Thanks, as always, for all your comments here on the blog. I plan to spend some of the afternoon getting caught up on email and responding to you. Thanks for your patience during my much-needed break.


So I woke up on Tuesday to some serious stash carnage. In pursuit of my own version of this quilting insanity, I sliced and diced all night and turned a good bit of my scraps into 1.5″ strips.


Now my stash of scraps comes from many sources: leftovers from my own quilts, cast-offs donated by other quilter friends, and purchased from other quilters.

For example, an amazing collection arrived from my new friend Bev. Here’s a tiny glimpse…

from Bev

It took me a while to find the time to process the 12-pound box that she sent, but once I did I was beyond thrilled with the treasures I found in there.

Some 1950’s housewives with delightful spelling errors? BEAKE A CAKE!!


And hyper-sexual snow kittens in Fair Isle knee-socks?

snow kittens

I really look forward to some intensive patchwork with Bev’s donation! There are some really inspirational pieces in there that mesh well with my own stash.

Mostly, I bought scraps at the beginning of my sewing fever years ago. These are nice high-quality designer fabrics, but I might be tired of using these prints now. So I am giving away some purchased scraps here.


I have four 1-pound packs, each having the same fabrics in them; note that the packs do not include the novelty fabrics shown above. Most of the fabric pieces are more than a fat-eighth with some much larger and some much smaller (but at least 5″ squares). I’ll give them away at random to four commenters on this post. [Sorry, no international mailing on this one.] The giveaway will close one week from today on Wednesday, August 24.