Well, first there’s the sampler. One of my quilt groups decided to do a sampler in 2012. Each month one of us brought directions for a twelve inch block. One month was an extra choose your own (which is why there’s a T block in the upper left corner: T for Terrie). So, I had a bunch of French General lying around and decided to play with those fabrics. This is a truly lousy picture but it’s the layout I’m thinking of.
Once I had the twelve blocks done I decided I wanted to have them surround a center block, so out came the GO!
I just love those feathers! I traced the design onto vinyl and then laid the tracing on a light box with the fabric over it to get the positioning right.
I’ll have better pictures once I start actually putting it all together. I have to visit the quilt shop for the sashing fabrics first though.
My brains is still locked into “use it up” mode. Well, I have three dressers in my sewing room stuffed with fabric. There’s a lot of new fabrics out there I just love, but I’m feeling a little too guilty to buy them at the moment. I need to use up more of what I’ve got first. And finish more of those in process projects as well.
And while bookmarks don’t exactly clear the drawers out, I do get to use up scraps on them. Given my miniature quilt focus, I often buy charm packs. And then I only need to use parts of them. So I have a lot of charm pack bits and pieces. The bookmarks are just lovely for using them up.
Once again, I pull out the GO! After layering bits of those charms on the 1 1/2" strip cutter, I’ve got a pretty little pile to work with.
Which means I’ve added some more bookmarks to my Etsy shop.
Happy Christmas fabrics:
And some beautifully toned red, white and blue paisley:
Some American Jane:
I even cut up an old strip section I had. (Way back when, I had gotten pretty darn far on a Strips n’ Curves quilt. The problem was I never liked how it was coming out. Every few years I’d pull it out and finagle with it until I decided I still didn’t like it. Cutting it up for bookmarks was actually very liberating!)
You can see on the back that I cut up a pieced block as well. There’s the curve:
I’ve got more coming up as well. I’m hoping to finish up a rag quilt today or tomorrow that I can show off as well.
Hope you are having as much fun in your sewing space these days as I’m having in mine!