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Finishes, and the Final Stash Report

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2016-12-28-12-58-03My last quilts for this year were these twin Maple Leaf quilts for donation to Margaret’s Hope Chest for a program called A Mother’s Hope.  (I heard about this from Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts.)

2016-12-28-12-59-06I didn’t piece these six-inch maple leaves, they’re from a top I brought home that my mother had pieced.  I knew she’d be glad for it to go to a good cause.  I was just going to add some borders and call it done, but it was already 48″ by 60″.  This drive is looking for really small quilts (36″ x 50″ or so), so I took the top apart in the middle and made it into two quilts.  These each finished at 40″ x 62″.

2016-12-28-13-00-43I quilted between all the blocks first with the walking foot and fine thread, so they have more quilting than might appear.  On one I quilted straight lines through the leaves and feathers through the blank spaces, edge to edge.

2016-12-26-16-12-44On the other, I quilted wavy lines to suggest wind, and then a feather border.


2016-12-30-14-58-54My other finish this week is twelve pillowcases (here are six) to donate to Case for Caring (which used to be Conkerr Cancer).


This week:  + 0 yards,  – 19 yards
This year: + 108.25 yards,  – 160.5 yards
Net destashed in 2016:  52.25 yards

So, I met my year’s goal, just barely, but I did.  We won’t discuss the vast amounts of fabric that are on order, but I’ll worry about that next year!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

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  1. Pingback: Summing Up 2016 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

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