Monday I told you that I was cutting a quilt from scrap batiks fabrics that had been gifted to me. Well I got as far as I could and then I needed more fabric. Saturday was the day for me to go shopping.
I needed neutrals for the Garlic Knots quilt that I had started cutting. I almost have everything cut out except for the neutrals. I think this is going to look awesome in batiks.
As I was cutting the scraps up into pieces for my scrap users system, many pieces were 2 1/2″. That got me thinking….I was sure there was a Bonnie quilt that used 2 1/2″ pieces. Yep. This one, Texas Tumbleweeds. Well I might as well get the stuff for this. We have a wedding this fall and this would be a perfect project.
Then I noticed that there were a lot of green 2″ scraps in the bag….that got me thinking. I remembered that my friend Connie had mentioned that she was planning on making Scrap Crystals from Bonnie Hunter’s More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book and do it batiks. WOW! I loved the idea and it would make perfect use of all the green 2″ scraps that were in the bag. I ended up cutting most of the blue scraps into 2″ strips and all of the green into 2″ squares. I could tell I would be short blue but I had all of the green I needed except for sashing…so I needed sashing and neutrals again.
That meant a shopping trip. I decided to go to New Hampton. There are two shops there and two shops is better than one…right?
First I went to Material Magic.
I got quite a haul. Want to see? [Read more...]