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WIP Wednesday


Today was a beautiful, cool day in the studio!  Lots of rain for the garden, and lots of sewing time for me.

First I cut and sewed Clue 3 for Layer Cake Explosion


Later, I was antsy and looking for some mindless sewing, so I pulled out these zebra blocks .  I may have made too many, okay, double, the number of blocks I needed for my last zebra baby quilt.  The green is prettier than this, I was losing my light.


These were already numbered and ready to sew together.  When I get back from traveling, I’ll quilt this up for donation.

Wishing all of you good sewing weather!


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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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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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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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WIP Wednesday


The Star Wars donation quilt is all finished and washed up.  I’ll take photos of it as soon as this wind dies down.  We didn’t get the snow (just a covering), but we did get the cold and the high winds.


Today I started on Clue 3 of the Surrounded by Scraps mystery quilt.  I made all twenty of these units, but there a couple more steps for the next few days.  

Hope you’re sewing every day this month for March-A-Long, and making lots of progress!


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Sunday Stash Report: 3/12/17


In the two weeks since my last report, I finished the Orange Cabin-ish Quilt for 4.75 yards, and two sets of donation blocks that totaled 3.75 yards.  And no fabric was purchased!

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 8.50  yards
This year: + 38 yards,  – 51 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  13 yards
Yesterday it was cold here, but nice and bright, and I was alone all day, so lots of sewing happened!

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