July 1st, 2018 - Happy Canada Day


Happy Canada Day to all! You will be seeing a lot of this block this summer. It’s my block for the 2018 Canadian Summer Quilt Along. Check out the quilt along here. Week 4 starts soon.



I’ve been good in the stash department and a little bit lazy in the sewing department. It’s just a little too hot here in Southwestern Ontario to do anything. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

 I have a custom quilt to finish and I hope to be done tomorrow. But I did make this last week. My grandson is going in to grade one and I was trying to think of something I could get him or make to mark the occasion. He’s in to Super Mario and I had the bright idea to make him a hat. YouTube here I come! Very easy to make and the whole time the video was on, Mario music is playing in the background. You can’t help but smile as you are making it. I made the child’s size but it was too small so I had to make the adult sized one. I think he loved it.


Here’s my numbers

Fabric used this week: 9.08 yds

Fabric used YTD: 113.63 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds but I was tempted by a closing sale

Fabric added YTD: 139.31 yds

Net fabric busted: -25.68 yds

On the 15 Minutes to Sew front, I managed to sew for 16 hours a week. I think that’s pretty good seeing as I feel like I haven’t even been sewing at all.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life in Pieces for 15 Minutes to Sew and Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the stash report. Have a great week and be safe!


4 Responses to “Happy Canada Day”

  1. Sunday Stash July 1, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] This report marks the halfway point for the year. I would have liked more usage, but I’m happy to have finished some UFOs and worked on projects outside my comfort zone. There’s still plenty of time this year to use fabric. I finished a burp pad to donate to my guild’s silent auction for a small bust. The kitten fabric is on the back. I’ll make the matching bib this week. I wanted to donate something a little different since they get so many small quilts and bags. No fabric in or money spent. Fabric In: 5.25 yards Fabric Out: 9.5 yards Net Fabric Used: 4.25 yards Quilt & embroidery spending: $110 How did you do this week? 1 maggie f 2 Melissa G 3 Meloney 4 Chrisknits 5 Julie in GA 6 Quilting Gail 7 Patricia 8 Kate 9 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    Cute hat. Good job resisting temptation.

  3. Patricia Says:

    Such pretty blocks! Love those bright colors! Wow! Sixteen hours of sewing! Good for you! 🙂

  4. Kate Says:

    Oh that’s a fun hat to mark his 1st grade year. Congrats on finding some stitching time this week. Hope this week is as productive.

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