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Sunday Stash Report: 10/25/2020

This week I bought one yard of fabric, and I used four yards last week for the Kitten Christmas hangings.

This week: + 1 yards, – 4 yards

This year: + 89.5 yards,  – 120.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 31 yards

Also, if you want to send quilts to help those affected by the fires, here are some posts.

For Oregon: https://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2020/09/i-may-have-scrap-problem-preparations.html

For California: http://www.aqsblog.com/quilt-drive-for-fire-survivors?trk_msg=U2G128666HTKN8RE910NKTFLE8&trk_contact=R44J4406Q35LDIJGJAJBQGGV5K&trk_sid=JMGQ956P3QKGGFBH49M7J2UK88&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Learn+More&utm_campaign=OnPoint&utm_content=OnPoint

That’s a good way to use your stash! Or clean out your quilt closet!


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Sunday Stash Report: 9/27/2020

This week I used three yards of fabric for these donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love September/October block drive.

That’s not just the lighting, I used three different turquoise Konas I’ve had in my stash for a long time. These are trimmed down to 12″ square, so it used a lot.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3 yards

This year: + 88.5 yards,  – 116.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 28 yards

Keep using your Stash, and Vote!


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Sunday Stash Report: 9/20/2020

Yes, ten yards of fabric came in. As you see, it’s very necessary.

This week I finished the Bursting Rainbow, and this new Star Wars quilt.

This week: + 10 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 88.5 yards,  – 113.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 25 yards

Keep using your stash.


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And Another Rainbow Finish

I finished this slightly different quilt a few days ago.

I started this several weeks ago as a regular rainbow, but…it didn’t gather! I don’t have a picture, but it was not going to make it into a rainbow. I considered taking the strips apart and resewing it, but with 1.5″ strips of mostly Kona, I thought that would be a mess. More than once I considered wadding it up for the trash.

Finally, I cut it into wedges, and with some white strips, I paper pieced it to a newspaper pattern. Then I added facings to both edges, so that I could machine applique the rainbow to the background with a blind stitch. That worked well. I hadn’t been happy with satin stitching the raw edges that I did before.

I love the backing. It’s a piece of Cotton and Steel.

Yuri checked it out and approves.

Take care.