Sunday, April 1, 2018

15 Minutes, Slow Stitching and a Stash Report

My goodness, what a crazy, busy week it has been. And suddenly it is April--how did that happen?!! I spent the last 2+ days in New York City doing fittings for an upcoming show. It was a whirlwind trip filled with lots of work and a little time for fun. I've been home less than 12 hours and am trying to get back to normal life--unpacking, laundry, etc. The trip influenced all of my reports for this week.

The stash report shows both usage and additions. The usage was for the bright green Scraptastic Stars (see them HERE) that I made for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge--1/2 yard used. One of the fun parts of my trip was a quick visit to Gotham Quilts, where I bought a total of 1 yard of assorted fabrics. I love buying fabric souvenirs when I travel--check out the orange subway map print!

Used last week:                 0.5 yards
Used year to date:            17.5 yards
Added last week:                1.0 yards
Added year to date:         3.125 yards
Net used year to date:   14.375 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. My quilting time suffered this week because of travel, only 5 days out of 7. It was still a good week, and I will work at getting back to quilting every day next week.

15 Minute Challenge:  
3/25 - 3/31            5 of 7 days
2018 Total          87 of 90 days

I took along a hand applique project in case there were any chunks of free time when I could do some stitching. I finished stitching down the center circle on this Dresden Star block, and have started appliquing the outer points on the last of my eight blocks. 

Dresden Star block
pattern by Edyta Sitar

Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate, and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces and Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.

Julie in GA


  1. Very pretty block. Looks complicated!
    Nice additions too.

  2. You got some fun FQs! Love your Dresden star.

  3. Your Dresden star fabrics are gorgeous -- and as always, beautiful work. LOVE your new fat quarters.

  4. Business trips do tend to play havoc with stitching time. Glad you got in at least 5 days. You found some great stash additions, without busting your stash report.

  5. Love your fabric additions and your dresden block!

  6. You know, maybe we shouldn't count fabric that we pick up when we travel some place. =) Congratulations on such control, though!


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