Tuesday, May 19, 2015
My 'Let's Book It' project is a little closer to a finish. See, I am making it much smaller than the original. Just a nice little wallhanging. I will have this sandwiched up for handquilting for Slow Stitching Sunday.
After so many quilts and quilting, I wanted to play with some small projects. This Tutorial makes the cutest crayon roll ups. I have few juvenile prints, but the few scraps I have work up so nicely in these. Now I need to find boxes of fat crayons to fill them.
And some library book tote bags. No tutorial needed - just took a large book to use for size - 2 rectangles ( 13" x 15") of the main fabric, 2 rectangles for the lining and two (4" x 25") for straps. And I use some light weight pellon fuseable batt to give the bag a little sturdiness - and a light weight pellon fuseable strip of interfacing in the straps. Box corners (2") - just a fun distraction.
And a not so fun distraction! I did a guest post for Hands2Help on scrap management - things were so neat then. Have you ever noticed that if you clear a spot, it becomes the perfect place to pile things up? And the baskets - so my downfall. But they are actually projects that will be cleared out by mid-June. I stuck a board across units and covered it - tucked under and hiding are 4 large totes. One full of scrap batt that I hope the local church group will take for rag quilts. One tote full of quilt tops waiting for their 'frosting'. One tote is full of extra wide backings and the last one is full of bagged double fleece and minky -sale. AND forgot to take it down - yup, my long term project with the 1.5" bits is hanging there (part of it). This entire area is earmarked for complete clear out by the end of June.
And I can hear you all laughing,