Some of This, Some of That

I wrapped a gift in scrap fabric (the little one's mom is a quilter) for another 0.67 yds out the door. How's that for destashing? Will do that again!  Found another panel and a backing for 2.33 yds destashed. Then I made 3 scrappy hexies for Bliss.

How did I figure the area of the hexies?  The formula is the Area of a regular hexagon is equal to 3 times the square root of 3 over 2 then multiplied by the side squared.  It came out to 16.24 square inches times 3 (since I made 3) or 48.72 sq inches . Dividing that by the 1512 square inches of fabric in a yard, my real use was 0.032 yds.  LOL - the easy way: each hexie needs a 4 1/2" square to make it. That works out to 0.04 yds for the 3, and really that's more accurate as I created some scraps as I fussy cut.  Can you tell I like geometry?

Finally, I made a block for My Small World - that used up a mere 0.01 yd (all the blocks are tiny - this one is the biggest - 4.5" unfinished) of scraps.  So my YTD total has grown to 28.42 yds of the 34 yds I should have used to reach my goal. For Slow Sunday Stitching, I'm going to start making 3 more hexies. They have segments so they take longer than doing regular ones. I'll be making a few yellow blocks for the RSC 2018, too.

I'll also be linking to Sunday Stash, Design Wall Monday (although there's nothing new on it), Oh Scrap, and a few others.  See which under the More tab above.

Blessings to all. Have a restful Lord's day.


  1. Clever idea for using fabric.

  2. Great wrapping idea. Look at that my Geometry teacher was right when he said someday those geometry lessons would come in handy.

  3. Ouch! You made my brain hurt....math. Love your fabric wrapping paper idea.

  4. Lol Angie, you lost me after the first five words, hahaha. Never was my strong point, but have no trouble working out fabric quantity. Love the gift wrapping idea. Hugs, Clare

  5. Great de-stashing idea! Love the geometry too. I need to add that formula to my fabric tracking spreadsheet. Thank you! Happy stitching this week.

  6. Gotta love math formulas! What fun. You are still at a good amount used, and you could catch up in one quilt! =)


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