Sunday, October 18, 2020

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 42, 2020

It was a bit of a surprise when I sat down to figure out my stash report this morning. I knew I had been doing lots of cutting this week, but I also got more blocks stitched up than I'd realized. I made the last eight yellow and green blocks for my Square Dance quilt. That's a total of 3/4 yard used for all 32 of those blocks, which you can see in yesterday's post. I also made 16 more blocks for the Alaska quilt along, using 1.875 yards. There's also one completely new project joining the list--Alycia's latest QOV mystery #A11 started, and I have already finished the first step, using 1.5 yards. Grand total for the week--4.125 yards used! No new fabric was added to the stash.

Used last week:                            4.125 yards
Used year to date:                       170.50 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                         53.0 yards
Net used year to date              117.50 yards

One of the best things about Alycia's mysteries is that they tend to go together quickly with fairly large pieces. We've just started, so it's not too late to join in. You can learn more HERE at Alycia's blog. I found a fun patriotic background fabric and used scrappy blue squares with it for the first step. Here's twelve of the 17 blocks I made this week. The blue squares finish at 3", and the blocks will be 9".

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 time spent quilting over the last week tended toward hours rather than minutes each day. That would explain the larger than normal stash usage for the week.

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/11 - 10/17            7 of 7 days
2020 Total          282 of 291 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. I love your start on Alycia's Mystery. The scrappy blues really work. You make me want to start that one. I'm saving the steps, but am trying so hard to limit the starts this year so I can work down the WIP list.

  2. It is wonderful when you can quilt for hours instead of sneaking in a few minutes here and there. I am glad you were able to do that. That QOV quilt looks great so far. Thanks to you, I have added it to my list too.

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing be how your patriotic A-11 quilt progresses, Julie!


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