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.