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Sunday Stash Report: 4/14/19

This week I made this baby quilt from scraps, and no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 33.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.25 yards

Yuri thinks you should be using YOUR stash!


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Design Wall Monday

Thank goodness for a design wall (or floor or back of couch or whatever you use)! This has been so hard to arrange correctly.

These are bonus HSTs left from a commissioned quilt I made last year. They’re 4.5″ square, and this will be a baby quilt.

I arranged these, and stepped back, then arranged them again, took a photo, arranged, then another, etc., etc. Finally Colleen spotted (all the way from Alberta, Canada!) that last error in the too left corner of this photo (three print triangles together).

I hope that’s the last! If you see another, please tell me quickly now! After its quilted, any errors will just be considered intentional design quirks!

Hope your design wall is giving you less trouble than mine.


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Sunday Stash Report: 4/7/19

I know it’s a bad picture, but these are my blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love drive for this month. The real colors are pink, orange, and blue. I encourage you to try this block. It isn’t hard, but you have think about it a little. Watch while trimming the second units that you don’t cut off any points. Ask me how I know…

These used about two yards of fabric.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 30.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: .75 yards

There! Back on the right side of the ledger!

Yuri says, Attack that stash!


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March / April Goals


March Goals:

  1. Complete Step 3 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.  Yes!
  2. Determine pattern and collect fabrics for my brother’s quilt.  No progress.  They’re thinking about it.
  3. Make last twelve log cabin blocks.  Yes!
  4. Assemble top for log cabin donation quilt.  Yes!

Bonus:  I made a commissioned baby quilt.

I’ve also done a lot on my yearly goal with tidying up my studio.
I didn’t succeed in March-Along as much as usual.  We traveled, and I caught a cold, and…you know, Life.  Ah, well.  Next year!



April Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love March/April block drive.
  2. Make a donation baby quilt from scraps.
  3. Quilt and bind the log cabin quilt.
  4. Decide on a quilting plan for the Slow Quilt.
  5. Complete Step 4 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.

Hope you’re achieving your goals!


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Sunday Stash Report: 3/24/19

No new fabric this week, and I used 4.25 yards to make this baby quilt.

This week: + 0 yards, – 4.25 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 28.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 1.25 yards

So, it’s coming along.

And there are signs of spring! Have fun sewing your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 3/10/19

A little went out, a lot came in. I used .75 yards on a table mat for a friend. I bought seven yards of new fabric. It was mostly for a commissioned quilt, so it will go out again soon.

This week: + 7 yards, – .75 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 24 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 5.5 yards

Ah, well.

I did cut up the scraps this week.

Good luck using your stash!


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February / March Goals

February Goals:

    1. Make donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love. Yes! Here. And they’re mailed.
    2. Complete Step 2 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt. Yes! Here.
    3. Determine pattern and collect fabrics for my brother’s quilt. No. I did try, but I couldn’t get a decision from them about the pattern. I’ll pursue this in March.
    4. Complete top for log cabin donation quilt. No, didn’t touch this.

Bonus: I made a tote bag, a zipper pouch, pillow covers, and a fabric basket.

 

March Goals:

  1. Complete Step 3 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.
  2. Determine pattern and collect fabrics for my brother’s quilt.
  3. Make last twelve log cabin blocks.
  4. Assemble top for log cabin donation quilt.

This spring my husband and I have short trips scheduled for March, April, and May, so I’m trying to keep the sewing goals realistic.

Don’t forget Darla’s March-Along, where we sew (blog, cut, trim, bind, shop, etc.), for 15 minutes each day. This is how we’ll achieve our goals!