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May / June Goals

PicMonkey Collage May 2018May flew by, but I did accomplish my goals!

May Goals:

  1.  Complete Clue #4, Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.  Yes!
  2. Complete Clue #5, assembling the top.  Yes!
  3. Make donation blocks (This month, Kat asks us to make blocks for her friend Briawna.)  Yes, I made a dozen, and they’re in the mail!
  4.  Make a low-ish volume baby quilt.  Yes, the Train baby quilt (in a post soon). 

I’m doing the smaller (63″ x 72″) Fawn Lake quilt, so I think it needs some 6″ borders to bring it up to bed size.  And I have the perfect fabric!

2018-05-31 11.50.30

June Goals:

  1. Add borders to Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.
  2. Quilt and bind Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.
  3. Make Heart baby quilt.  (low volume)
  4. Make Anchor baby quilt.  (low volume)


We’re looking at a week of cooler weather here (whew!), so I’m excited to get started on my June goals.

Good sewing to you this month!

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Sunday Stash Report: 5/27/18

Hi! Taking advantage of our Memorial Day weekend to get back to the sewing machine. This week I completed twelve donation blocks, using 1.5 yards of fabric.

And I bought 1.75 yards, but it was travel fabric, purchased in Elkins, West Virginia, so it’s okay, isn’t it? Fear not, I have a new baby quilt on the design wall, so I should have more usage to report soon.

This week: + 1.75 yards, – 1.5 yards

This year: + 44.25 yards, – 62 yards

Net destashed  added in 2018: 17.75 yards

Keep up your good work destashing!

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WIP Wednesday: Donation Blocks

This week I’m working on donation blocks for Briawna at Purple Poppy Quilts. I usually make blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love, but this month she asked us to support Briawna, and autism is a cause that’s important to me.

I’ve never done these cross-plus blocks before, but they are very easy. Choosing colors is harder, as you can see from mine, but I’m learning. One thing that I like is that it uses scrap sizes I already have cut, and it’s perfect for bright or novelty fabrics that don’t always fit in other places.

Six blocks finished, six more to assemble.

Today was a beautiful day with perfect sunny, mild weather. I spent some time working outdoors, indoors, in the studio, and at the Y. Hope you had a good day, too.

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Sunday Stash Report: 5/6/18

My last Stash Report was a looong time ago. Since then the only thing I’ve finished was the Tree wall hanging, using 2.5 yards.

This week I bought 7.75 yards of fabric. I do want you to notice that most of it is low volume, so I’m trying to meet that goal.

This week: + 7.75 yards, – 2.5 yards

This year: + 42.5 yards, – 60.5 yards

Net destashed  added in 2018: 18 yards

How is your destashing going?

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March and April and May Goals

So, where did March and April go? It’s not like I was enjoying the warm weather. I remember the end of March, and making a vague attempt to blog, but the days just kept passing by. And when I don’t have clear goals I don’t sew every day and make the kind of progress I could.

I did well enough with my March goals, and for April, I made the Tree wall hanging and part of Clue #4 for Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.

March (April) Goals:

  1. Participate in March-Along, sponsored by Darla, the Scientific Quilter. Yes, I think I only missed three days during the month, so I consider it a success. Thank you, Darla!
  2. Clue #3, Summer Stars at Fawn Lake. Yes, and I’m working away on Clue #4
  3. Make blocks for Kat’s March/April Covered in Love block drive . Yes!
  4. Complete donation top using green and white leader-and-enders blocks I’ve completed. Yes, and I quilted it.

Bonus: I turned a backing scrap with a tree print into a wall hanging.

May Goals:

  1. Complete Clue #4, Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.
  2. Complete Clue #5, assembling the top.
  3. Make donation blocks (This month, Kat asks us to make blocks for her friend Briawna.)
  4. Make a low-ish volume baby quilt.

Now the weather really is warm (in the northern hemisphere), so long overdue gardening will be competing with sewing. Good luck to all of us on our goals this month!