Monday, May 21, 2018


My husband built me some shelves for the "stash" closet so that I no longer have to stack all my large Rubbermaids on top of each other.  Now I can easily access each container when I need something.

In doing so, I have found fabric that I haven't seen in awhile, so I have been on a roll cutting, stitching and getting things done.

Both of these checkerboard  (there are two alike) baby quilts  are now complete and I even found fabric in the stash to back them with.  Nothing like getting yardage used up without having to go shopping for more.

I cut this one out and put it together in no time at all.

What a great pattern for making a quilt that has fabric that you don't want to cut up.  I am going to call this one Garanimals (remember those?)  All this is from the stash again and it has matching dot fabric for the backing.

I may make another one with this pattern with some fabric I found in the bowels of the Rubbermaid containers that is a print that deserves not to be cut up, too.

That was all yesterday. 

Today I sat down with some freezer paper and a ruler and drafted out a pattern for a large project bag for my knitting.  It is similar to the little wristlet origami bags (dumpling bags)  that I made for single skeins of yarn.  Those were 4" x 4" x 4".  

This one is 9" x 9" x 21".

This fabric and the lining were, also, in the stash.  It should hold a whole project like a sweater or a shawl.

Here is the reverse side.

I couldn't believe I found a fabric that was aqua with an olive green print that goes so well with the floral fabric (which by the way my friend Nancy was getting rid of, so I took it thinking I might use it for a backing).  It makes up cute as a bag.  

There is enough of this floral and aqua fabric to make up another dumpling bag, but I might try and get a 2 skein-er made up out of the leftovers.  I'll have to draft that one up as well.  We'll see.  

So, all this sewing is making me feel very productive.  Love de-stashing.  Can't wait to see what is next.


  1. Destashing - makes more room for new stuff too:-) Love those little dumpling bags...I used the one you sent me on our recent my skein in place (and free from floating dog fur!) You take so many neat ideas and then go to town - lots being accomplished in your neck of the woods!!

  2. Love the knitting bag! I need to make one soon. I wonder if I have any cute fabric stashed away?

  3. I can't wait, either. You've been making such cute projects. Love Garanimals!


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