Sunday, December 14, 2014

Now what?

I'm not sure what to do now.

The Christmas quilts are done & ready to wrap or ship. (Though I'm finishing up a doll-sized one, local delivery & thinking about a pillow cover -- but that's it!) As usual, I've got plenty of cut out parts awaiting assembly -- geese, stars, pluses, towers, etc, etc; there are 2 -- no, 3 -- tops ready to be basted & quilted; and 2 or 3 that were being quilted but got sidetracked & quickly sank to the bottom of the pile.

But also as usual, I was not in the mood to work on any of those. Instead, I began digging through the stacks & scraps that are over-taking my little sewing room. More clothing -- dresses, some from the thrift store, others are Mom's old shirtwaists (lots of fabric in those skirts) & mine from childhood. Then a dump of my scrap bucket --  more than 20 years of quilt-making there, some of the scrappy-bits are even older than that -- quite a memory trip!

Then lots of pressing & cutting & sewing & fun.


Rachaeldaisy said...

You are a super sonic sewing lady with lots of cool projects on the go!! I love the shirt&skirt pile and the flying geese. Your scrappy squares create great patterns both in the colourful stars but the white crosses too.

Quiltdivajulie said...

That stack of stripes and ginghams just begs to be worked with --- lovely!!!!!!

O'Quilts said...

U r getting me excited to do the same thing...or maybe to clear the mess to start it..or maybe to look at more tutes and magazines..or or are definitely a role model.

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, sure like what you've got going on here! The flying geese look great with that fantastic fabric. The 16-patches make me want to start another quilt. You deserve these starts after all your finishes!

Julianne said...

I just love the Arkansas Crossings pattern, looks great in every color! Nice job!