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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Working in the basement...........

Work a little, play a little, or maybe this was really work and I thought it was play.  I did some cutting for kits a couple years ago and had 2 shelves of batiks not in any kind of order.  I needed them sorted by color, just for my sanity, and yesterday was the day.   Another shelf has the browns, multicolors, light, and reds.  It was fun so I'll call it play.
Also while down there I finished cutting my striped sashing pieces and chose a cornerstone color for another quilt.







This has been up on a small design wall for 4 months and it is time to actually finish designing it and sew it.  I think it will be about 54" x 69" and maybe I'll add a border instead of making more blocks.  It all depends on how much fun it is.  If it is lots of fun, I could certainly add a couple more rows of blocks in both directions.

14 comments:

Mary said...

Your discipline in keeping your stash organized is truly inspiring.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Those large prints look terrific framed out. If it gets bigger, it will still look energetic.

Michele T said...

I had to tidy my stash up to make it "appears" smaller following a comment made by my DH, something along the lines that my fabric collection was starting to get a little out of hand because it was taking up new storage space!!! Eeek! Nothing like a little motivation to reorganize my stash!!

Sharron Keck said...

Great way to showcase those beautiful large prints instead of cutting them up!

Roxanne said...

Not only do your large fabric blocks look great, the stripe sashing is super fun and kind of wild! Love it!

JJM said...

Always fun to see your progressive playing. I see it is 80 degrees already in Sandwich. And must be with high humidity with a 'real feel' of 91. We are finally getting liquid humidity today and it feels so good after a long hot summer. This is to last through the weekend then back to temps in the 80's.

JJM

Juliana Ellington said...

How many inches square are the big blocks in your last photo? I love the simplicity, but as others have noted, it really showcases those beautiful prints.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love it! Will that gold be the cornerstones for it? I love stripes in anything, but they are really striking in this design! And love all those batiks in such wonderful color order too :)

Muddling Through said...

I like the big blocks of Fassett-ish wonderfulness! I'm pretty sure this one needs to go on my list of things to make.

And I could really use your expertise on organizing my fabric stash.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Glad you're able to sew in the basement where it's cool. Love the stripes.

O'Quilts said...

I always vote for fun!

Needled Mom said...

I love what you are doing with those large prints.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love your latest quilt! Don't fabrics, whether batiks or other, look good all neatly stacked and folded with an edge of colour peeping out.

Ann X said...

Oh, my stash will never be so tidy! I would feel lost! LOL By some reason I work better in my messy den,it somehow gives me more creative ideas from time to time (if I can find anything, that's it) LOL

Your latest is amazing.