Thursday, June 27, 2019

The background tasks..........

I'm always cutting scraps for my colorwash quilts but I don't take time to sort them by color and get them to the trays right away.  I was tired yesterday afternoon and decided it would be a good day to do some sorting.  These are the batik rectangles.

I didn't have as many print cotton fabrics but they are sorted now too.  Now I will get them on their trays and be ready for the next piece.
My lonely surviving Coreopsis is the 2 color variety.  I planted about 8 plants 2 years ago but I haven't seen any other survivors.

I wonder if this Hosta is a Gold Standard variety.  It is one of my very favorites.

My roof didn't get done yesterday.  I have 3 crank out roof windows and there has been confusion all along whether there are any parts to repair them.  This has delayed the job until they can sort out whether the windows need replacing and whether insurance will cover it.  Meanwhile all of my pots of flowers are in my garage and they may stay there because it is going to be in the 90s for several days.

My pop-up shop will be open to everyone at 12 noon EST.  Just go to .  It is a 5 day shop ending at noon EDT Monday July 1.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Background work like prep work for a class is the unsung hero of success and one of the least understood aspects of making/teaching/etc. Sadly my LQS owner doesn't get the concept of prep work for class teaching -- big disconnect for us.

patty a. said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful! Looks like something has been chomping at your hosta.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Perhaps you've spoken of your fabric cutting and storage method before but I didn't see it. I'm curious how you decide what to sizes to cut and how you store them. I've considered precutting into some of my fabrics in order to have things at the ready but then don't know what sizes to cut and how to store. Not to mention the time involved for an 'unknown' project. I guess with the colorwash quilts it's a little clearer as to sizes. You simply need a lot of variety.

Shasta Matova said...

Those batiks are so pretty! Good for you for doing the prep work. I tend to wait until I have a project in mind.