February Monthly Report

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Happy March! It's time for February's monthly report. See past reports here.

I've been slowly working away on an expansion pattern for my lined drawstring bag pattern. This has meant lots of experimenting and playing around with ideas. This was one experiment, sticking a little quilt block on one of the main panels! I'm hoping to have the pattern ready sometime this Spring.

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial + Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern

I made another scissor cozy this month! This one was for my friend Deedrie. I love making projects like this. They're quick, they don't take much fabric, and they are useful! Check out sotak handmade's scissor cozy tutorial and make one too!

I'm finally putting together my fantastic quilt voyage! This quilt started as a few orphan blocks, then became a traveling quilt, and I've continue to add blocks to it for a couple years. I've pulled it out a few times to finish it, but always ended up putting it away. The only way this is coming off my floor is as a finished top, I'm determined! I know I'll love it when it's done, so it's a shame for it to languish as blocks.

I finished another knitting project! I'm trying to work on smaller things to keep my momentum going, and these fit the bill. I used the Friends pattern by Dani Sunshine to make these fingerless mitts. I have never made any before, because I can't really imagine wearing them outside. I've been wearing these up in my craft room, which is pretty cold right now! I used some stashed hedgehog fibres merino dk in shiver. More details on my Ravelry.

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

February Fabric
Used up: 4 yards
Brought in: 3 yards
Net: -1 yards
Year to date: +.5 yards

February Yarn
Used up: 121 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -121 yards
Year to date: -199 yards

Another low month for intake, but also a bit low on using up yardage too. I only made one fabric purchase last month and it was for two cuts of sweatshirt fabric! I've been wearing almost nothing but sweatshirts, and this stuff is the best. You can find it here from Imagine Gnats (they're out of both of the blue/gray color right now).

Added to my confetti stash! Pick these up from Dollar Tree and Walmart. More confetti pouches are in my future! See the two I made this month here.

My scrap project for this month was a tiny pincushion made with Liberty Tana Lawn Scraps! It was a satisfying and quick project!

I got the itch to dye this month, and finally gave ice dyeing a proper try. I did a couple batches in our bathtub in Wisconsin, but wasn't super happy with the results. This time around I think I've dyed 5 or 6 yards and I'm getting the hang of it. Will share some of the results soon!

George the bunny, always looking so handsome!

Have a Great Month!


  1. Hi Jeni--I follow your blog, your book The Half Square Triangle has inspired more than a quilt or two, and you always have a fresh take on things in the sewing world. I have to admit, though that it was the photo of George the bunny that made me smile this morning! Cheers!

    1. I'm so glad to hear that! He always makes me smile :)

  2. The traveling quilt is spectacular!! can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Looks like you don't have many more blocks to make for your voyage quilt. Keep it up! You can do it!

    1. Yeah! Just a few little blocks here and there will be enough to finish it!

  4. Hello there Jeni. Always look forward to your updates (and George!). Love your "fantastic quilt voygage". Spectacular and really quite amazing. Quite unexpected. Thanks for sharing all your lovely work. Happy day from cold London, Ontario.

    1. Thank you! It's really different for me and it's been fun to work on!

  5. Hi there, love following your blog. Just wondering what you are doing with the confetti?

    1. I'm using it to make confetti pouches! https://www.incolororder.com/2019/02/confetti-zipper-pouches.html


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