Once again, an exceedingly unproductive week, quilting-wise.
Partly because I bought new bookshelves on which to keep my fabric collection (now how am I going to keep it all free of dust?) and partly because I've been writing like a crazy writing thing.
Anyway: to start with - a WIP, although not the usual kind!
The Sorting Of The Stash
(Like 'The Taming Of The Shrew' but with less screaming. Possibly.)
I have a question if you're reading this: How do you sort your stash?
Because I tend to sort by type and style of fabric, with some exceptions for precuts. I have several FQSs that I want to keep together (eg. RK Jewels Of The Nile, Riley Blake's Pirates, and Lumiere De Noel by French General), but I also have 'the batik collection' and 'the FQ solids' collection.
And then there's the 'probably backing' collection, which are usually fabrics of which I've bought anywhere between 3-6m thinking they'd be good for backings or borders or...
Help? Organisation isn't my forte. I'm good at planning to be organised, but actually organised? Somewhat beyond me...
Still doing the backing of the kaleidoscope QAL. I had to tidy it up so I could bring in the new shelves, so I've still got to sew the last section on..
Crooked Summer Sampler (at Freshly Pieced)
First two blocks made!
I went with the black background, and found this gorgeous scarlet batik with white hearts on it. The cracked wax pattern left on the hearts kind of look like the heart is breaking, doesn't it? Perfect for a gothic quilt!
This one, I'm wishing I'd gone with a white cross on a black octagon with red corners. But it still looks pretty stunning, I think.
There's a part of my creative psyche that's scolding me for such pure, saturated colours. 'More movement! More colour!' I don't have any red fabrics with small colours on them yet.
The Colour Of Magic
Also known as 'Octarine Batiks':
Hasn't moved since the last time I posted about it, but I'm going to start piecing it again.
- My quilt. (90% done!)
- S&A's quilt. (Needs binding put together and sewn on.)