The Batik bag actually made it's way to the "donate" bag. Then I had someone come over and I offered to give them the batiks, which prompted a sift and search mission into the bag. I quickly realized I needed to do this in private, called off the search and said I would bring them to our next stitch meeting. The scraps got dumped onto my table and I realized that in with the scraps of fabric, I had stacks of blocks that were left overs from another project.
Victoria at VFW Quilts) that I could sew all the bits and pieces together and "make" fabric. Good grief, like I need to make my own; I've got baskets full of fabric made by perfectly good fabric mills!
I started making some liberated stars out of this 'made' fabric. What was I thinking? Oh, right, I wasn't thinking!
Here is the beginning of the sort. Just trying to figure out what I had was a challenge and made me think a few times about putting this back into a bag, one that would head to the dumpster after it got filled up. But I persevered.
A few filler strips were added
Partial seams were my best friend when putting this all together.
This last one I'm showing has been pieced, layered, basted and partially quilted.....for years. I'm finally getting back to it as I've now got the sashing motif settled in my brain. I do love a good sampler, and I think this one fits that bill.
Yes, it's slow going when you decide to tackle these long gone projects. We need the mojo, the excitement of the start, the something new. I do too, but I thought that if I kept moving and shelving these bags, they would never be used and that, my quilter friends, would be a shame. The batik one will be gifted as soon as the binding is done, maybe even tonight. (if I get away from the pc). So I challenge you, pull out just one of these bags, and poke away at it. The rewards are a finished piece, and more room on the shelf for the next
Next post, boxed quilts..........