Yesterday’s strip cutting adventure proved to be MUCH of a success, totally emptying one bin of scraps that had been held for cutting down.
I mentioned in a recent post that my trip drawers are dangerously low. We have made MANY quilts from the pre-cut scraps, which is the whole intent and purpose of cutting them down into useable strips in the first place. Scraps ready to sew when a few minutes of sewing time are available means that I can actually make loads of progress in little bursts of time – when I have it.
Neutrals ((Also called low-volume by those of modern-quilt-circles)) are a mainstay of my scrap happiness.
I need them, loads of them, and tons of variety makes using them so much fun. In this handful alone I’ve got everything from 1980s VIP calicoes to a y2k with a while background and silver glitter print to civil war type shirtings and on to modern neutrals. Give me them all!
Even this…remember these panels from the 1980s?
Gifted! But what to do with them?
I remember these from my early quilting days as a young married gal wanting to make her home in a comfy country style. Now? I chopped them up into 1.5” strips! They will look just fine and add interesting texture to the backgrounds of quilts-to-be. Just wait and see!
Tray loaded and ready to crank through.
These are all 1.5 – I was completely out of neutrals in this size.
This is where I finished…1.5” 2” and 2.5” strips ready to sew!
There have been many questions regarding the APQ Quilt-Along. Those answers are coming as info is released. I’m just prepping myself ahead of time because I’m leaving tomorrow for a week of teaching in Georgia, and then coming straight up to the cabin after to retreat – so be watching for future posts with all the details, it’s not time to release them all yet! But for those of you who have finished our Grand Illusion Mystery and need something to help you sew up your stash in 2015, this will be a fun one to participate in.
Afternoon trail riding!
We headed out to blaze some trails with some friends on the mountain yesterday afternoon – the sun was wonderful, but it was still a bit chilly! However, I will take chilly sunshine over cloudy and rainy or snowy any day. I am still learning all of the ins and outs of my Rzr, but we had a blast! In this line up is our friend Rick on the 4 wheeler in front of us, in front of him are Mona and Amber in Mona’s side by side, and in front of them, Amber’s hubby Tim on his 4 wheeler.
Mud on my windsheild! Rick waving!
Our destination..this waterfall only accessible by off-road trail!
Jan 17, 2015 Out riding the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
I made a quick video so you could hear the sound of the water…it was just a beautiful spot! Will have to come back in the summer and see how different it is when things are leafed out. So amazing!
Nature does recharge my batteries!
3 trail riding girls! Me, Mona & Amber!
3 wild & crazy guys! Dave, Tim & Rick
Our Vehicles of Mayhem!
My Rzr goes anywhere!
Sunset through the trees ---
It was just a very fun very much needed play day out with friends.
Pink Sunset at Rick & Mona’s for dinner.
HA! I am the Farkle QUEEN!!
The game was over. Each person had one more round. There was no way I was going to win this game without a miracle ---I had to play to the death for even a chance, and here, in my last turn I rolled for 4900 points to take the lead, the last person to finish the round and end the game. Hooray! This roll of 6 sixes was 3,000 points. I doubt this will ever happen again!
So far today ---we’ve had a hike around the mountain that already added 5,000 steps to my fit bit. I’ve enjoyed a leisurely late Sunday morning breakfast. I’m going to shower, clean things up so they are ready for when Lori and Randy come next Saturday, and this afternoon Mona is coming to sew.
Perfect! Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!