Monday, December 10, 2007

Winter WH and Scrap Musings

Another Bare Roots pattern. This one is for winter. I have
small wall in my foyer that is perfect for a little wall
hanging. I have one for each season. (See fall's in the
Oct 1 post). I think I changed the words on this one too.
I think it said Merry Christmas and I changed it so
I could leave it up until I put my Spring one up. The cute
little wood hanger I bought at a quilt show.

After my last post about Bonnie Hunter's mystery I
received a few comments that touched me.
I realize that we quilters all have some sort of
compulsion about our fabric. Some of us love to cut
it up and some of us agonize over cutting it up and
alot are in the middle somewhere. I do have some
fabrics that are so special to me that I will probably
never cut it. I had mentioned that I had trouble
cutting whole fat quarters when I am making scrap
quilts and Marilyn said she had the same problem
about cutting into yardage. Well, I have that problem
too!!!. It's a wonder I get any quilts made at all.

I do love my stash and I do use alot of it. I buy alot too
but I am not resolved to use my stash until it is all gone!
Sometimes I buy fabric for a specific use and sometimes
I buy fabric just because. Alot of times I start collecting
certain colors or styles for a future quilt. (i.e. blues, civil
wars, novelties) I don't keep tiny pieces to use and until
recently threw small pieces away. (I define small as less
that 1.5" strip or square) I have now started throwing
them in a bag and plan on making two large dog beds
for my two large dogs.

This eases my guilt.

Until next time...


Mar said...

cute wallhanging!

Marilyn R said...

Love the wall hanging. I also feel the same about my stash - I love to use it, but it's not my goal to want to use it all up. I just want to be able to add to it, which means to make room I must use some of it too.

Greenmare said...

Adorable wall haning~ I'm the same way about my stash. I want to use it, but not to just get rid of it. I love my stash! So why did I join stashbusters??? ;-) I am certainly not on no buy, I don't buy indiscriminately, but if there is something that really catches my eye- well I want it!