Sunday, March 14, 2021

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 11, 2021

Spring is springing up all around us in Georgia, thanks to a stretch of beautifully warm and sunny days this week. We decided it was a good time to get out of the house for a day and made the drive to Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, GA. The main feature at Gibbs is daffodils. According to their website, they have over 200 varieties of daffodils, with a total of over 20 million plants! It's still early in the season, and we hope to get back there in a few weeks to see even more blooms.

There is some significant stash usage to report this week, not because I did that much cutting and sewing, but because I finally added up the numbers for the yardage used in my completed Grassy Creek quilt top. My 64" x 79" top took 5.5 yards of fabric for the piecing, plus 1-1/8 yard for the border. My other usage for the week was 3/4 yard for my green Scrap Magnet blocks, shared in yesterday's post. There were no new additions to the stash last week.

Used last week:                            7.375 yards
Used year to date:                       63.375 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                      11.50 yards
Net used year to date              51.875 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. It was tough getting some time on the day we went to the gardens, but I did manage to do a little stitching after we got back. Every other day had plenty of time for quilting.

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
3/7 - 3/13                  7 of 7 days
2021 Total              72 of 72 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 metrics this week! Finishing a quilt is a big boost. It's still pretty brown here, but we are starting to see a few blooms here and there. The rain this weekend should help.

  2. I took in too much this week, so now I need to bust it to get a good amount out! We have some signs of Spring, but not fast enough for my liking!

  3. Those daffodils look glorious. I've got some crocus in bloom and see buds on some of the daffs, but it will be a few weeks before they bloom unless we get a real long warm spell. It was 70 on Thursday and 38 today.

  4. Thanks for the link, Julie. Those gardens are gorgeous in peak season! Looks like a lovely place for a day's outing.


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