Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Catch Up Post

Here it is the end of January already!  It seems as if Christmas was just a couple weeks ago.  It is true what they say about the older you get the faster the days fly by!!

I'm going to catch up for the whole week -- first my progress on my sock knitting.  Still not finished with the second scrappy Frankensock, but a little more progress since last time I posted.

I've started the foot and hopefully I will finish it before the end of January.

I've also been busy getting some of the blocks put together into tops from the QOV Eastern Missouri Block Drive.  A few are still trickling in to add to the 800+  I had received by the end of December.  I arranged a sew day with three friends and we made a good start on the stack of blocks.  Thanks to these ladies, I think we are approaching the half way mark.

Here are three finished tops with borders.  More tops are made, but I am still searching my stash for border fabrics to add to each top to make them the appropriate size. They will finish approximately 60" x 80".

I'm determined to use more stash in 2017 and what better way than providing borders, bindings and pillowcases for all of these quilts from my stash as they are finished.!

Pieced by Coleen 

Pieced by Dar

Pieced by Dar

The shelves don't look any less crowded, but I know there has been some fabric usage.  I will post more finished tops after the borders are added.  

Stash Report

Fabric Added this week - 1 FQ (gifted from guild President)
Fabric Used this week -  13.5 yards - a backing and borders  cut for 6 QOV tops

YTD Added - 1 fat quarter
YTD Used - 19.25

Linking up with Judy's Patchwork Times. 


  1. What size border pieces did you cut for your QOVs? I may be able to help with something from my stash.

  2. All three tops look great - and what a boost for your stash report!

  3. Gorgeous QOVs! Congrats on the stash usage, pretty impressive numbers for so early in the year.

  4. All of these QOVs are just great! I love the blue accents in the border of Coleen's. And, what an interesting "bow tie" configuration in the one you pieced! You know I can help you with borders if need be!