Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wow, What a Month! June Stash Report & Goals Update

I felt like every time I turned around I was buying fabric this month! But when I tally everything up, it turned out to be a really productive month with a lot more finishes than I realized.

My latest fabric purchase: I ordered these cute Forest Fellows prints for a baby quilt for my niece who's expecting her third boy in October. These will make a cute little boy quilt. I found some Orange Grunge to go with them, and I have some Kona Bone in my stash for background. The forest print will be borders and backing; the aqua foxes will be used in the pieced blocks.
Forest Fellows from Robert Kaufman 

June Stash Report
IN this month: 11 yards (1 yd - 4 colors Grunge x 1/4 yd ea @ Janie Lou;  5.5 yds ordered for baby quilt;  1/2 yd - 2 more colors of Grunge;  1/2 yd - mustard & lime grunge; 1 yd white Grunge from QF for BOMs; 1/2 yd orange Grunge for baby quilt;  2 yds wide backing for PAussietivity)
OUT this month: 18-1/8 yards (1-7/8 yds wide backing & 5/8 yd binding for Dancing Plus;  6 yds for PAussietivity top;  3-5/8 yds for magazine image challenge flimsy;  2-3/8 yds for D pillow;  2-5/8 yds for M pillow;  1 yd for Pulse heart blocks)
MONTH net change: 7-1/8 yards out

YTD IN: 67-1/8 yards
YTD OUT: 71 yards
YTD Net Change: 3-7/8 yards out

Whoo hoo! I'm in the black for the year!!! YAY

June Goals Update & July Goals

June update:
1. Quilt Dancing Plus.  DONE and bound and slept under it at GS camp
2. Piece one new top at Sew-in and GS camp.  DONE; pieced LCT blocks and pieced blocks & finished magazine challenge flimsy. 
3. Finish collecting fabrics for PAussietivity and cut out. DONE; not only cut out but flimsy complete, backing purchased.
4. Plan and organize 12 Days of Christmas In July blog hop project & post.  DONE; projects are sewn and photos & notes are prepped to write tutorial.
5. Make one doll outfit. DONE, made two tee shirts, jeans, & denim skirt.
6. Keep up with bee blocks. DONE
7. If returned from the long armer, finish SID quilting on Maple Leaf Star. Not back from the quilter yet.
Other: Made 5 heart blocks for Orlando MQG's drive for Pulse

Wow, I didn't realize I accomplished so much this month! No wonder my stash numbers looked good. My bee's Sew-In and a 3-day retreat at GS camp really helped. Plus I stayed home in the air conditioning a lot this month and it turned out to be really productive for me.

July Goals:
1, Write and post 12 Days of Christmas in July tutorial, to go live 7/21.
2. Prep PAussietivity & its backing and take to the long armer.
3. Plan and write up secret project, a collaboration with Alycia for later.
4. Work on Laurie's baby quilt.
5. Layer, baste, and quilt QF 2015 alt blocks quilt
6. If returned from the quilter, finish SID quilting and bind Maple Leaf Star.
7. Keep up with bee blocks
8. Make one doll outfit or accessory item

OK,  that should keep me busy!

And just because I feel good about accomplishing so much in June, here are pics of some of my finishes.
Dancing Plus

PAussietivity top

Magazine challenge top

Pulse blocks for Orlando MQG

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Molli Sparkles


  1. Being in the black is a great feeling!

  2. Great week for finishes. It will be hot next week, so more time to sew inside.

  3. Wow, June was a very productive month indeed and congratulations for having more fabric going out than in! :)

  4. I sorta went over the fabric edge this month, too; must have been that strawberry moon! Cute foxes!

  5. Congrats on being in the black in stash usage. You did have a really productive month! Hope July is as successful.

  6. I hope my July turns out half as productive as your June. How awesome to have accomplished so much. I think any fabric additions were well deserved. I will have to check out the Forrest Fellows prints. They just might be the answer I'm looking for, for a baby quilt construction.