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Sunday Stash Report: 1/16/2022

These blocks for Charlotte Hawke’s Pinwheel Surprise mystery quilt are using a lot of stash, but I can’t count it out till it’s finished.

This week I made the Red and Gray baby quilt, which used 3.5 yards.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 3.5 yards

Again this year I would like to turn over my stash a lot, and get rid of about 50 yards. I came close last year!

Good luck in your efforts!

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Red and Gray Chevrons

I finished this bright baby quilt. It’s made completely from scraps from the twin sized commission quilt I did in the fall. I think I have enough to make another by adding just a little more fabric.

This is available in my Etsy Shop.


2021 Quilt Collage

The best I can tell, I made twenty-two projects this year, from coasters to a twin quilt. Here they are, in no particular order.

An eclectic group, with the Star Wars baby quilts remaining popular.

We’ll have to see what 2022 brings!


Sunday Stash Report: 1/2/2022

Here’s my final report from 2021.

I quilted my turquoise version of Charlotte Hawke’s 2021 mystery quilt, Scrappy 4 Patch Stars.  (Here’s the Christmas version.)

I also sewed 8 blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love block drive. Some are better than others, but I tried.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 8.5 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 115.75 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 46.75 yards

I was hoping to use 50 yards, and this came very close.  Importantly, I added new fabrics to my Stash and used older ones, including scraps.  I’ll show all those projects in a few days.

How did you do?

Here’s hoping that 2022 is better us all and we all complete lots of projects with that Stash.


Sunday Stash Report: 12/19/2021

This week I got off on a side track making coasters from Christmas scraps. I used 1.75 yards to make 16 coasters.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 1.75 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 107.25 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 38.25 yards

Creeping up, but there’s not much left of the year. Sometimes I get in a lot of sewing between Christmas and New Year’s, so we’ll see.

Stay safe and sew your stash.


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!


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.