It's been a very long time since I've done any sewing and I just had to play! I was recently in a swap of 10" Christmas charms. I've collected Christmas fabrics for years with the plan of making myself a Christmas quilt but never got around to it. So I decided nows the time. So I cut a bunch more 10" charms from my Christmas stash and made these Crazy 9-Patch blocks. I'll be following that with a narrow red border to stop the busyness and then will add a final border of this great Christmas Cat fabric. This is going to be a wonderful quilt and all from my stash. Except the swapped charms and since they didn't end up in my stash I'm going to consider them as stash also.
And for today's cat picture. I guess I should have put the lid back on the tote after I finished cutting my squares. When I turned around just a few minutes later Charlie had made herself comfortable amongst the fabric.
And I STILL have over half the tote left! So I think I'll start cutting 2" strips from all the dark/medium prints to make one of Bonnie's pineapple quilts. I'll use a couple WOW/COC christmas prints I have for the contrasting squares. Then anything left will be pieced into backings for the 2 quilts. I'm determined to use up ALL this Christmas stuff this year. Quite a lot of it dates back to the early 1980s so it's about time to find a home for it in a couple quilts. The only Christmas fabric I should have left when I finish is the couple yards of The Twelve Days of Cat Christmas I have and the dozen leftover fqs of Folk Art Christmas IV left from the quilt I made David's boss and his wife for Christmas a few years ago. I'm thinking I'll make them a few co-ordinating pillows for this year. The quilt blends so beautifully with their living room furniture and the prints don't scream "Christmas" so they leave it out all year round. And that will be one "free from my stash" present out of the way.