Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fabric Basket

No, not a basket made of fabric but a basket FULL of fabric. I won one of two fabric baskets at the quilt show this weekend. (Hey, I admit, I am one lucky person!) I picked it up on Monday and Sharon and I had a great time going through all the fabric. She figured there was about 25 yards of fabric as well as books, patterns, tools, etc. One of the best things was a pair of batting scissors. Those have been put to work several times since Monday morning. Wow they really make it easy to cut batting.

On the right above are the fat quarters I am keeping... washed and folded neatly. And to the left is the pile going home for Sharon to have. My yardage came to 13, Sharon's to 5, and I am giving 7 or so to my guild for their fabric basket raffle. (mostly what is going to my guild is fabric styles that just aren't me.) We also each got a prairie braid foundation on muslin.

It was an eye-opener to me to see what fabrics people donate to these raffle baskets. I think I am going to buy a couple of additional bright/light fabrics to donate. Most of the fabrics were darks and quite a few calicos. And, since I make scrap quilts a lot those are really good for me. But, it is killing my stashbusting. I will be howling by the beginning of August especially since Jen and I are hitting some quilt shops on our road trip next week. I've just about finished the binding on one charity quilt, I have another ready to put on Ruthie when I muscle the batt roll on top of the table to cut a piece. That quilt should be done by Friday if I keep my nose to the grindstone.

Here's another interesting quilt from Sunday's show. It is such a simple quilt to construct but the color use makes it much more complex.

Now it is really time for me to fold more laundry, prep more pieces of applique and see if I can measure out and cut a hunk of batting.

Happy Quilting All!


  1. I've never heard of batting scissors. What makes them different?

  2. Congratulations on the fabric...man o man was that a great win! Love the quilt, I agree its the fabbies and their use and placement that makes the quilt!!!

    I agree what are batting scissors? I thought I owned every notion on the planet.



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