Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Last Scrap of Virgin Stash

Well - I wonder if using the word 'virgin' in my title will mean a bunch of ne'er do well teenage boys will discover my blog !  Oh boy won't they be disappointed...

I finished up this little charity quilt today, all made from blocks from the 2.5 inch square block. 

and as I put the final binding on it, I noticed it - virgin stash...

See the bright grass-green blocks?  they are in three or four places ? 

Well, that's the first piece of "stash" fabric I ever bought.  And this is the end of it, ten years later.

I was living in Greensboro, NC, and had just gotten back into quilting after many years of not sewing at all... I took a couple of classes - and I learned about having a "stash" - wow...  and I discovered my LQS, a great little shop called "Randy's Quilt Store".   Randy's had great sales... 

I also learned that one could buy fabric on eBay - and I bought 9 yards - 3 yards of green, 3 of blue, and 3 of orange.  And that was the beginning of my stash !   The blue went first, then the orange.  And now, farewell to the green............... you served me well.   And it sure has been a good ten years!

..... don't worry, I have plenty more in my stash now...  :)  I got real good at stash building........

Kate




4 comments:

Terri said...

I was wondering to myself the other day - how much of a market is there for a person willing to stash shop for quilters who can't get out, or don't wish to go to stores. LOL I do have (granny) fun.
Hugs

Carol E. said...

Glad your stash is still healthy and "experienced."

Michele said...

Hehehe. It is good that the last bit has been put to good use and now you have more room for something new.

Kacey said...

I cut scraps into 2.5" squares also - so many possibilities! And it seems as though your stash has had good use :-). I also used to live in Greensboro, as I got my Master's degree at UNCG!

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