"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

ScrapHappy - July 2020

In s=what seems to be the norm these days, the only quilting I've managed this month was the final three blocks for the Quilter's Trek shop hop that is happening now through September. 
These are to be 18" finished squares, but two of the blocks are not sewn together yet because I haven't made a decision on a final layout for the quilt I hope to turn in before the end of the month.
This block used up some leftover strips.  Wasn't colored as the shop had it, but still made the same.
 Blue fabric was leftover from one of the kits that I had bought for this year's trek.   4-patches should have been 9" finished but I goofed when I cut the squares for them.   So I used the final scraps to border two sides of the 4-patches to bring them up to size.

And this star is one of my favorite blocks to make, normally in a 9 or 12 inch size.............making the 3" ones in this was not fun, so glad there were only two of them!

To see what everyone else has been doing this month, check out the followig links:

KateGun, TittiHelĂ©neEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanMoira,  SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJoanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSueL, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

1. For encouraging news on some possibilities

2. For the continued sales of masks, and the income from the sales.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Stash Reduction Progress, 2020

One of my goals for this year was to downsize my stash by at least 200 yards.   At the beginning of the year I had imagined doing this by going through the stash and sorting out what I didn't want and then selling it. 

And I did go through all of my novelty fabrics and part of my Christmas fabrics, well the two xerox boxes full of them, and sorted out half to get rid of the novelty prints, and a grocery sack full of Christmas to start with (more to come of these!).     Some of the novelty prints did get listed and sold.   Also managed to get thru the two+ totes of precuts and weeded out some of those for selling.

But then C-19 hit and my focus ended up being changed as people began asking me to make masks for them.   I've still managed to continue downsizing the stash and am starting to see a wee bit of difference in some of the piles in my stash.

For the months of April through June, a total of 434 masks were made and delivered for orders/   Each mask takes 1/8th of a yard of fabric.   So during those months I used 54.25 yds of fabric from stash.......yeah for making a difference.

Adding this total with was already gone (28 yds) gives me a total of  82.25 yds gone from the stash...woohoo........

Now to keep the progress moving so that number can continue to increase.

1. The new HVAC system sure feels good with the high temps and heat index here in N Tx right now.

2. Hopeful positive news on the sale of the company I work for.