Saturday, October 23, 2010
In a search for backing fabric last week, I found a bag of scraps. And a box of scraps. So I got out the bins for sorting. I now have 3 bins of blue scraps and could probably make a dozen quilts just from these bits.
As ever, it's nice to see all the pieces of former projects.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
So with my math skills and my rotary cutter, I misjudged the number of squares one might need from the rolls of fabric and I know have enough 3 inch squares (in pairs) for a 70 x 85 inch quilt
a 40 x 63 inch quilt
a 28 x 18 doll quilt
at minimum, since I suspect the number of squares out in the sewing room will have doubled by the time I get out of work tomorrow.
I also found the rest of the backing flannel for the Whirlygiggle II, which is another showcase of my math skills because for the last two weeks, I thought I was short a bit. Nope, I have close to a yard remaining. Not counting the big scraps. Ah well, if I don't get 6 yards to back a quilt (even a baby quilt) I'm sure to run out.
To be honest, if I had the right color thread, I'd be out there quilting it right now. Thanks to my flannel stashing powers I have enough of a green flannel to back this.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
With all the projects I've got in line, I think I'll be able to put together the coin quilt from leftover binding bits.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We'll put together a few more to send with another staff member who is going for a short volunteer stint in a few months.
* The sweat shop did not use forced labor (much) and was freezing most days due to a huge HVAC project that's going on in the building.
** I'll try to put up a replacement picture when they are delivered.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
According to my handy dandy Excel tracking sheet, I will need to finish a quilt every 5 days in order to finish all the quilts I have planned before the end of the year. Not holding my breath on that one. Some are presents though so I'll finish out the year with pictures of previously done quilts mostly. Or you know, pictures of my shelves of pretty folded fabric.