Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stash Report and Design Wall

Life has been chaotic and very busy these last few weeks.  I have managed to do some sewing, but nothing major.  It was more just making string blocks or cutting fabric for future projects, just to get my mind off of stressing things.  I did see a cute tutorial from Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts and I pulled some fabric and started making a few of her Twin Sister blocks. They are a bit addictive.  I have 20 pairs of contrasting strips sewed together and ready to make more blocks.  

Excuse the terrible picture. My design wall is a mess. There are 3 levels of quilt blocks covered with additional flannel to take a quick picture and play with these blocks.  I really do need to get busy and finish the ones underneath so my design wall is fresh again!

We had a wonderful day of quilting this week at my house for Quilts of Valor. Eight ladies came prepared to hand quilt a top in the frame.  We were having so much fun talking and laughing, I forgot to get a picture of all the action.  Here is where we left off when we stopped.  We almost got it all quilted in 1 day!  Just a few more hours with a couple friends will get the job done.

I also quilted a quilt for a friend that will be given to a young person who loves horses. 

Update on stash fabric - Feb. 25, 2018

Fabric added this week - none
Fabric used this week - .75 yds - twin sister blocks and string blocks

Fabric added for 2018 - 0
Fabric used in 2018 - 12.625 yds

Linking up with quilt paint create and Design Wall Monday over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.


  1. Cute blocks and a very nice quilt. It may not have been the sewing week you wanted, but you still used fabric. Hope life calms down for you soon.

  2. Good numbers! I'm sorry about your stress. Mindless sewing really helps, doesn't it? Take care.

  3. That horse quilt is a great design to highlight the focal fabric. And how great that you and your friends almost completely finished the hand quilting on the QOV!

  4. Those are some really fun blocks!

  5. What fun! An old fashioned quilting bee. Such a fun way to spend time. (Hope you're okay!)

  6. Hope life is getting better, being stressed is no fun at all. Love your teal and green Twin Sister blocks, very pretty.

  7. Now I will have to check out Sharon's tutorial! You little temptress you!

  8. Hope the de-stressing is progressing. I go hide in my sewing room when life gets too stressful. Like those twin sister blocks.


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