We aren’t doing anything special today…just church and hanging out. The kids will all be home on Saturday and we’re celebrating then.
I had this quilt at retreat and had hoped to finish it but ran out of fabric. I was able to find matching fabric and bought all of it as I love it for binding quilts. This pattern is “Hand Me Downs” from Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”. It is my UFO #9 for March. Depending on how things go today, I might load it on the quilting frame. (Excuse the messy house. Ruby killed another stuffed animal toy and the belt on the vacuum broke….) The stars are made from recycled shirts.
I’ve had a busy week….Monday was catch up day. Tuesday through Thursday our daughter Kayla was home for a visit. It was extra nice because it was just the two of us. I don’t get time with just one kid by themselves very often. We ended up going on a farm errand and stopped in the Amish community. Then we stopped at Merry’s Stitches in Jesup, Iowa. It’s a very nice shop with a nice variety of fabrics and patterns. Our fun ended with me getting a speeding ticket in Fairbanks, Iowa. UGH!! I didn’t intend on speeding at all. I’m not familiar with the town and start to increase my speed as we were heading north of town…apparently I started to increase my speed to quickly…(there goes my fabric spending money for April and probably May too!!)
I have a charming little story to share. In March Hubby and and hosted card club here at our house. One of the regulars who play with us was sick so a different person came. I was introduced to her as I had never met her. After a bit she asked about all my quilts and if I was quilter. Before long we got talking and she is Julie Wurzer the brains and designer of the Patch Abilities pattern company. You can see Julie’s website and her designs here and her blog here. I knew that she lived close as the last time I visited Merry’s Stitches, Merry told me about her daughter, that she lived close to me and said I should “look her up”. Well we met here at my house!! How crazy is that?? Julie invited me over to see her set up and where she works. I am hoping to do that sometime this spring. I’ll be sure to bring my camera and share the visit with you.
Anyway, back to my blog post…While we were at the quilt shop I hit the bargain in scrap box. I could fill my bag with scraps for $6. Yaa-WHO!!
You know me enough to know I couldn’t pass that up!! That’s lots of fabric for $6. There was over 2 yards of fabric there…I LOVE a deal!!
I also sorted through all the scraps from the gals at the “Quilt ’til you Wilt” retreat. All are accounted for and sorted into their respective places. THANKS gals. I love the scraps and can’t wait until I can play with them some more…(Yes, I have a passion for strawberries and Whip Cream..and Words with Friends on the Kindle)
Enough chatting…Here’s my numbers…
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 65.5 yards + 16.5 Moda fabric + 6 yards of recycled fabric…
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I think you need to add a catagory here Girl. Fabric IN…LOL
I laughed myself silly when I saw the can on the table – I thought it was spray starch for the scraps at first! I too have a big pile of scraps to sort through and cut into usable sizes, I may just do that today. You’ve inspired me!
Your scraps look very interesting. I’m a scrap person too and they REALLY need sorting and put in a proper place. I wondered too what you do with whipped cream and scraps. Maybe a shot every so often when you fill a bin?? or complete a color. That would make a great incentive especially if it was on top of a brownie!
You should live in ND. The ticket hardly dents your wallet, lol. They’re threatening to up the anti, but I doubt that the populace will allow it!
Love the scraps. If I didn’t have so much stash to use up, I would love to have such generous friends give me their scraps – LOL Your “Hand Me Downs” quilt is great. Love, Love —