Patchwork Times announced February UFO goal number 9 which happened to be a threadplay project for me:
I decided it needed some ‘spark’, so I added gold thread to the ribbon.
I am using Sulky rayon thread for the free motion embroidery.
I used a simple meandering loop (with Sulky rayon thread) for the free motion quilting.
Leftover fabric was used to piece the backing.
I am happy to have this one finished!
It has already been gifted!
I have spent the rest of the month continuing scrap control.
I feel like I’ve gotten a hold of Mary Poppins’ carpetbag; my little scrap bags seem very deep! Ha, ha!
However, I am gaining a whole lot of useable strip sizes…all neatly stored and ready to use. I feel so much better!
Just the reds, pinks, purples and browns to sort.
I am linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.
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Yay! My January UFO goal was to finish quilting Aunt Sukey Spins Off.
I am so happy to say that the quilting is done, but so is the binding. This quilt is finished and out of the sewing studio!!!
I am linking this finish up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.
If you own EQ7, then you can get the project file for this quilt by clicking on the Freebies tab at the top of this blog.
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 4
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 5
My scrap bags are all full. Each and every one of them.
I have decided to use Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap User’s System.
It is quite surprising to me how many strips, strings and crumbs I have managed to cram into one bag.
This is going to take a while.
Organizing my scraps by storing them in color coded fabric baskets has been on my To-Do List for quite some time.
I wanted quick and easy baskets to make. No handles, zippers, cardboard or plastic inserts, magnets or Velcro.
Pam, over at Threading My Way, posted a fabric basket tutorial that fit my need. I changed the size of the bag (mine is larger), and I used Timtex, since I already had that on hand, and wanted to use it up.
Now that the scraps are no longer “out of sight; out of mind”, I hope to use them more in projects. It will certainly be a lot easier to find them!
And I like the way the bags look on my shelf, too!