Sunday, January 24, 2021

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 4, 2021

My primary quilting project for the past week was making the rest of the blocks for my Blooming Onion quilt. I ended up with 48 blocks, which used 6 yards of fabric. Here is one group of blocks before they got joined together. I'm very eager to get this quilt top assembled!

My other usage for the week was 1/4 yard for the piano keys border on my Feathered Star block. I'm making this as part of the Stay at Home Round Robin. We're just getting started--check out Gail's post HERE for more info if you are interested in joining us.

My feathered star block originally measured about 17.5", but because there was extra background fabric around the outside, I was able to trim it down to 16.75". My piano key pieces finish at 1.25" across and are currently 3" wide, but they could get trimmed down a bit if needed to fit better with the next border.. The two side borders have been stitched to the block, but the top and bottom borders are waiting until I figure out what to put in the corners.

Used last week:                             6.25 yards
Used year to date:                         7.50 yards
Added last week:                             0.0 yards
Added year to date:                      11.50 yards
Net added year to date                 4.0 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 Blooming Onion quilt took up most of my time, but I also worked on several other projects, spending at least an hour quilting every day.

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
1/17 - 1/23               7 of 7 days
2021 Total             23 of 23 days

Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. I'm also linking up my Round Robin progress at Chris Knits.

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. The Blooming Onion quilt is very interesting. Looking forward to seeing it together.

  2. The Blooming Onion blocks look great. The colors remind me of a beautiful sunset. The SAHRR is looking good. I'd probably put the background fabric in the corners because that would be the the easy option. Looking forward to seeing what you decide on.

  3. Love your SAHRR.
    What is your blooming onion pattern? That looks interesting.

  4. I love your blooming onion AND your Round Robin -- totally different styles, and both fabulous! You must be enjoying switching between the two projects!

  5. Beautiful works!! I just really love the Blooming Onion--that pink-ey coral with the yellows is so luscious...
    nice work hugs, Julierose

  6. Beautiful work, both of them. Congratulations on being 100% still on time.

  7. Your SAHRR block is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it grow.

  8. I like your feathered star for SAHRR! Very pretty! Hugs

  9. LOVE that Blooming Onion!!! I am SEW looking forward to seeing it come together, Julie.

  10. Both tops are coming together great - look forward to seeing what you put in those corners!


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