Sunday, October 4, 2020

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 40, 2020

There was an afternoon early last week when I was having some trouble deciding what quilt project to work on. I had a couple of UFOs sitting out that I should have continued with, but they required more brain power than I had at that time. I just wanted something that I could sit and sew without having to make decisions like "what quilting design should I put in this border."

Instead, I pulled out an older project that just needed the blocks joined together. That seemed more like the right amount of challenge at the time. The quilt is my Glorious Hexagons quilt, which was started early in 2016. The blocks are all English paper pieced. Instead of joining them together block to block like the pattern showed, I added dark blue triangles on two opposite sides to each block. It was time now to sew them all together. Here's a preview of a few rows of blocks.

I got all the blocks stitched together and even added the outer borders. The fabrics used for the blocks had all been counted earlier, but my usage for the week includes the dark triangles and the borders for this quilt. No new fabric was added to the stash.

Used last week:                            2.625 yards
Used year to date:                        166.0 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                         53.0 yards
Net used year to date                113.0 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. The majority of my quilting time last week was spent on the hexagons quilt, but there were a couple of other projects in the works too. 

15 Minute Challenge:  
9/27 - 10/3                7 of 7 days
2020 Total          268 of 277 days

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

Happy quilting and stay safe everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Another week of great metrics on the stash and stitching time. Love those hexies! That dark blue is the perfect background. Congrats on all the progress this week.

  2. I have a couple EPP projects going. I need to get moving on them. Your project is so pretty with the blue triangles.

  3. This is a beautiful piece--love the blue triangles against the varied colored hexagons...really nice work hugs, Julierose

  4. Your hexagons are gorgeous. What a lovely mixture of designs.

  5. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt!!

  6. Oh my gosh, those hexagons are fabulous! Such lovely colors and patterns and the dark blue sets them perfectly! Great distraction from the other ufos!


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