April 2016 Report

Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May! Time for April's monthly report. See past reports here.

I was happy to get the Easy Going Lined Drawstring Bag variation tutorial out of my head and published this past month. I also filmed two short drawstring bag technique videos, that I hope to share soon.

Managed to get my latest quilt finish photographed and posted too. We shot the photos in front of my very favorite building on the university's campus, which was fun. Here I am fighting the wind, haha!

Pulled my Minny Muu Prism quilt out of hibernation. Of course I'm making this version huge, because I am a glutton for punishment. Pattern is from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle.

Very exciting yarn related finish this month! I finally finished my Sunset Scarf. I wove this scarf on my Schacht Cricket Loom (I have the 10"). I used a skein of sock yarn I dyed on my birthday a few years ago along with a skein of light gray lace yarn. This article explains the technique I used to achieve the color pooling. This project has been on my loom for over a year, so it felt really good to finish it up. More details and photos on my Ravelry.

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I'm tracking my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track my here. Here is how I did in April:

April Fabric
Used up: 18.75 yards
Brought in: 17.25 yards
Net: -1.5 yards
Year to date: -25 yards

April Yarn
Used up: 400 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -400 yards
Year to date: -1789.5 yards

So, I definitely bought more fabric this month than I intended. I feel okay about it though, because six yards worth is a quilt back. Thankfully I finished a few garments, a quilt, and a myriad of other small projects. Feeling pretty proud of myself on the yarn side, I've only bought two skeins so far this year! Let's see how long I can keep that up.

Looking at my 2017 goals, I am happy with the progress I made in April. I finally made a Plantain T-shirt! This free pattern from Deer & Doe has been on my list every since it was released. I used a black and white stripe rayon/cotton/spandex jersey from my stash and I love how it turned out. Am going to need to make a bunch more of these!

By the way, the neckline isn't actually this low, this jersey is just heavy so it looks super low in this photo.

This project wasn't specifically on my list, but that's okay. I have been hoarding a bundle of Pastry Line voile and the voile panels from Little Folks (both by Anna Maria Horner) for years. I couldn't believe it when I realized this fabric is eight years old. It was finally time to cut into it. I managed to finish the quilt top last Friday and am ready to piece some voile from my stash for the back. I think it's going to make a great summery quilt!

George bunny's Easter photo! He's posing with his fabric of course. What a fancy bun.

Have a great month!


  1. Lovely projects, especially the scarf! And George is so cute!

  2. Love the Pastry Line quilt top!! Very pretty.

  3. Wow! I love that scarf. I've been wanting to try weaving for years, maybe this will push me to actually do it.


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