Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stash Report

Well this is kind of an odd stash report.  In the past three weeks I have gotten rid of over 1000 yards of fabric.  Its hard to think that I have gotten rid of that much fabric, considering, I still have tons more to go through, and more to clean out and to get rid of. 

I know at one time I was feeling completely overwhelmed by my stash.  And I still feel overwhelmed but not nearly as much as I have in the past.  While giving fabric away, I feel a tremendous weight lifting off my shoulders. So much so that I have decided to keep getting rid of fabric.

Last weekend while I gave about 200 yards of fabric to Lori and Henrietta, I felt wonderful knowing that this fabric was going to be used, and it would be used in my lifetime.  Which makes lots of sense, since some of what I gave them had dates of 1952 on the selvage end of the fabric.  Not only did I send fabric, I also sent to unfinished cross stitched tops, that were almost complete.  They were probably from the 50's and 60's.  They were started and never finished.   I hope they get finished, but if they don't, I don't have to worry about them not being finished on my watch! 

With that being said, I see that solid fabric quilts are making a come back. Which is very exciting, since I hand pieced this Trip Around the World quilt top a couple years ago.  I think its going to be next one to be inserted into my hand quilting frame.  Now that I have the picture on blogger, I see it looks almost Amish, but not quite.


  1. Woohoo! You are going to have some crazy numbers by the end of the year. If you figure you gave away 1000 yards, how much do you think you still have?

  2. Yikes Jay!! How did you end up with all of that fabric???

  3. Dear Jay
    I have just shipped the second very large and heavy box off to the Smith Valley 4H Quilt Club, at least 2 more to go.

    Thank you so much for your generosity, blessings upon you


  4. Yes, the boxes are slowly leaving our house and heading to the 4 H club. As I did thru my stash I see things that might appeal to kids, and out it comes to go in those boxes. I know those kids will have great fun digging thru the boxes and planning their own "masterpieces!" Thanks Jay, your giving has rubbed off on me to add to those boxes!

  5. Sounds like you just named your quilt "almost amish trip" and it is lovely. I can imagine a stash that large but donations to great causes is a great thing. I have several antique quilt tops but I think I am not going to quilt them.

  6. Wow - I am impressed. I really like your Trip Quilt. How will you quilt it?