May Monthly Report

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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

I had a lot of finishes in May! First of all, I finally bound those two small quilts. I got them both finished up in a weekend. I don't know why I put it off so long, but I'm glad they're both done. One languished as a WIP for a long long time, and the other is for an upcoming pattern.

I dug into my scraps and made a new drawstring bag! I really love the scrappy ones I've made, so I thought it was time to make another. I used scraps from my scrappy pineapple quilt. I'm glad I kept them together, because now this bag is a happy reminder of that quilt. Since there was so much going on with the scraps, I kept the rest pretty simple. Essex Linen* for the accent, some blue Widescreen* for the lining and some yellow measuring tape twill tape and plain wooden beads (both available in my shop) to finish it off. It's a project size bag from my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern.

I made pillow covers for our outdoor pillows! Last year I bought some inexpensive outdoor pillows from target, but they got pretty dirty and the covers weren't removeable. So I cleaned up the pillows the best I could and made some really simple new covers for them. I used some canvas that I thrifted a few years ago. It's not outdoor fabric, but it can be washed which is what I wanted. They looke lovely on the outdoor sofa I made last year.

Another finish this month is a travel wallet I made for my Mom's birthday, so I can't share a photo of that yet! :)

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 May:

May Fabric
Used up: 8.5 yard
Brought in: 6 yards
Net: -2.5 yards
Year to date: -18.5 yards

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

As I mentioned in a Friday Favorites post this month, I bought some quilting cotton, my first of the year! I bought these palette pick bundles*, and I have no regrets! I am glad I finished a bunch of things this month to offset that yardage coming in.

Time to check in my with 2022 crafty goals. This month I:
- I got my all green quilt (above) sewn into a quilt top! Finally!
- I didn't work on my scrap quilt, but I did make something from scraps.
- Did well on my yardage goal!

Kitten Cat, helping in the sewing room.

Have a Great Month!

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Little Quiltsong said...

What a cute pic of your kitty! Love seeing your sweet bags and finished quilt top. I need to start one too. Beautiful new fabrics to add to your stash.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors in your Kitten cat’s fur!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your domestic machine quilting is lovely to see. I know that "organic" walking foot quilting is really popular, but it's a design I haven't yet tried. Looks fairly easy to do, and has such a nice finished look. The fabric you chose for your outdoor pillow is gorgeous! So bright and happy. Like you, I appreciate being able to remove a pillow cover and wash it, when needed. I follow other bloggers who track their "inflow/outflow" fabric use. It's definitely interesting, though it's something that I don't bother with. I always try to use more than I take in, and that's becoming easier the older I get. I'm cognizant of the stash I could possibly leave behind when I die, and I don't want my children to be grousing about having to deal with it - and grousing about me! - after I'm gone. :-)