And so the fabric folding still goes on behind the scenes at Quiltville.
I can’t spend a whole day doing nothing but folding fabric, but when I need a break from pattern writing – when my eyes are just not up to looking at a big back-lit screen and I need to step away- it’s amazing what can be done in a few 15 minute breaks here and there!
Here you see Oranges and Yellows….I “ALMOST” have enough of each to start a second container for each..but not quite.
So I made good use of the space on the sides to just tuck a couple in there.
The object is NOT to start another container in ANY color until quite a bit of this is sewn into quilts!
Not lit very well..but this is how things stand!
I’ll have to get a better photo with more light…and yes, the top of my cutting table is covered in yardage…this is stuff that also needs to be re-categorized as I go along.
Small bites at a time.
A half hour here.
A half hour there.
Sometimes while working out how to word a quilt pattern in my head, to best present it so that everyone can understand what I’m trying to say – I’ll just get up from the computer and go fold some fabric…
This bin on my table!
Pinks & Purples!
Pinks are harder than you would think!
I’ve found some that are more peachy. Some that are more coral or more toward red, or even some that are rusty looking.
I’ve pulled quite a few fat quarters as I’m sorting –anything that would add interest to the strips already in the Scrap User’s System are pulled for cutting down later. I want this fabric to be used in quilts. Not just sit in a box for some day.
“DO cut some strips off of favorite ones so you can incorporate them in quilts NOW!” I tell myself. Why keep hanging on to a Fat Quarter until it ages out and becomes something I don’t love anymore, only to be used by FORCE down the road?
Are they pink or are they not?
These are the strange pink-cousins that will probably get their own “not really pink or is it?” bin.
And these? Mostly neutral looking I think.
Some to be cut down and added to the light/neutral strip stash.
They just are NOT moving where I have them stored right now.
It’s GOOD to re-assess the stash! It’s good to go through it and re-familiarize yourself with what you already own. It’s good to decide to stop SAVING these un-cut fat quarters for who knows when – but to make the decision now to cut them up and use them while you still do love them!
This has also been going on here!
I’ve got all of my step outs DONE for the workshops I’m taping! Now I just need to gather things I need for each episode – things like – a good sampling of strips & square sizes for my little schpiel on how the Scrap User’s System works. Things I need to demo Leaders & Enders. Rulers to demo how I work with strips for various shapes and units. Some shirts to debone! Marking tools I like to use, anything that might come up in the course of these 6 workshops.
Filming 6 workshops in TWO DAYS! Three episodes a day!
And I’m rambling.
Flowers from my morning walk make me smile!
You know where to find me…here in the basement, typing more book text!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!