Sunday, July 18, 2021

Stitching and DeStashing--Week 29. 2021

When it was time to figure out my stash usage for the past week, I realized that almost everything I stitched last week involved triangles of different types. There were the half-square triangles in the Sew Colorful Stars blocks--144 of them in three blocks, Then there were all the triangles in the 16 Kaleidoscope blocks I made--that total comes to 192. You can see both sets of blocks that contain all those triangles in yesterday's post. I used a total of 2 yards of fabric for the blocks, and no new fabric was added to the stash last week.

For some reason, after several months of thinking I should start a new hand-stitching project, yesterday was the day that it finally happened. I decided to make hand appliqued hearts. I cut a heart pattern from a square of paper, making sure it would fit on a 3.5" square of fabric since I have many of those around. I pulled out a white and light grey print for the background. Here is the first block halfway done.

Used last week:                                2.0 yards
Used year to date:                         126.5 yards
Added last week:                               0.0 yards
Added year to date:                        58.25 yards
Net used year to date                 68.25 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. Cutting and stitching all the triangles over the past week definitely filled up more than 15 minutes each day.

15 Minute Challenge for 2021: 
7/11 - 7/17                7 of 7 days
2021 Total           197 of 198 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 with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Have fun with the heart project. Hand work can be so relaxing.

  2. That is a fun project... what the world needs now is more love :)
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  3. Your edges are so clean and sharp! Beautiful appliquéing!

  4. Beautiful stitching. I have that same blue fabric!

  5. Hearts are so fun to stitch. Love the blue one.

  6. I like that pretty blue appliqued heart. I checked out all those beautiful triangle based blocks from Saturday. Wow. Enjoy your stitching.

  7. As much as I like starting new projects, sometimes it just takes a bit to make that first cut and sew the first seam. It will be fun to see you collection of hearts grow. Are you going to follow the RSC colors for these? Congrats on another good week of stitching time.


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