1/26/15

Another block

I made another star block this weekend.  This time, I used my Civil War repros.

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I really want to show the flexibility of the block, so I’m using different fabric styles to make each block.  I don’t quite know what I’ll do with them.  Maybe four small quilts? 

I also got the instruction handouts made and tweaked the cutting instructions a bit.  My next block will be made following the instructions, just to make sure they’re clear.  I thought my deadline for all that was Feb 1, but it was really Mar 1…better early than late, I always say…but I sure could have used those three hours yesterday to work on something else.

I also spent a good bit of the weekend working on baby quilts.  Here’s a peek at some texture.  I added a lot of texture to the quilt.  Texture was all it needed. 

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I’ve got the second baby quilt in the machine, working on the ditch work.  And, it has a lot of ditch work…jimminy

Everybody have a great Monday.  Much was moved in the sewing studio, but very little is fit for viewing yet.  Rob did a very nice installation on the TV and components, so that freed up a lot of space.  Now, I get to figure out how to use that space.  Usually, when I clean in the sewing studio, I knock out everything I can in a day.  And, then I’m done.  This whole working on it for a little bit every weekend is a new and novel approach for me.  Hopefully, the result of the extra time spent planning will benefit me for years to come…because I really don’t want to do this again for a long time.

BTW, does anybody else feel like they have too much fabric?  Or is it the general consensus that the one who dies with the most fabric wins?  Rob asked if I needed a “take a number” dispenser and a cutting table to open up shop. 

Now, having too much and getting rid of any of it are two totally different things.

Lane

5 comments:

Kate said...

Have............Need..........Want........ all specific words with specific meaning......

So far as fabric is concerned, I work like a dog, I don't buy fashions or shoes or jewelry - so I buy, in fabric, what I WANT...

(we just need better storage systems so as not to draw the attention of our partner-types!

enjoy every scrap !!

lw said...

The civil war prints really give that star a lot of depth. You could just keep them the way they are as demonstrations for classes you may teach.

The key to a large stash, as Kate says about, is organization-- better storage systems. Though sometimes I remind myself of a dragon with a hoard...

Denise in PA said...

Great star block! I am starting to feel like I have too much fabric actually. Because I've been quilting for almost twenty years - and collecting for that long, there's lots of stuff I've fallen out of love with. Not sure what to do about it though. o:)

Mari said...

Lane, you may want to check out this series: http://kimberlysquilting.blogspot.com/2015/01/is-your-fabric-stash-making-you.html I don't agree with everything she says, but she has some good points about fabric that just will never get used, plus lots of stuff about organization.

I'm enjoying the stars!

Rebecca Grace said...

I love the quilting design you're doing on the border of your baby quilt, Lane! Do you quilt that freehand or do you do some kind of marking for it ahead of time? As for the "too much fabric" conundrum, that is like a kid having too many shades of crayons to choose from, too many LEGOs to build with, or an artist having too many paint colors. Or like a writer whose vocabulary is too large -- my fabric stash is my textile vocabulary, and the larger and more varied it is, the more precise I can be in my creativity. At least, this is how I rationalize the stash at my house...