Sunday, 27 March 2016

Difficult working conditions

What with decorators and travels I haven't been able to sort out my purchases. I have a serious overflow of stash but I find it surprising just how often an older fabric comes in handy so I'm not ready to dispose of too much just yet. However in order to "shop" the newer stash  I need for some current projects it needs to be on view so I am going to photograph yardage that I shall pack away in smaller bags into a bigger container all labelled. Then I'll have space to range the newer stuff on shelves.  If I haven't missed or needed it with a reasonable time I shall be hiring a table at the next stash sale.
Horrible mess

Despite the horrible mess I have been working. Before I can start on my Shimmer Octagons I need to  cut up fabric for a previous Shoo Fly/8point star project as my choices overlap. When using some b/w grid fabric for the latter I realised I needed to keep some back to sash and border  the U3A jelly roll quilt so I cut those lengths out before proceeding further . . I made rough test blocks in hand dyes of the star blocks to check sizes and then a test block in my chosen fabric to recheck my final decisions and to check pressing options. I think I'll really like this quilt.
8 pointed star

Shoo Fly

Meanwhile I've enjoyed hand quilting the Thimbleberries quilt and yesterday I attached the binding. I need to catch the binding down on the back, remove tacking stitches and wash it to remove the markings.
Thimbleberries for my husband

Detail

1 comment:

JoZart Quilts said...

I think I too will really love your 8 pointed star quilt. The touch of contrast with the black and white works so well and your choice of fabric is super.
Thanks so much for sharing all the photos of your latest trip, I really do enjoy browsing and find the different styles so interesting. Quite inspirational too. I almost wish you were going away again soon!
Jo x