Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Scrappy Memory Quilt and final 2012 STASH report

This is not the prettiest quilt I worked on this year.  But I bet it holds the most memories.  My customer had the top, which her sister pieced back in the '80's.

It includes everything, except the kitchen sink.  There are knit jersey fabrics, flannel, fur pile (!), silky polyester, you name it.

This was a Christmas gift for her niece (the sister's daughter).  I bet they spent an hour or two on Christmas day talking about all the fabrics, where they came from, who the people are/were and what happened to them.  I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.  I made a fancy label for the quilt using EQ5 to make a pretty frame.  Then I copied that into Paint and did the text editing.  Printed on EQ Printables fabric.  (although I have also used regular fabric from my stash, ironed on to freezer paper - needs a bit of dinking around to get it to feed through the printer, but MUCH cheaper)

STASH REPORT December 2012
Used this month 27.75 m
Used YTD 122.45 m
Added this month 0 - as in zero, heh, heh, heh
Added YTD 74.75 m
NET 2012 (- 47.7 m)

I have the quilting completed on my Tumbler quilt, but I will be scalloping the edges, so the binding is not finished yet.  I have included the fabrics used in the above totals.  If all goes according to Hoyle it will be completed before the end of January.

 And, oh yeah - Happy New Year.


  1. What a wonderful treasure for your niece. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Memory quilts are the greatest! They are so much fun to look at and remember what the fabrics were used in and who used them.


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