Monday, October 17, 2022

Car Quilts

Every car needs a quilt.  For a spur of the moment picnic.  To cushion that garage sale treasure you're bringing home.  To hide your quilt shop purchases from .... umm .... from someone.   Comforters are perfect for the job.  They're fun to make, too.  I made this comforter in 1985, and I can still identify a lot of the fabrics - maternity clothes I'd made, some of Hubby's shirts, PJs I'd made for our little ones, jeans, even fabric from my bridesmaids dresses.  Ahem .... that's some really old fabric!

Before our sons took their comforters, I snapped a few pics of what they look like now.  It's interesting that most of the fabrics are in shreds while the double knits still look like new.  That is crazy!  

Obviously our own cars are now in need of comforters.  I'm on the job, though.  I have one finished. It was a real stash buster .....

..... it even looks pretty on an Airbnb sofa.

So, one done and one to go.  I think I can say, with absolute certainty, that I have enough scraps to make another.

Linking up with Oh Scrap!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

October Goals and a Stash Report

I can't believe it's already time to set October goals.  I probably said the same thing about September, now that I think about it.  

Three years ago I made an I-Spy quilt for a sweet little Penelope Rose not knowing (obviously) that she would have a baby sister about now.  So it's Vivenne's turn. We call her Baby Vivi.  I pulled out all the squares I had already cut, added some brights for sashing, and got busy.  Working on something that bright and fun is never really work, though.  

Blocks in progress .....

..... and a few finished blocks .....

..... add up to a goal for October.  My goal is to finish and gift it by the end of the month.  After all, the weather will be getting colder soon, and we don't want Baby Vivi to get cold.


Fabric Added in September -  16.5 yards
Fabric Used in September -  31.8 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date - 72.2 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date - 185.2 yards
Net Used in 2022 - 113 yards

Days I sewed in September - 30/30
Days I sewed this year - 263/273
Percentage - 96%