Saturday, January 12, 2013

Strips and Curves

My strata was 120 strips wide.  I had to coax myself to start cutting.  By looking at the strata's in the book I thought my 120 wide strata would make a huge quilt.  Not so.  There's lots of waste cutting on the bias and cutting quarter pie shapes and their counterpart.  I didn't really have it thought out as to how it was going to work, light and dark, different colors.  I mostly tried to put opposites together for contrast.
Now I have to decide the layout and nothing seems to be jumping out at me.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Challenge Fabrics

So many years buying the challenge packets at Minnesota Quilters Annual Quilt Show and then saving them perfectly wrapped so someday I can do what? 
 I dunno!
So I unwrapped them all, washed them and they're going in my stash!
As I unwrapped them I felt like I had come home from the quilt shop with a butt-load of fabric!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Crumpled, smashed or crushed present bows

Lamest craft ever?
I wanted to figure out how to use the bows from Christmas that are not worth saving.  I got a 5" foam disk that's about 1/2" thick at Dollar Tree and hot glued the bows to it.  So it's not small, probably 7" tall.  It's more like for a tree outside.