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Sunday Stash Report: 9/6/2020

It’s Labor Day weekend here in the US, so I hope you’re finding lots of time to sew or relax or catch up or…

This week I didn’t finish anything, and I bought one yard of fabric.

This week: + 1 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 78.5 yards,  – 100.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 22 yards

I’m making great progress quoting this Blue Christmas quilt.

Take care, and use your stash.


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Sunday Stash Report and Finishes

I used three yards to make these twelve donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love block drive.

I also finished the new rainbow quilt from Kona solids.

I don’t like the solids as well, but I love how they look with the backing fabric. (I started one with narrow strips of prints and solids, but… maybe you’ll see it later if I can do anything with it.)

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.25 yards

This year: + 77.5 yards, – 100.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 23 yards

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 8/16/2020

Kona Baby Blue, Warm Sienna, Lake Blue, Cloud, Amber, and lots of White!

Oh, the numbers are going the wrong way but look how pretty!  Yes, I needed this.

I did use 6.5 yards to make the two Sloth baby quilts.

This week: + 11 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 77.5 yards, – 94.25 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 16.75 yards

Do you have bits of red, white, and blue in your Stash?  The July/August Covered in Love block drive is a great way to put them to use.  No rules, just 12.5″ stars, any design!  (See, you can hardly tell that’s left-over Louisville Cardinal fabric… 😉. )

Take care!


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Sunday Stash Report: 8/9/2020

There was new fabric this week, but I needed it. And I finished the Wild Animal baby quilt.

This week: + 5.25 yards, – 3.25 yards

This year: + 66.5 yards, – 87.75 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 21.25 yards

Keep using your stash!


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Experimenting with Rainbows

I made the rainbow curve, Sheila! This is probably not the final curve. I’d like it taller and more narrow. And this is definitely not the background fabric. This is just what was on my wall.

I used 2.5″ strips of print and 1.5″ of white WoF. (Oooh, what if I used two 1.5″ strips of color? Twice the gathering!)

I increased my top tension, and stretched each strip as I added it, starting with the dark floral print and working my way down to the blue, letting the one on the bottom ease in. Then I gathered the inside edge of the blue.

It’s a little puckery. Once I finalize the curve, I’ll have to figure out how to stitch it down. I think a little fullness could be nice texture on a baby quilt? I hope so.

Any suggestions?