I'm lucky and happy to be home sewing today. It's cloudy, rainy, and cold outside...so being inside is fine by me!
Two of my goals this year (every year, really) are 1) use up more of my stash, and 2) make more charity quilts. Now that's a match made in heaven, don't you think? Doesn't take a genius to figure out how those two goals go so nicely together. It's just making the effort and putting the time into accomplishing those goals. I like making infant/toddler size quilts for donation...they are quick to assemble and I can quilt them easily on my home machine.
My first project for the year is this Double 4 Patch in blues and neutrals. I made a BIG dent in my blue stash with just this one quilt. Isn't it cute? The pattern can be found at MaryQuilts. I don't think this one needs a border, I'll just quilt it and bind it in a darker blue.
Speaking of stash, I was shocked to see this:
Do you see the date? 1990? Are you kidding me? Have I had that fabric in my stash for 20+ years? Actually, I'm sure I have....I learned to quilt when I was pregnant with my youngest son. He's almost 21. Before that, I was making fabric bunnies and dolls and all those 80's type crafts. I'm pretty sure I used that fabric for bloomers on a patriotic bunny. LOL I wish I could tell you it's out of my stash forever, but it's really not...it IS however completely cut up into usable scrap sizes for leader/enders and scrap quilts!