February 18th, 2018 - This Week in My Sewing Room

I feel like I haven’t done anything since I finished “On Ringo Lake”. I think because that quilt was really intense, meaning large, nothing can compare to it. Anyway, upon looking back, I did make 48 blocks, sailboats and chain blocks, as a block exchange for an upcoming retreat. And then I decluttered my cutting table. I must remember to do that every time I finish a quilt. Right!

I did purchase some fabric for the retreat blocks as I do not have any white on white fabric. I can’t believe it but I used most of it in On Ringo Lake.   And this is what my numbers look like this week.

Fabric used this week: 2.64 yards

Fabric used YTD: 24.51 yards

Fabric added this week: 6.5 yards

Fabric added YTD: 43.14 yards

Net fabric busted: -18.63 yards

Here’s my On Ringo Lake quilt top. The setting triangles need trimming but that can be done when I decide to quilt it. I need to figure out a backing. I have a piece of fabric, 5 yards and I need 5.5 yards so I will need to do some piecing.




And here’s my regatta. I also made 24 chain blocks but never thought to take a picture of them. These were supposed to be batiks but the person running this retreat said as long as they were brights, she was fine with that. What I made out of batiks was the boats and the masts.


On the 15 Minutes to Sew challenge, I’ve done pretty good this week. I managed to sew 31 hours. Sometimes I can’t believe how much I sew.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life In Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Sew  and Donna at QuiltPaintCreate for the stash report.

Have a great week!



6 Responses to “This Week in My Sewing Room”

  1. Sunday Stash February 18, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] No fabric in or out this week. I started my Scrap Attack collage, got this far and got stuck. I realized after everything was glued or fused that the background was too plain and I should have painted/painstiked/colored it first. New ground, new lessons. I liked what I had and I didn’t want to mess it up. Anyone else ever feel this way? I thought about it last night and wondered who this person was and what she’d done with the real me. I am fearless when it comes to surface design. I believe you can fix anything with more paint, beads, stitching, etc. There is no wrong answer. It’s all good. So off to the sewing room where I stamped with paint, used crayons and rubbing plates and stamped more paint. I thought the yellow paint was too bright, so I washed some of it out with soap and water. I think it needs more visual weight in the bottom section and will do that today. Once it dries the quilting will begin. The pieces is slightly larger than a sheet of copy paper. It feels good to be moving forward again. Fabric In: 0 Fabric Out: 1.5 Net Fabric Used: 1.5 Quilt & embroidery spending: $13 How did you do this week? 1. maggie f 2. Melissa G 3. Meloney 4. Chrisknits 5. Kate 6. MartiDIY 7. melanie 8. Julie in GA 9. Quilting Gail 10. Aileen K 11. Only few needed 12. Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    Love the boats! I’m impressed with how much you sew. An exceptional week for me is 10 hours Even on vacation I don’t get that much sewing time in.

  3. Liz Says:

    Love the regatta, but I’m guessing that Lake St. Clair is still frozen over.

    Congrats on the fantastic sewing hours. I’m starting to get back into the sewing room and will be participating in the linking events once I actually have something to show!

  4. Patricia Says:

    Yes, that’s why I like to try and keep track of my stash – to realize how much I sew! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on a great finish!

  5. Kate Says:

    Your version of On Ringo Lake looks great. Just getting it to finished flimsy stage is pretty impressive, lots of pieces in each block. Your Regatta blocks are very fun too. Congrats on finding time to stitch. Thanks for linking up this week.

  6. Mary-Kay Says:

    Welcome back to the sewing realm. I hope all is okay. And Lake St Clair never froze over this year. Even with the cold we had, the Detroit River never froze completely over. Must be too much pollution.

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