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Adventures in Fabric Art


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/25/2021

This week I used about three yards to make these donation blocks for Kat, and I didn’t buy any new fabric.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 73.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

Enjoy your season!


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WIP Wednesday

The first eight 12″ donation blocks are ready for Kat’s Covered With Love July/August block drive. I usually piece the centers, but I found odd bits of fabric that wanted to be in the middle.

I generated enough 2.5″ squares to start using as leaders and enders, so next year’s will have 16-patch centers!


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Ode to the Design Wall

Remember years ago when bloggers were taking the Process Pledge to show more than just their finished quilts?

This last quilt made quite a journey from the first concept (and possible use as a baby quilt) to the finished product. Using the design wall was essential to seeing the progress and making changes. Sometimes even more important were the (poorly lit phone) photos I took along the way.

And finally!


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/11/21

This past two weeks I used seven and a half yards when I completed the Christmas version of the mystery, and I bought two yards of fabric.

  • This week: + 2 yards, – 7.5 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 67 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 12.5 yards

This quilt used really old scraps and yardage, too, so it seems like a double win!

Keep sewing your stash!


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Friday Finish: Christmas in July

This is the finished Christmas version of Scrappy 4 Patch Stars, Charlotte Hawkes’ 2021 mystery quilt. It finished at 63″ square. I was inspired to do this version after seeing one by Lorraine on the Facebook group.

I quilted it all over with Superior’s Magnifico, 40 wt., shiny poly thread.

Yuri wants to know, what are you quilting lately?

Were linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict’s Whoop Whoop Friday.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/27/21

Twelve yards of new fabric arrived this week, but, as you can see, it was essential.

Nothing was completed, but I’m almost finished quilting the Christmas mystery quilt. Photos soon.

  • This week: + 12 yards, – 0 yards
  • This year: +52.5 yards, – 59.4 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 7 yards

Stay cool, and find some time to sew.


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Design Wall Monday

I softened the edges of the “stream” on this.

The patches are all sewn into blocks, and I might be finished moving them around.  Maybe.

Question for you:  This is 36″ x 42″, my typical baby size, but would it make a better wall hanging?

Let me know what you think.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/20/21

Since my last report, I finished this quilt, and used some white Kona to line curtain valences for my kitchen.

No new fabric!

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 4.5 yards
  • This year: +40.5 yards, – 59.4 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

And this week’s top is all stash!

Take care, and sew your stash.