Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 14, 2019

Most of my stash reporting involves calculating how much fabric I use for each part of the quilt and reporting in stages as the parts are completed. For instance, I usually count fabrics as used once they are cut and stitched into blocks. The blocks may sit around in my sewing room for years, waiting to become part of a quilt top, but the fabric has been "used." 

I know that some people don't count any fabric as used until the quilt is completely finished, but that is too unsatisfying for me, mostly because I don't get many quilts to the finished stage in a year. I also find it frustrating to go back and try to figure out all the calculations after the quilt is done. I'd rather see some steady outgoing progress along the way.

Having said all that, this week's stash report is different. I am counting 4 yards as used for the top and backing of my first "Giraffes in a Row" baby quilt. I'm in the process of quilting this and hope to have it finished by the end of the month.

Giraffes in a Row baby quilt, 39" x 48"
pattern by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts

Giraffes flannel from JoAnn's (quilt backing)

Used last week:                           4.0 yards
Used year to date:                      10.5 yards
Added last week:                          0.0 yards
Added year to date:                    26.0 yards
Net stashed year to date:         15.5 yards

My numbers for Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge have been improving too. For the fourth straight week, I was able to spend at least 15 minutes quilting every single day that week. It feels so good to be getting back in the sewing room on a regular basis!

15 Minute Challenge:  
3/31 - 4/6           7 of 7 days
2019 Total        84 of 96 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


  1. I love the giraffes. Adorable.

  2. Those giraffes are too cute for words!!!

  3. Love the giraffes! You are slowly gaining on being back in the black. Congrats on having a successful on the stitching front last week.


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