Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Clearing Begins
And you thought I was kidding - there is a little light at the end of the day. The large tubs are still under the board because my 'muscle' didn't come today like planned - hopefully this weekend. BUT one of the tubs was emptied - all those pieces of scrap batt plus a big box of fabrics went off to the local church group No, not scraps but a bit of a clear out of yardage. That seems to sit on the shelf as needed fillers, background, and blenders. There were things that have sat too long and now I know they will get used up.
This is what was cleared from that spot. I had two baskets and a small tote and a baggy (or two or three) of all these plaids, stripes, dissected parts of shirts, chambry, and light weight denim scraps. I see three, maybe four, quilts in this pile.
Of course when a pile of fabric gets dumped on the table, it calls for some serious snoopervising.
Once I got some organized piles to work with, the first project tackled was some log cabin blocks with the greens and yellows. 42 blocks that now need some trimming up to 7.5" square for a gender neutral baby quilt. There were 20 more 2.5" center squares, but I used all the greens and yellows up so they went into my barrel. Maybe I can find something to machine applique on this one. (and just noticed - not even a planned RSC15 - green)
I swear, someone waved a magic wand and that cat changed color!! Somewhere along the way there was a changing of the fabric guard. Did you notice? Moe chose the dark pile and Bella chose the reds.
Sorry Miss Bell, I am working those reds - a lot of women's dissected shirt parts and I pulled my shoe box of leftover neutral JR strips for some Sawtooth Stars. And why waste those geese cut offs - they make perfect smaller blocks. This one will take a little longer because of the double star making, then I will tackle that dark pile.
Do you dump a pile of fabric and just play?