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Sunday, May 31, 2015

DWM: May stash report, a tote, and some blocks

Fabric acquired in May: 23-1/2 yards ($144, or $6.13/yd)
Fabric used in May: 17-1/4 yards
 Fabric acquired since January 1: 46-1/8 ($217.48, or $4.71/yd)
Fabric used since January 1: 132-5/8
Net used:  86-1/2 yards

Sigh....I'd been doing so well, but I went to that great sale with batiks, and then I found 4 yards of good homespun plaid at Salvation Army for just $3....

On to accomplishments this week.  In addition to the choqua string flimsy , I finished this tote bag. It's for the 2014-15 chair of the Lulu Corkhill Williams Friendship Fund committee, a P.E.O.-Illinois project.  I'm one of the other two committee members and we'll present this to her at the state convention this month.

The lining is a yellow daisy print. The pocket and bottom liner are another daisy print. (I have a box of daisy fabric.) BTW, I use corrugated plastic campaign signs for totebag bottoms.  I can get five out of one sign. The plastic is easy to cut and the signs are plentiful after elections.

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for June is light blue. Here's my bubble block.

And here are all six months' blocks.

The June Block Lotto features black/white/blue plaid. I have made five sets (blue corners / white corners).   I'm so intrigued by this design that I tried a couple with batiks.

I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at Beth's Love Laugh Quilt  and Judy's Patchwork Times .


  1. Love the bag! Great scrappy blocks. That is going to be a fun quilt. Nice find at SA!!

  2. Love the tote bag. The colors are great. Just can't pass up a sale on batiks

  3. Love the 9-Patch Plaid blocks in batiks!

  4. You find the very best bargains! That homespun is a prize for the money. I love totes that have light colored interior fabrics so that you can see inside. Great bag and so many blocks!

  5. Thanks for your nice comment in my blog!
    Love your "off center log cabins block"!

  6. I love the spark of yellow on your tote and those Block Lotto blocks are SO cool!!! Keep up the good work on your RSC sewing. Your Bubble Quilt is going to be such a cheerful quilt!

  7. Very pretty bag! Those bubble blocks are looking great all together.

  8. I too think that bag is pretty. Nice blocks too!


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