Remember I said I was rewarding myself with starting a new project for finishing 7, count 'em SEVEN, wooo-whooo!! UFOs? Well I started the stars that I pictured in my last post and while I was cutting scraps for the stars, I saw some fabric that would lend itself to Bonnie Hunter's Mountain Majesty
I've been wanting to do, so I started one of those and that led to some for bricks and stones...I mean if the remnant is already 3 1/2" X 8" which is the size I like to make mine, why not go ahead and sew those black and white 4P onto it (left over from the last one I made)? And here's some more white 2" squares so I can cut these black ones and make a few more...oh, look at this brown print, it will make such good 3 1/2" squares for the scrappy basket. And so it went. When I shut the light out in the sewing room last night, I had started four more quilts. OOPS..make that five...I also sewed a few light/dark 2" strips into tubes and cut Hidden Spools
blocks with my easy angle. The cool thing is by organizing my stash, I have a better way to keep these WIPs. I covered my shelves with some heavy duty vinyl wall paper, stapling over the edge and neatly onto the bottom so it looks really nice. I found I can slip one of these drapery hooks into the shelf edge like so
clip the blocks together with a binder clip and hang them on the hook. The WIPs look very nice hanging in a row. And I am busting my stash. I did empty another tub of scraps working on these. I think it is just in my nature to always have several things in the works. That way as I am cutting I can add as I see what scraps work best with which project. I can see some real progress in getting all these tubs emptied. I found most of my youngest daughter's T-shirts which I plan to give her as a quilt for Christmas...
Best part of all this is I am really enjoying myself. I love my life,