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Sunday Stash Report: 5/14/17


Greetings to you on a beautiful day here in Ohio!  Haven’t made it up to the studio yet, but I plan to get there.  Hope you can, too.

This week I completed some things, and didn’t buy any fabric!  These 21 blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love project used 1.75 yards.  (And that was every string I had in these colors, Kat!)  And I made this Elephant baby quilt for a commission, 3.5 yards.

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 5.25  yards
This year:  + 54.25 yards,  – 63.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  9.5 yards
Now I’m wondering what to do with all my muddy or multicolor or otherwise odd strings.  Any ideas?

I’m linking up to the Stash Report at Patchwork Times. 


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WIP Wednesday:  Progress 

This week I made a commissioned baby quilt. It’s the tenth elephant/Star Wars chevron quilt I’ve made, by my count.

And I completed the first step of the Layer Cake Explosion quilt along by Angela Gross. So, yes, making some progress here.

How are you doing?


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Sunday Stash: 5/07/17

PicMonkey CollageSo some was used, but some was purchased.  I used 1.75 yards to make these two very patriotic, very scrappy wall hangings (for my shop).  Then I bought four yards of fabric, partly for a commission I began today.

This week:  + 4 yards,  – 1.75  yards
This year: + 54.25 yards,  – 58.50 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  4.25 yards

Eh, it’ll come back up.  Many things are in the works!

I’m linking up to Sunday Stash at Patchwork Times.


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WIP Wednesday- Red, White, and Blue


I’ve had zero sewjo lately.  To be honest, the only reason I climbed the steps today was so that I’d have something to blog about today and Sunday.  Sheesh!

I made a bit more progress after the photo.  I have the centers to two wall hangings that just need borders, hopefullyou tomorrow. 

Hope you are making progress!


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Sunday Stash and March/April Goals


Well, I bought fabric and I haven’t really completed anything, despite make progress on a few things.  This batik will be a backing, so hopefully it can be counted out soon.

This week:  + 12.25 yards,  – 0  yards
This year: + 50.25 yards,  – 56.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  6.5 yards

“Surrounded by Scraps” by Charlotte Hawke


The warm weather is really slowing sewing production!  However, I’ve inched along and gotten a few things done in the past two months.

March/April Goals:

  1. Make donation blocks for Kat’s Covered with Love.  Yes!  And mailed!
  2. Clue 3 for Surrounded by Scraps.  Yes!  And the next one, the top is finished.
  3. Finish the orange Cabins donation quilt.  Yes, also mailed!
  4. Storm at Sea Quilt:  Decide about cropping corners, finalize quilting plan, trim excess batting, sandwich, begin quilting.  I worked on this.  I made a number of decisions about quilting, and trimmed some of the batting.  I still have more marking before I begin quilting.

May Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s May/June block drive.
  2. Begin the Twilters! facebook group quilt along.
  3. Make backing and sandwich Surrounded by Scraps.
  4. Make summer/patriotic wall hangings.

Hope youre making all of your goals!

I’m linking up to Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.


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WIP Wednesday


I haven’t been here in a long time!  First, we spent a few weeks on vacation.  Since we’ve returned,  the weather has been so warm that we’ve worked outside nearly every day.  And, it’s getting to that time when the upstairs sewing studio is hot and not as attractive.


I have managed to put together most of the top to Surrounded by Scraps, Charlotte’s mystery quilt for this year.  The top three rows are complete, and I’m almost finished with the bottom two.  I’m quilting this in two sections  and putting them together later.


And I cut my “layer cake” for the Twilters! quilt along in May.

Hope you’re enjoying the spring (or fall!) weather. 


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Sunday Stash Report: 3/19/17

No new fabric was purchased this week, and the Star Wars quilt was completed, so I’m really moving into the black.
This week:  + 0 yards,  – 5.75  yards
This year: + 38 yards,  – 56.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  18.75 yards
This will be the last Report for a few weeks because I’ll be away from my machine while traveling.  That means no fabric usage, and possibly some buying!

Good luck to you in using your stash!  I’m linking up to the Stash Report at Patchwork Times.