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March / April Goals

Well, this was a very weird month, but I got a lot of sewing done. The weather was mostly chilly, windy, and rainy, so it was easy to stay in. I earned a rare 100% on my sewing goals.

March Goals:

  1. Quilt and bind Spring Flowers Quilt. Yes, here!
  2. Complete Clue #3 for Scrap Fantasy Medallion. Yes.
  3. Piece top for new Beach quilt. Yes.
  4. Quilt and bind Beach Quilt. Yes, here!

Bonus: Made “surgical” masks, Pinwheel quilt.

April Goals:

  1. Complete Clue #4 for Scrap Fantasy Medallion.
  2. Make donation blocks for Kat’s March/April Covered in Love drive.
  3. Cover the cushion for my deck settee.
  4. Make a top for Beach Quilt #7.

Outside may keep me from meeting these April goals, but we’ll see.

Stay well, and work on your goals!


Sunday Stash Report: 3/29/20

Aren’t these pretty? Just doing my part for the economy.

The Pinwheel quiltused 5.5 yards of fabric.

This week: + 4 yards, – 5.5 yards

This year: + 34.75 yards, – 46.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 11.5 yards

Stay home and sew your stash!


Pinwheel Finish

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This was a quick little quilt for donation.  It’s going to A Mother’s Hope at Margaret’s Hope Chest.  It’s a good cause, and they want small quilts, 40″ x 60″, so these are quick to make up and only take a yard and three quarters for the backing.  (Whoops, on checking the link, I see they want these even smaller, but they haven’t sent any of mine back!)


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This back is a piece of Alexander Henry fabric I’ve had a looong time.  It’s beautiful, but I never found a use for it, so I designed the quilt for it.  I have something similar in blue/purple, so look for that sometime in the future.


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The orange is almost the last of my Fairy Frost…

Enjoy your sewing time!


Beach Quilt #6, and Stash

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It’s chilly here, but bright, so I snapped some pictures of the new Beach Quilt.

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You can’t tell here, but the basket weave batik on the back is washed with a bit of aqua.

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This will be in my Etsy Shop.


So that used 6.5 yards of fabric, some that was long in the stash, and I didn’t buy any this week.  We’ll see how long that lasts!


This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 30.75 yards, – 41 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 10.25 yards


Take care, everyone, and enjoy your sewing time.


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Beach Quilts

These blocks were recently on my design wall, and are now assembled into my latest Beach Quilt.

In searching for quilting thread, this cone of Rainbows by Superior seemed way too yellow for this quilt. But I like the sheen, and my machine loves to sew with it, so I gave it a try.

The Twilters on Twitter felt it was just the dash of sunshine I needed.

I’ll show the finished quilt if when the storms clear up here.

Newest, top left corner, oldest, bottom right.

Beach quilts have been popular in my Etsy shop, so I try to keep one there. These are five previous quilts, which I’ve shipped to three coastal states and Denmark. I love to make these- maybe one of these days I’ll keep one!

Take care of yourselves!