Monday, January 12, 2015

This 'n That

Lucky me! I was the mystery winner at Lori's Humble Quilts blog for participating in her Cascadia Quiltalong. Today I received an envelope full of 1-1/2" squares! What fun! From what I can see I only have a few of the same fabrics--all others are new :)

Thank you, Lori!

My Cascadia was unfinished when I linked up with Lori's but I quilted it over Christmas and put the binding on when we got back home.

The back. 

I finally basted and started quilting my Brown & Blue Star quilt. I use 1" masking tape to mark the lines. I'm hoping it will go f-a-s-t.

These are some of the fabrics I'll be using in a new Sawtooth Star quilt that I've been wanting to make for a long time.

I've made two (actually 3) blocks so far with six to go.

One of the quilts on my 2015 list to make is a Tumbler Quilt. These are cut from 4-1/2" squares trimmed to 2-1/2" across the top.  

I am into a serious "re-organization" of my fabrics. All the ones on the top shelf are vintage and those on the second shelf are novelties--Christmas, kids, flowers, fall, etc. I started saving selvages a while ago so they are draped at the bottom of the lower shelf. I would normally keep "new project" fabrics on the lower shelf, too, but that is about to change.

I have two large cabinets on either side of the shelves above where I keep repro fabrics in one side, and yardage, checks/plaids, and more novelty fabrics in the other. Yikes! This is looking really sparse.  

That's because my repro fabrics are in piles all over my sewing room floor! How do you organize your stash? Mine was by color but suddenly I have the urge to do it by time period mainly because I make more repro quilts than anything else. And rather than flip through all my fabrics searching for the right ones I will be able to go to the designated shelf and voila! We'll see. That may or may not work :) I find there are quite a few fabrics I have never used and probably never will so have set them aside until I decide what to do with them.  

All my patriotic fabrics are in this laundry basket which makes them easy to find :)

In the meantime, I treated myself to some new fabric :) I can visualize this blue in a strippy quilt alternating with pink toile like the one that was once in the Peto Collection. Hmmm . . .

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer

1 comment:

  1. My stash is in one double wide BR closet and is a total wreck right now! I work messy when I'm pulling fabrics.
    Have fun with those scraps.