January 2018 Accomplishments and Stash Report

This year starts with some great progress in the sewing room thanks to the goals for the new year and some inspiration from Kate at Life in Pieces, Angela at So Scrappy, and Judy and APQ UFO challenges. My goal is to spend at least 15 minutes in the sewing room at least three days a week, and I did well most of the month (I did have one week where I was just a little too tired, and only had two days) - I had 14 days of some sewing room time, so I think that's a pretty good start. 

I worked on several projects this month, some that I showed in my last post and the rest I'll show here: 
- A new purse
- Three scrap blocks in lighter blues (as part of the RSC Challenge)
- Loaded and finished quilting my January UFO - the Carol Doak paper pieced blocks that I started in 2007-08 and got into a top last year. 
UFO quilted and with facing attached to the back - I'll sew it down during the Olympics.
- Finished quilting a top for my mom

For my stash report, I only used a little fabric - for the back of the Carol Doak quilt, and a little white for the scrap blocks. No new fabric came in for January. 

Fabric added this month: 0 yards
Fabric used this month: 1 1/8 yards

Fabric used year to date: 1 1/8 yards

And in the stitching front, I had a great January, with three finishes: 
- Baby's first Christmas ornament
- Summer Camp (a very small piece from a kit I bought over the holidays)
- Baby It's Cold Outside (the second piece on my Snowbelles project)

Hope you had a great January - the cold weather kept us in a lot of the month, but we did find an afternoon to get to the ice skating rink. It was fun for the kids to ice skate for the first time and I got use of some muscles that haven't been used in a while! 

I am doing a little linking up for this post with...
Kate at Life in Pieces for the 15 minutes a day challenge
Angela at So Scrappy for the RSC challenge
quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report
Judy at Patchwork Times for the UFO Challenge


Anonymous said…
The Carol Doak stars are beautiful. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.
Kate said…
Wow, you did have a great month! Congrats on finding time to sew and on getting a little stash out of the fabric pile. Those Carol Doak blocks are gorgeous! Stay warm, happy stitching this month.
You blue scrap blocks are great!! I like them!
Congrats! on a productive month. Those challenges really seem to be working for you!! I'll be looking forward to seeing your PURPLE blocks for the RSC.
Cathy Tomm said…
Love your blue star blocks. Great to see the sting work on them.
Laura said…
If I didn't have so many deadlines and UFOs, I would start a string quilt like yours. Love those blocks!
chrisknits said…
Greetings from Danville! Love those stitched pieces, and great job on getting the UFO quilted!
Emily said…
I love those blue scrappy blocks! One of the great things about RSC is seeing all the different blocks people use.
Carol said…
What a productive month! I think that Summer Camp piece is just adorable. Wish I'd had that to stitch when my sons were in Scouting :)