August 19th, 2018 - What’s Going On

And that would be, nothing much over here. I can not seem to get in to the sewing/quilting groove. Weeding and cleaning the garage seem to be the only things that are getting done. Even with access to my friend’s long arm machine, I am not feeling very quilt-like lately.  I have made a few wallets but that’s about it.


Instead of going to bed, I was goofing around, trying to snap a picture of a few of the wallets I have made.  I really enjoy picking out fabric combinations for these wallets. I’ve even tried vinyl for the first time in the grey Mini NCW.  I have a few of these wallets posted in my Etsy shop, TheQuiltingJunkie if anyone is interested. My next venture is to try to make a few bags like the Double Flip Shoulder Bag from Emmaline Bags.


On the fabric stash department, not much going on. But I really want to go to a fabric shop!  And then again, I do not wan to go to a fabric shop. I have enough fabric to last a year or two or three or… You get my drift.  I did use a little bit of fabric making wallets but not much. Here are my numbers.

Fabric used this week: 3.8 yds

Fabric used YTD: 127.88 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 139.31 yds

Net fabric busted: -11.63 yds

I would like the “Net fabric busted” to be 200 yards.  So I am going to be busy sewing up a storm the next couple of weeks. I have a baby quilt due by September 8th and someone just messaged me about a custom quilt order.

As for the 15 minutes to Stitch situation, not much sewing is going on here.  For the past 4 weeks, I’ve sewed 41.6 hours in total. That averages out to 10.4 hours per week. This week I hope to spend a bit more time in my sewing room.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life In Pieces for the 15 minutes to Stitch and with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the stash report.

8 Responses to “What’s Going On”

  1. Sunday Stash August 19, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] No money spent or fabric added this week. I finished the runner for some usage. This project went way outside my comfort zone. There was no pattern or plan. Most the fabric came out of a scrap bag I bought at the thrift a couple years ago. I think it was leftovers from a Connecting Threads kit. I constructed it using quilt-as-you-go. It saved so much time to have the runner quilted and pieced at the same time. I need to start doing charity quilts this way. Since I made it reversible I can flip it over if all that pattern gets to be too much. Fabric In: 13 yards Fabric Out: 14.625 yards Net Fabric Used: 1.625 yards Quilt & embroidery spending: $112 How did you do this week? 1 Pack Rat With a Plan 2 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    I’d gladly give up a week of sewing to have my garage cleaned out and neat. Unfortunately it’s a much bigger job.

  3. Meloney Says:

    I love your wallets

  4. Chrisknits Says:

    What a great lot of NCWs! I am doing a hack of the pattern to fit a Diva wallet clasp, it is just such a versatile pattern.

  5. maggie fellow Says:

    The wallets are really cute. I hope you get more time in your sewing studio 🙂

  6. dreamworthyquilts Says:

    We all go through those non quilty moods. It will come back when you don’t have other things pressing.

    The wallets are cut and oh so many.

  7. Kate Says:

    Some weeks are just that way, you don’t feel it. But you still got some fun stuff finished off. Hope you find your quilty mojo this week.

  8. Stephanie Says:

    If you’re into bags, Sew Sweetness has tons of great videos.

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