Sunday, November 27, 2022

Stash Report and Stitching Time 11/27/2022

I'm a little behind on posting my stash report, which seems surprising since there haven't really been any changes to the stash since last week. I've been doing plenty of cutting up fabric and stitching it back together, but nothing is ready to be included on the stash report. 

I spent a large portion of the past week trying to figure out a plan/design for a guild challenge. It is the 40th anniversary of the guild, so the challenge theme is Ruby, Ruby. The rules are to use at least 40 square inches (5" x 8") of a ruby red fabric and the quilt must also include exactly 40 of something: 40 blocks, 40 flying geese, 40 different fabrics, etc. 

After considering many possibilities, I decided that I could make a quilt with 20 blocks, using two different red fabrics in each block. The block that I tried is a Judy Martin design from The Block Book called "Jabberwocky". I made one sample block and have a second one cut out, but decided that I don't want to make more of them right now. Those long, skinny triangles in the star points are very tricky to cut and to stitch accurately.

"Jabberwocky" from The Block Book by Judy Martin

My current plan uses a simpler star design, this time a single fabric for the stars and a scrappy red background. I pulled together 40 different red fabrics and will limit myself to those for this quilt. Here are the first two blocks. The stars will alternate with a 9-Patch variation block for the quilt design.

The good news for the stash report is that I have managed to resist the Black Friday fabric sales so far--no new fabric added to the stash this week!

Used last week:                0.0 yards
Used year to date:       131.25 yards
Added last week:              0.0 yards
Added year to date:     118.25 yards
Net used in 2022         13.0 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 stitching time. I spent even more time quilting than usual last week, although the beginning of the week was mostly playing with design ideas for my challenge quilt.

15 Minute Challenge for 2022: 
11/20 - 11/26          7 of 7 days
2022 Total        323 of 330 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. That first star is stunning, but I get what you are saying about the fussiness.

  2. I like your final plan for the anniversary quilt. The Jabberwocky stars are pretty, but I can see they would be pretty fiddley to make. You've got strong metrics going into the last month of the year.


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