It always feels good to start with a clean slate for the quilting stash reports at the beginning of a new year. Unfortunately, I have very little to report for the last week. I've gotten obsessed with a new project, but haven't yet reached the point of being able to figure out my yardage used for it.
There is one small project in the works that has used a little yardage. I wanted to come up with a project that I could make as a block-a-day quilt this year. I had plenty of ideas, but none seemed quite right until I ran across a stack of already-cut pieces for bowtie blocks that I had prepped for a baby quilt several years ago. Here are a few leftover blocks from that quilt.
Isn't that the cutest background fabric! I wish I had lots more of it. Here are the leftover pieces I found, 3" squares and 1.75" squares. Believe it or not, there are enough pieces in those stacks to make over 100 bowtie blocks.
The original baby quilt got made, but I used up the background fabric long before I ran out of bowtie pieces. On the first of this year, I pulled out another background that worked well with the bowtie colors, then started stitching blocks. Here are my first 8 blocks, which used 1/4 yard of fabric. I started with pink because it is our color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
2021 STASH TOTALS
Used last week: .25 yards
Used year to date: .25 yards
Added last week: 0.0 yards
Added year to date: 0.0 yardsNet used year to date .25 yards
Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. I'm also linking up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
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've already missed one day on the bowtie blocks goal, but I have still gotten in at least 15 minutes of quilting every day this year.
15 Minute Challenge for 2021:
1/3 - 1/9 7 of 7 days
2021 Total 9 of 9 days
Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA