Sunday, October 25, 2020

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 43, 2020

The majority of my quilting time over the past week was spent on making more blocks for the Alaska Quilt-Along, hosted by Edyta Sitar at Laundry Basket Quilts. I've been trying out different fabric combinations and finally settled on my choices. That made it possible to start mass producing my blocks. I made 20 blocks for that quilt last week, using 2.5 yards of fabric. I also used 1/4 yard for my latest Scrappy Bear Paw block, shown in yesterday's post.

Used last week:                             2.75 yards
Used year to date:                      173.25 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                        53.0 yards
Net used year to date             120.25 yards

Here are some of the blocks I've been making for the Alaska quilt. This would be the top right corner of the quilt. I need to make three more blocks like the 8-pointed star in the second row toward the right, then there are the final five blocks still to be made for the center of the quilt.

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 have been pushing hard on those Alaska blocks and spent much more than 15 minutes on them every day last week.

15 Minute Challenge:  
10/18 - 10/24            7 of 7 days
2020 Total          289 of 298 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 blocks. I wanted to join, but decided I have too many things going on right now.

  2. Hi,
    Beautiful quilt will be beautiful
    when finished..have a great day!

  3. Your blocks are looking great, Julie. I especially like that star up in the corner!

  4. You picked a wonderful combinations of fabrics. It's going to be a striking quilt when it's all finished.

  5. Wow, you are moving right along!


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