DWM - 8/5/13

No stash busting for the second week.  I've used a miniscule bit of scraps to make some hexies and made one block so maybe a one hundredth of a yard - LOL , but that's all.  So my number are still:
in 0.0 yds.; out .01yds.
Stash YTD: in 8.5 yds., out 93.43 yds.
Donated YTD: 40.96 yds
Net for 2013: out 84.93 yds
I'm still quilting away on those two baby quilts.  Have one done - even the binding,  and plugging away on the second.  So technically, that's what's on my design wall along with the baby quilt for St. Anne's.  Here's how I've personalized the two baby quilts.
In one of the squares I decided to put a twin's name.  I printed it out in Word to fit a 4" block.  Then I laid freezer paper over it and traced it in pencil.  I then ironed the freezer paper over the block in the direction I wanted it and sewed around the script.  It doesn't stand out a lot, but then I didn't want it to, just be visible enough so Mama would know whose is whose.  Only vexing thing is getting out all those teeny tiny bits of paper.  Think next time I'll use a water soluble product that will dissolve away and not have that problem.  I'll see.

And as far as the charity quilt - I've gotten one row of blocks and one row of sashing done. 

I hope to finish the baby quilt tomorrow so I can work on the charity quilt and have the top done by Thursday. This may not be possible as I am  watching Alan for three days.  What will be will be.

What's on your design wall?  How did your de-stashing go? Did you FMQ?  Would love to know what you're up to.  I'm linking to Judy's Patchwork Times, Lyn's BOMs Away, Connie's Free Motion by the River and Esther's WIPs on Wednesdays (WOW) so when I take a break from "FMQing" I can see some eye candy.


  1. That is so sweet quilting the name, and it looks fantastic. What a treasure to have your name quilted in a cuddle quilt :)

  2. nice idea to quilt the name in the quilt. What about using tracing paper to quilt through?

  3. Oh! Fun stuff going on with that charity quilt :)

  4. Pretty impressive stash stats! Love that charity quilt pattern!

  5. Beautiful work and love the twists in the charity quilt! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Nice to find someone else who uses paper. The name has turned out really neat!


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