Sunday, January 17, 2016
January sewing plan
Alright ... So my room was clean, my needle and bobbin area replaced and cleaned out ... I spent the last 2 weeks working on my January stash class ...
Last year I made a Christmas in January quilt, so I decided to echo that idea and do it again . I bought a few Christmas pieces in November and they worked well with other fabrics I had.
My stash is now at the point that I am struggling at times to find enough of something when I need larger pieces. When I got to the sashing I couldn't find anything that worked ... I was thinking black, then red, then gray ... Nothing looked right. I got frustrated ... But I figured I could raid my friend's stash! She went right to it and pulled out this brown and said what do you think!? I loved it! You know how when you look at something too long it stumps you ... Sometimes all you need is a fresh eye!! I spied a very small piece of red with bright green dots on it and knew that was my cornerstones. I just loved how it brightened the sashing and made everything come together!! My first finish of 2016 ... Yay!!
Now to make a back and make some binding for when it's ready for the quilter to quilt it -- haha -- me!!!! I really didn't want to add it to the stack of what needs to be quilted, but I had to get it into the store to hang for my sample ... Only 2 weeks til class, so the quilting will have to wait!
Now that my project is done, it's time to make some plans for 2016 ... I have a big pile of scraps that need to be cut and sorted so I can get that off my desk/floor.
I'll be back later to walk you through how I do that. In the meantime, go through your fabric and find those scraps ... Anything smaller than a fat quarter or 1/4 yard gets cut up and goes into scrap bins. Get that pile together and press everything so it's ready to cut. I know this is not a fun project ... But you're going to feel so much better when it's done!!