Sunday, November 10, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 45, 2019

I didn't post a stash report last Sunday because we were in Wisconsin for our niece's wedding. It was a great weekend complete with lots of wonderful family time. There was even a surprise guest at the wedding reception, Bucky Badger, for the many University of Wisconsin alumni.

Bucky Badger

The stash report has finally reached a major goal for the year. My number of yards used finally caught up to the number of yards added. My net total is zero! It's like starting the year all over again.


2019 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:                           2.50 yards
Used year to date:                      51.75 yards
Added last week:                            0.0 yards
Added year to date:                    51.75 yards
Net used year to date:                0.0 yards


Most of the 2.5 yards used went to my most recent finish--2.25 yards on this Santa wallhanging for my Santa-collecting husband. This will fit perfectly over the living room mantel. I've had this panel since 2015, so it's way past time for it to be finished!






Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I missed one day over the past two weeks, but it was for a very good reason (my niece's wedding day in Wisconsin.) I did manage to get at least 15 minutes on all the other days, even the rest of the visit in Wisconsin. Thank goodness for a portable project!

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/27 - 11/9         13 of 14 days
2019 Total         294 of 313 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. 

Happy quilting everyone!


Julie in GA

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Scrappy Rainbow Saturday--Week 45, 2019

As we head toward the end of the year, it is time to think about finishing some of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. My first choice was to put all of the Tiny Tuesday blocks up on the wall together. The taupey fabric with white polka dots that you can see around the blocks is not my setting fabric, although it doesn't look too bad with the cheery rainbow blocks. It is actually the flannel that covers my design wall.



At the moment the blocks are arranged in columns by color, with some extras running across the top row. As you can see, I made duplicates of many of the designs, ending up with a total of 65 blocks (63 shown here.) I need to choose a fabric to frame the blocks, probably a light/medium grey tone-on-tone. If the blocks all get framed out to finish at 7" and are set together 7 x 9 as shown here, that would make a 49" x 63" small throw or kid's quilt before adding any borders.

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 43, 2019

The stash report shows a small change for the week, 1/2 yard used to make the three blocks shown below. The upper block is a Flying Dutchman variation that will join a very mixed assortment of other blocks in blues and browns. You can see the two Framed Crumb Star blocks along with all the other rainbow colors in yesterday's post.





2019 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:                             .50 yards
Used year to date:                      49.25 yards
Added last week:                            0.0 yards
Added year to date:                    51.75 yards
Net stashed year to date:           2.5 yards




Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I missed one day last week, but got in plenty of quilting time on the other six days.  

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/20 - 10/26           6 of 7 days
2019 Total         281 of 299 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. 

Happy quilting everyone!


Julie in GA

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Scrappy Rainbow Saturday--Week 43, 2019

My progress for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over the past week included making two more Framed Crumb Star blocks, one in dark brown and one in lighter brown. I know some people don't like to use brown in their quilts, but I love the warmth and depth it can add. Seeing these together makes me want to make a whole quilt out of neutrals. 



Finishing those two blocks meant it was time to put all twelve blocks up on the design wall. I'm sure they will still get rearranged a few times, but it is so much fun to see all the different colors together! 



Each block measures 12.5" with seam allowance. If they get joined together with narrow sashing, this would be the perfect size for a baby quilt. It's time to turn these blocks into a finished quilt top!

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 42, 2019

It was a fairly quiet week as far as the stash report is concerned. I used 3/8 yard of fabric to make two more Framed Crumb Stars for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. You can see them in yesterday's post. 

For the first time in nearly two months, there was fabric added to the stash. After deciding last weekend to continue making more of my Orange Peel blocks, I knew that I would need to add some more black prints to my collection for the backgrounds. I got four fat quarters yesterday that will bring more variety to the quilt. I will probably continue to pick up a few more black and dark grey pieces here and there when I find them.





2019 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:                           .375 yards
Used year to date:                      48.75 yards
Added last week:                            1.0 yards
Added year to date:                    51.75 yards
Net stashed year to date:           3.0 yards




Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I've continued finding stitching time every day, usually hand applique on the train in the mornings and some time at the machine in the evenings. 

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/13 - 10/19           7 of 7 days
2019 Total         275 of 292 days


Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. 

Happy quilting everyone!


Julie in GA

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scrappy Rainbow Saturday--Week 42, 2019

My stitching for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week was to make two more Framed Crumb Stars, one in grey and one in light blue.


After those were done, I put all of my blocks up on the wall together. The blocks finish at 12". I have ten finished and need two more to have enough for a small quilt.  I'm planning to make one in brown and the other will either be black or tan.



I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 41, 2019

There's not much to tell for my stash report this week. I have spent some time quilting every day, but I'm getting to the point of joining blocks together on a couple of projects, and the fabric used in those blocks has already been counted. That means no fabric used to report this week, but fortunately also no new fabric added (although I was seriously tempted by a sale at the Fat Quarter Shop!)

2019 STASH TOTALS
Used last week:                             0.0 yards
Used year to date:                    48.375 yards
Added last week:                            0.0 yards
Added year to date:                    50.75 yards
Net stashed year to date:       2.375 yards



Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I've continued finding stitching time every day, usually hand applique on the train in the mornings and some time at the machine in the evenings. 

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/6 - 10/12             7 of 7 days
2019 Total         268 of 285 days

Here's a little preview of my Orange Peel hand applique project. You can read more about it and see more photos in yesterday's post.



Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. 

Happy quilting everyone!


Julie in GA
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