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Sunday Stash Report 12/5/2021

Here’s one I haven’t shown you.  It was a custom order that I finished at the beginning of November so that it would get to Canada in a timely way.  And it did. Whew.

It used about 12.5 yards.

The Christmas Star quilt used about 6.5 yards.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 19 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 105.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 36.5 yards

Will I make it to 50 yards?  Hmmm.

Sew on!


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Christmas Stars Quilt

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  I had a couple aches and pains that kept me away from the sewing machine for a while.  Then DS and DiL were here for two weeks before Thanksgiving (yay!).  So I finally got back to it this week and wrapped up this fun Christmas project.

The non-traditional fabrics were a departure for me, and I really enjoyed them.  I like how fresh and crinkly this turned out.

I hope you’re finding time to sew or be with family.


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/10/21

No new fabric! (Yet!)

And this week I sewed a dozen napkins, two bowl cozies, and two pot holders for my son and daughter-in-law.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 4 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 86.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 17.5 yards

I’ve accepted a commission, though, for a twin quilt, so the fabric will be rolling in. Ah, well.

Take care!


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/03/21

Some of my donation blocks.

My sewing machine is back! That should help the fabric outflow.

All those scraps I cut made up into twenty blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love drive for September and October using 2.5 yards.

Also I discovered when I folded the Christmas fabric that I had over counted it by 2 yards. That helps!

  • This week: + -2 yards, – 2.5 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 82.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 13.5 yards

Hope the cool weather is helping you use your stash!https://katandcatquilts.blogspot.com/2021/08/sept-oct-covered-in-love-block-drive.html


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Sunday Stash Report 9/26/2021

As promised, new Christmas fabric has arrived!

Also, I never subtracted the fabric from the String Quilt. It won’t help enough.

  • This week: + 16.5 yards, – 6.5 yards
  • This year: +71 yards, – 80 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 9 yards

Ah, well, when my machine finally returns I’m ready to sew up a storm!


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No Sewing Here

My sewing machine is still at the spa, so there’s no sewing happening here.

I’m plenty busy putting the house back together after the kitchen remodel, and putting up the last of the garden produce.

I did go through my stash for fall fabrics and cut them up for Kat’s September/October block drive for Covered in Love.  I went overboard with the cutting- these will be a lot of blocks!  But it really weeded out some old scraps.

And I may have ordered some Christmas fabrics from Etsy and Fabric Shack…because we all know I don’t have much…yep.

Take it easy, and sew if you can.


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String Finish

This string quilt is finished! It’s 44″ x 62″.

I quilted it with wavy lines in pale lavender poly thread. I started out to do feathers in a slightly darker variegated thread but it looked terrible, so out it came.

These colors were inspired by this backing fabric in my stash.

As you can see, it’s not only comfortable, but very flattering if you happen to be gray.

(I didn’t call Yuri out for this shoot. He heard me taking photos ??? and came running downstairs and out onto the patio to participate. Dedication!)

We both hope you have some peace, and some time to sew.