On Wednesday night, I was exhausted and my email was having an absolute technological hissy fit while I tried to send work emails from home. At the moment that I realized I was yelling at my Microsoft Web App, I decided it was time to step away from the computer — far, far away. So, I took off for the fabric store for quilting thread and my friend Jennifer’s house. She had a quilt fully pieced and wanted me to weigh in with some quilting suggestions, and I had promised to show her my new binding foot. Ah…it was wonderful decompression time. Jennifer teaches at the college level as well, so we were able to commiserate about the trials of textbook switches. Then, we talked sewing.
While we were upstairs in her sewing room, a sudden desire to purge her stash came over her. I had told her that I am planning a postage stamp project at some time in the near future, and she offered to give me her small scraps, so everything in this post came from her. Score! The fabric was the perfect balm for my frazzled, email-harassed nerves.
I continued to enjoy sorting through the fabric all week. See the lovely piles of pink, purple, orange, blue, red, and yellow above? The scraps cover just about the entire rainbow. And, for some reason, I smile every time I look at those ducks on the pink fabric.
There were a few novelty fabrics in the bunch, which is great because one of my quilting books has an adorable storytelling/I Spy patterns that I’d like to make someday. It takes small scraps of many, many novelty fabrics, so here are three that I can use.
Mmmm…black, white and red fabrics. I haven’t landed on a pattern just yet that I definitely want to make in black, white and red, but I do know that someday I want to make a black, white, and red quilt, so I snag those fabrics when I can.
Forgive the cheesy pun, but I’m going bananas over this banana fabric. I just pinned this table runner tutorial, and I think this fabric would fit adorably into it.
And, finally, I found some fabrics that will fill out my pre-cut box filled with charms, postage stamps, and one inch strips. Jennifer had a few charms and postage stamps that she had cut, and I started cutting some more last night. Check it out! Jennifer even got me started with a few postage stamp strips that are already pieced. That jumbled pile in the back corner of the picture is what I pulled from the bag and plan to cut down into postage stamps.
Linking up with Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth.