Friday, October 05, 2007

Stash Quilt

well it has been a long time between drinks, I mean blog postings!

What has the ol' Lissa been up to? well I got invited to a baby shower in a couple of weeks time, and I thought 'oh my what to buy???' and had an epiphany.. I'll make a quilt! of course this could involve some shopping, but I was smart for a change and thought I'd make a quilt 'OUT OF FABRIC I ALREADY HAVE'.. a miracle of miracles! I dont know why I didn't think of this the other 1000 times I been shopping for fabric, USE THE STASH!!! I decided as it is a baby quilt, to use some of the 1930's stash, the novelties rather than the florals.. now this baby is a BOY apparently.. I am not 100% convinced but nevertheless I'll make a boyish quilt, if Oscar (he has been named already) turns into an Oscaretta, well I'll have to make another quilt! LOL

I have other colour blocks to make, purples, orange and some green... I plan on adding some white on white sashing around each block and the quilt should be around 100x100cm, but knowing me, and my maths well anything is possible!

I have also been busy doing some of the redwork for my QAYG quilt I have been fiddling with this past week.. I have been so time poor of late, I haven't been able to do even half as much as I'd like to! But I plan on getting serious with the sewing this month!

I have been busy putting more things on ebay, it is kinda liberating clearing out things I know I'll never use again, and hopefully my 'eye candy' will go to a new home and be loved as much as I loved it when I bought it! so many quilt patterns, I just know I'd never get the time to make, so out they go!

Well I hope everyone has a safe weekend and gets some sewing done, I know I will (try)..


Lissa

3 comments:

Lucy Locket said...

That stash quilt looks lovely Lissa! But parting with your fabrics? Doesn't that mean you will have to go straight out and buy some more???
Lucy x

Lucy Locket said...

Hi again - I posted a comment earlier but it seems to have disappeared! Love the stash quilt - but if you are giving away your fabric surely you now have to go out and buy more????

Lissa Jane said...

could be a plan Lucy! :O)
Didn't think of that *W* Actually going to cut out 80 LARGE hexagons from the 30's stash, do you think that'll make a dent in it?? *W*


Lissa