Yesterday I was going through the box of fabric that I had set aside for Handful of Scraps when I thought it was going to grow to be a big quilt – well as you can see from yesterdays post it didn’t continue to grow and now I have fabric to fold and put in boxes and on the shelf and empty out this bigger box. Yes where do I put all of this now LOL – and yes a whole tin of basted 7/8th inch hexies in colors that will no longer be used in this quilt. They will eventually be made into something else but at this time I don’t know what. Lots of neutrals to be put into other things too! Sometimes when I plan a quilt I go through the shelves and bins and pull out fabric I think I will or could use so that I don’t end up using it for something else- that way it is there if I need it and if I end up not using it – back on the shelf it goes for another quilt. ( I have one more tin of pre cut hexies in neutrals as well-not basted I forgot to add them to the pile)
Besides this box of fabric that I have I’m sure some of you think I must have a ton – well in my mind I have a lot but I know of a lot of bloggers who have a ton more! This is my stash store:
And 18 shoe boxes of pieces folded fq or less and about 12 cardboard boxes like the one on the shelf here that have precut squares from scraps and one of them I think has half square triangles and two of strings and a few other small boxes here and there of various bits and pieces – and there are two plastic boxes in the closet full of scraps – so yes I shop the stash first and with no local quilt shop this is why I have this. Keep in mind too that a lot of what is in these boxes are bits and pieces left over from quilts made in the last 20 years – if you do not like to make scrap quilts – get what you need and no more.
I also got some fabric picked out for the next Round We Go circle star – the beige with the red in it will for the area that is shown in blue on the sample of the pattern envelope, the two reds for the points and the white with black polka dots the outer edges. I would like to get caught up on this pattern. I should be finishing up pattern number 4 by now. I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts — My Quilt Infatuation— Midweek Makers — Jo’s Country Junction
Murrieta Stars from Monday night
Yesterday besides exercising and doing some household chores I got several cookie doughs made but haven’t baked them, they needed to chill so thought I would get the dough made one day and baked over the next couple. Melanie and I will be going shopping this evening after she gets done with work to pick up last minute things.