Sunday, June 24, 2018
Stitching With A Friend
I pulled this cute little red basin over-flowing with browns. I dumped most, but someone thought this was a good place to take a nap while snoopervising work. How he squeezed himself in there, I don't know. AND how he never fell of the corner of the table, lucky!
See, some of that dump - left that large piece in the basin which made for Moe's nice bed. A real odd mix of a few darks, mediums, and lights. I need to use up as much of this as possible so I can then fit the left overs in a shoe box tote.
I cut miles of 2.5" strips in all different lengths per the scrap/piece and I am making a JR Race style quilt that will have a plain border and then a piano key border. The basin looks full still because I didn't fold a thing because they will be recut and strip pieced for the piano key.
The large piece will go on the shelfing system. That all needs organizing and arranging as I have gone thru roughly 20 yrds of fabric with quilt tops, backs, and gifted on in all this clearing out.
Why the clear out? Well, for some changes here at VroomansQuilts. My Mom at the age of 90, has decided to retire from her career of fiber arts and moving into Senior Living. There is to be a 'Quilter's Sale' July 4th-8th here at Quilt Lane of her 40+yrs. of quilting. Supplies, notions, lace and ribbon, cutting matts and rotaries, templates and rulers, thread, machines, and fabric galore. Then there will be a household items sale in September.
So my down sizing is due to the event if I have to make a sudden move. I have no ownership or vested rights, so it is at the decision of the family. This all comes on top of a booked vending schedule and a lot of Quilter's Hall of Fame events. Just breath deep and keep focused. As my Great Grandmother would tell me "just one more mountain to climb, so put on your boots".