Wednesday, August 5, 2015


I have a wonderful, talented quilting friend who is doing a bit of de-stashing.  She came into my shop yesterday and bestowed upon me the greatest of gifts for a scrap quilter like me - precut squares!!  A bin of 2.5" squares, one of 3" squares and a 2 gallon Baggie of 5" squares. Jackpot!!
I precut all my scraps into squares, but mine are NEVER this NEAT!  How does she do it??
I was inspired to sew when I got home from work, but my cutting table was completely buried in knitting paraphernalia and my ironing board was lost under UFOs, patterns and fabric scraps. I spent about an hour tidying up (why do I let it get like that?) and then treated myself to an hour of sewing. I restrained myself and kept away from my new precuts, forcing myself instead to tackle a UFO. I chose a scrappy plaid project that I had all the material collected for but for which I had done very little sewing. My inspiration is Julie K's quilt in her header. I have a LONG way yet to go!

It's good to get some quilting done.  Lately it has all been class and shop samples:
Corner Bookmarks as samples for my afterschool program

A newborn crown hat to highlight a yarn in the shop
That's the trouble with doing so many different things - it seems like there's never enough time!!  May you all find the time you need to do the things you WANT!  Be well!


Julie Fukuda said...

I'm glad to see you are getting some time for yourself. (And to see you back in the blogging world).

jirons42 said...

After admiring that quilt on Julie's blog header, I made it in all plaids and it is one of my favorite makes. I gifted it to my son-in-law who loves it also. It's a winner keep at it when you can fit it in.

The Cozy Quilter said...

That crown hat is adorable!!!! I have admired the strip quilt for years...I love the fabrics you are using. Take care! Gail

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I made a quilt, like the one in Julie's header, with blues/greens/aquas for Quilts of Valor a while back. It was hard to let that one go. Love the corner bookmarks.