Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 26, 2019

Yesterday I had the rare pleasure of spending the day in a quilting class. I don't know how long it had been since the last time I pulled out my little travel featherweight for a class, but I had to spend some time the night before making sure it was running well and getting used to how it works again.

Our class was called "Practice What I Preach" by Pam Buda. It was a skill-building class filled with lots of tips and hints for how to get the best results with different techniques for making basic units like quarter-square triangles and flying geese. There weren't many techniques that I hadn't tried before, but Pam shared tons of helpful suggestions. Best of all, we got to try out several different specialty tools/rulers that she recommends, and what could be better than spending the day with a group of quilters! The photo below shows Pam's class sample.
"Practice What I Preach" class sample by Pam Buda
The project is a small wall quilt, finishing at 43" square. When I got home from class, I finished making all the different units for the blocks and got three of the blocks assembled. I hope to finish the other two blocks today.

I was going for a Christmas look, and the dark fabric does have green in it, but it sure looks black in this photo. Everything in this photo appears somewhat darker than it does in person.

I'm counting all the fabric cut and used so far for this project since it is has all been stitched into units that are almost made into blocks. All that will be left to do is add borders. I also finished my Tiny Tuesday blocks for June, using 1/4 yard for them. You can see those in yesterday's post. My numbers keep getting closer to even. 

Used last week:                        1.875 yards
Used year to date:                   24.125 yards
Added last week:                          0.0 yards
Added year to date:                   27.75 yards
Net stashed year to date:       3.625 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 was on vacation this whole past week, so I spent lots of time quilting, even though I should have been taking care of other projects around the house. It felt great to indulge in some serious quilting time!

15 Minute Challenge:  
6/23 - 6/29              7 of 7 days
2019 Total         167 of 180 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. What a lovely sample and yours looks like it will come together beautifully...hugs, Julierose

  2. Love your class sampler. I have the same problem photographing deep green it either looks black or it has very grayed tones. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on vacation. One more good week and your be at break even on the stash.

  3. What a lovely sampler! Wow! I'm so glad you took the time to make it after your class and share it with us! It's gorgeous!

  4. Great job on the stitching last week. Thanks so much for sharing. Your class quilt is great, I love it.

  5. Your work in the class and at home is wonderful. I don't think this one is going to be a UFO!


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