Friday, 27 January 2006

My First Stash Quilt



OK...so I started to go through the boxes of scraps of green and blue strips for the quilt I am working on. I thought I would go through the boxes and get as many strips that I could. Then I could attack the shelves and get some fat quarters out to cut up.....
I needed 96 green strips 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" strips. 192 blue (same size)....I managed to get enough from just the strip boxes, and not even touch the fat quarters on the shelf.! :) And this is for a single size bed! What was I saying about too much fabric in a previous post?

I managed to cut all the strips today, and 192 red connectors to sew to the blue strips. Over the day, I sewed all the strips together. Tonight when the boys are sleeping I will try and sew up the 6" blocks. Hopefully I will have 96 altogether. Then tomorrow, or Sunday I can play around with placements before I sew the top together!
My photos came out in the wrong order....the second photo is all the strips cut, the second picture is all the red connectors sewn onto the blue strips.

Thursday, 26 January 2006

My Quilting Stash



mmm.....do I really have too much fabric...
Am I in the running for "She who dies with the most fabric wins?". Not even close...you should see some of the quilters cupboards that I have seen! I like to show these pictures to Phil, so he realises my stash isn't so bad! :)
In my quilting internet group it was suggested that we should name this year as "International Year of the Scrap Quilt". I like to think of it as "International Year of Use Your Stash Year".

Here are 2 photos of my stash. The shelving is most of the fabric that I have (there is some stashed away in a few boxes, but this is the majority. The second is the boxes of scraps. These are sorted into widths. These are left over strips of fabric that I have used in other quilts over the years...but couldn't bear to throw out!
I hope that by the end of the year, I will be able to see a dramatic difference in these shelves and boxes...I will keep this photo as a reference, and see how it goes. I am trying really hard not to buy any new fabric....but I tell Phil that sometimes I think the fabric on these shelves are breeding...there cannot be any other explanation??

Wednesday, 25 January 2006

UFO continues


Here is the current cross stitch that I am working on. This kit I won in a magazine, and it isn't really to my taste, but I am determined to finish it, and get it out of my "To Do" list...then I have the matching design to do as well. (I won 2 kits) I have no idea what to do with it once they are completed??
The weather here has been really cold, around - 10 -to -14 each day...I have had a cold this week, so not much of anything done. But today I put a few stitches into this picture....almost 3/4 of the way through it now! YIPPEE....