Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WIP Wednesday - I need a shovel!

Yikes, not much quilting going on here this week.  I am cleaning out my attic space in preparation for a garage sale this weekend.  Half of said attic is full of the remainders of my girls childhood toys and stuffed animals.  Over 150 of the latter.  In case you were wondering, this is what it looks like when you pile them all on your futon:

The good news is that I now have at least half of the attic clean and ready to store other things in a more organized manner!

Before the great purge began I finished my February UFO!  
 Because the fabrics were so busy and I really wanted to finish it more quickly I opted for an overall swirl pattern, which looks great!  I used red Auriful 50 weight and only had two thread breaks for the entire quilt.  Love it!
 I used a black for the binding.
 Isn't it a nice quilt?  Very dynamic!  After finishing this one I was excited to see what I get to finish in the month of March.  I was hoping it wouldn't be a big project because March is always busy with wedding anniversaries and birthdays.  I got my wish!
I'm just calling this Big House for now.  It was a Joann Fabrics block of the month several years ago.  I did this because my group of ladies wanted a lesson in Machine applique.  I think it came out really cute.  I have some coordinating fat quarters, and pulled some additional fabrics to go with it.  I plan on making a variety of star blocks to surround it and call it good.  Instead of my usual method of starting sewing then seeing where the fabric runs out I am going to plan a little and cut out my backgrounds first.  I think I'll have to mix and match, but I have plenty of options.  Then I'll make my blocks and get this show on the road!  Well, at least I will after the garage sale.  Wish me luck - two more days of sorting!  

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1 comment:

thebutterflyquilter said...

I think your red, black and white quilt is just gorgeous!!! I hope you sell a lot this weekend!