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:
Before the pandemic I was making hearts with my small scraps and orphan blocks.
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:
and another Christmas scrap quilt, snowballs for a friend's granddaughters (I made two of them):
I'm thinking of doing a "Tiny House" quilt now with scraps using the Missouri Star Company's tutorial here. A lot of quilters were making this kind of quilt during the lockdown but called it "Shelter In Place."
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.