Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Round and Round

Wrapping and wrapping
                                              Then stitching round and round to make the base.

More of the same and I have sides to my shape.
The 15 meter  coil of clothes line is almost at an end. But I am not finished going round and round so more cord will be spliced in and I will continue.

Lots more repetation in the cleaning  sorting and moving of fabric.  The upside of which is finding lots more small bits of various colors ( like red). I really really didn't think I had so many bits of red or blue or purple!

No plan but interesting to see a snap shot of my fabric and color choices.

Happy Mid-week  Terry

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Under my Needle

It has been 4 weeks since my last post. That seems like " a long time between drinks " but there hasn't been much happening. Well nothing new to "write home about ". I am slowly. Oh ever so slowly sorting the stash , re organizing the stash and cutting up bits along the way when I need a sit down.

But all that changed when I found this bundle of cotton clothes line on Monday morning. I had purchased it a while back.  Truth be told quite a while back  to make a bag. You know the fabric wrapped coil bags. I looked at it thinking well it won't "go off" and put it away in the soon to be sewing room.

Monday night happened and a dear friend came to quilting stitching the beginings of a wrapped coil bag.  That was all the prompting required and on Tuesday morning I arrived at quilting with some orphaned fabric and my rotary cutter.

After cutting bias strips and wrapping rope I was ready to start.

All set up with walking foot and zig zag set I have started a project that has deffinately reached it's use by date.

I was so happy on Monday night that I resisted the initial urge to toss the clothes line. 
The stash sorting might be taking a detour but there will be less to put away. 

Looking forward to tomorrow.  Rehab in the morning and stitching in the arvo.
Enjoy your Friday  Terry. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stash & Scraps

The end of a quilt always has some left overs to tidy up. Kind of like the refrigerator

leftovers that make great meals.

Scraps make great quilts.

I started making 4 patch blocks from the undersized swapped blocks.  I searched for the Addicted to Scraps column in Quiltmaker which I purchased during the visit with family in April.

Wow that was a long time ago.

Thought I'd try a couple Idaho Square Dance  blocks featured in Bonnie's  column. There are 28  1 1/2" squares in the finished 7" block. 32 pieces in total.

Yikes *!*!    Oh well I guess just a couple .     So cutting commenced ......

I remembered all the leftover  delicacies from Archer's Quilt.

and ..... continued  cutting 1 1/2" squares  and 2" squares and 2 1/2" tumblers.

The cutting was over a couple of days as you can see from the change in the tiny tiny off cut pile.

Don't ever think husband's don't know what we're up too. Mine walked by almost at the end of this cutting session and asked "What are you up to? All so small must be Doll Quilts. "

I never cut pieces this small and he knows it. All I can say in my defense
is " Bonnie made me do it"

If your a scrap saver wishing to reduce the size of your stash check out her blog ( see link above).

So much eye candy.

Enjoy Terry