Remember that drawer I told you about?
I never showed it to you – because it’s REALLY bad!
You can see it now….this is all left over alternate squares, setting triangles that didn’t work – ((What, did I think that eventually I would make a quilt that would USE these rejected setting triangles and they would magically find a home? I mean – who designs a quilt just to use up pre-cut setting tirangles?!))
Left over squares from pieced backings…
Left over borders or rejected borders that may find their way on to another quilt ((What? See above – same thing is the setting triangles!))
And otherwise huge pieces that I had the intention of slicing down into Scrap User’s System strips for easier use later.
I guess I didn’t get to that either!
Someone find a way to invent more time, please? I sure could use some!
I don’t even remember what I was going to set with these! But there is an entire quilt’s worth!
Someone gifted me these strip sets – I never did anything with them!
Was my plan to take them apart and put them back into 2.5” strips?
Accckkk! 1980s pillow panels?
I’m not sure WHAT I was going to do with this…
But whatever it is…CUT IT SMALL!
I ended up doing this ---sorting into color piles.
They will get stripped down after this mailing mayhem is over but at least for now I KNOW what I have. And I have a plan to moving forward with it as soon as I have time. All of those blacks in the bottom front could have played well in my Grand Illusion Quilt! I see some greens and some pinks that could have found a home there too. So much fabric, so little time…
And all of these gifted strip sets?
They are back into strips, waiting to be ironed!
I’ll press these, sort them by color families, and store them in my 2.5” drawers. These I know I will use right away if they are put away in the right place. Waiting for a quilt that uses someone else’s pre-sewn strip sets with their own personal seam allowance is less likely to happen. Take it back down to strips! And use them!
In fact – those reds can be used right away by my friend Mona – I’ll press them and take them back up to the cabin for her.
It’s great to have a new quilt friend to pass stuff off to!
Empty bottom drawer! Hooray!!
It’s kind of a lame post, but I’m extremely happy to have tackled this nagging drawer that has been pulling at me for a long long time.
Just wait until you see what looms in the other cabinets around here ---scary stuff behind closed doors!
I hope this encourages you to take ONE AREA per day and do something about it. It feels great! Now if I only had time to sew in here!
Yesterday’s mail haul #1
Mail haul #2!
More than 120 orders were sent yesterday – so we are getting there! Thank you for your continued patience!
((Except for the person who already filed a paypal dispute because they didn’t have their package in 3 days….AUUGHHH! (*&@#(*&(*&!))
You know who you are! ((And you probably don’t even read this blog anyway ---))
I was thinking we’d try quilt-cam tonight, but until I know that it is working or not, we are going to hold off.
Let me get through this. We’ll try next week. It was only giving me my profile photo. Turns out you could hear my voice, but there was no video. My camera is fine…I think I just need to uninstall and reinstall google chrome on that laptop and reinstall the hangouts software and that might solve the problem.
Not only did I break my store this week, but I broke Quilt-Cam too! Ha!
Remember –the Mystery Monday Link-Up Part 2 closes tonight at 11:55pm EST!
And tomorrow morning, bright and early --- Grand Illusion, Part 3!
Have a super Thursday, everyone!