Sunday, March 7, 2021

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 10, 2021

The majority of my sewing time last week was not spent quilting, but I was using quilt fabrics. I made a pair of pj shorts as a birthday gift for my guy (he loves hot peppers.) The hem is pinned up until we can check the length.

The other items made from quilting fabrics were two bags for grocery shopping. We used to have several of these that I had made, but someone walked off with our cart at the store several months ago. We never did find the person, our cart, or the bags that had been in the bottom of the cart.

There was a little bit of quilting done too--I used 1.25 yards for the 25 Kaleidoscope blocks I made from my 30's reproductions. You can see those in yesterday's post.

The amounts of fabric used were 1-5/8 yards for the shorts, 7/8 yard for each of the grocery bags, and 1-1/4 yards for the Kaleidoscope blocks. Total used was 4-5/8 yards, and no new fabric was added to the stash.

Used last week:                            4.625 yards
Used year to date:                          56.0 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                      11.50 yards
Net used year to date                 44.5 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. Despite spending most of my stitching time working on those gift projects, I did get in a little bit of quilting every day too. 

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
2/28 - 3/6                  7 of 7 days
2021 Total              65 of 65 days

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

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Great numbers! Good use of fabrics that might be hard to work into a quilt without losing the cool prints.

  2. Very fun non-quilting projects! I really like the black grocery bag. I need to make some of those, our grocery store no longer recycles the plastic bags, and they tend to pile up till we can take them to someplace in Tulsa that does recycle them. Great stash and stitching metrics this week.

  3. Hi,
    Great job on your 15 minutes this week. Love
    your bags. Have a great day!

  4. You are doing a great job using your stash and making sure you spend time crafting each day! Congrats! :)

  5. Great use for some quilting fabrics, Julie! Sorry to hear about your grocery bags walking off. :o((


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