Thursday, January 29, 2015
Scraps, Scraps, Scraps
This has been the month for scraps. They are coming in large boxes, medium boxes, and baggies of all sizes. AND I AM LOVING IT!! So are the furkins - do you see Bella in the middle of this glorious pile? This became scattered all over with great delight - by both her and me.
Moe loves the boxes - yup, that was one huge box!!
And I can't believe how neatly this pile is stacked when I pulled it out of the box - actually it was neater, I thumbed thru it. I can't even fold up quilt tops neatly to pack off. I have everything else processed down, but this one is new. It will wait for a play date in February as I really need to get some sewing done.
Some of these went into the strip boxes, some into my different project containers, and yes even into baggies that hold a future project. That baggy is my collection for a 'low-volumn' quilt. Actually I have 3 of those now so I think there is enough for an April play date.
Yup, I process these as soon as they come in. If it is a small bag I can get the done in an afternoon. Large boxes take a day to sort and some of that sort does get put in it's place. Then another day to finish the processing and sometimes a day to cut it down into the fabric food chain - I love cutting fabric - really, I do.
Some went into my rolling drawer towers, some into the plastic shoe bins (FQ size), some in my barrels. As you can see, these barrels are STUFFED!! That's where I need to tackle with a marathon session with my machine. My SIL is using my Juki right now as her little lady went off for a Spa treatment - so my little 'Walmart' Brother machine is perfect for this - it does hum happily with chaining pieces - other things - NO.
I did do a little sewing - my blue and pink bricks for the 'Now & Later' project. This is a RSC15 project and I need 388 bricks for this quilt, so 40 of each color over 10 months will get me there with room to play.
And I totally freaked today because I thought I had forgotten I needed to pull a winner for my bag of salvedges. But it was today, so sigh of relief. And more was stuffed in here too. The winner is:
Barb H @ StitchXStitch
I will contact her for mailing info and off they will go. This bag fills pretty fast, so there will be future chances.
Another snow storm has hit us, so a good time to sew,