Sunday, April 8, 2018

15 Minutes, Slow Stitching and Stash Report Sunday 4/8/18

My Slow Stitching project for the week has been my Scrap Hexies quilt, which was started in 2013 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Yesterday was the monthly English paper piecing club at the LQS, where I have been working on getting this all sewn together. 

This is a photo of that project from last year. I have completed stitching the top two sections together, and now there is just the center seam to finish. After that I will applique the whole thing to one of my black-on-white prints for a border. Maybe this will actually become a finished quilt top this year!

My stash numbers for the week are headed in the wrong direction! That is one of the disadvantages of spending the morning at a quilt shop. I took a break halfway through the morning, and discovered these two Blueberry Park prints in the clearance section, 2.375 yards total. I wish I'd had the chartreuse one a couple weeks ago to use for my light/lime green Scraptastic Star in March.

Used last week:                 0.25 yards
Used year to date:            17.75 yards
Added last week:              2.375 yards
Added year to date:            5.50 yards
Net used year to date:   12.25 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 had a decent week, 6 out of 7 days. The only day I missed was Monday when we spent the day at August National, the home of the Masters. It was a glorious, sunny day, and the azaleas have never looked better!

August National, 13th hole

15 Minute Challenge:  
4/1 - 4/7               6 of 7 days
2018 Total          93 of 97 days

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

Julie in GA


  1. Using the black on white background fabrics for the hexie quilt added a lot of interest. I really like it. Great purchases too.

  2. Looking forward to seeing your scrap hexies finished. The azaleas are what I miss most about living in Georgia.

  3. Your hexies look amazing. Love It! Hooray for all the hand work!

  4. A rainbow of hexies! Those azaleas are gorgeous...some quiltiy colour inspiration!

  5. The Hexie quilt looks great! You'll have it finished in no time. Still going well on the stash management and even better on finding time to stitch. Happy stitching this next week.

  6. Very pretty hexies, and amazing azaleas!

  7. Fifteen minutes of stitching a day does not sound like much, yet it adds up to a nice total. How lucky you were abe to see Augusta. I did not get much done day due to watching the Masters. Oh my on the scenery. The green grass and pink azaleas as a site for these sore Michigan eyes.

  8. Gorgeous, colouful hexies, love them

  9. Wow .... your hexie quilt will be gorgeous!

  10. Your azalea picture is amazing! Thanks for sharing that. The hexagons look equally fabulous.

  11. I love the text fabric as connectors for your hexies. Simply gorgeous. And those azaleas - amazing!

  12. Your hexie stars are gorgeous! And if you really are feeling desperate about those stash numbers, feel free to offload unwanted fabrics in MY direction... :-)


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