There was fabric added to my stash this week, but fortunately there was also even more fabric used. I am keeping up with my goal of using more than I add.
Improvisation in Green--borders 1.0 yard
Hanging sleeve for quilt in show .5 yard
Green Blooming 9-Patch--back 4.25 yard
Turquoise Scrappy Trips block .25 yard
My only addition was this fabric that I found at JoAnn's. I already have a piece of this print, but was very happy to find more of it yesterday. I am dreaming of a gradation of yellow/lime/bright green/turquoise/dark teal with grey accents and using this print as a border. Maybe someday...
I am visiting my mother in Wisconsin for a few days, and one thing she wanted me to do was go through the bags of fabric scraps that were stashed in the attic. Mom has always sewed, including making clothing for me and my three siblings for many years. She is the one that taught us to sew and instilled my love of creating with fabric.
She and I had a huge laugh last night when I read a comment on yesterday's blog post that said "you must be getting low on scraps." At the moment when I read that comment, this is what I could see all around me. I don't think I will every run out of scraps!
This started with bags of scraps that were roughly sorted by color, plus separate bags of stripes, plaids, checks, and solids. Some of the scraps in these bags go back 50 years or more. Mom and I had a great time looking through the collection and trying to remember the garments that were made from all the fabrics.
After we were done reminiscing, I went through all the bags and pulled out the fabrics that were too heavy or too flimsy for quilting. Next I started opening up all the little bundles and sorting the scraps by size. Soon I will be ready to press up the smaller pieces and try to figure out how to use them. My sister and I have talked about trying to make small quilts to show off the huge variety of these wonderful fabrics. I can't wait to get started!
TOTALS:Used this week: 6.0 yards
Used year to date: 80.50 yards