This has been my day today.
And I have loved every minute of it!
Last night I installed a new desktop computer – and while programs were reinstalling, and things were uploading, downloading and otherwise being transferred to the new computer, I was nearby –folding fabric.
Folding, organizing, deciding which ones to keep as fat quarters, and which ones to sort into the “cut it down and use it up” Scrap Users System…
Which really DOES work for having strips on hand.
I’ve made several quilts this year. My strip stash has been a bit depleted in some areas, and I am excited about pulling in some new blood!
I started with the blues….
Moved on to the browns.
Who knew I had SO MANY browns?!
And then on to the greens.
I’m going to need MORE containers. These are shoe boxes with lids from Lowes. And I fold the fat quarters to fit their height.
I have bought 3 Lowes stores in my area clear out of them – and I’m going to need MORE!
Maybe there really IS too much of a good thing!!
And then I find fabric by my friend Pepper Cory!
And then I realize, fabric is more than fabric. We acquire fabric not just for its beauty – there are many beautiful things out there that we don’t feel compelled to stash –fabric comes with POSSIBILTIES. Dreams. Visions. It has the potential to spark our creativity, it’s a seed planted to grow into something wonderful.
Quilts are much more than the sum of their parts –when we grow a quilt, we grow ourselves.
A quilt may last on this earth longer than we will.
Something I have discovered about greens though ---they don’t like to play well together. So I have separated them into 3 categories each with their own bins. Yellow green. Blue green. Browny-olive greens.
They are all beautiful..but some I just have a real hard time combining with others – I don’t care if it is all out there in nature..there are just some greens that do not look good together in my quilts! I think green is the one color I can be fairly picky about.
So now they are happy – and I learned something about myself in the process….
The bins fit great –3 bins high!
I’m probably going to run out of shelf space too!
I love how clean and organized this looks…but be glad you are not seeing the chaos it has created in the process.
Things ALWAYS get messier before they get better!
That empty spot between the red and the blue is saved for purples -- but I'm not there yet.
This evening as the sun drifts to the west, I am waving bye-bye to June 2015. I’m not sure how it went so fast, but tings do seem to ramp up faster and faster anymore.
That means – tomorrow we welcome in JULY!
You won’t want to miss tomorrow morning’s post. I have something special in store for you!
I’ll be headed up to the cabin – Jason comes in tomorrow evening, so Sadie and I will go up, get all of the groceries to stock us up for the long weekend.
Quilt Villa, here I come!
I'll be stopping at the Lowes in Wilkesboro to pick up more boxes on my way.