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Sunday Stash Report: 10/20/19

The String Ornaments quilt used a nice chunk of fabric, including some real scraps, and no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 7.75 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 89 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 14.5 yards

Making some progress!

Check out how Jaye’s been busting her scraps with these great blocks.

Keep using your stash!


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String Ornament Finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

My quilt full of String Ornaments is finished, and I love it!  It feels clean and modern, but still very Christmasy and cozy.

2019-10-18 151166066350927415059..jpgThe top was inspired by this ornament fabric I’ve had for awhile and wanted to use for the backing.  I love the contrast between the Victorian ornaments and the modern ones.

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The various white-on-white background fabrics were all from that 12 lb. box from the Fat Quarter Shop last month.

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I used the backing fabric to make the binding.

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And, yes, it’s been inspected.

We’re linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Finished or Not Finished Friday at Alycia Quilts.

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Sunday Stash Report: 10/6/19

No new fabric, and I used two yards of scraps to make these twelve donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love. Can’t wait to see all the designs they’ll make with this Split Nine-Patch.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 81.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 6.75 yards

Creeping along, but it’s in the right direction.

Continuing to bust the scraps with these string blocks. Don’t these put you in the mood? And, for once, I can see a difference in the scrap bin!

Good luck using your stash!


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September/ October Goals

Happy October! We’re having a few hot days this week, but it has been feeling and looking like fall here.

I did well on my September goals.

September Goals:

  1. Make some Christmas coasters from scraps. Yes, several sets.
  2. Make a wall hanging from a printed panel. Yes! In fact I made three from the same panel. Here they are.
  3. Start a nordic-themed quilt from a printed panel. Yes! And finished it! Right here.

Bonus: I sewed a small zipper pouch for my purse.

This month I’m giving Handy Dandy another try. I’ve wanted to make a scrappy Christmas quilt for a while, but when I got out my Christmas scraps I saw I really had to do something! And Kat’s blocks this month are easy and great scrap busters.

October Goals:

  1. Make donation blocks for Kat’s September/October block drive.
  2. Finish quilting Handy Dandy.
  3. Bind Handy Dandy.
  4. Begin a Christmas scrap quilt.

Good luck to you this month!