Originally from Nebraska, I have lived in Oz since 1989. I love to quilt in my spare time. My days are filled with family and friends and of course, the 'day job'. My list of 'to do one day' seems to get longer all the time... but my motto is 'Never give up! Never surrender!' I will, one day, use everything in my stash... you believe me, don't you?
For the past few days I've been chopping up my novelty fabrics in to charm squares (5 inch). Anything fat quarter size and smaller got the chop.
These fabrics have been sitting around for a long, long, long time.
Here's my progress so far. I may just chuck the other scraps back in the box and call it done for now. Or not. We'll see. It feels good to have these under control. And prepared to share or throw into a quick baby quilt.
This little table runner is another one of my retreat projects. I used the fabric squares I won in a giveaway and I blogged about it here. I added two fabrics of my own. I'm pleased with it overall and will show it again once it's finished. I love these fabrics. It is Finally Free by Caroline Simas. It's not quite available yet (sigh) but the Fat Quarter Shop will email you when it's available if you ask them.
At my recent retreat, I made this fabric box from orphan blocks in the scrapheap. (The scrapheap is a bunch of scraps from quilters attending the retreat - it goes in a pile for people to rummage through as needed.) I used this as a warm-up project before I made the Dr Seuss bag.
The free pattern is from Val Laird and can be found here. I'm surprised at how sturdy it is and how well it stands up by itself. A very useful project and I will probably make one again sometime.
Isn't it amazing how life pushes forward so fast? And it feels like forever since you've been away but it's only been a few days? And now it's September and before you know it it will be Christmas...