Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's growing!



Okay.  So I think this is big enough.  I added the final border on Sunday.  I used a feedsack print because I am going with a retro vibe and it had all the right greens, pinks, reds and lots of black and white.  I made this final border 5" wide... wider than the final border in the pattern because I wanted it to finish bigger.  In quilting I am all about the go big or go home.  

The other thing that just seems to grow all on it's own is the basket of scraps that I keep on the cutting table.  I throw everything in their until it overflows and then I sort it all into piles of like colours.  The piles then go into the appropriate plastic shoe box for storage.    I do keep two containers and put my itty bitty scraps in this fabric bin.  The itty bitties get used for all sorts of things.  How small a scrap do you keep?  The leftovers bits of trimmings go into another bag for pin cushion stuffing.  



Itty bitties...  these need some sorting.  I see some scraps that need to go in the stuffing bag!


9 comments:

  1. Just got home from work and saw this! Absolutely stunning Cathy. You did an amazing job.

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  2. Gorgeous, and I have a linen basked for my scraps, and when I want to use some scraps I pour all the fabric in a big pile and sit and sort! This however is too time consuming and I like your idea of shoe boxes.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! How large did it wind up as? I tend to have a "throw away" bin on my cutting table and a scrap bin that I sort once it fills up.

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  4. Wow, amazing Cathy! That outer border fabric, is it from Fabricland?? I'm sure I've seen it there before.

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  5. Wonderful job and wonderful quilt!

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  6. Wow - every one that I so is so unique - I am going to have to attempt one, one day.

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  7. Whoa it looks amazing!! I think you & I should do a scrap swap! :D

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  8. So pretty! I find that my definition of scrap keeps getting smaller...

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