Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chicken #1 and Stash Enhancement

Christine and I got together to sew on Thursday evening.  She finished assembling a quilt top and I made a chicken!
The pattern is from "Farm Girl Vintage".
The plan is to make 9 30's print chickens and make a wall hanging.
I would like to use this fabric for the sashing, but have not been able to find it yet.  If you know of a place where I can get some locally (Southwestern Ontario), please let me know.
On our recent vacation, I went to two quilt stores and some, (let's be honest---lots!) of fabric (and some thread) begged to come home with me...
Neutrals can always come in handy.
I needed these for my future hand stitching projects...

These 30's prints just jumped in so they can play with the others that I had already.

A sale is always hard to resist.  This flannel will become a backing for a charity quilt.
I see a spinning 4 patch in my future with this fabric.
My yellow and orange stash drawers were looking depleted.
Who can resist some eggs and chicken wire?
I have a friend who loves civil war fabrics so these came home for her.
I just could not resist these fun fabrics.
This chambray will get used for something--it was on sale too.
Just to keep me honest, here is my very red stash report.
Fabric used since my last stash report: 2.6 yards
Total fabric used this year: 20.6 yards
Fabric added to the stash since my last report: Too much! 23 yards.
Total fabric added this year: 39.25 yards
Net fabric added this year:  18.65 yards
I keep learning over and over again that resisting is futile.  I need to go and do some serious sewing now...


  1. Painters buy paint and brushes and canvases, even thought they are only working on one painting. Quilters buy fabric and thread It's our art supplies. Not only that, but it'f fun, too. And I love the chicken!!

  2. How much chicken wire fabric do you need? I spied some on one of my piles just the other day, I'd be glad to mail you some if I have the amount you need. Email me:

  3. Your numbers still look pretty good. And your chicken is cute!

  4. I love that pile of neutrals.

  5. I love that pile of neutrals.