August Monthly Report

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

I've been really enjoying my little cutting garden that I planted on the side of our garage this year. It gets some afternoon sun, but not a lot. I wasn't sure how well things would do, so I have been pleasantly surprised to have flowers inside all summer!

At the beginning of the month was our annual cabin weekend in Wisconsin, I chatted about it a little bit in last month's report. I came prepared with lots of projects and I actually got through everything I brought a little over halfway through! I finished my pineapple log cabin quilt top (!!), plus made a workshop tote, drawstring bag, and a pair of pillowcases. I've made so many drawstring bags this month, I'm going to share those in a dedicated post next week!

You can read more about my pineapple log cabin quilt in this post here: Scrappy Pineapple Quilt in Progress

I finally started stitching my holiday quilt! I started cutting strips for this quilt last Fall but ran out of steam (and fabrics that matched). I collected a few more prints throughout the year and this month I cut up the rest of the strips and started sewing a few blocks. I'm using Ashley's two by four quilt tutorial. It's been fun to work on!

This is one of the pillowcases I made at cabin weekend this year! I used a Cotton & Steel lawn for the body and a lawn solid for the cuff. I love making pillowcases, especially from lawn or voile, so smooth! I used this tutorial when I make mine: Roll it Up Pillowcase Free Pattern

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 August:

August Fabric
Used up: 37.75 yards
Brought in: 16.75 yards
Net: -26 yards
Year to date: -70.25 yards

August Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -426 yards

I brought it more fabric this month than the other 7 months in the year combined! But almost all of it was from the fabric sharing table at our cabin weekend. We all bring fabrics, notions, books etc that we no longer want/need to share with one another. It's always so fun to see what everyone makes with your stuff! Thankfully, I offset all that intake by sharing a bunch of fabric too, plus making a bunch this month. Aiming for a lower month in September!

Over Labor day weekend we mixed up an indigo dye vat! We picked up a couple t-shirts that Michael wanted to dye and I dyed a little yardage. I want to make a lawn indigo dyed quilt, so I dyed two random white lawn cuts I had laying around. Planning to do a little more dyeing this weekend too.

If you're interested in Indigo Dyeing: Indigo Dyeing Tutorial

We finally took the time to check out some local beaches in August. We definitely haven't been taking advantage of how close we are to the water. Our favorite that we visited was the Hammonasset Beach State Park. We went in the morning and it was so peaceful. Looking forward to going back soon.

George the boo! He is still going through his Summer shedding, so it's been extra fiber and pets for him lately. He is such a sweetheart.

Have a Great Month!


  1. Hammonasset is so beautiful... we try to visit, every time we're in CT.
    Your pineapple top is beautiful, too :-)

  2. Your pineapple top is gorgeous, Jeni! I've got a pineapple log cabin top waiting patiently in the closet for me to decide how to quilt it AND get good enough at the longarm that I won't be afraid of messing it up! :-).

  3. i just love your bunny updates! My bunny's shedding has been crazy this year so I have taken a lint roller to her a couple of times... she thinks she's having a massage and I have noticed it is much better after I roller her!


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