Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
There are so many good things to celebrate during March this year.
For our family, there are 2 big girl birthdays - 9 and 15!
St. Patrick's Days, National Quilting Day and Easter!
It's an action packed month for sure.
The weather in Minnesota has been unseasonably warm, however, cold and snow are headed our way once again.
I don't know about you but I need a little spring.
If fabric is the only way I can get it then I'll take it :)
Sew in celebration of National Quilting month......
I have an awesome giveaway for my readers this week.
The Fat Quarter Shop has offered a
for one of my followers in celebration of National Quilting Month!
What a perfect time to get a little gingham to add to a quilt project?
I love the Riley Blake ginghams
and have used them in several of my
blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt.
Want to win the bundle? Here's how you can get entries!
1. Leave a comment on my blog with an accurate
email address linked account
or leave a comment with an email in this form abc at yahoo dot com etc.
2. Follow me on instagram
3. repost about the giveaway on instagram with tag #spunsugarginghamsgiveaway
I will announce a winner on March 20, 2016!
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Yep tackling my scraps....
It's going to be a long haul I believe.
I have loads of scraps after quilting for more than 20 years.
I decided that I would give my best effort to clear out what I don't think I will use in the next couple of years -okay 10 years lol ;)
I started with my 1.5" strip bin. My cat Porkchop thought the container was just for him...
These pictures are taken on different days even!
He would go there immediately after I opened the box.
Once I finished my strip bin, I went on to my boxes that were sorted by color.
When I dumped out the blues...it stayed in a cube because it was packed so tight!
I cut out half of it.
I have big scrap bags listed by color on instagram.
If they don't sell on the #thegreatfabricdestash then I will put them on etsy.
I am just charging a couple dollars over the shipping costs.
I just want them to go to a good home.
Once I finished my boxes by color, I started on my zip lock bags that have accumulated.
I would put low volume strips or just 1930's in a bag to 'sort' later.
Well later has come and it's time to tackle them.
Sorry for the blurry picture. I just wanted to show yet another shoe box size of strips.
And of course, the cat in the containers meant for strip sorting.
I've now begun to sort my strip size and color. This has taken me a couple of weeks.
I won't lie, it gets a bit boring at times when I decide to iron and trim the wonky strips to 'size'.
But I think it will be worth it in the end.
I'd like to be able to just pick out a bunch of precut 2.5" squares and just sew.
Or use them for a leaders and enders project.
This is just the beginning.