Sunday, July 26, 2015
Monday Making 7/27/15
I picked up the green quilt that is slowly getting it's binding done only to have this character take over the next project. What a struggle to try and get sashings and borders on this with this monster claiming it. This is my Let's Book It project and I would really like to have it (flimsy) ready for the linky party.
Since I've played with so many scraps and scrap projects, I had to touch some NEW fabric. I bought 3 FQ packages of Marcus on sale (half price and then 20% off total order- yippie!) from Hancock's of Paducah some time ago. Go check it out - they have another sale. I pulled a layer cake I have been saving too - Barbara Brackman's 'Ladys Album' to play with the Heritage Stars pattern. AND I am using Barbara's Stars in a Time Warp QAL to make this. Although I am using NEW fabric, I am having to dig in all my totes and bins and shelves to find some of the period fabrics she discusses. That's a good thing, because I will finally get my Civil War fabrics into ONE location.
I need 52 six inch stars (16 within a large star), so this QAL will be perfect to accomplish all these. Since I have to start from the beginning and browse thru Barbara's previous posts, I am enjoying reading the history of the period and fabrics all over again. These little Sawtooth Stars don't really take that long to make, but with seeing photos of the different prints - I am scouring my stash to find that 'oh, I have that one' fabric. Now I need a new tote to keep my project and fabrics in.
**and maybe I can sneak some stitches in that binding and add those borders while the furkid is napping**