March Monthly Report

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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

One of the projects I worked on in March was preparing pattern for my scrap quilt! I'll do a proper post about it soon, but for now, you can find the Candyweb Quilt Block Pattern in my shop now! It's a paper pieced block pattern that includes detailed instructions for my favorite method of paper piecing along with block layout ideas, some blank blocks for planning your project as well as the printable block templates.

Michael had his first in-person conference in two years last week. This of course meant he needed a new travel bag! I knew his old small one was falling apart, but a few days before he left I realized he really needed an upgrade! So I whipped up this duffel for him. I used Simplicity 2274*, which I’ve now made six times in the last 10 years (see a full pattern review and most of those bags here)! For this one I made a really simplified version, with waxed canvas (from A.L. Frances Textiles*), no pockets and no lining. Used 2” cotton webbing for the handles and added a removable shoulder strap. A piece of binder's board* in the bottom gives it some added strength!

I dug into my stash of laminated cottons to make a bunch of simple bags to hold some of my favorite puzzles! I dont' like to use too many ziploc bags, but I also don't want my puzzle pieces to get lost. So I've been cutting up my laminted cottons to make unlined zipper bags that fit different brand puzzles. If there is interest, I can put together a quick tutorial! This puzzle by Elena Essex* is one of my very favorites.

I made two lined drawstring bags, which I shared about in this post.

March was busy! I also made a new piece of fabric artwork to go over our mantle. I shared about it in this post.

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 March:

March Fabric
Used up: 6 yard
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -6 yards
Year to date: -15.5 yards

March Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: 0 yards

Pretty quiet on the yardage tracking this month. Didn't add any fabric or yarn to my stash. Considering I didn't finish any huge project, I feel good about using up 6 yards worth between small projects. No yarn finished this month.

Time to check in my with 2022 crafty goals. This month I:
- Worked on my scrap quilt!
- Made a piece of fabric artwork!
- Started a new weaving project!
- Made progress on my yardage goal!

Miss Dusty, sleeping in the library window while I work. What company she brings me!

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. Did I miss a post about that great artwork? I actually popped over here to see if you had any more info about the Candyweb pattern. Specifically, I was wondering if it's designed to be printed on 8.5"x 11" paper or something else? And the idea of puzzle bags is awesome. You packed a lot in this post!

  2. Please disregard my inquiry about the artwork post, I realized I missed your link. Sorry.

    1. No worries! And yes, the candyweb pattern is designed to be printed on regular printer paper, 8.5"x11"!

  3. You have such beautiful spaces, and have had a great creative month.

  4. I love the duffle you made your husband! I didn't know about "binder's board", so hopefully I can remember that in the future. And thanks RE: your pattern for the candyweb blocks. In general I don't paper-piece much but I'm going to grab a copy and consider...I like that the blocks are 14"!

  5. I can see another project to add to your list. A custom quilted cushion for Miss Dusty to nap on! 🥰


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