Friday, June 22, 2007

Someone on one of the quilt forums reminded me I needed to make one (thanks Kim:-)...and with the story behind this it does need one. This is not the greatest picture....I really need to make a place to hang quilts to take their picture. Just cannot come up with where that is going to be.

How do people decide what to make next in quilting...every time I finish something I have the most horrible time deciding what I want to start on next. I always think I am just going to go start cutting but the choices are so great that it is hard to do.

However, I did start cutting 2 1/2 inch squares tonight...out of some of my not so loved anymore stash. A lot of those are Joann Fabric materials, though some are not. Right now I am cutting a lot of blues and browns...more browns than anything.

My DH came up with the idea that I wanted to go to Arthur, IL today...and I never refuse that trip. (Arthur is an Amish community.) I go to two places over there: Miller's Dry Goods and Stitch and Sew. Miller's Dry Goods is out in the country which makes for a pleasant drive. They have all kinds of fabric including polyester from ages ago. They do not have electricity so I tend to get kind of frustrated looking at the material...you just cannot see with the gas lighting. They also have a lot of stuff the dime stores used to carry.

Stitch and Sew is my favorite shop over there...it is not huge, but has a pretty good selection. I did come home with some fabrics that could be classified as lights--I have the hardest time picking out lights. My stash is 90% medium to dark. I added yellow to the last two quilt tops I have worked on, no make that three--it is the only thing that kept them from being one big boring mess. If I ever get my desk fixed for my Juki, I will probably machine quilt them next.

2 comments:

Pieceful Jane said...

Do you know what you will be using those 2.5" squres for? I have a couple ideas for you if you want them. They both are great ways to use that size scaps.
http://www.lindahalpin.com/pics/medium/
med_Mosaic_Crossroad.jpg show one quilt that would be great using 2.5" squares.
And her is another one
http://quilting.about.com
/od/blockofthemonth/ss/floating_stars.htm

Rose said...

I actually started sewing some nine patches with them last night...funny you mentioned the floating stars...I had been looking at it at the quiltville site...I think I will do it someday.

I also liked the other link you gave me. I don't know if that is good or bad, since I done have a zillion things I would like to make.

Now to what I will do with the nine-patches once I make a bunch of them--that is another story. I will decide when I reach a point where I have to make a decision I guess.

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