June 23rd, 2019 - What’s New

There is a lot going on here at The Quilting Junkie lab. I’ve been busy, made 5 wallets and 2 retreat bags. The large retreat bag is huge!

Canada wallet, small and large retreat bags.

All the wallets are listed in my Etsy shop, The Quilting Junkie.

My stash was getting used up. I count it as I cut it up. I kitted up all the flannel I received from Northcott for comfort quilts. One down, 3 more to sew up and get quilted.

My friend and I went to Quilt Canada in Ottawa ON, 2 weeks ago, and it was great. I really liked all the quilts, lots of inspiration. I didn’t take one picture because there are tons already posted on social media. We met quilters from all over Canada. Very cool! And I didn’t buy any fabric and I didn’t even take the free fabric from the Trend Tex booth. My best purchase was the embroidery module for my Bernina 770. I got the absolute best deal ever! Now I need to finish up a few things and get that monster out and give it a whirl. It’s at least twice the size of my old one.

In the stash department, I was doing really good. Almost back into the positive numbers but then I won a stack of fat quarters at the guild meeting. Check out these numbers.

Fabric used this week: 25.94 yds

Fabric used YTD: 92.91 yds

Fabric added this week: 2 yds(8 fqs I won)

Fabric added YTD: 95.5 yds

Net fabric busted: -2.59 yds

I know it wont take long to get back in to the positive numbers. I have a dress or two to make for my grand-daughter. Maybe this week I will get that done.

As for the 15 Minutes to Stitch Challenge, that’s a different story. The first week, I stitched every day for a total of 31.5 hours. Not bad right? Well the next week which was Quilt Canada week, I managed to stitch for only13 hours, missing 3 days of stitching. Last week, I stitched 15 hours, again missing 3 days. But I made 5 wallets and 2 retreat bags,so I did get a few things accomplished.

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

I hope everyone has a great week!

6 Responses to “What’s New”

  1. Donna Says:

    Great numbers! Congrats on winning the fat quarter pack.

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  3. DawnyK Says:

    Well done with your Stash movement. Quilt Canada sounds like a blast! Great job on your stitching. Have a lovely week.

  4. Amanda Says:

    Its great to meet up with quilt retreats are so much fun.

  5. Kathy Says:

    Love that deep burgundy you used for your bags. Seems like you did well on both the stash busting and stitching time fronts considering how much you had going on. Happy stitching this week.

  6. Susan Says:

    It sounds like you had a great time at Quilt Canada, and you are almost breaking even, so I think that’s positive!

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