September Monthly Report

Friday, October 8, 2021

It's time for the September monthly report. See past reports here.

In September, most of my sewing efforts were put towards two projects. The first is a project for a magazine, which will be out in the Spring. The second is my green patchwork quilt.

Partway through the month I finished all the blocks for my green quilt and started laying them out. It was only then that I realized I sewed the green/white nine patch blocks with the colors in the wrong spots. The blocks were perfectly lovely as is, but they didn't reflect my vision for the quilt. I ended up deciding to fix them and also make the quilt a little larger.

Much better. I like the blocks before, but I was sad to lose the Irish Chain look. I am so glad I took the time to fix them and to make more blocks. Totally worth it.

My only finish this month was the wine bottle gift bag I shared in my previous blog post (read more about it here). Here is the quick info on it though: I used my Wine Bottle Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial. For fabrics, I used Strawberry Fields by Rifle Paper Co* for the exterior main, Sprinkle by Cotton and Steel* for the accent and Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander* for the lining.
It's finished with black nylon paracord from Bored Paracord and Round Wooden Beads from my online shop.

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 September:

September Fabric
Used up: .5 yard
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -.5 yards
Year to date: -37.25 yards

September Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -1823 yards

Not a lot of activity on the yardage this month. Didn't bring anything in, and only finished one drawstring bag. No movement on yarn related projects.

I had some great luck thrifting this month. Found these two vintage christmas pyramids to add to my collection. I found them at the same time, for only $6 each! They need a little TLC, but I couldn't leave them behind.

Made a batch of bretzel last month, it really hit the spot. I hadn't made it since last Spring/Winter. Such a great recipe. Find the recipe I use and a video of the boiling process here: Bretzel Bread Tips & Tricks

The dahlias are looking so good right now! :)

Have a Great Month!

*Note: Any links marked with an asterisk in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click through and buy something, I make a small commission, at no extra cost to you.


  1. That quilt is going to be gorgeous! Good call taking the time to fix those green and white blocks. I love the Irish chain look too.

  2. Love the Christmas pyramids. How many do you have in your collection?

  3. I really like the pink mixed into your green quilt, but I absolutely LOVE dahlias!! I've never been able to row them.

  4. Love the 'green' quilt and glad it was worth the effort to fix! Also those rolls look SO good. Pinned your recipe for future reference!

  5. I just came across your blog from instagram looking for a drawstring bag. I have been looking back through your posts and absolutely love your blog, thanks for so many tutorials and beautiful photos!


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