Sunday, March 30, 2014

DWM: Safari Stars, first quarter report, and something new

It's a flimsy! And it has a name -- Safari Stars. The border fabric is an example of shopping the stash. Specifically, it's an example of "try looking in this obscure part of the stash to see if there is something suitable." Not only was it suitable, there was enough of it!

March stash report:
Fabric used: 23-1/4 update 3/31 -- at 9:45 p.m. I finished quilting Prairie Queen Stamps, so that adds 3.5 yards to the tally:  26-3/4 used in March
Fabric acquired: 0. (Zero!)

YTD used: 69-1/8 + 3-1/2 = 72-5/8
YTD acquired: 59-1/4.


Here's my current leaders-and-enders project.  I credit Lori in South Dakota for the inspiration. You can see her version of Sundays at the Lake in this post .  I didn't have as many tone-on-tone blue batiks on hand as I thought. Since I'm going to try to stick to no-buy for Lent this project will stay at this stage for a couple more weeks. [The small squares are 2" so the nine-patches finish at 4.5"]

I have other projects to keep me busy in the spare moments I have to sew.  This coming week I have meetings MTWTh evenings, plus our Rotary 15th anniversary breakfast on Th, and the library's annual staff day on Friday, and the community Leadership Summit Saturday (8:30-noon) and the library's Books! Authors! and More! festival Saturday afternoon.

 The Block Swappers quarterly "units" swap -- 4-patches and HSTs -- and mini-9-patches came this week. Something interesting will come of them!

I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. That border fabric is perfect! Don't you just love happy accidents! I love stars and plan to do something like that one of these days. As I was pawing through my scrap bin today I cam across some wonk stars (or liberated stars if you're a Gwen Marston fan) in red on white. That might be a good place to start .....

  2. I like Safari Stars and the border is perfect!

  3. My first thought when I looked at the picture was, "oh, that border is perfect". The obsure parts of your stash were very good to you.

  4. I love how you put something different in the centres of some of the stars, it just makes it sparkle like a star seen through an atmosphere!
    Those nine patches are tiny.

  5. Oh wow, that border fabric is perfect for safari stars. That is a great quilt!!

  6. You do look like you have been, are, and are going to be very busy. Love Safari Stars, the various browns remind me of my boots quilt top.

  7. Safari Stars is a keeper. That border is the perfect color for the border. Congrats on shopping your stash and finding such a good match.

  8. beautiful quilts as always nann...and when do you retire? will you be slowing down any then....LOL


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