Sunday, January 9, 2022

Stitching Time and Stash Report--1/9/2022

The past week was one of the most intense stretches of quilting time I've ever had, thanks to my decision to participate in the Project Quilting Challenge. It was worth it though, and I ended up making a little quilt that I am very happy with, the Rainbow Accordion. You can read more about it HERE.

Rainbow Accordion, 21" x 29"

The rainbow quilt used a total of 2 yards of fabric for the pieced front, the backing and the binding. As a warm-up for the Project Quilting Challenge, I also participated in the Project Quilting Mystery during the last week of 2021. I had planned to use a variety of neutrals in mine, but somehow ended up with all browns. This is my finished top, which used 1 yard of fabric. 

Project Quilting Mystery, 20" x 28"

It wasn't planned, but I do have a stash addition to report too. I recently won a giveaway held by Ann of Fiber Designs by Ann. The prize was a collection of 6.5" squares of fabric. This is the photo from her blog--look at those cute little bundles, all sorted by color!

Here are the same squares once I got them, all pressed flat and laid out together.

There's a total of 96 squares of fabric. I can't wait to begin playing with these, starting with the reds for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. The squares total 2.75 yards added to my stash, and I am very happy to have them!

Used last week:         3.0 yards
Used year to date:     3.0 yards
Added last week:      2.75 yards
Added year to date:  2.75 yards
Net used in 2022    .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 stitching time. Having only one week to complete the Project Quilting Challenge quilt meant that I spent even more time at the machine during the week than usual, with plenty of quilting time every day.

15 Minute Challenge for 2022: 
1/1 - 1/8            8 of 8 days
2022 Total          8 of 8 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. Congratulations on your win! I must say, when I saw the picture, I thought that's how you were going to stitch them up - very pretty fabrics!

  2. Hi,
    Beautiful quilts...and love the fabric pretty. Have a great day!

  3. You definitely got off to a good start on things stitchy this January. Finishing the rainbow project in one week is quite a feat. It really is a beautiful finish. Hope this week is as good.

  4. Looks like fun over at your place: beautiful finish, winning prizes, happy fabrics!

  5. Congrats! It's always fun to win things. Love the accordian quilt.


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