Sunday, April 18, 2021

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 16, 2021

My quilting time for the past week was mostly divided between two main projects. The first was adding the corner triangles to the kaleidoscope blocks that I have been making as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge since the beginning of this year. That doesn't change the Stash Report though, because I had already counted all the blocks as though they were complete.

The other project that filled my time last week was Alycia's current Quilts of Valor mystery #A12--Dakota Inspired. You can currently find pdf's for all the clues on her Alycia Quilts blog. The mystery started in early March, and I had been saving the clues since then, but wasn't making any of the parts yet. Once I saw the blocks and the quilt layout, I needed to pull out some fabrics and join in the fun.

This quilt will have a total of 32 blocks. I have finished 18 blocks and have 8 red and 6 blue still to be made. I didn't have a big enough piece of any one red fabric, so I am making each churn dash block out of a different red. The blue is a leftover from a recent quilt back.

These 18 blocks used 2.5 yards from my stash. I am also counting 3/4 yards as used for some crumb and string blocks that I made recently. No new fabric was added last week. 

Used last week:                              3.25 yards
Used year to date:                          90.0 yards
Added last week:                              0.0 yards
Added year to date:                         24.0 yards
Net used year to date                  66.0 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. We got our second Covid vaccine on Wednesday, and my sore arm limited the amount of rotary cutting I could do afterwards. Fortunately, the discomfort didn't last long, and I am still on track with quilting time every day.

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
4/11 - 4/17                7 of 7 days
2021 Total           107 of 107 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. Aylcia's quilt alongs are always fun, I was sorry to sit this one out. Your blocks look great, the scrappy reds work really well. Glad the worst you had from the second vaccination was a sore arm. Thankfully it didn't hamper your stitching time too badly.

  2. Beautiful.

  3. Such beautiful projects! The yellow block in the center looks like a shining sun on a sky background. Just lovely!

  4. Hi,
    Beautiful quilts...really like the blue one with the
    yellow pretty. Have a great day!

  5. I like your string blocks and churndash blocks - looking good!

  6. Mystery quilt blocks are looking great -- and I think the quilt will just be even more interesting for having different red fabrics rather than all the same.


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