Saturday, September 25, 2021

Mail room duty............


I spent a lot of time yesterday preparing 18 packages and taking them in 2 trips to the post office (7 blocks from my house).  My dining room was the mail room.  I was pretty wiped out at the end of the afternoon so I picked up my evening meal as a carry out from one of my favorite local food sources.





I was looking through several of my quilting books and stopped at this one once again.  The strips are cut 3.5" wide and have various length pieces in each vertical strip.  I have been looking for a quilt to make with my black and white batik fabrics and I think this would be a good one.  I won't be using the instructions but just using this for inspiration.




I bought the die to cut this block on one of the half price sales and hadn't used it yet.  Wednesday night I cut pieces from my batik large scraps and pieced these blocks as a trial to see if I want to do it random or if I would plan it.  Since I'm using medium values for both lights and darks the pinwheels alternating dark and light don't show up very well.  I like the jumble of colors and indistinct pattern so I'll probably cut blocks now and then....for another quilt in progress.  

One can never have too many projects.......I think.....but on the other hand I think I will finish another quilt after I get done with the rest of the packaging and mailing.  That will give me 3 finishes for the month.  Then I can proceed with my many projects.  I have half of the blocks for the Autumn Coneflowers 2 pressed and need to start the layout on a large double design wall.

My pop-up shop closes at 10 p.m. EST today.  I thank all of you who have purchased items.  It feels so good that it all goes to homes where it will be used.  There haven't been any takers for the paper piecing patterns or Millennium fabric.  They were long shots to add to the sale.  If you are curious what is left, click here.

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

I'm so glad that your sale was successful! I agree with you. Multiple projects are a necessity. I always like to have at least one that requires some thinking and a couple that are mindless.

Michele said...

Congrats on a successful sale!

Do you recall the name of the die?

JJM said...

Looks like you had a good sale with your ‘jump start’ quilts and wondrous fabric packets. I’m sure it feels good to pass on some of your stash. The strip quilt you showed, for your inspiration, looks like a fun one to start. I can imagine it in black and white prints. But even more fun fun to see it for real.

JJM

Elsie Montgomery said...

Way to go with your sale. I'd like the FPP zebra patterns, but since you do not mail to Canada, maybe I just don't need another project!! Blessings!!

Shasta Matova said...

Two finishes in one month is super. Three would be icing on the cake.

The Joyful Quilter said...

With 18 packages, it sounds like you had a great sale. Congratulations, Wanda!!