Sunday, June 23, 2024

Stash Report and Stitching Time 6/23/2024

There is only one more week until the end of June, and I'm trying hard to catch up with my on-going projects. This week I managed to make the monthly blocks for three different quilts.

Up first were two tiny little 3" blocks for our guild's block of the month, Sewcialites 2. This quilt-along originally ran as a weekly block program at Fat Quarter Shop from October, 2022 until April, 2023. All of the block patterns are still available on the Fat Quarter Shop's website. These are blocks #7 & 8.

Sewcialites 2, 3" blocks 

To really give an idea of how small these blocks are, I'm also showing them along with the 9" blocks I made earlier in the month. The general opinion when I showed the 3" blocks at our recent guild meeting was that I am nuts for making anything that small, and I can't say they are wrong.

Sewcialites 2, 3" & 9" blocks 

After those were done, I needed to do something easier. Thank goodness for Jen's Color Challenge blocks. This month's color choice was inspired by the Harlequin Rasboras, a raspberry colored tropical fish. I've been making two blocks each month, one using two shades of the monthly color and the other combining the monthly color with a dark blue background. These blocks will finish at 12".

Jen's Color Challenge , June blocks

We are halfway through the year on this project, and it seemed like a good time to check out my color combinations. The two-color blocks are a very colorful, cheery group.

As you can see in the next photo, I've used a few different dark blue background fabrics for these blocks. I didn't have enough of any single background for them. The dark fabrics really make the bright colors stand out.

I'm very happy with the way both sets of blocks are coming together. I should be able to make two colorful kid's quilts from them at the end of the year. 

Making all of these BOM blocks made a small dent in the stash. The blocks shown above plus the Hollow 9-Patch blocks shared in yesterday's post used a total of 3/4 yard of fabric, and there was no new fabric added to the stash this week.

Used last week:                      .75 yards
Used year to date:                 38.5 yards
Added last week:                     0.0 yards
Added year to date:               32.0 yards
Net used in 2024:                6.5 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. On top of all of the BOM blocks, I also finished up some clothing alterations that have been needing to get done. It was a great relief to get those out of the way!

15 Minute Challenge for 2024: 
6/16 - 6/22               7 of 7 days
2024 Total          171 of 174 days
Success rate                 98.3 %   

Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch Challenge at Life in Pieces. Thanks so much to Donna and Kate for continuing to host these link-ups.

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Such fun blocks. Both sets are going to make some very bright and fun quilts. Congrats on all the stitching time and your stash metrics look good too. Have a great week in the sewing room.

  2. I think I could cope with the Colour Challenge - not so much the tiny blocks...well done you!

  3. It's always fun to see the same blocks with different color placement. Love them all!

  4. Great blocks Julie - love the tiny ones and the bright fabrics in the second set.


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