Been busy cutting birds for the last 15 blocks of Bird Brain – the day started with 15 stacks of bird parts
Then the white background pieces were all cut and added to the stacks – birds are now ready to be stitched again. Stacked up neatly so they do not take up a lot of room. After this photo I stacked all the stacks on top of each other in one pile
This is going to be the backing for the bird quilt – I bought it last year on a sale from Hancocks of Paducah for about $3.50 a yard.
The next quilt to go on the quilting frame is Tumalo Trails I didn’t have any backing fabric for it so I ordered using my Craftsy $25 gift code and paying about $15 more I got 10 yards of a clearance fabric it is a Boundless Lily and Loom fabric in purple. With my coupon I paid about a dollar and fifty cents a yard for it – not bad by a long shot (and free shipping) – that $25 came in handy the fabric was marked down to $4 a yard. I thought I would use it for batting but after looking through my supplies I saw I have a king size batting for this quilt and I have pieces I can put together for the birds. I needed it for backing more.
Like I say I will need to sew or fuse three pieces together for the birds, but it will use up more of the large scraps of batting – I still have several small bags of batting to piece together for other small quilts that will come up.
The area on Handful of Scraps quilted on Friday night.
A different angle.
Still putting together the second circle star from Block #4 pattern of Round We Go – For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I plan to get this circle finished and work more on my quilting. I am also linking up to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework .
Leftover parts of the bird fabric – I will cut what I can into usable pre-cut squares and put away in my fabric boxes – I don’t save anything smaller than a 1.5 inch square – this treasure chest well then be used for another project. How is your weekend going and what do you plan to do for a lazy Sunday?