About 5 milestones took place this week. The major milestone was completing the 60 degree stars top! I chose to make this quilt Octagon shaped for fun. This UFO is now into the ready for longarm pile.
Lets discuss some other milestones. Its been about 5 years since I sorted through my scraps. And since then the scrap system got wild! This needed a zoo tamer team! I have a 4 over 4 chest of drawers for my main system. Two small drawers are for my neutrals and neutral scraps. One small drawer is for fat quarters. One last small drawer is for Kaffe. And the 4 large drawers at the bottom held fabric a lot less organized. I had one for sheets, one drawer for unfoldable odd shaped fabrics, one for feed sack, and one for ”the everything else” category. To make room for some fabric purchases, I removed the sheets from the drawer and placed those with the tote of vintage sheets. The feedsack drawer got folded nicely and only took up 1/2 a large drawer. The other two drawers were dumped on my table. Large cuts, 108s, 5yard , and 3 yd cuts move to the other 1/2 of drawer. Two drawers were left for yard or larger cuts and were folded nicely and placed on edge to easily see pattern and color. This allowed me to condense and fit my new fabrics.
And there are fabrics I have been hanging onto, I purged some that were ugly or ones I knew I would never use. Also purged were the 1980s prints that I have used to the point of never wanting this to take up valuable real estate anymore. (1980s mauve print was used in the making of the silverware placemat as the trim fabric below).
What’s left? I still have a table full of odds and ends that either need to run through the accuquilt or donated to someone else. Enough is enough. Scraps will over take you if you let them. Tackling Mount Scrapmore is quite a job!
Last week I had a run of good luck! My sew yeah mystery bundle had $20 in it. And, Becky Goldsmith has her giveaways every Wed. I left a comment and won a paper pieces package for EPP to make a nosegay quilt. I never am this lucky! Thank you @BeckyGoldsmith! @PieceOQuilts blog.
Additionally my Basics Subscription box from Sew Yeah Quilting arrived. Am I going to rush into this project? Nope….not really fond of the pattern this month. The thread and fabric is pretty!
I got some placemats made! Felt good to sew this fabric up! For a great cause, hospice placemats for the meal when they call the family in to help to transition from earth to heaven. Hopefully things will be regarded by recipients as a nice compliment to that time.
Because my design wall is empty I want to get out another UFO and work that for a bit. Or perhaps I will start something new. Undecided….
Goals for the week:
- Tackle Mount Scrapmore on the table.
- Make progress on one of my UFOs
- Determine next scrappy project (new or old)
- Trace quilting designs onto clean newsprint of 6 inch squares
Some time has lapsed and after asking the quilt masters of the mystery quilt, I cannot show any of the mystery quilt yet. I could have shown my fabric pieces cut out, but failed to take the stinkin’ picture. Doh! Next month I will be able to share some sewn snippets of that completed project. Until then it will remain a mystery!!!
And speaking of sew a longs there are some free ones going on now
- Sew this is love by Fort Worth Fabric Studios
- School House Dash Sew a Long by Stitchin’ Heaven
- Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge 2022
- Ocassional Piece Quilt Heart’s Garden
- Fat Quarter Shop 2022 Brick House Scrap Quilt
These all appeal to me, but there are not enough hours in the day!
Hmmmm…off to decide what I should do. I will let my heart take me where it wants quilty style. Leaving logical mind behind for now. I will let you know how this goes LOL!
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