Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stashing some sale fabric...

Mostly Christmas fabrics but a few not.  Seriously could not resist the reindeer names print.  Seriously.  Half price at both Hamel's and my fabulous local quilt shop.

And today I started messing with my scraps for the scrap attack challenge.  I was surprised.  I was surprised with the reality of my scraps.  I try to use every last little stinky bit when I am making a quilt.  I use the leftovers on the back and try not to be left with many little bits.  Then I made the giant string quilt out of scraps and I have been farming my scraps into Farmer's Wife blocks.  What is then left?  I found quite a stack already cut into 5" squares and then a bunch that I started cutting into 4" squares.  I then took the leftovers and sorted it into 3 piles.  Nasty little skinny bits for Mum's weaving.  Longer, wider strings for string quilts.  And leftover odd bits that were mostly rectangles measuring 4" x 2".  That will have to be a stacked coin quilt or something.  I think I will be cutting 4" squares for a while.  Wonky, wonky little star scrap quilt on the cutting table as we speak.

Off to a play with clever son and his lovely girlfriend.  The final bit of Christmas fun.


  1. SERIOUS fabric envy going on here - LOVE that reindeer fabric - just gorgeous! Lucky girl!

  2. Some great fabric! Nice shopping Cathy! We found a great set of flannel scraps at the little quilt shop in Fort Langley- Exchange students got a 4x6 bag full for $3. We rolled the scraps tight like a jelly roll to squeeze in as much as we could- she was quite pleased with her deal! :) We are going to Joann Fabrics this weekend.