My focus will be a little different this weekend. I’m bored with my current projects and I need to rejuvenate some stuff to get my sewjo back.
I did get Scrapitude done so no more binding! yay! I do want to take another finished picture though. The one I took was washed out and I want a better one. I believe the forecast today in LA is rain so it will have to wait until the sun comes back out. I’m not complaining about the weather though. We need as much rain as we could get!
I have some non-quilty stuff to do this weekend that will intrude upon my crafting time. I have a big project at work and I promised my team that my part of it will be done by Monday so they can start their part when they come in on Monday. And this morning, I’ve got a hair appointment to go to. So first, my hair, then my work. And … AND… I almost forgot about it but my favorite LQS, The Quilt Emporium, is having their annual anniversary sale. Everything in the store is 30% off! I’m going to be having a dip in my stash and in my budget. I usually try to buy backing during this time and the next quilt I will need backing for is Celtic Solstice. I have backing for my next few quilts already. But, I don’t want to buy backing for Celtic Solstice. It’s a scrappy quilt and I think I’m going to pull fabric from my stash to make a scrappy pieced back. So, I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity to buy something at 30% off. I’m not sure what. I may mix it up a bit. A bit of yardage and maybe a ruler, and maybe a spool of a neutral Aurifil.
So that’s the plan today and when I get home, I’m not sure I’ll have time to actually do anything quilty. But if I do … here’s the plan:
- I have to cut 31 strips of the yellow fabric I bought a few weeks ago for the strip club at my quilt guild. The meeting is Monday and I’ve procrastinated enough!
- Raining Cats and Dogs – get Border #2 done. I’m tired of Celtic Solstice. It’s been on my sewing table these last few weeks and I finally cleaned it all up, put it in it’s bin and decided that I’m going to work on something different for a change.
Last night, I when through my scrap bin. As you may recall, I’ve got a bunch of different bins. Here’s how they are sorted:
Bin #1 – scraps I can no longer use. They are so tiny and are used to stuff pet beds or mailing stuff.
Bin #2 – Scraps I can use but cannot cut pieces out of. They’re bigger than 1/2 an inch and I use them for relaxing piecing when I don’t want to work on an actual project. This is the bin my girl has free reign to use whenever she gets in the mood to piece fabric together.
Bin #3 – Scraps that I can cut into pieces but are not large enough to fold. So nothing bigger than a 5×7 or 8×10 depending on my mood.
Bin #4 – Scraps that are large enough to fold. These are fabric from quilt projects I’ve completed and have enough fabric left over to fold up. or are fat quarters I have on hand. I don’t generally buy fat quarters but they still end up in my stash.
Yards of fabric – these are kept in 4-5 separate large tote bins. The bins above are small.
I went through Bin #3 and last fall, I pulled fabric out for Scrapitude 2016 (which I haven’t started piecing) and that helped use up a lot. But with finishing Tell It To The Stars and Scrapitude 2015, I stuffed the bin full again with the excess material from these projects. So last night I took out the Accuquilt I purchased at QuiltCon and used it to go through the bin and cut 2.5″ squares. I should have taken pictures of the process but was engrossed in actually doing it that I forgot to. Here’s the finished set of squares:
I don’t know what I’m going to do with them. I’m thinking I’m going to use them as leaders and enders and piece them together. We’ll see. I’m really happy that my bin #3 is half full now. 🙂
Have a great quilty Saturday!