Thursday, May 12, 2016
I just had to start with a non quilting picture. My granddaughter, Madison made her first communion a couple of weeks ago and today was their May Procession. The school has all the 2nd graders wear their communion outfits to the procession. At least they get 2 wearings out of them! She opted to leave the veil at home but the crown got the thumbs up! I just love this age.
I posted this on Instagram....we had a speaker (I can't remember who) and she told us to pick out your fabrics, mix them all up and throw them on the floor. If one color is not working it will stand out. I just realized I use this method all the time without even thinking about it. Notice there is purple in there! Have you ever done this?
Here they are all nicely ironed waiting for me to sew them together.
I follow Red Pepper Quilts and I love everything she makes! When I saw this rectangular postage stamp type quilt I knew I wanted to make it. I decided to try one block to see if it was for me. I think so.....it would be a good retreat block where you just sew and cut, sew and cut, little thinking required.
So as I decided to start yet another quilt, I really feel anxious about all these scraps. Here you see some sorted by colors.
Strips in a bin. mostly from assorted jelly rolls.
Another basket that sits on the floor next to my machine. I really do need to come up with a system that works for me and stick with it! For today it's just too much for me to deal with! So I decided to clean them out with a giveaway. I will not guarantee any sizes but there will be a variety for sure! If I can't stuff them all into one envelope I will have 2 to give away.
To win, leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite size strip(s). Be sure to leave me your email address if you are a no reply commenter or I will not be able to contact you. This is in the US only because of the price of postage. I will pick the winner next Friday 5/20, I need some time to clean out those scraps! GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
In the wings are some more that need borders and quilting..........