Design Wall – December 8, 2014

There were a few more OBW blocks made but they never made it to the design wall so this is the same photo from last week. The plan this week is to work on the food in jars blocks. That quilt is going to be a gift and it needs to get done.

One Block Wonder

One Block Wonder

Stash Report – Week 49, 2014

As 2014 is close to winding down, it’s time to think about 2015 here at Patchwork Times. I’m going to continue to track my stash usage/additions in 2015 and anyone who wants to join in is welcome. When I started doing stash reports quite a few years ago, my feeling was that I was holding myself accountable to the readers here. Not that anyone cared, but I knew I had a stash problem (could NOT stop buying fabric!) and I knew that I needed some incentive to use what I had instead of buying more fabric. I would say . . my stash reports have been successful. I have learned to use what I have before searching for new fabric. This year, I bought nothing! I didn’t use a whole lot, but there is a whole lot here to use.

There’s no harm in adding! When I first started the stash reports, I swore I was buying no more fabric, but for several years, I continued to add. I’ve done the same thing with yarn but I think I’m on the road to recovery there too.  Old habits die hard and it took some time but I’m good now. I’ve always said that if I need fabric, I’m going to buy fabric. If I want to make a blue and green quilt and don’t have the right blue or green fabric, I’m going to buy it. If I see a fabric I can’t live without, I’m going to buy it. I’m not going to feel bad or guilty if I buy fabric. But, my goal is to use what I have if it will work, before I buy, and that’s a good goal to have with so many things in life.

Here’s how the stash reports work, for anyone who isn’t familiar with these weekly reports.

  1. There’s no need to know how much stash you currently have! We don’t report anything about that. We only report what we’ve used and what we’ve added each week.
  2. You can do it weekly, monthly, whenever you think about it . . doesn’t matter to me.
  3. You simply make a report, including whatever info you would like to share, and then link up in the link box below.

Pretty simple and it’s definitely helped me. There’s no harm in not doing a stash report – no one is expected to do it

So here’s my report and I’m so happy that with three weeks left to report, I have added nothing this year. Oh, how I hope I can say that about yarn some day.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 74 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net: 74 yards used

Design Wall – December 1, 2014

NOTE:  If you’re looking for the Tell it to the Stars instructions, it’s down one post beneath this one!


A few more blocks made, a bit of re-arranging . . still more blocks to make and this is not the way it’s going to be but the blocks are on the wall.

One Block Wonder

One Block Wonder