Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November Stash Report and Goals Update

 November was a better month for the stash report - nothing added! I'm still in the red for the year, though. That should change in December when I have at least one more finish to count out, so I can break even or better for the year. 

What I can count out for November is the fabric used in this top, which got its borders added this month and is now a finish. The focus print is from one of the pop-up shops in Paducah several years ago. I thought at the time it would make a nice masculine donation quilt. 

Shards print Double Four Patch

November Stash Report

IN this month: Nothing! 
OUT this month: 5-7/8 yards (Shards print double 4-patch top, 5-1/4  yards.  Binding donated  for Black + White + Brights, 5/8 yard.)

IN YTD: 86-5/8 yards
OUT YTD: 81-7/8 yards
YTD Net Change: 4-3/4 yards added to the stash

I had time booked on PCQ's long arm last week and two quilts prepped and ready to quilt. I knew I couldn't quilt them both in my allotted time. I chose to quilt the Pink Race Leftovers and place Black + White + Brights for someone else to quilt. Since I supplied the binding for it, I counted the binding yardage out. 
Black + White + Brights, placed for quilting by another PCQ member

I used my longarm time to quilt the Race Leftovers quilt. The backing for this came from the club's backing stash and is a giant black and white checkerboard, like a car racing flag. Here's the top before quilting; I still have to bind it. Finished photos to come later. 
Pink Race Leftovers

Progress continued on both my Cube Challenge project and on quilting Candy Land, my two ongoing projects. It seemed like I was busy this month but there doesn't seem to be much to show for it. 

Goals Update:

November Recap

1. Continue quilting Candy Land.  Progress; now 75% quilted. 

2. Finish piecing the cube project and hire a long arm quilter. Progress, just need to add the top and bottom borders. Alycia is going to quilt it. 

3. Prep backing and batting and place the Pink Race Leftovers quilt for quilting by someone in PCQ.  Quilted this one myself.

4. Prep backing and quilt the Black + White + Brights (vertical bricks) project on PCQ's long arm.  Prepped this one for quilting and gave it to PCQ for someone else to quilt. 

5. Work on piecing the Four Patch Shuffle project at social sewing. Progress

6. Start writing a tutorial for Four Patch Shuffle. Progress; working on the graphics and the fabric requirements/cutting instructions.

7. Work on a UFO.  Added borders on Shards top.

Other: experimenting with a FQ piecing concept. 

Cube Project before borders

December Goals: 

1. Finish adding the final borders to the Cube Challenge project. When backing arrives, wash and press it. Order batting to be shipped directly to Alycia. Pack the top and backing and ship to Alycia.

2. Bind and donate the Pink Race Leftovers quilt.

3. Continue quilting Candy Land. 

4. Continue piecing Four Patch Shuffle.

5. Continue writing the tutorial for Four Patch Shuffle. 

6. Continue working on the experimental FQ project. 

7. Prep backing and batting for Shards and place it in PCQ's To Be Quilted space. 

8. Work on a UFO.

It should be a very busy month, all this plus Christmas. 

Four Patch Shuffle blocks


  1. Beautiful quilting projects, Jan and I like the way you keep track of it all. Great goals. Hard to believe they are now for December! Time is flying. Meanwhile, I need to take stock in my sewing room too. Happy Stitching!

  2. Looks like you did great on your November goals and are well positioned to use more from your stash than you brought in this year. I hope you have a great December and find a nice balance during the holidays!

  3. Love them all!! but I will admit - I really like the way your Race leftovers turned into such a cool quilt!!!