The view over my coffee cup this morning…
A pile of some of the fabrics that I purchased yesterday. It was just a little outing to some quilt shops so that I could spend some time with my mom. I ended up acquiring over 20 yards of fabric! (actually that owl piece, my mom bought me for Christmas!) But it was all a great price, and some of it will make great backings, and I just had to have the Star Wars fabrics- that aren’t even pictured here!
I know, this isn’t exactly helping my goal of using up the stash of fabrics that is already causing my sewing room to burst at the seams.
However, I have actually been trying to use some of it up too.
Here is a project I have been working on the last couple of days. It is a miniature quilt from this magazine. I do not like making those tiny blocks- the seams are way too bulky even though I pressed some of them open in anticipation. But, I do love a good mini.
It will coordinate with the free pieced creation below that is meant to go on the top of my TV cabinet. I started it after a workshop with Jacquie Gering. I also have a lap sized quilt started from that workshop that I hope will get finished one day. It is not on the list of priorities for this year, unfortunately…
Here is my current leader and ender project. I just had a lot of brown and green so decided it needed to be done. It is based on a quilt from a book I have but I cut the squares a different size.
So, there are some honest attempts at using my stash of fabrics. I am a fabric hoarder, for sure, but I really do have good intentions. If only I didn’t have to go to work, ever…But there are these things called kids who want to do stuff like go to college…plus, I really like driving my new car- going to work gives me some place to drive it- though there is always the quilt shop…
Another attempt at using up scraps- the lovelies above are all waiting to be sewn up into this month’s Block Lotto blocks. I still have to cut the white to go with them. All from scraps and in most cases- I used up the entire scrap piece to get these lovely squares! Yay! Scraps being used up!
This little box of black and white is a teaser for my upcoming Month by Month Row by Row pattern. Look for the first block on January 15th- however, you may not see these black and whites until February….