I have 2 buckets full of 2.5″ strips. In an effort to use up some of those strips, I started cutting out a new quilt last week. This is the quilt all laid out on the design wall.
The entire wall is now covered, and it never made a dent in the buckets of strips. I started sewing the pieces together today. It is brainless sewing, since I used a template for the half hex.
I finished listening to Prayers for Sale while sewing. Not my favorite book, but not awful either. Next up to listen to is The Glass Castle. I may start it tomorrow. Or not. Sometimes, I need a day or two between books. For some reason, I like to let the finished book “settle” before I start the new one. Same is true for movies. We watched Precious last night, and that will take a week or so before it “settles”.
Yesterday I had a half day to myself. I went ALONE…. yes, ALONE….. to the local quilt shop to do a little retail therapy. (My friend Kay S. says I was doing my civic duty by boosting the economy!) I spent 2 glorious hours finding the fabrics I need for a new project that is spinning in my head. I got a new book last week, and I am revising one of the patterns in it to make it the way I need to.
This is what I bought:
It is only the 2nd time I have ever bought oriental themed fabric. I normally don’t like it. But isn’t this one yummy? And the first 4 fabrics in the top left corner are Fairy Frosts. Those are the accents in the quilt.
I have to get that Scrap Garden off my wall so I can this new one up! The new one will be time consuming. Much more difficult piecing and layout. Lots of planning. I hope the effort is worth it.