Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Completed size at about 18" x 14", this really is a mini quilt. You may remember that it was a laser cut kit from John Flynn. My accuracy leaves some thing to be desired, but I'm pleased with the overall effect.
They are very easy to make by hand or machine and can either be used as tiny gift pouches or left open to make little 'trays'. I think that they would be handy for jewellery on holiday - somewhere to put tiny things so that you can find them again!
Can you tell that I'm between quilting projects now?!
At one point I was trying to cut to a system and the drawers are labelled up with the size pieces that I thought I was going to use.
However, more often than not, at the end of a project I ended up stuffing random sizes of fabric into these drawers. They are now so full that I'm no longer able to do that!
Careful examination showed the zip lock bags where I was keeping scraps according to colour - an idea that I love, but which, again, I'd failed to really follow.
I've now come to the momentous decision that I should actually cut these pieces into standard sizes. It's going to take me a while!
In addition I'm going to have anything sensible at 2 1/2" wide (jelly roll width) and 1 1/4" wide (my favourite binding width) as well as 5" (charm squares).
The list of sizes is hung up in front of me so that I can't get distracted into other sizes. Its going to be time consuming to prep these fabrics but it will be very satisfying to make good use of them at the end!