I still love the piece because of the rick-rack style border and it's unique qualities. Unfortunately, it's too fragile to hang but it IS another piece of our history as quilters.
Have a safe and happy day!
Have a safe and happy day!
First off, thank you Libby for emailing some photos of your Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts! Libby's Chandelier quilt, love the background!!!
Another rainbow quilt Libby has been working on is this one; the pattern is shown below. It is called Purple Haze, love the background in this one too, it gives it so much movement!
It's Flower Friday and before I go any further some inspiration from you all!
From Nann regarding the 6 question post:
My stash is enormous. Not only have I gotten bargains at estate sales, I have also been the beneficiary of two destashings and a giveaway this year. I've paid that generosity forward by sending fabric to other quilters. Re: the two flimsies you no longer love and don't particularly want to quilt. I'd give them to another quilter, either someone who does a lot of charity quilting or someone who would like quilts to practice on. The point is to get them out of your sewing room where they are a drag. Then you can make something new that gives you joy!
And from Libby:
Yes, I have a huge stash. I'm only buying mainly for "need" during the pandemic -- borders for a pair of twins and wide backs for finished tops. My scraps are in deep Art Bins and I forget to look in them. Yes, I have made scrap quilts but they need to be "controlled." I have far too many finished quilt tops but my LAQ is now accepting projects again. Simple is always best in my book. I let the fabric be the star.
Beth sent an interesting link to share with you! Fascinating if you embroider or do wool work. Read here.
Flowers from Libby are gorgeous coleus which seem so fitting for fall:
1-Do you have a big stash of fabric?
Well yes I do. I was fortunate to have been given a lot of fabric by retiring quilters and I've been sewing for a few decades. A lot of my friends have shopped my stash as well. I'm always happy to pass fabric along.
2-Are you buying fabric during the pandemic?
I'm playing a game with myself these days. During the pandemic, I'm trying to refrain from buying anything but neutrals.
I've had to purchase black and white fabric once and chose to go with an independent store that would ship.
3-What do you do with your scraps? How do you store them, what kinds of projects do you do with them?
Mask making reduced my bigger scraps. I'm down to one drawer, primarily smaller scraps but not including vintage fabric:
I had joined the "I Found a Quilted Heart" program (here) and left hearts at parks and near the school. I also embellished a lot of them with buttons and doo-dads. It was a lot of fun, especially when someone reported that they had found a heart and it had made their day brighter.
Once the pandemic broke out, we were encouraged to stop leaving them and I did. But I still make them. Maybe for Valentine's Day this year, I'll hang some of them on my little tree out front for decoration.
4- Have you ever made a scrap quilt?
Yes but most often, I do this as an I-Spy kind of quilt. I made this "Cup of Cheer" quilt from Christmas scraps:
5- Do you have a lot of quilt tops completed? Do you have any that you don't like anymore?
Unfortunately, yes and yes. I'm not worried about quilt tops that I want to finish but I do have two tops that I just can't stand anymore. What do you do in this case? I'm thinking of taking apart one and making donation placemats out of them (or making it smaller and making a hospice quilt). The other piece is smaller and I still have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Suggestions?
6-Lastly, what kind of quilt patterns are you gravitating towards during the pandemic?
Anything that makes me happy or is simple to make. I am most definately NOT interested in patterns that are complicated. There's too much chaos and I need simplicity these days.