Monday, May 16, 2016

What I've Been Doing Lately

I know I don't post much. I am doing lots of sewing, but it takes so much time to photograph stuff and then edit it and write a post. I mean to show everything here on my blog, but then, somehow, I just don't. So here is an update of some goings on lately.

 So there is the scrap bin cleaning project. I have now done all but one of my scrap bins. I cut all scraps to usable sizes and threw away the rest. I only kept a very few small scraps of special stuff in each color bin.
 Before I began, all the bins looked like this one with whites and creams in it. I am so happy to see the progress in this. So far I think it has been 3 weeks in the making. Almost done.
 An upshot of this project is all the strings that are 2 inches or less being cut to one inch size and made into balls of "yarn" for my crocheted rug project. I have made a couple of these from the   Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial. They are fast and fun and use lots of strips that would otherwise be trash. I did throw away a lot of s(crap) also, just straight into the trash.
In between all this cutting and winding I have done some sewing as well. Here is a look at some of that:
 These sweet popsicles are going to be a table runner. I got this pattern from the Fresh Figs site. I don't often buy patterns, but something about this just grabbed me.
 I used only fabric from my stash for these. There are 11 popsicles in all. Just need a backing and to quilt it now. Maybe on my next day off.
Then there is this. I got the pattern for this block from the Fat Quarter Shop blog for free. I found it to be a perfect show case for my Sarah Jane fabrics . Many, but not all are included here and the bigger chunks will be pieced into a back. Still need to make sashing and get it all together.
Then there are these. These are in house printed fabrics from Hawthorne threads. Their designs and digitally printed. I have never purchased this type of fabric before, but the designs were so sweet.
 I got them and they were all printed on two large pieces of fabric. I cut them apart and washed them according to directions. They are a high thread count fabric, and they are quite stiff, even after being washed.
I love the colors and the designs, but I am used to a much softer fabric. I am not sure how much I like these or what they will be used for. Have you ever had anything like these? What did you think of them? Do they soften with time?
Well, that's it for today. Talk to you soon.

1 comment:

  1. I really like having my fabrics organized, too, and my stash is almost completely organized...yay! Love the popsicles and Sarah Jane blocks!


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