Canuck Quilter was looking for someone to test her new pattern “The Quilter’s Scrapbook” before it goes on sale. This design is awesome with great sashing around simple postage stamp blocks. I volunteered to take the pattern for a test run.
My design wall is on my thread holder right now. There are 1200 small 1 1/2” squares to make up all those postage stamp blocks. This has been great to get some of the smaller scraps out of the stash. My scrap project in the past was working with 1 1/4” x 2” scraps. So as I am cutting up and sewing for “The Quilter’s Scrapbook”, I have also been cutting the leftovers for my other project. If the scraps can’t fit into one of these projects then it IS garbage.
Each of these piles is a block for “The Quilter’s Scrapbook”. My piles currently count at 9, only 3 more blocks…300 more 1 1/2” squares. Each stack of fabrics tend to have similar fabrics in them, so I want to make sure that all the stacks are done before sewing the strips together. If those loud fabrics aren’t evenly distributed it might be noticeable. Some of the later squares have been leftovers from Lola’s college quilt, these additions are LOUD.
In other news, the benefit for my former co-worker went great last night. The profit was over $7000 and the quilt went to another co-worker. She really wanted the quilt and bid $300 right off the bat. She won and is planning on redecorating her room to go with the quilt. It is so nice for the quilt to go to a home where it will be loved.
Today I pick up the Christmas Traditions quilt. It needs a label before Saturday.
Stop over and see other design walls at Judy L.’s Patchwork Times.
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