I first read "rabbit rabbit" circa 1965 in a Trixie Belden mystery. For years (decades) I never remembered to say it. Only in the last year or so have I done so. I can't say that my life is any luckier. (An online quilting friend always warns against doing laundry on January 1 because whatever one does that day one will do every day the rest of the year. Though I avoid doing laundry, my husband has been known to throw a load in the washer New Year's Day.)
Here's my November stash report:
Fabric acquired: 9-1/2 yds ($50.50)
Fabric used: 32-1/4 yards
Year-to-date acquired: 172-1/8 ($427.10)
Year-to-date used: 315-7/8
Net decrease: 143-3/4
The Twinkler blocks were on the design wall for a week and a half. I knew that if I took them down they'd be consigned to the box o' blocks, not to see the light of day for months. I contemplated an on-point setting but rejected it because
a. I wanted to use as many of the 46 blocks as I could,
b. 9" blocks on point = 13.5" (big!),
c. On-point would require setting triangles. I didn't have enough of any one black-on-black, nor do I have enough of a variety of black-on-black (for scrappy).
Instead I used a straight setting. I like the sparkly shoo-flies created by the cornerstones in the sashing. [Would a non-quilter be able to understand the jargon in that sentence?!] The bright-stars-on-black border is cut from an 8-yard piece in my backings stash. The flimsy is 72 x 82. The setting used 1-3/4 yards. A good start for December!