Thursday, June 7, 2007

Using Stash

A few days ago I read another quilters blog and she said she had requested to be removed from both the Stashbusters and Stash Quilts rings because she really didn't feel she met the criteria anymore for those rings. It made me sad because I really enjoyed reading her blog and I also wondered if the purpose here is to post just about using up your stash. I must admit that I don't have huge amounts of stash because I've only been quilting a couple of years. Also, I tend to go more for fat quarters if I don't know what I'm going to use a fabric for. In fact, I get kind of envious when I read about someone taking the backing for a fairly large quilt from their stash! I could never do that because I'm sure I don't have any stash pieces larger than 1-2 yards!

I've been working on a t-shirt quilt for my niece and I've framed many of the shirts with various fabrics to make the pieces come up to 16.5". I've had to take several fat quarters from my stash in order to do that. That's how I use up the stash - does that count?

Still no pictures - makes for a boring blog, but my girls are visiting my family in Ft. Pierce and they both took their cameras - poor Mom doesn't have one! It's a shame too because the space shuttle is scheduled for launch tomorrow evening and it's right in my backyard! God speed Atlantis!


Sweet P said...

I believe you're talking about Nancy. She hasn't stopped writing her blog, she just chose to stop being a member of the ring.

If you used Bloglines you can subscribe to her blog and still keep up on what she is doing. Bloglines is a free service that tracks blogs you subscribe to for free. Check it out at

swooze said...

The only "rule" on my webring is that we post every month. Don't worry about talk of stash. We just like to hear about your quilty accomplishments and if it comes from stash then so much the better!

Kathy Wagner said...

Yes...the tshirt quilt "counts"!
Can you show us a photo when your girls bring the camera back!?!? I made a tshirt quilt for my oldest nephew last year and need to make another one for the younger nephew this summer. I need some inspiration!

Alycia said...

I have a lot of FQ's too, and busting your stash isn't the only thing you do in life - so blog away about anything! Especially the cool things that interest you, they may interest someone else as well. Like the space shuttle launch - how cool!! Are you close enough to see it from your house?

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I have a bit of a stash (eyes averted) but I want more, not less, which is why I don't think I'd fit on Stashbusters.

Quilting Mama said...

I enjoyed your site. How exciting to be a relatively new quilter. It's really addicting!