It all started with trying to get a little more organized in my studio.
I need to get rid of fabric. There are so many shelves, that I never even poke through. I’m thinking this is the year to bang out some quilts for charity. I can definitely see how my taste has changed over the last 30 years….. Not that I think charities want ugly quilts. It’s just that our tastes change and evolve and I’m into brighter and bolder or straight up neutrals right now. And I need space.
Today, at stake, a whole lot of 80’s mauve florals. Almost all of them tiny, little florals. Not a variety of small, medium and large. No, just small ones. What’s the deal? Is that the only thing my LQS sold back then? I can really only recall ever making one mauvy colored quilt, but I sure have a stash. This picture is only a third of it.
The better looking third… Ack. And yes it’s mauve, not pink.
I’m thinking that since every quilt I make seems to be my new favorite, that I have a real challenge in front of me. How to take what I’m no longer drawn to and make it pleasing to *my* eyes.
And besides, I was just ready to start cutting something today without too much thinking. This hit the table and then the floor.
I have struggled with my Jane Austen~esque quilt, that I packed away before Christmas, getting the corners and edges lined up. With the diamonds set on point and so many bias edges it just seems like the half diamonds, around the edges, should have an added seam allowance to make the math work, not just the diamond cut in half. Does that make sense? Since I didn’t have a pattern and I didn’t want to waste to a speck of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I thought I’d toss this out there to play with.
It’s coming together but I’m still not sure about those seam allowances. Anybody?
Isn’t it funny how the fabrics look so much nicer in a quilt as opposed to in a cabinet? It still amazes me….
As for other projects, I did get my super secret quilt completed and shipped in time for Christmas. I couldn’t have been happier with it. It is Zen Chic’s White Labyrinth. Check it out. It is the only one I have seen outside of Brigitte’s, at the Quilt Show and I’m pretty proud of it!
Still have my Bubble quilt to get basted up and get ready to quilt.
No sign left of Christmas around here. We did get it all cleaned up and packed away, even did some deep cleaning of the Christmas decor that hasn’t been used in ages. Hopefully someone at Goodwill will find some deals…. Oh and I found two large tubs of the really old quilting fabrics… From the beginning of time. Anybody have any great ideas for really scrappy quilts??? That look good with ugly fabric??
I haven’t even been through all my Christmas pictures, yet. I have *got* to do that soon. Will post them when I do.
I think I’m still getting over all the busyness of Christmas and all the travel we did over the holidays. It was a most enjoyable time. We got to spend quality time with everyone this year. But boy am I tired. Oh and I have one heck of a cold, I have to get over that, now.
Thank you granddaughter for that lovely reminder of you… XXOO
On a side no note, I am looking for a backpack vacuum and am thinking about this one. Does anyone have one or have opinions on one? Thanks for any input!