Yesterday I started moving some of my stash and shelving out of my sewing room in preparation for the new window installation. I got a bit side tracked and sorted out a few drawers of miscellaneous fabric. Cut offs from backings, extra blocks, strips of other fabrics and archival fabrics. The last bunch was stuffed in the back of a drawer. I remember buying this fabric, I liked the colors and I thought it was a nice scene, buying it because I liked it, and it was not for any project in particular. I think this was the beginning of buying fabric just for the fun of it, to collect it, stash enhancement. At the time, I had three small children, and not a lot of free time or money to splurge on fabric. I think there may have been a certain amount of guilt attached to this piece of fabric. Twenty years later, I still don’t have a clue what to do with it. It’s large enough to make a backing, with some creative piecing, but that seems like the easy way out. I could make individual blocks out of the different scenes and surround it with similarly colored pieced blocks. I could cut it up really small and use it for a neutral. I could leave it up on the design wall, but the window replacement…
This past weekend I worked on finishing the Forest Floor quilt. I got the ‘top to bottom’ quilting done, and turned the quilt on the frame to complete the ‘left to right’ borders. Here are some pictures, this is all computer guided, a set of designs from Wasatch Quilting . I just got a laser pointer and installed it on my longarm, it points to where the needle will pierce the fabric. It made placing the designs so much easier.
Also, earlier this week I bound these two quilts. The Cat walk quilt and coincidentally an older UFO that was a mystery quilt in which I used a Julie Paschkis line called Catkin.
I haven’t heard form the contractor yet, so I think I have another day to empty the room. My DH is home today, for past presidents day, might be able to get some help there.
Linking up with Judy for Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.