Alright - I promised updates on my summer project but could not find the camera because my family moved. The camera has been unpacked so now I will give you the update. I decided that I would make a postage stamp quilt (using 1 inch squares) for our new King Sized bed. I have a very large stash of 1930s fabrics so I thought the best thing to do would be to alternate 1930s with Kona Snow (a winter white coloured solid from Robert Kaufman that just happens to be my favourite background fabric).
First thing is first I am going to show some pictures of my 1930s fabrics...I really couldn't capture the sheer vastness of how much of it I actually have. Here is one small box of scraps.
|Here is a picture of the giant tub in my unpacked living room - |
boy did it ever get grubby in storage during the move!
PS - we finished unpacking that room on Sunday :o)
|Here is a peak inside the giant tub.|
Magpie is nothing if not a realist and informed me that if I didn't pick up the pace and stop futzying around cutting one little square at a time that not only wouldn't I finish my quilt this summer - I wouldn't finish it this lifetime (ouch!). Magpie gave me an extension on my project (until October) and set out a clearer path for getting the project done - what would we do without friends?
|Step One: Grab the biggest vessel in the house which happens to be our gigantic salad bowl.|
|Step Two: Dump all squares into the bowl|
|Step Three: Start strip cutting to fill the bowl as quickly as possible (well I didn't quite get to that yet - I kept cutting up my little leftovers but I will start ironing and cutting larger pieces this week).|