Thursday, January 24, 2013

The End of the Beginning (and giveaway)

I have finished cutting all the needed strips for the Punk's Junkyard Quilt (scrappy trip along). This is 20 more blocks' worth of cut fabric, organized into strip sets.

See how empty my palette stash is? I used almost every fabric at least once.

I now have a huge stacks of fabrics to sort and put away!

Much better, yes? This makes me happy to see, but I'm thinking about removing these boxes from my studio for a few months. They infringe on my cutting space.

I have plenty of fabric for creative endeavours without using my newly slimmed down palette. I have a HUGE jar full of strings and possibilities. I also have refilled my random scrap box and my "crumb" collection is getting to a respectable level again.

When I began my January cutting marathon, this box could close. Check out this stack of 2.5" squares! These are leaders and enders for my long-term Jacob's Ladder quilt. I have 8(?) blocks sewn up, and I've decided that binding this quilt with prairie points might be a cute idea. End date goal of Christmas 2014.

I also have a tentative desire to finish (as in quilted and bound) 12 quilts this year. At least one will be baby sized; for whom I do not know yet.

While cleaning and sorting, a few more fabrics made it into my fugly pile. I keep it hidden under my desk so that I don't have to look at it. It's mostly neutrals and sickening chartreuse.

However, since it is anathema to throw away usable fabric I am offering to give it away. I'd love for it to go in one lot to save on postage. Who wants it?

If several of you want it, I will get my Pixie to randomly pick one.

PS Am I the only quilter who gets a little thrill to see one of "my" fabrics on someone else's blog?


  1. Okay, I'll bite. Why do others' scraps always look more appealing than mine?

  2. Ahahaha, those look like colours I would use in a quilt I'm planning for my mother-in-law.

  3. It looks like an interesting collection of fun Michelle- other people's scraps always are more appealing than your own.. Hope that you are able to find a good home for yours..
    You have been one busy and productive lady.. Yu are going to have lots of fun playing with your organized scraps.


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