August Monthly Report

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Happy September! It's time for August's monthly report. See past reports here.

Stitched up a whole bunch of house blocks (I shared a quick tutorial for these here) last week. Now to lay them all out and sew up the top!

I can't seem to go very long without making a lined drawstring bag. This is the project size, which can be found in the pattern. It's my favorite size to hold knitting projects. This adorable house fabric from Alexander Henry was just asking to be a bag!

I made and gifted this basket to Michael's Mom last month. She is teaching first grade this year at a new school. I pulled out this old ruler print from Tailor Made by Cosmo Cricket, perfect for a classroom! It's been a while since I made one of these baskets, this is the Divided Basket Pattern by Anna Graham.

I picked up my Briochealicious shawl this past month. I hadn't touched it in a while. I love brioche knitting, but I definitely have to be in the right mood for it. I'm about halfway through the second brioche section and it's getting big! Now that Fall is just around the corner, I'm looking forward to more knitting.

Julie from The Intrepid Thread sent over some Tilda fabric for me to play with. This is the Harvest collection by Tone Finninger. I've already cut into this bundle, and stitched it up into log cabin blocks! Will share those soon. You can find this collection for sale here, and be sure to sign up for their Tilda First to Know List too!

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 August:

August Fabric
Used up: 14.25 yards
Brought in: 6.5 yards
Net: -7.75 yards
Year to date: -159 yards

August Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -3731.5 yards

I'm very happy with my fabric intake this month. I didn't use up a lot of fabric, but that's okay. Now that a move is in our near future, I've gotten a lot more serious about what is coming into our apartment in general. Hopefully I can keep that up.

I've continued to cut and sew plenty of garments. I finished two more Gemma tanks this month, both from rayon. I have a third cut out, plus a few other garments lined up. I cut out an Archer Popover a few months ago that I really want to dedicate time to soon. Plus I'm trying to draft a pattern from my favorite sweatshirt from the Loft. I traced out the pieces this weekend, so hopefully I can cut out a tester soon.

I didn't work on many works in progress this month, but I did sew a few blocks for my Liberty churn dash project. I'm making blocks from Quilting Happiness using my Liberty tana lawn stash.

School is back in Wisconsin today, so surprise! George back to school photos!! I found this tiny backpack at Target and immediately snatched it up. George bunny loves bananas, so it's perfect!

Have a great month!


  1. You've been so busy! I, on the other hand, haven't done a thing in August. I always love your drawstring bags and I really enjoy making them. Must be time for me to make a couple. I'm thinking of taking up knitting so maybe the project bag would be a good start. LOVE, George Bunny's little backpack.

  2. The basket and draw string bags are great projects. I have admired Tilda fabric for awhile but have yet to purchase any. I feel my restraint weakening.
    I went back and read some of your previous posts. I really like the idea of a Fantastic Quilt Voyage.

  3. You bought a backpack for your BUNNY!! That is too cute!! I love your draw string bag projects. I have been buying a lot of garment fabric and patterns, but not doing such a good job of turning them into garments! Too many quilts, too little time. ;-)

  4. OMG! George's backpack is so adorable!!! All of your projects are very lovely and inspiring -- I think I'll take some time to sew for myself this weekend! And I need to check out your house block tutorial. Use up more scraps!


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