Sunday, April 29, 2012

I've got a new project!

This one kind of ambushed me. I was sitting on the couch thinking about that coffin quilt from the antique mall and glanced over at Do Not Put Your Elbows on the Table. By the light of day, they're made from totally different shapes. Late at night, I managed to confuse myself just a bit. The shape I want is more like two tumblers sewn together.
I've got a tumbler die...I've got the fabrics for the quilt I have in mind....What I don't have right now is the patience that the coffin quilt I'm picturing would take, with every piece laid out on a design wall and assembled from there. I'm not tackling that today. Instead, I'm making myself a tumbler quilt, pulling dark prints from my favorite bin of scraps and guessing wildly at how many I'll need to get the quilt I want. I sewed together a couple of test pieces and then started cutting. Tomorrow, I'll get to start putting them together.
Weekly Stash Report Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 27.75 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 93.25 yards
Net Added for 2012: 65.5 yards
There was more fabric tossed, but I'm not weighing the bags to calculate yardage until they're full, so it won't go onto this week's report. I think it'll work out that slightly more fabric has left the house than has come home with me so far this year. To see more weekly stash reports, click over to Patchwork Times.


Vic in NH said...

What wonderful rich dark colors! Isn't it marvelous how our quilty minds can just spin with smashing new ideas? I fall asleep with my head on the pillow, and after I say all my prayers, I start scheming with mental quilt patterns! Inspiration is everywhere! By the way, Happy Anniversary, too!

Dee Dee said...

Funny how our minds get hold of an idea and won't let go of it. Using the tumbler block would make a excellent coffin quilt. Good thinking. The fabrics you have chosen for your tumbler quilt are great. Thanks for sharing.


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