Monday, March 20, 2017

Design Wall and Fabric Stash Report

Since I'm late with reporting the Stash Report, I'm going to include it here along with what's on the Design Wall. First, here's what is on my design wall. We have been given a challenge at our Scraps Club from Kevin, to make a quilt using a rail fence block in any way we want and a choice of two sizes. I decided to make a red, white, and blue large quilt with a simple setting and will donate the finished quilt to Quilts of Valor, Eastern MO. Here's what I've gotten done so far and they are all scraps from my scrappy patriotic bins.

I was busy in the sewing room this week and I made one of those bowl shaped potholders for a gift, pieced two blocks for our block exchange group, and more rail fence blocks in gray and maroon for a donation quilt to a church as a thank you.  I got a big boost from gifting a big pile of juvenile fabrics to a blogger friend to help her add more variety to her stash for making charity baby quilts and gave a yard to another friend for making a binding on her last quilt. So my numbers look pretty good this week.

Stash Report - 3-19-17
Fabric Added this week - none
YTD Added - 0.25

Fabric Used this week -  11.25 yards  
YTD Used in 2017  - 59.93 yards  

I had received one of these bowl potholder from a friend, and I use all the time. The bowl sits snuggly down in it and you can pick it up with the two opposite corners.
Potholder for handling hot bowls
Double Pinwheels for block exchange

Rail Fence blocks for group donation quilt

I am linking up with Patchwork Times Stash Report and DSM.


  1. Your rail fence quilt looks great! I love it in red, white and blue. I haven't used one of the bowl pot holders, but will have to look for one.

  2. Love the red, white and blue rail fence quilt. It's amazing how such a simple block can have such impact. happy stitching this week.

  3. Great week - I like both of your rail fences!

  4. How admirable that you continue to use up fabric! You make me wonder if I have 59 yards of fabric in my stash. Gosh, I hope not! But I bet I do. I've made those bowl potholders, as you call them. I was told they're "Bowl Buddies." We use one at our house very frequently. Lovely to see you continuing to contribute to Quilts of Valor. You're so generous!