I keep some of my fabric, designated for projects, in these project boxes:
When I'm finished with the quilt, I often just put the leftover fabric back into the box. And there it sits. With bits of this and that and no destination. So, although these are not ufos, I am going to work on emptying some of these.
First up is this box:
The main fabrics are from the Fun Flower collection. I made this quilt with it 4 or 5 years ago
and its time to do something with the leftovers so I cut the remaining flowers into 5 1/2" squares and pulled more odds and ends of coordinating fabrics from my stash. I am thinking of incorporating this black and white dot print for a little pop.
and adding this coordinating print for a border.
And this print will be on the back. A bit of flower overload, but I hope it'll make a cute quilt and I'll be using some of this up.
I've been cutting and planning according to the fabric I have and what's left will be reabsorbed into my stash, leaving me with an empty box...that won't stay empty for long!
Next up: this box.
I've still got some of this little chuck wagon cowboy fabric that I used to make this quilt
and I'm tossing ideas around for a second little quilt.
And I've got about 12 of these:
left over strips from this quilt:
I had a hankering to make some hourglass blocks and used up every last strip, plus one extra fabric - the plaid - from my stash. Result - 64 3 1/2" hourglass blocks that finish at 29" - too small for a baby quilt, but with a border or two, it ought to work.
DH has been helping the neighbors for a few days this week. We've been getting up at 2 am. He always tells me I needn't get up with him, but I do anyway and when he pulls out 3, I can not go back to sleep. so a lot gets done. Yesterday I was at the Sale Barn, on account of Memorial Day, and it made for a REALLY long day by the time we got to bed at 9. Today I've got a ton of mowing to do, but I'm thinking that can wait until it gets light at 5:30. Until then, I am going to sew!