February Monthly Recap

February was not as productive as I would have liked, but with having cataract surgery and trying to adjust to my so much improved vision, I am not going to complain.

Blocks finished in February:

Vortex: 42

Scrappy blocks: 24

Previous Total: 196

Total Blocks: 262

Previous Goal: 30/31

February – 12/29 days

Goal met 42/60

Stash report:

  • Fabric in last month: 2 yards
  • Fabric out last month: 0
  • Balance in stash: 172.65

* all fabric used this month was from the scrap bins; doesn’t count as stash.

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

9 thoughts on “February Monthly Recap

  1. How do you decide when a piece of fabric is scrap? When is it too small to be part of your stash? You did quite well this month with having 2 surgeries on your eyes!!

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    1. Thank you Susan! It was a pretty good month I think 😊 I have my own scrap system. Anything over 1/2 yard gets folded back into my cupboard. 1/4 to 1/2 yard pieces go in a bin of “fat quarters” . Anything less than 1/4 yard gets cut in to 2 1/2” strips or squares (2”, 2 1/2”, 3”, 4”, or 5”). I also cut hst’s with my Accuquilt dies and keep stacks of them at my machine for leader/ender blocks. I have pizza boxes that I store my squares and hsts in for quick projects. I try to cut my leftovers after I finish cutting a project but do keep a bin under my cutting table for those days when I don’t have time to deal with the bits. Just means once a month I spend a couple of hours emptying the bin. I also keep my batting scraps for small projects and seem to make a few Raggy quilts every year or two. 😁 Carol.

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      1. Sounds like a good system!! Makes me wish I had an Accuquilt because I really don’t like cutting!! Not that I would have a clue where to keep it, because my quilting room is stuffed and I’ve migrated quilts, quilt tops and bolts of fabric to a guest room, stash to shelves in the hallway, and my cutting table went out on a glassed-in porch off my quilting room. With a longarm, sewing machine, embroidery machine and big-board ironing board, my room is maxed out!

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      2. My system works for me. I’m not sure it would work for everyone though. Your sewing space sounds like mine was before we moved 😊 my longarm was in the living room downstairs. My sewing room was one spare room. I had a beautiful storage area nook outside the bedroom and the second spare room held my bolts of fabric and extra rolls of batting and the bins of “stuff” 😊


  2. Ha, ha, ha, if I didn’t count my scraps, nothing would ever be going out! EVERYTHING I make is scrappy! I saw that you are collecting batiks for a log cabin quilt. Would you like some? I’d be happy to send some pieces, tell me what you need. Most of them aren’t Island Batiks, though – Hoffman is probably predominant, with some Bali. I’d love to see a picture of your Vortex. I’m going to go backwards and see if I can find one!

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    1. I’m having fun with my scraps. More batiks? For me? Really? I love scraps and right now I am trying to gather the lighter scraps, cream, beige, grey, light brown, lavender shades for the one half of the curvy cabin block. I will email you The Vortex photo and see if I can find the link for the free pattern. Offering the scraps is so sweet but you do know I’m in Canada? Postage is insanely expensive!


      1. I didn’t, but it doesn’t matter. I mail things to Canada and Australia and Europe all the time. I used to be reasonable, but that was a long time ago. LOL This coming week, I’ll see what I have in the colors you mentioned. I wrote it in my calendar so I won’t forget … with your name so I’ll remember who I’m looking for. LOL

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