Quilters' Guild is having a sewing day tomorrow so this project will likely come with me. I wonder what it will tell me to do next???

Last weekend, we visited my daughter for Family Day weekend and I had a chance to do a little basement shopping at Mad About Patchwork.  This is the first time I have purchased fabric this year and I really went to town! 

 I could not resist these two oranges and those little daisies!

Pam has lots of fun fabrics in her basement!

A few black and whites will never go wrong...

I had pre-ordered this squirrel and bird fabric and bought a solid and gray ovals to go with it.

I think this is upside-down...

I also replenished my solids supply.

Now, I just have to wash all of this and get it ironed so I can start another project...

Here is my slightly overdue stash report:

Fabric used since my last stash report:  .5 yards
Total fabric used this year: 11.85 yards
Fabric added to the stash since my last report: 20.5 yards(birthday gift!)
Total fabric added this year: 22.65 yards
Net fabric added this year: 10.8 yards

I will be doing the backing for my Lazy Sunday quilt very soon so these numbers will soon be looking much better.

Here is a picture I took last weekend when we went snowshoeing at Gatineau Park:
We had a wonderful time--it was bright and sunny and not too cold.

I am off to go and get ready for quilting day tomorrow. Have a quilty weekend!


  1. i Love the squirrel quilt. I nodded in agreement as you added each border above. they all work really well, and the finishing triangles are just right. It will be lovely.

  2. What a fun liberated baby quilt!
    Gorgeous stash and nature photos!