Thursday, May 1, 2008

I didn't forget!

Hi all!

I have been busy sewing stuff for others and not really working on my scrap elimination, I have done some stuff though.

I have finished a four patch baby quilt made with my scraps, picture to be posted this weekend. The red and orange were from my stash but ALL the white and other colors were from my scraps. The outer border, black and white stripe, was a half yard left over from another project. The green flannel backing and binding was also left over form another project. This quilt is being mailed to a friend on the Paper Crafts Magazine message board. She found out the day I started the quilt that she was going to be a first time grandma.

I have also working on my Paper Scrap storage. I have decided to separate my scraps by color. Then I used 9x12 manila envelopes to keep the scraps in, I wished I used the next size up though. I also labeled each envelope with the color of paper inside. This has made it super easy to use up some of those scraps.

I have started a Cream of Wheat quilt with some of my fabric scraps. I have made 2 blocks I think I am going to need 300 to make a big enough quilt. I have also started my funeral quilt. I decided that I am going to make a Postage Stamp quilt for my casket. Let me say that I do not have anything wrong with me and have NOT been given 6 months to live. I have figured that to make a Postage Stamp quilt big enough I am going to need over 1000, inch and a half squares and I should start now. My idea with the Postage Stamp is I want it to represent my life's worth of work. I would like people to see it and say remember the quilt she make when I graduated, got married, had my babies, went into chemo, or won all that money with.

On the fifteenth, I promise, come back and I will have some cute cards out of scraps and an idea on what to do with you extra quilt blocks!